Louise Slaughter, 16-Term Liberal Congresswoman, Dies at 88
A House member from upstate New York, Ms. Slaughter championed women’s rights, food safety and the Affordable Care Act.
Boy, 13, dies after sinus infection travels to his brain, family says
What 13-year-old Marquel Brumley believed was a common cold turned into a deadly infection -- and his family sharing the boy's story to warn others...
Inside Science: The Science of Sneakers: High-Tops vs. Low-Tops
In a new story for the Inside Science News Service, freelance journalist Marcus Woo explores the falling popularity of high-top basketball shoes...
Sexual orientation top risk for suicidal thoughts in college freshmen
Nearly one third of first-year college students have thought about suicide, according to a study across eight countries, and non-heterosexual...
Girl teased for severely bowed legs gets transformative surgery
Surgeons on a charity hospital ship in Cameroon were able to correct an 11-year old girl's legs that were so severely bowed, they faced backwards.
Ask Well: What Causes Canker Sores?
Medical experts still don’t know the precise cause of canker sores, though anyone can get them.
Ties: Dementia’s Gift: Facing Cancer Without the Fear
The mercy of dementia is that Mom is immune to the psychological distress that often accompanies cancer treatment.
UAH Nursing Professor Helps Older Adults Stay Standing
Dr. Amy Hunter, a full-time faculty member and a part-time practitioner, is focused on improving the quality of care for older adults.
New Direction for Precision Medicine in Epilepsy
In a new approach to precision medicine research, scientists used bioinformatics tools to identify common features of genes associated with...
Trilobites: Picture a Leader. Is She a Woman?
Most people will draw a man. Researchers investigate the consequences.
The New Old Age: A Quiet Drug Problem Among the Elderly
Despite warnings from experts, older people are using more anti-anxiety and sleep medications, putting them at risk of serious side effects and...
A ‘Sweet Spot’ for Heart Health
The lowest risk for cardiovascular disease was a B.M.I. of 22 to 23.