Articles by Amir Khan
- Evict McDonald’s From Hospitals, Demands Advocacy Group
April 11 2012 11:13 AM
Over two dozen hospitals are home to a McDonald's - - and an advocacy group wants them out.
- ‘Non-Toxic’ Nail Polishes May Cause Cancer, Birth Defects: List of Dangerous Polishes
April 10 2012 4:19 PM
Many nail polishes that claim to be free of harmful chemicals actually contain them in dangerous quantities, according to a report by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control
- Titanic 100-Year Anniversary: The 5 Deadliest Shipwrecks Of All Time [Slideshow]
April 10 2012 3:33 PM
The Titanic was the sixth deadliest shipwreck in history. As the 100-year-anniversary draws near, we take a look at the top 5 deadliest maritime accidents.
- Why Don’t Woodpeckers Get Brain Damage?
April 10 2012 2:01 PM
Woodpeckers pound their heads against trees with a force that would cause any other animal debilitating brain damage. A new study reveals why they are left unharmed.
- Dental X-Rays Linked To Brain Tumors
April 10 2012 11:29 AM
Children who receive frequent dental X-rays are at a higher risk of developing brain tumors, according to a new study.
- New Alzheimer Disease Scan Approved By FDA
April 09 2012 4:22 PM
There are a lot of patients who have been groping in the dark for some time now, and here's an opportunity to shine a light in their brain.
- Women Postponing Motherhood Mistakenly Rely On IVF
April 09 2012 4:21 PM
Women who postpone getting pregnant often rely on in-vitro fertilization when they get older, according to a new study. But getting pregnant when you are older is not only harder, it's dangerous too.
- Obesity in America: Healthcare Costs Double Previous Estimates
April 09 2012 1:23 PM
Healthcare costs related to obesity total more than $190 billion is spent annually - - more than double previous estimates, according to a new study.
- Mysterious Illness Strikes Polar Bears; Scientists Are Baffled
April 09 2012 10:56 AM
Alaska polar bears are suffering from a mysterious illness that causes fur loss and skin lesions. The illness appears similar to a disease that killed over 60 seals last summer.
- Cheap Diabetes Drug May Be Newest Weapon Against Cancer
April 06 2012 3:59 PM
One of the most promising new cancer drugs isn't new at all -- it's metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1994. It may be able to suppress tumors, according to new research.
- Peeps Easter Candy: A Marshmallow Chick Is Born Every Six Minutes
April 06 2012 2:57 PM
Easter is synonymous with Peeps, the sugary marshmallow candy everyone loves to eat. But how are these confections made?
- Sex-Ed Lagging In Schools, CDC Says
April 06 2012 2:56 PM
U.S. schools are failing to teach sexual education to its students, according to a new study
- Banned Antibiotics May Still Be Administered To U.S. Poultry
April 06 2012 12:09 PM
U.S. poultry is still being given antibiotics banned by the FDA in 2005, according to a new study.
- Whooping Cough Epidemic In Washington State Exposes Vaccination Problems
April 05 2012 4:22 PM
A whooping cough epidemic has broken out in Washington state, according to the Washington State Department of Health. Over 600 cases have already been reported this year.
- Autism Link Found In Gene Mutations From Father: Study
April 05 2012 3:34 PM
Autism may be caused by mutations in genes inherited from fathers, according to three new studies.
- How Did Cocaine Kill Whitney Houston?
April 05 2012 2:27 PM
The final coroner's report on Whitney Houston revealed that her death was due to drowning caused by heart disease and cocaine use.
- End Of Ice Age Caused By Increased Carbon Dioxide Levels
April 05 2012 11:27 AM
Rising carbon dioxide levels caused temperatures to rise towards the end of the last ice age, not the other way around, according to a new study. The finding puts an end to an age-old chicken and egg debate.
- Warm March Weather Shatters Records Across U.S., 'Freak Event' Had A 'Freak Ancestor'
April 04 2012 5:09 PM
The warm March experienced by most of the country broke over 7,700 records, according to the the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Why You Should Stop Taking Birth Control Pills Before Getting Married
April 04 2012 2:59 PM
The birth control pill may make women less sexually attractive to their partners, according to a new study.
- Titanic Artifacts To Go To Highest Bidder At 100-Year Anniversary Auction: Who Will Buy $189 Million Collection? [PHOTOS]
April 04 2012 12:42 PM
Bidding on the largest sale of Titanic artifacts came to a close on Monday. As the 100-year-anniversary draws near, there is renewed interest in the ship, which sank in 1912.