What the dust in your home reveals about you
Last year, volunteers mailed in dust samples taken from above interior and exterior door frames in 1,200 homes across the US as part of a citizen...
Some people are born without a 'mind's eye'
When science journalist Carl Zimmer wrote a 2010 article in Discover magazine about English neurologist Adam Zeman's case study of a man who...
Car crash kills man 50 years after it happened
An 8-year-old boy sustained serious injuries when he was hit by a car in Pennsylvania in July 1965—injuries that proved fatal 50 years later,...
Woman loses 112 pounds after kicking Coca-Cola habit
A British woman who consumed 4 liters of Coca-Cola a day lost almost half her body weight after giving up the drink, according to a report.
Maryland boy with double-hand transplant leaves hospital
An 8-year-old boy who became the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant has left the Philadelphia hospital where the procedure was...
Seattle Children’s suburban clinic warns of infection risk
A suburban clinic of Seattle Children’s Hospital is warning patients they could have been exposed to infection by improperly cleaned and sterilized...
10-year-old Ohio State fan tells cardiac surgeon not to make him a Michigan fan
Before undergoing cardiac surgery a 10-year-old Ohio boy asked his Michigan doctor if the staff was going to make his Buckeye-loving heart into a...
Study finds peak months for college students' 1st drug use
Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis that...
Few gay, bisexual teen males being tested for HIV
Only about one in five teenage gay and bisexual males in a new study said they'd ever been tested for HIV, despite their increased risk of infection.
Pilates linked to better balance in older women with back pain
Older women with lower back pain who add pilates to their physical therapy routine may see improvements in balance and reductions in fear of...
Surgeon performance unaffected by fatigue from overnight work, study finds
Going without sleep the night before does not affect the performance of doctors doing elective surgery the next morning, according to a new Ontario...
Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer
People around the world are living longer, but many are also living sicker lives for longer, according to a study of all major diseases and...