Puppy Brains Scanned For Insight Into Human-Dog Relationships
May 08 2012 4:57 PM EDT
Thanks to researchers from Emory University, you may soon know more about what your dog is thinking. The research team, who published their findings in PLoS One, attempted to learn more about human-dog relationships from the perspective of a canine.
Obesity Epidemic: Fight Must Shift From Personal Blame, Says US Panel
May 08 2012 12:10 PM EDT
America's obesity epidemic is so deeply rooted that it will take dramatic and systemic measures - from overhauling farm policies and zoning laws to, possibly, introducing a soda tax - to fix it, the influential Institute of Medicine said on Tuesday.
Arena Obesity Pill: FDA Staff Focuses On Safety
May 08 2012 11:10 AM EDT
U.S. drug reviewers on Tuesday said Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc's obesity pill appeared to help people lose weight and was unlikely to cause tumors in humans, but questioned if the company had provided enough data to rule out heart problems.
What Causes Brain Freeze? Research Study Points To Local Changes In Brain Blood Flow [VIDEO]
May 07 2012 4:05 PM EDT
Brain Freeze -- it's that devastating, instantaneous pain in the temples that one sometimes gets after eating something frozen. And until now, researchers could never quite understand what causes it. While previous studies have found that people who suffer from migraines are actually more likely to get brain freeze, a new study links brain freeze and other headache types to local changes in brain blood flow.
New Male Birth Control Procedure Is 100 Percent Effective, Completely Reversible [STUDY]
May 07 2012 11:23 AM EDT
A promising new birth control treatment -- for men, not women -- looks to be the future of contraception. It's safe, relatively uninvasive, 100 percent effective, and completely reversible. The procedure is called Reversible Inhibition of Sperm Under Guidance, or RISUG.
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Dog Food, Sickens At Least 14 People
May 07 2012 10:16 AM EDT
An outbreak of a rare strain of salmonella poisoning linked to dog food has infected at least 14 people in nine states, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention said.
Arizona Bans Funding to Planned Parenthood in Abortion Fight
May 07 2012 10:12 AM EDT
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill banning abortion providers like Planned Parenthood from receiving money through the state, her office said in a statement.
Mallory Kievman, 13, Invents Cure For Hiccups And Becomes A CEO In The Process
May 04 2012 12:47 PM EDT
Mallory Kievman, 13, has not only supposedly cured the hiccups, but has become a CEO in the process. Mallory Kievman is CEO and founder of Hiccupops, a company that might just have cured one of the world's oldest and most annoying conditions.
Junior Seau Death: Seau's Family Agrees to Let Concussion Researchers Study His Brain
May 04 2012 10:27 AM EDT
Seau's family announced Thursday that they will allow research to be performed on his brain.
Junior Seau Suicide: His Ex Wife Says He Suffered Concussions, Boston Univeristy Seeks to Study His Brain
May 03 2012 1:03 PM EDT
Boston University's Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy has asked to be given Seau's brain for study according to a report in Sports Illustrated.
New Foot And Mouth Disease Strain Spreads To Gaza Strip
May 02 2012 2:25 PM EDT
A new strain of foot and mouth disease (FMD) has reached the Gaza Strip and threatens to spread further after first being detected in Egypt and Libya in February, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Wednesday.
Sanduk Ruit: Nepal's Magic Surgeon Brings Light Back To Poor
May 02 2012 12:19 PM EDT
Sanduk Ruit and his team of doctors at the center have developed a simple surgical technique to remove cataracts involving little equipment and instruments that can be used manually. No stitches are needed, and the technique can be used on a simple table in field camps.
Atilla Kavdir Dead Months After Receiving Triple-Limb Transplant In Turkey
May 02 2012 11:01 AM EDT
Atilla Kavdir, Turkey's world-famous triple-limb transplant recipient, is dead after succumbing to heart and kidney failure.
Double-Drug Diabetes Treatment Disappoints In Kids [STUDY]
May 01 2012 10:36 AM EDT
In a large new trial looking at ways to slow the progression of type 2 diabetes in children and teens, the addition of a second drug to the mainstay treatment metformin was only marginally more effective at controlling blood sugar than metformin alone.
Football Knee Injuries More Likely On Artificial Turf [STUDY]
May 01 2012 10:32 AM EDT
College football players suffer knee injuries about 40 percent more often when playing on an artificial turf versus grass, according to a U.S. study. The findings, published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, were part of research that looked back on knee injuries among college football players to see when they might be most vulnerable to getting hurt.
Facebook Organ Donor Status Added To Timeline Making It Easier To Donate [HOW TO VIDEO]
May 01 2012 10:19 AM EDT
Facebook added another item to the myriad of things you can share over the social networking site: your organs. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced users can share their organ donor status or sign up through the social networking site.
Facebook's 'Lifesaving' Feature: What Will Mark Zuckerberg Unveil On Tuesday's 'GMA' Interview?
April 30 2012 10:53 AM EDT
On Monday, ABC News released a teaser for an upcoming Good Morning America exclusive with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who invited GMA's Robin Roberts to Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto to share a feature that could save lives.
Women Overestimate Effectiveness of Birth Control Pill, Condoms
April 30 2012 9:41 AM EDT
Many women may think birth control pills and condoms are better at pregnancy prevention than they actually are, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of more than 4,100 women who were seeking birth control, about 45 percent overestimated the effectiveness of the Pill and condoms.
Xgeva: FDA Rejects Amgen's Application To Expand Use Of Drug
April 27 2012 10:50 AM EDT
U.S. health regulators rejected the application by Amgen Inc, the world's biggest biotechnology company, to expand the use of the drug Xgeva to delay the spread of tumors to the bone in patients suffering from advanced prostate cancer.
Obamacare: Republican Report Blasts Obama's Healthcare Law
April 27 2012 10:43 AM EDT
Republicans on Thursday issued a politically charged report that quoted President Barack Obama's corporate advisers as predicting his 2010 healthcare overhaul would raise - not lower - the cost of care.