Health & Medicine
Scent-sational Scientists Restore Smell To Mice
September 04 2012 3:34 PM EDT
Now there may be hope the the olfactorily challenged, thanks to scientists that have restored smelling function in mice that were previously genetically destined to have no sense of smell.
Scent-sational Scientists Restore Smell To Mice
September 04 2012 3:27 PM EDT
Now there may be hope the the olfactorily challenged, thanks to scientists that have restored smelling function in mice that were genetically destined to have no sense of smell.
Asthma Steroid Treatments In Childhood Make For Slightly Shorter Adults
September 04 2012 12:55 PM EDT
Researchers found that individuals who received a steroid treatment for asthma as children were a little more than a centimeter (half an inch) shorter, on average, than those who had taken placebo in a previous study,
Type A Personality Doubles Stroke Risk: Study
September 04 2012 11:58 AM EDT
Spanish researchers found that people who showed signs of having a Type A personality -- the multitasking, driven workaholics - had double the risk of suffering a stroke as compared to their more laid-back neighbors.
Organic Foods: Top 3 Myths Busted; US Study Links Healthy Eating To Judicious Food Choices
September 04 2012 7:26 AM EDT
Organic foods are as good as conventionally grown foods except for the lower level of pesticides in food items. However, pesticide levels in conventional foods are within permissible limits, according to a new study conducted by the Stanford University.
Does A UV Water Disinfection Plant Opening In New York Mean More Chlorine Added To Drinking Water?
August 31 2012 9:29 PM EDT
New York will be opening the world's largest ultraviolet, or UV, drinking-water disinfection plant in a couple of months, Scientific American reported Friday.
Fastest Man On Earth An Amputee? The Remarkable Promise Of Next-Generation Prosthetics
August 31 2012 3:27 PM EDT
We're on the cusp of an era where technological advances could allow Paralympians with souped-up joints and carefully engineered limbs to easily blow past the merely human Olympians - and help ordinary amputees to live extraordinarily normal lives.
Bionic Eye Restores Sight For Australian Woman Who Was Blind For 30 Years
August 30 2012 8:36 PM EDT
A revolutionary new bionic eye has just restored the gift of sight to an Australian woman who has been blind for almost 30 years. Dianne Ashworth, 54, of Victoria Australia, was outfitted with the first of a new type of bionic eye. The eye works by attaching electrodes to her retina and sending electric signals to her nerve cells, mimicking the same process that occurs in sighted people.
Stuffing Sausage With Antibiotics Helps Harmful Bacteria Thrive: Study
August 28 2012 5:10 PM EDT
In a new study, scientists found that antibiotics commonly given to livestock inhibit the activity of helpful, pathogen-killing bacteria used in sausage making.
Circumcision Gets Blessing From Prominent U.S. Pediatric Group
August 28 2012 1:31 PM EDT
A prominent pediatric organization points to circumcision's health benefits, but stops short of decreeing that all male infants should go under the knife.
Less Chronic Disease In Store For Fit 50-Year-Olds
August 28 2012 10:02 AM EDT
The findings don't prove that exercising more cuts the risk of chronic disease, because it could be that people with a lot of physical activity also eat healthier foods - something the researchers didn't take into account.
Aspirin Use Not Tied To Breast Cancer Risk
August 28 2012 9:35 AM EDT
There's no good evidence that aspirin protects women against breast cancer, according to a new study.
Childbirth Timing Isn't In The Hips, Researchers Argue
August 27 2012 5:54 PM EDT
A new theory says that childbirth is timed to occur just as women approach a 'metabolic danger zone' after which they'll be taxed beyond their limits.
AIDS-Like Disease In SE Asia Is Not Spread By Virus: Study
August 24 2012 4:04 PM EDT
The disease dubbed "Adult-Onset Immunodeficiency" by researchers is not caused by a virus, meaning it is not contagious.
Lilly Wins Court Battle To Exclusively Sell Chemo Drug
August 24 2012 2:58 PM EDT
The drug inhibits cancer-cell growth and is approved in the U.S. for use in treating mesothelioma, caused largely by asbestos exposure, and non-small cell lung cancer cause primarily from smoking cigarettes.
Most U.S. Kindergartners Getting Vaccines, Risks Remain: Report
August 24 2012 11:17 AM EDT
More than 95 percent of kindergartners were vaccinated for diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, polio and hepatitis B, meeting federal guidelines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new report.
Court Strikes Down Graphic Warnings For Cigarettes
August 24 2012 11:13 AM EDT
The FDA "has not provided a shred of evidence" showing that the graphic labels would reduce smoking, a federal judge wrote.
Sardinia's Secret To Longevity: Genetics, Diet and Lifestyle
August 23 2012 1:55 PM EDT
Sardinia has the world's highest concentration of centenarians and super-centenarians because of good genetics, healthy diet and active lifestyle.
A Good Night's Sleep Less Likely For Minorities, Scientists Say
August 22 2012 11:29 AM EDT
There's a burgeoning crop of studies that suggest minority groups have higher rates of disordered sleep than Caucasians.
Coconut Water Vs. Sports Drinks: Chemist Weighs In
August 20 2012 3:55 PM EDT
Some are swapping sports drinks for coconut water, but new research says that coconut water is fine after light exercise, but the marathon runners and heavy lifters among us may want to stick with Gatorade.