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Neanderthals may not have been that different from us, after all.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 10:12 pm
Our DNA plays a key role in determining who develops addiction and who doesn't, experts say.
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During a typical day, kids and teens check out YouTube, watch TV, play video games, scroll through social media feeds, and listen to music. Overall, they're passive consumers of the content they love -- which is fine.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 8:36 am
Almost a week after 17 students and teachers were gunned down at a Florida high school, the state legislature voted against a measure to consider a ban on semi-automatic weapons. Instead, they declared pornography to be public health risk.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 1:43 am
Flu vaccinations may become painless again. A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee voted Wednesday to recommend, once again, that FluMist, the nasal spray version of the influenza vaccine, be used during the 2018-19 season.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 12:06 am
Two surgical sponges were left in a woman's abdomen for at least six years, according to a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 10:00 pm
Simple walking tests can accurately diagnose a type of dementia that may sometimes be reversed when identified early and quickly treated, a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology found.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 9:00 pm
Studies touting the benefits of cancer vaccines are emerging, but do those studies really show hope or just hype? Here's a look at the past, present and future of cancer vaccine research.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 7:29 pm
Excessive alcohol use could increase your risk for all types of dementia, particularly early-onset dementia, according to a new study.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 2:05 pm
Eye-catching objects designed for, and by, people with physical and other disabilities are the focus of the current "Access+Ability" exhibition in New York.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 10:32 am
Don Benedict played handball competitively for 30 years in the Pacific Northwest. To stay in shape, he ran 5 miles every other day.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 10:15 am
A Thai court has given a wealthy Japanese businessman sole custody of 13 children he fathered through surrogates in Thailand.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 7:09 am
Every year around the world, about 2.6 million babies die within their first month of life -- and some countries see more of those tragic deaths than others.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 8:34 pm
An outbreak of 28 salmonella infections in 20 states has been linked to kratom products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement Tuesday. Though no deaths have been reported, 11 people have been hospitalized.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 6:04 pm
A proposed bill to ban non-medically required male circumcision on babies and children in Iceland is receiving backlash from religious communities.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 4:16 pm
Picture the causes of air pollution in a major city and you are likely to visualise pollutants spewing out of cars, trucks and buses.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 9:38 am
The flu vaccine could do a little more than prevent a bad illness.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 9:35 am
The #MeToo movement has prompted an ongoing national reckoning with the issues of sexual harassment and sexual assault.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 9:29 am
Among adults 55 and younger, women may be more likely than men to experience lesser-known acute heart attack symptoms in addition to chest pain, a new study has found.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 10:11 pm
Urine testing for patients with chronic pain has grown explosively amid the opioid epidemic. It costs billions of dollars annually and has raised concerns that some labs and doctors run urine tests needlessly or charge exorbitant rates to boost profits.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 6:58 pm
UK and Italian Scientists getting closer to developing blood and urine tests for autism, which could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of the condition, a new study suggests.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 5:26 pm
More than 1 billion people have no official ID. But fingerprint scanning could give them life-changing digital identities.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 10:14 am
A drug used to euthanize animals has been found in canned dog food, prompting a recall.
Posted: February 18, 2018, 11:18 pm
On the surface, Nightingale House in London looks like any other residential home for the elderly. With almost 200 residents, it's one of the the largest care homes in the country.
Posted: February 18, 2018, 4:11 pm
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The deaths of 22 more children from flu-related causes were reported Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its weekly surveillance report.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 8:35 pm
Children complained about parents who were robbed of their personalities and turned into zombies. Residents remembered slurring their words and being unable to think or stay awake. Former administrators admitted doling out drugs without having appropriate diagnoses, securing informed consent or divulging risks.
Posted: February 5, 2018, 10:55 pm
Finding a cure for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's is challenging. They're difficult to diagnose, and drugs struggle to get into the brain as the brain's blood supply is largely separate to the rest of the body.
Posted: January 18, 2018, 9:15 am