WASHINGTON (AP) — A hot new tool to edit the human genetic code has a big wow factor: the promise of long-sought cures for intractable diseases. But depending on how it's used, that same tool could alter human heredity.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fewer cases of diabetes are being diagnosed in U.S. adults, according to startling new federal statistics released Tuesday.
CHICAGO (AP) — When it costs more to smoke, fewer babies die, according to a new study that links rising cigarette taxes with declines in infant mortality, especially among blacks.
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly half of U.S. households only use cellphones, according to new federal statistics that show more and more people are cutting the cord on landlines.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Designer babies or an end to intractable illnesses: A revolutionary technology is letting scientists learn to rewrite the genetic code, aiming to alter DNA in ways that, among other things, could erase disease-causing genes.
NEW YORK (AP) — Are the brains of men and women truly different? Not if you look at the overall structure, a new study says.
NEW YORK (AP) — As federal health officials work on a redesign of the National Health Interview Survey, it's interesting to look back on the clever queries that built its reputation.
NEW YORK (AP) — When the government launched what would become most influential survey to monitor the nation's public health, there were just 75 questions — and 95 percent of those asked agreed to sit for it.
MIAMI (AP) — Diabetes, arthritis and open-heart surgery have kept Sherice Bennett from working, but she can't afford her medicine and became homeless while waiting more than two years for a chance to convince a judge that she qualifies for federal disability benefits.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. abortions continue to fall, according to a new federal report released Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.