| Feb 20, 2013
| 9:19 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Now there are 135.
That's how many medical tests, treatments and other procedures - many used for decades - physicians have now identified as almost always unnecessary and often harmful, and which doctors and patients should...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:20 AM
How an autistic baby's brain fires up in response to words at 2 years of age may predict how well that child will learn language and even think and behave later in life, a new study shows.
The research, published this week in the online journal PLOS...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Last week, at the end of my workday, I called my husband and asked, “You’re picking up Kaari and Macy, right? I don’t have to worry about picking anyone up, right?” Kaari is our daughter. Macy is our dog. One was at a summer camp....
| Mar 30, 2012
Dr. Paul H. Crandall, a UCLA neurosurgeon who pioneered now widely used techniques for diagnosing the source of epileptic seizures in the brain and removing the offending cells, died March 15 from complications of pneumonia at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical...
| Apr 11, 2012
Dr. Ernst Friedrich Lepold Niedermeyer, who was a leading researcher, author, clinician and pioneer in the field of electroencephalogy and its use in epilepsy and other brain research, died Thursday of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson.
| Jan 25, 2012
| 5:39 PM
To understand the impact meditation can have on the human mind, picture a glass of muddy water. If you stir it, the water stays cloudy and anything that might sink to the bottom is instantly sucked back into motion. But if you allow the glass to become...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 9:24 AM
What do zombies and androids have in common? They're almost human, but not quite. That disconnect is creepy, in a way that scientists are searching to understand.
The uncanny valley is the idea that as a robot's appearance becomes more and more...
| Sep 26, 2012
Andrew Ingley wanted to improve his focus and his creativity.
So Ingley, a manager of a chiropractor's office, turned to a creative method that he says helped him in both areas: He examined and learned to control his brain waves.
Ingley, 39, recently...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 10:29 AM
An Indianapolis mother faces more than a dozen felony charges after investigators say video showed her repeatedly choking her 15-month-old son at a hospital.
Police arrested Dashana Oldham, 20, on preliminary charges of neglect and battery after a doctor...
| Jun 5, 2012
Cora Giddens is like millions of American’s--she can't remember a time in her life when she wasn't depressed.
"Probably my whole life,” Cora recalled. “But as I got older as an adult I was more conscious of what depression was and I saw...
| Sep 13, 2012
Inside the human skull lies a 3-pound mystery. The brain — a command center composed of tens of billions of branching neurons — controls who we are, what we do and how we feel.
"It's the most amazing information structure anybody has ever...