The World Health Organization Wants to Ban E-Cigarettes Indoors

The World Health Organization has published a report today which argues for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes—and calls for a ban on their use indoors. » 8/26/14 8:26am 8/26/14 8:26am

Scientists to Cure Malaria By Microwaving You (Wait, What?)

Malaria kills almost a million people every year and makes another 250 million people very, very sick. Soon we may be able to instantly cure the scourge the same way you heat up your sad, frozen dinner-for-one. » 8/12/11 9:13am 8/12/11 9:13am

Cellphones Deemed "Possibly Carcinogenic" by World's Leading Cancer…

The back and forth brawl between studies suggesting that cell phones do and don't cause cancer just took a bold step toward the former camp today, with the World Health Organisation classifying cellphones as potential links to brain cancer. » 5/31/11 2:52pm 5/31/11 2:52pm

HealthMap Gives Lowdown on Disease Outbreaks, Could Save Lives

Scientists are using the power of the web to track and find real disease outbreaks. Every hour, HealthMap, an infectious disease-tracking website, feeds off of news, public health list serves, and the World Health Organization's online pages to survey the spread of infections. With help from Google, the program has… » 7/19/08 8:00pm 7/19/08 8:00pm