Articles by Amir Khan
- Premature Births Soar: U.S. On Par With Third-World Countries
May 03 2012 1:38 PM
Over one in 10 babies were born prematurely in the U.S. in 2010.
- New Evidence In 'Ice Mummy? Murder Mystery
May 03 2012 11:06 AM
New evidence in the ice mummy murder mystery reveals the 5,300-year-old ice man died shortly after he was shot with an arrow from behind.
- Mandatory Heart Screens Could Save Thousands Of Newborns
May 02 2012 4:36 PM
Screening newborns for congenital heart disease with a pulse oximetry device could save thousands of lives, according to a new study.
- Dog Excrement Keeps The Lights On At Arizona Park
May 02 2012 4:07 PM
Students from Arizona State University are using dog feces to help power the local dog park
- Garlic 100 Times Better Than Antibiotics For Food Poisoning
May 02 2012 11:03 AM
Garlic is more effective than antibiotics at killing and preventing food poisoning, according to a new study.
- Taser Guns Can Cause Heart Attacks, Study Says
May 01 2012 4:51 PM
Tasers can cause cardiac arrest and even death, according to a new study.
- Painkiller Addiction Increasingly Common In Newborns
May 01 2012 2:41 PM
More and more babies are born with signs of withdrawals from painkiller addiction, according to a new study.
- Breast Cancer Test Could Spot Disease A Decade Earlier
May 01 2012 1:22 PM
A new test for breast cancer may be able to spot the disease up to a decade before it develops, according to a new study.
- Top 10 Most Polluted Cities In The U.S.: Is It Safe To Breathe Where You Live? [SLIDESHOW]
April 30 2012 4:40 PM
Air pollution may be declining, but over 40 percent of the U.S. population lives in areas where pollution makes breathing dangerous, according to a report by the American Lung Association
- New Bee Feeds On The Sweat Of New Yorkers
April 30 2012 4:17 PM
Researchers discovered a new type of bee in New York City that feeds on sweat and uses humans as a salt-lick.
- Cannibal Shrimp Invading U.S. Waters
April 30 2012 1:36 PM
The U.S. coast is being invaded by cannibal shrimp, according to by the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- Diabetes Treatments Fail In Teens Half The Time
April 30 2012 11:39 AM
Type 2 diabetes is harder to treat in teens than in adults, according to a new study.
- Ocean Garbage 'Vastly Underestimated' [SLIDESHOW]
April 27 2012 1:27 PM
Ocean garbage may be over twice as high as previous estimates, according to a recent study.
- New Spacecraft Will Come Closer To The Sun Than Ever Before
April 27 2012 1:13 PM
The European Space Agency and NASA are undertaking a joint venture to launch a spacecraft that will get closer to the sun than any craft ever has before.
- U.S. Workers Sleep-Deprived, CDC: What Are The Dangers Of Too Little Sleep?
April 27 2012 11:44 AM
Many U.S. workers are sleep deprived, which could not only impact their job performance, but could be deadly as well, according to the CDC.
- Martian Glass Indicates Water, Possibly Life, On The Red Planet
April 26 2012 5:07 PM
Mars is full of glass dunes that bode well for the existence of water and even microbial life on the red plant, according to a recent study.
- Natural Antacid May Have Helped Early Land-Creatures Survive Out Of Water
April 26 2012 4:27 PM
Early land-creatures may have had a natural antacid that allowed them to stay out of water longer, according to a new study.
- Berries May Slow Memory Loss: Other Health Effects Of These ?Superfoods?
April 26 2012 4:01 PM
Blueberries and strawberries may slow memory loss in women, according to a new study. The findings add to the list of potential health effects from these superfoods.
- Two-Thirds Of Americans Misuse Or Abuse Prescription Drugs
April 26 2012 2:23 PM
Many Americans misuse or abuse prescription drugs, according to research by Quest Diagnostics.
- Antidepressants Do More Harm Than Good, Study Says
April 25 2012 4:29 PM
The side effects of antidepressants far outweigh their minimal benefits, according to a new study.