Articles by Amir Khan
- Autism Detection as Early as 6 Months Old, Study Finds
February 17 2012 12:49 PM
Children who will develop autism show differences in their brain's development as early as 6 months of age, a new study found.
- Fruit Flies Use Booze to Self-Medicate
February 16 2012 3:24 PM
Fruit flies will self-medicate with alcohol when infected with blood-borne parasites in an effort to cure themselves, a new study found.
- Baby Formula Arsenic Reaches ‘Worrisome’ Levels, Research
February 16 2012 12:07 PM
Foods that use organic brown rice syrup as a sweetener contained high level of arsenic, a toxic element, a new study found.
- Lead Lipstick: Which Brands are the Worst Offenders?
February 15 2012 5:01 PM
400 popular lipstick brands contain lead, according to the FDA.
- New-Car Smell: Find out How Toxic the Interior of Your New Car is
February 15 2012 3:18 PM
Consumer advocates released their fourth annual ranking of car interiors that included over 200 vehicles produced in 2011-12gave the Civic top pick while both Outlander and the Chrysler 200 SC ranked the worst in interior pollution.
- Stem Cell Research Heals Scarring from Heart Attacks
February 15 2012 12:33 PM
Researchers have shown the stem cell treatment can help heal heart scarring in patients, previously thought to be impossible.
- Fukushima Power Plant at Risk for Strong Earthquake
February 14 2012 2:29 PM
Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, which melted down after the March earthquake, is at risk of being hit with another strong earthquake.
- Higgs boson Particle Discovery: Atom Smasher Energy Boost to Assist Hunt
February 14 2012 11:48 AM
Scientists hunting the elusive Higgs boson say confirmation of the elusive particle will come by the end of 2012.
- Patient Dumping: Violations Cost Hospitals Thousands of Dollars Per Year
February 13 2012 3:50 PM
Patient dumping, refusing emergency treatment of a hospital patient, has been illegal since 1986, but still costs hospitals hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in fines.
- Electric Vehicles Pollute More than Gas-Powered, Study Says
February 13 2012 1:49 PM
Electric cars, heralded as environmentally friendly, may cause more harm to the environment than their gasoline counterparts.
- Obesity in the Military on the Rise; First Lady Seeks to Reverse Trend
February 10 2012 12:15 PM
There are more than 88,000 overweight and obese personnel serving in the military, and the number is increasing. The First Lady announced on Friday a program to help curb the service members waistlines by changing the nutritional standards across the board.
- Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea: Researchers Raise Alarm to Emerging Threat
February 09 2012 2:40 PM
Gonorrhea is becoming resistant to common antibiotics, leaving researchers to wonder if there is anyway left to treat the common STD.
- Supercontinent Amasia: The Next in the Supercontinent Cycle
February 09 2012 12:24 PM
The next supercontinent, Amasia, may still be a few hundred million years away, but there have been three others in the past that can give an approximation of what it might look like.
- Genetically Modified Salmon: What is it and is it Safe?
February 08 2012 3:02 PM
Genetically modified salmon could provide cheaper fish throughout the world. But is it safe to eat?
- Primates and Other Animals That Communicate through Ultrasound [SLIDESHOW]
February 08 2012 12:28 PM
A new study found the the Philippine tarsier can communicate using high-pitched noise called ultrasound. There are a variety of animals that use this technique to detect food, communicate or ward off predators.
- Alzheimer’s Disease: Govt. Gives $50 Million Funding Boost as Study Questions Diagnosis
February 07 2012 4:09 PM
As the Obama administration approves $50 million more in funding towards Alzheimer's research, a paper calls into question the criteria for diagnosis.
- 200,000 Year Old Seagrass and Other of Earth’s Oldest Living Things [SLIDESHOW]
February 07 2012 2:45 PM
Australian researchers recently analyzed a patch of Neptune grass, a species of seagrass that spans 2,000 miles from Spain to Greece, and found that it could be up to 200,000 years old, making it Earth's oldest living thing.
- Lyme Disease Risk Highest on Northeast Coast: How to Prevent it
February 07 2012 11:58 AM
Lyme disease poses its greatest risk to those on the Northeastern U.S. coast, according to a new study, which hopes to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
- Corporal Punishment in Schools: Legal in Georgia, but Can Cause Antisocial Backlash
February 06 2012 4:05 PM
Spanking your child may help now, but it could lead to antisocial behavior in the long run.
- ‘Shieldcroc’: 95-Million-Year old Prehistoric Crocodile Discovered
February 06 2012 3:23 PM
Researchers from the University of Missouri have discovered a new species of prehistoric crocodile, nicknamed the Shieldcroc, that is 95-million years old.