| Oct 30, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Long before Bill Nye the Science Guy hit the airwaves, Richard Feynman was the people's scientist. A shaggy-haired polymath whose interests ranged from drawing to drumming to dreaming of Tuva — that distant Russian republic renowned for its throat...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Q: If a 40-year-old former smoker has been told she has pulmonary (lung) nodules, does this mean lung cancer?
A: The term nodule is usually used to describe a small rounded growth or lump. This can appear anywhere on or in the body. Or it may be found on...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Some health screenings may do more harm than good.
Certain health screenings, such as colonoscopies and cholesterol checks, are wise preventive measures. But other common tests may be unnecessary.
"I think we're doing too much overÂscreening," says...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:43 PM
When Typhoid Mary died in 1938, in medical exile on a tiny New York island, she took untold numbers of Salmonella typhi to her grave. No one knew how the bacteria managed to thrive and not kill her.
A team of microbiologists from Stanford University and...
| Mar 19, 2013
Thirty years ago, when the world faced the terrifying prospect of an untreatable disease known as AIDS, big drugmakers saw an opportunity and raced to develop new medicines.
Today, as the world confronts the crisis of antibiotic resistance, the industry...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 11:20 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday unveiled a game plan for achieving a global "AIDS-free generation," committing the United States to rapidly scaling up medical interventions that are beating back what once was seen...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Invasive tests for the AIDS virus and other sexually transmitted diseases. A bed in a provincial refugee hostel and little prospect of a decent job. That is what NSA leaker Edward Snowden can expect if and when he is allowed out of Moscow's Sheremetyevo...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:49 AM
In the long and fruitful afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe, the city of Boston is closer to celebrating the author as one of its own.
The Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston is hoping to install a bronze statue of Poe near Boylston and Charles Streets. In...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:07 AM
When the bloodiest day in American history finally ended, many units battered by the brutal Battle of Antietam found themselves reeling from once unthinkable numbers of dead and wounded.
But few on either side of the fiercely contested western...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Anne Bronte, younger sister of Charlotte and Emily, has a new gravestone, the BBC reported Tuesday. The new plaque corrects a 164-year-old error on the original.
Anne, author of the novels "Agnes Grey" and "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" as well as a...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Public health officials have launched a new, coordinated attack to contain a persistent outbreak of tuberculosis on downtown Los Angeles' skid row, including a search for more than 4,500 people who may have been exposed to the disease.
The Centers for...