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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Optogenetic techniques that use light to control nerve cells are being tried in people at last and could lead to treatments for several types of blindness
The 60th anniversary of Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., in 2015. A few months earlier, a measles outbreak that originated there convinced California to reconsider its childhood vaccination policy.Changing minds on vaccination is very difficult, but it
Hydrogen in extreme conditions, like below the cloud tops of Jupiter, starts actingvery strange.
Roundworm eggs, shed by stray dogs, can be ingested by children playing outside. The worms larvae have been found in the brain, experts say, perhaps impairing development.
Tiny tears in your muscles cause the aching that sets in a day or so after a heavy exercise session. But what sounds bad can help them to rebuild stronger
The 2,800-year-old burial mound is hoped to contain the graves of Scythian royals.
A flu patient at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Calif. New smart thermometers are tracking the spread of flu, which has struck California especially hard this year.Can 500,000 thermometers transmitting 25,000 readings a day forecast the spread
When Andrew Kolodny raised the alarm over the dangerously addictive properties of prescribed opioids, he became both a hero and a figure of hate
During the Jurassic period, about 161 million years ago, a duck-size dinosaur dazzled its fellow paleo-beasts with its rainbow-colored, iridescent feathers.
After undergoing experimental surgery for spina bifida in September while still in the womb, a baby boy was born in Texas Childrens Hospital in Houston on Friday.Baby Boy Royce, who underwent an operation for spina bifida as a fetus, had the biggest
Criminals assigned the death penalty are five times more likely to be executed in some US counties than in others a trend that some argue is unconstitutional
This is the oldest iridescent dinosaur on record.
Beverly Herzog, 90, singing with Kaitlyn Kelly, a music therapist, during a session at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in the Bronx last month.Music therapy is becoming more common in nursing homes and hospices, where it has been shown to improve a pati
A US commission recommending how to solve the painkiller addiction killing 175 Americans a day also shows how opinion got in the way of fact to help cause the problem
A 34-year-old man in England ruptured his throat when he tried to stop a sneeze.
Grief is not a problem to be solved or resolved. Rather, its a process to be lived through in whatever form and amount of time it may take.
Many gym bunnies live with headphones in their ears, and music can improve strength, power and endurance. Just be careful what tunes you choose
Being creative is all about making connections in your brain, that is.
The St. Louis Red Cross Motor Corps on duty in October 1918 during the pandemic of the Spanish flu. It infected an estimated 500 million people worldwide about one-third of the world's population at the time.Adults also need to get vaccinated to prov
Many endurance athletes swear by piling on the carbohydrates before a race. That can work but you should be wary of the downsides
A new 360-degree simulation that uses data from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory is helping astronomers better understand more than 22 stellar giants found at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
Maasai girls singing and dancing at a rite-of-passage ceremony, conducted as an alternative to genital cutting, in Lenkisem, Kenya.Nice Lengete started a program in Kenya to create new rites of passage to replace female genital cutting, and has saved
A film on white hunters and landowners offers a strong conservation case for killing Africa's big beasts, but it sidelines local black people who may disagree
Garrett Webster, 33, and his mother, Pam, the ex-wife of the Hall of Fame center Mike Webster, are battling to be included in a $1 billion N.F.L. concussion settlement.Mike Webster was the first N.F.L. player to receive a diagnosis of C.T.E., but his
Surfers seem to swallow more antibiotic resistant bacteria from polluted water than swimmers. They may also be spreading it to vulnerable people they know
An air raid drill in a school in Baltimore in 1951. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has postponed a session on nuclear attack preparedness that was planned for next week.After the agencys workshop attracted considerable media attention
Dehydration is bad, and electrolytes are important. Sports drinks replace essential ions lost through sweat but is that all just marketing hype?
A new 3D-printing technique can create tissues as soft as a human's squishy brain or spongy lungs something that has not been possible before.
Dr. Ronald R. Fieve in his office in 1980. He believed that Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill might have benefited from being bipolar.Dr. Fieve and a colleague identified lithium as the first naturally occurring medication to
Stretches are a ritual for many would-be athletes but some moves could be a waste of time, and others could hamper performance
When you have the flu, one choice looms large in front of your feverish eyes: Should you drag your aching body out in the cold to go to the doctor or hospital, or should you just wrap yourself in blankets, drink fluids and stay put?
Bring on the soup: Fluids will help diminish your headache and bolster your immune response.
For some its spiritualist mumbo-jumbo. But while other disciplines will get you fitter faster, the psychological upsides of yoga are hard to deny
A new paper offers the most complete model yet of how a hurricane gets its eye.
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, on Friday, announcing new work requirements for many of the states Medicaid recipients.Led by the states Republican governor, the plan calls for many Medicaid recipients ages 19-64 to work at least 20 hours a w
Running on the gym treadmill is tempting, especially in the cold, dark winter. But if you do, be prepared to go the extra mile
A "raw" diet for pets carries risks of their exposure to parasites and bacteria.
Greg Piefer, Shines founder, at the Wisconsin cornfield where the company has gotten approval to build a manufacturing plant for a radioactive isotope used in detecting cancer and other potentially fatal maladies.Inside the strange, global relay race
Exercise slowly, or on an empty stomach: myths abound at how best to de-flab. Sadly if youre looking for a quick win most of them are just that myths
The newfound sheets are buried by just a few feet of Martian dirt in some places, meaning it might be accessible to future crewed missions.
A gluten-free or grain-free diet can pose risks for someone who is not highly sensitive to gluten. Such a diet is also unlikely to provide benefits.
Comparing the DNA of 5700 Jewish people has identified a gene with two variants one that lowers a persons risk of Crohns disease, and one that raises it
Women have a longer life expectancy than men do under normal circumstances, and now a new study from Denmark and Germany reveals that women also outlive men even in the worst of times.
The Cherokee Nations district courthouse in Tahlequah, Okla. An Oklahoma federal judge ruled Tuesday that the nation cannot sue opioid distributors and pharmacies in tribal court.A federal judge halted the Cherokee Nations lawsuit in tribal court, bu
The device lengthens the oesophagus so its two ends can be stitched back together, improving life for children with a birth defect called oesophageal atresia
Tennis star Serena Williams has revealed that she experienced potentially life-threatening blood clots after giving birth to her daughter last year.
An image from a YouTube video of a woman who was discharged from University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore and released into the cold night.A video of the woman, who appears to have trouble keeping her balance, shows her wearing nothing but
A study of 172 women suggests that HRT treatment is more effective than a placebo at preventing symptoms of depression from emerging during early menopause