Today, Cape Canaveral is America's gateway to the cosmos, but it wasn't the first place from which rockets were launched.
Experts say that the biggest health danger from the smoke comes from the particulate matter that it contains.
It's really tricky to measure how much marijuana a person has used on a given day — and how impaired their driving may be as the result of that use — a new review says.
With the first light rays of light to touch Hawaii this early morning, people here bid aloha to a partial solar eclipse.
In a small number but growing number of cases, people in the U.S. are suffering from serious bacterial infections because of treatments they received for a condition called "chronic Lyme disease."
Looking for a gift for someone who wants get fit or stay healthy? Live Science has rounded up some of the best ideas we've seen.
Some medical myths endure no matter how many times they've been disproven. Here are 25 that just won't go away.
There are five key habits that researchers have definitively linked with better health and a longer life. But few people are doing them.
Pregnant women who become infected with Zika virus may be at risk not only for having a child with microcephaly, but also other serious problems in the fetus.
Nine pregnant women in the U.S. have now been confirmed to have had Zika virus infections that they contracted through travel to places where the virus is spreading, U.S. health officials said today.
"Yummy...PLACENTA pills!" Kourtney Kardashian wrote in a recent Instagram post. But is eating the placenta a good idea?
If you work at a desk, you should try to stand up for a total of 2 hours during your work day, according to new advice.
Egg freezing is expensive, but for some women, it may be cheaper than alternative ways of getting pregnant later on. So at what age is egg freezing no longer cost-effective? A new study holds clues.
Another U.S. healthcare worker who was working in Africa has tested positive for Ebola, and is returning to the U.S. for treatment, health officials say.
The sharp rise in measles cases in the U.S. infected with measles is due to people not being vaccinated against the disease, officials say.