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  • What Doctors Know: Adequate sleep is critical to your health

    Source: National Institutes of Health whatdoctorsknow.com We have so many demands on our time--jobs, family, errands--not to mention finding some time to relax. To fit everything in, we often sacrifice sleep. But sleep has profound effects on both our...
  • Would you take a pregnancy test at a bar? Alaska hopes so

    Would you take a pregnancy test at a bar? Alaska hopes so
    Ladies, how likely would you be to take a pregnancy test in the bathroom of a bar? Bars and restaurants in Alaska are set later this year to have home pregnancy test dispensers installed in their bathrooms.  Forget all of the awkwardly comedic...
  • Medical sleuths seek patients with mystery diseases, offer new tools

    Medical sleuths seek patients with mystery diseases, offer new tools
    Everyone loves a medical mystery, except the afflicted patient and his or her family who shuffle from doctor to doctor in search of an explanation for a disorder whose name, origin, prognosis and cure are all unknown. Now, the National Institutes of...
  • Steven Hsiao, Johns Hopkins scientist

    Steven Hsiao, Johns Hopkins scientist
    Steven S. Hsiao, a Johns Hopkins scientist who studied how the brain perceives the shape, size and texture of three-dimensional objects, died of lung cancer June 16 at Hopkins Hospital. The Mount Washington resident was 59. "Steve has been a defining...
  • Medical research rarely uses female test subjects

    Medical research rarely uses female test subjects
    Women and men often react differently to illness and treatment, yet surgical researchers rarely use female animals or cells in their published studies — to the detriment of patients, a Northwestern University professor has concluded. Dr. Melina R....
  • Pamela Anderson calling off divorce from two-time husband Rick Salomon

    Pamela Anderson has had a change of heart when it comes to breaking up with two-time husband Rick Salomon, reportedly filing papers asking that her recent divorce petition be tossed out by the court. So now those pictures of the theoretically...
  • NIH to launch Ebola vaccine trials in humans

    The National Institutes of Health has announced the first clinical trial of a vaccine to protect healthy people from infection by the Ebola virus, which is responsible for an estimated 1,550 deaths throughout West Africa.  NIH director Francis Collins...
  • Ebola vaccine to be tested on human volunteers, starting in September

     Ebola vaccine to be tested on human volunteers, starting in September
    GlaxoSmithKline announced Thursday, Aug. 28, that it will begin testing its Ebola vaccination as early as mid-September in human volunteers    With the help of the National Institutes of Health’s Vaccine Research Center, GSK will start...
  • Video: Watch this boy born deaf hear music for the first time

    Video: Watch this boy born deaf hear music for the first time
    A 3-year-old boy who was born deaf has been caught reacting to music for the first time — and it looks like he’s ready to bust a move. In the home video, Auguste Majkowski listens with a smile on his face to a 1977 tune called “Ma...
  • Ancient birds traded umami for sweet, leading to today's hummingbirds

    Ancient birds traded umami for sweet, leading to today's hummingbirds
    Hummingbirds don't have teeth, and yet they have quite a sweet tooth. They eat insects to get such essentials as protein and fat, but most of their diet consists of sugary nectar. This has puzzled scientists. Humans and other animals who prefer sweet...
  • Jeffrey D. Rothstein: Five myths about ALS

    Jeffrey D. Rothstein: Five myths about ALS
    Unless you've been living with your head under a bucket, you've heard about or participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge an effort to raise money for ALS research by dousing cold water on yourself and/or donating $100. The success of the viral marketing...