| Apr 21, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Ellen Hanrahan, a 36-year-old mother of two, was done having children. To make sure, she had tiny metal coils implanted inside her fallopian tubes, a relatively new form of permanent birth control marketed under the brand name Essure.
A year later,...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:50 AM
The 2014-15 college football season has yet to start and UCF offensive lineman Joey Grant already made history.
Grant, a redshirt junior, became the first active football player to be accepted into the DeVos Sports Business Management program in the...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Calling a girl "too fat" may increase her chances of being obese in the future, new research suggests.
In a letter published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers at UCLA report that 10-year-old girls who are told they are too fat by people that are...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:25 PM
For years, chocolate lovers have remained blissfully unaware of the precise reason bittersweet dark chocolate seems to improve cardiovascular health. At least until, now that is.
On Tuesday, researchers at meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS)...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 3:27 PM
For the first time, a test that detects 10 types of lipids, or fats, circulating in a person's blood has been shown to predict accurately whether he or she will develop the memory loss and mental decline of Alzheimer's disease over the next two to three...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:30 AM
It was the type of weather that would have scrubbed a space shuttle launch.
The rain was relentless. Water streamed down Dennis Jenkins' glasses, dripping off the tip of his nose, as he surveyed the scrap yard not far from where the shuttles once...
| May 2, 2014
If a single place can capture humanity's fraught relationship with nature, Edward O. Wilson makes a good case for Mozambique's war-torn Gorongosa National Park. Its limestone gorges and lush rainforests helped rear the earliest humans, and it was humanity...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Alcohol is responsible for about 88,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, according to a new government report on the toll of excessive drinking.
The study, published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, comes as police investigate an...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Autism is much more common than previously thought, according to a new government report that estimates that 1 in 68 children have some form of the disorder.
Boosting the rate has become a two-year ritual since the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 1:00 PM
How much are childhood vaccines worth to America? Nearly $1.7 trillion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That dollar figure represents the net savings of 20 years’ worth of vaccines administered to American children...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Is there really a link between vaccine and autism, cellphones and cancer, the HIV virus and the CIA? Almost half of Americans believe the answer is yes for at least one of the many medical conspiracy theories that have circulated in recent years. And...