Articles by Amir Khan
- Humans Used Fire 300,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought: 'It Kind Of Changes How We View Our Place'
April 03 2012 5:00 PM
Researchers have discovered evidence that early human ancestors used fire over 300,000 years earlier that previously thought, according to a new study.
- Mysterious Dolphin Deaths In Louisiana May Be Caused By Natural Gas Drilling Prep
April 03 2012 3:30 PM
Tests conducted to search for natural gas and oil may be to blame for the death of 180 dolphins since February 2010, according to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
- 1940 Census: Causes Of Death Then And Now
April 03 2012 1:50 PM
The 1940 Census records highlight some major lifestyle differences between then and now. One of the biggest differences? Healthcare.
- Obesity in America: Rate Higher Than Previously Thought, BMI Unreliable
April 03 2012 10:53 AM
Using BMI as a measurement for obesity is unreliable, and could mean the obesity rate is double what researchers previously thought, according to a new study.
- Coffee May Cause High Achievers To Slack Off
April 02 2012 5:18 PM
Are you a hard worker? Your caffeine fix might be slowing you down.
- Bird Flu Research Released From Quarantine; Pandemic Threat Downplayed
April 02 2012 4:29 PM
The controversial bird flu research that was deemed a threat to national security in December got the OK to be published by a panel of scientists on Friday.
- Autism Awareness Day: Why Are Autistic Children Of Wealthy Parents More Likely To 'Bloom'?
April 02 2012 2:37 PM
Ten percent of autistic children bloom and grow out of their symptoms, and according to a new study, your income may be a factor.
- Melanoma Rate Increases Sharply Among Young Adults
April 02 2012 12:33 PM
Young adults are at a significantly higher risk of melanoma than they were 40 years ago, according to a new study.
- FDA Rejects BPA Ban, Faces Criticism For 'Wrong Call'
April 02 2012 10:59 AM
The FDA rejected a petition that would have banned the controversial chemical BPA, a plastic hardener linked to a variety of health effects such as cancer and neurological issues.
- HIV 'Superinfection' Boosts Immune Response
March 30 2012 5:08 PM
Women infected with two separate human immunodeficiency virus strains have a stronger immune response than women infected with a single HIV strain, a finding that could assist in producing the elusive anti-HIV vaccine, according to a new study published in the journal PLoS Pathogens.
- Sleep Apnea Raises Risk For Depression And Other Serious Health Problems
March 30 2012 3:31 PM
Sleep apnea may increase your risk for depression, according to a new study. Previous studies have linked sleep apnea to a host of health issues including dementia and stroke.
- Stranded Man Survives 10 Days On Melted Snow And Other Tales Of Survival
March 30 2012 2:28 PM
James Klemovich, a 76-year-old diabetic from Colorado, survived for 10 days by melting and drinking snow after his car became trapped.
- Weight Loss and Diabetes: Surgery May Be Better Treatment For Both
March 30 2012 11:44 AM
Obese patients with diabetes may benefit more from weight-loss surgery than standard treatment, according to two new studies
- Foot Fossil Reveals Two Human Species Coexisted 3 Million Years Ago
March 29 2012 4:40 PM
Researchers discovered a 3 million year old fossilized foot that shows two prehuman species coexisted
- Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos To Recover Apollo 11 Engines
March 29 2012 3:36 PM
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, located the engines from the Apollo 11 rocket that brought Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon in 1969 14,000 feet underwater.
- One Alcoholic Drink A Day: Breast Cancer Increased Plus 10 Other Reported Effects
March 29 2012 2:38 PM
Women who have one alcoholic drink per day are 5 percent more likely to develop breast cancer, according to a new study. That risk increases with higher consumption.
- Mega Millions $500 Million Jackpot: 4 Events More Likely Than You Winning [Slideshow]
March 29 2012 10:54 AM
The odds of winning the $500 million Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 176 million. How unlikely is that? Click through the slideshow to see what is more likely to happen than you hitting it big.
- Long-Fingered Frog And 4 Other Long-Lost Species [SLIDESHOW]
March 28 2012 4:34 PM
The long-fingered frog was recently discovered after being thought extinct for over 60 years. Here are some other species that were thought to be extinct.
- Unroasted Coffee Extract May Help You Lose Weight
March 28 2012 3:17 PM
Unroasted coffee extract may help you lose weight, according to a new study
- Chili Peppers May Lower Cholesterol And Improve Blood Flow
March 28 2012 1:59 PM
Studies have shown that chili peppers can lower cholesterol and improve blood flow - and scientists now know why.