| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Not getting a good night's sleep may be a lot more harmful to your health than you thought. Beyond making you tired and cranky, it has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression and — most recently — cancer.
Two 2012 studies...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Employers tried the carrot, then a small stick. Now they are turning to bigger cudgels.
For years they encouraged workers to improve their health and productivity with free screenings, discounted gym memberships and gift cards to lose weight. More...
| Feb 2, 2004
Society may not be quite ready for the day when a dead person's face is recycled for the living — but that day is coming nonetheless.
Such an operation would give new life to someone severely disfigured by burns, cancer or an accident, allowing the...
| May 17, 2013
| 2:34 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A review of past research finds that fever-reducing drugs have no effect on the speed of children's recovery from an infection, contrary to the fears of some doctors and parents.
Researchers have debated for decades whether...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 2:14 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new report suggests that when a breast cancer screening program was rolled out in Norway, up to 10 women were diagnosed and treated for cancer unnecessarily for every breast cancer death that was prevented.
| Apr 11, 2012
Since she was first diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease at age 19, Lindsay Porter, now 47, has had to face the reality that she would someday need a kidney transplant.
"It really didn't affect me very much at all until my early 30s, when I developed...
| Jun 30, 2014
I've been following the trial meant to determine whether players should get a piece of the billions of dollars generated by big-time college athletics, and all I can say is that if intellectual gymnastics were a sport, defenders of the status quo would...
| Feb 4, 2014
Doctors used to call influenza "knock-me-down" fever, and there was a reason for that. Anyone who's suffered through a bout of it knows the miseries: the headaches, the throat that feels scrubbed with sandpaper, the fever so high you're floating on the...
| May 24, 2014
| 7:25 AM
John Danko got his Baltimore company's first 3-D printer four years ago, and he said it's given him a front-row seat for a manufacturing revolution.
In an office across the street from the foundry where Danko Arlington's molten metal flows, he prints...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Less than two weeks after losing a member for the first time in 41 years, the ACC has added the University of Louisville.
League presidents approved the Cardinals during a conference call Wednesday morning.
“With its aggressive approach to...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:47 AM
The University of Nevada Las Vegas won the market appeal contest Thursday at the 2013 Solar Decathlon, edging out Vienna University of Technology, Stanford and Czech Technical University in one key phase of the 19-team competition to build the sustainable...