Science and Health

Brain scan of Alzheimer's patient

Not enough patients disclose cognitive issues to doctors

Disclosing memory and cognitive loss might help treat the early onset of Alzheimer's disease, experts say.

 | Scripps News Staff

Aftermath of an avalanche in Colorado

1 skier killed, 2 rescued following Colorado avalanche

Rescue crews had to use a helicopter to reach an area where three skiers were caught in an avalanche.

 | Scripps News Staff

Streaks of light traveling across the sky.

Streaks of light likely caused by falling satellite

A scientist explains what caused streaks of light to fly across the night sky over California.

 | AP

A man sneezes holding a tissue

Research finds climate change is making allergy season worse

A review of data shows the rate of temperature increase correlates to a rise in the number of patients suffering from nasal and sinus problems.

 | Chris Conte

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at an event.

California to manufacture its own insulin, cap cost at $30

California has partnered with a manufacturer to produce insulin that is expected to save residents hundreds of dollars every month.

 | Scripps News Staff

Emissions from a power plant

UN report: We're losing progress in fight against climate change

A new report finds Earth will likely hit a critical climate change threshold in the coming years.

 | Justin Boggs

Rescue workers stand next to a car crushed by debris after an earthquake in Cuenca, Ecuador.

Fear, grief follow deadly quake on Ecuador's southwest coast

The toll from an earthquake that rocked Ecuador and Peru this weekend stands at 15 dead.

 | AP

Navy A-6 Intruder pilot Jim Seaman, who died of lung cancer.

Higher cancer rates found in military pilots, ground crews

The data had long been sought by retired military aviators who have raised alarms for years about the number of crew members they knew had cancer.

 | AP

Frozen fruit recall.

Frozen fruit recall at Trader Joe's, Aldi, Costco over hepatitis risk

Five people were infected with hepatitis A, two of whom were hospitalized, following the consumption of the strawberries, according to the CDC.

 | Scripps News Staff

Image of a common raccoon dog.

New data links COVID-19 pandemic's origins to raccoon dogs 

The discovery does not prove that raccoon dogs or any other animals infected with COVID triggered the pandemic.

 | Andrea Diaz

This photo provided by researcher Katsuhiko Hayashi shows mice derived from stem cells, four weeks after their birth.

Scientists create mice with cells from 2 males for 1st time

Researchers believe the scientific development could make it possible to reproduce endangered mammals from a single male.

 | AP

Snow falling on houses

Heavy snowfall can raise the risk of carbon monoxide trouble indoors

Typically, carbon monoxide is vented outside, and that's exactly how it's supposed to work. But that may not happen when there is too much snow.

 | Jessie Cohen

Tick on skin.

Tick-borne disease babesiosis now endemic in 10 states

The CDC says more states have been added to its list of places the tick-borne disease has been spreading.

 | Scripps News Staff

Label of recalled eye drop product

68 injuries, 4 eyeball removals tied to recalled EzriCare eye drops

The CDC said anyone using EzriCare Artificial Tears needs to immediately stop as it investigates the incidents.

 | Scripps News Staff

The flame of a gas stove being ignited.

San Francisco to ban gas appliances — but not stoves

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District voted to ban natural gas water heaters starting in 2027 and natural gas furnaces in 2029.

 | Gage Jackson

Package of Nurtec ODT

Pfizer recalls migraine pill packs due to child safety risk

Pfizer is recalling Nurtec ODT 75 milligram tablets because the products are not in child-resistant packaging.

 | Scripps News Staff

Vial of Lantus insulin.

Sanofi is the latest insulin maker to announce price cap

Sanofi joins Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk to cap insulin prices. President Joe Biden still wants Congress to enact limits.

 | Justin Boggs

A dog eats its food.

Meat substitutes aren't just for humans. It's coming to pet food next

Meat consumption has a harsh environmental cost, giving rise to meatless alternatives for humans and now pets.

 | Clayton Sandell

Endometriosis Foundation of Houston President Alison Landolt

Nashville singer/songwriter shares battle with endometriosis

The chronic condition affects 1 in 10 people assigned female at birth and millions of people have it, but there’s still a lot that’s unknown.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Newborn babies in a nursery

Maternal death rates increasing, new statistics show

New statistics show that maternal mortality rates have increased every year from 2018 to 2021.

 | Chloe Nordquist

Viera High School student Lavanya Natarajan talks about her science

Bright young minds work to solve big problems at science competition

The Regeneron Science Talent Search starts with 2,000 science projects from across the country, which are then narrowed down to 40.

 | Maya Rodriguez

Exterior of a children's hospital.

Doctor says high child mortality rates are unlike anything he's seen

Homicides, accidental drug overdoses, motor vehicle accidents and suicide take much of the blame, data indicates.

 | Scripps News Richmond

Flooded Pajaro River in Pajaro, California.

Strawberry fields devastated by flooding in California

Strawberries grow along the California coast on about 35,000 acres of land, and the state produces nearly 90% of America’s strawberries.

 | Scripps News Staff

Inhaler mask on a table

Cystic fibrosis will no longer automatically qualify for Make-A-Wish

Children with cystic fibrosis will no longer automatically qualify for a wish because of advancements in treatments for the condition.

 | Scripps News Staff

Brownish looking seaweed variety called sargassum in shores of Florida.

5,000-mile-long sargassum seaweed bloom headed toward Florida's coast

It could disrupt beach fun and ecosystems in Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean this summer.

 | Tricia Goss

Lynda Shannon Bluestein, left, jams with her husband Paul in the living room of their home

Connecticut woman 1st non-Vermonter granted assisted suicide right

Lynda Bluestein, 75, reached a settlement with Vermont that will allow her to be the first nonresident to legally end their own life.

 | AP

A church is pictured

This Harlem church is addressing mental health, starting with pastors

A Harlem church is breaking down barriers in getting mental health help by bringing in professionals to assist the underserved community.

 | Amber Strong

File photo of pharmacy

27 prescription drugs will now cost less for Medicare recipients

The rebate program begins in April and can save Medicare recipients anywhere from $2 to $390.

 | Justin Boggs

Animation shows red and white blood cells in a vein.

Researchers develop tiny robot that can travel through blood vessels

Researchers were able to inject the microbot into a blood vessel, navigate to an artery, deliver a dye, and return safely to the extraction point.

 | Gage Jackson

Far side of the moon.

NASA to study radio signals from far side of the moon

NASA wants to listen in on radio signals from the far side of the moon, which never faces us here on Earth.

 | Justin Boggs