Recently, the WHO released its first-ever list of "priority pathogens."
Teens who use marijuana don't behave in quite such risky ways as teens who use synthetic cannabis, a new study finds.
It was 20 years ago this week that scientists announced the first successful cloning of a mammal — the now-famous sheep Dolly.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the announcement of Dolly the sheep, the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.
Looking to burn more fat? You could give fasting a try, according to results from a preliminary study.
A new study finds that certain markers for heart disease risk are higher in e-cigarette users than in nonusers.
Mary Tyler Moore's death on Wednesday at age 80 may highlight the long-term effects that type 1 diabetes can have on the body.
A man with leprosy was he was not treated as an outcast, but rather was given a traditional pilgrim burial.
The age at which women enter menopause may be influenced by earlier events in their reproductive life.
People who eat chili peppers may have a lower risk of dying over a two-decade period, a new study finds.
Live Science has rounded up some of the early research on seven creatures whose poisons may one day be made into drugs.
Drinking coffee may reduce the inflammatory processes that naturally come with age, researchers said.
This year, researchers have explored these questions and more, delivering fascinating insights into human nature. Here are eight of the most intriguing stories on human nature from this year.
Are there more or fewer doctors than ever before? How many people are really smoking weed? Are people opting for the flu vaccine in greater numbers?
From the elimination of measles in the U.S. to the advance of potential new treatments for Alzheimer's disease, 2016 was a jam-packed year for health news.
Researchers who study diet and weight loss learned many things during 2016. Here are some of their most intriguing findings.
Whether you want to go full vegetarian, or simply include more plant-based foods in your diet, here are some tips that can help.