Newborns' immune systems ramp up after birth
Newborns' immune systems ramp up after birth

A baby's immune system kicks into high gear immediately after birth, a new study finds.

Kids with Autism learn, grow with the 'social robot'
Kids with Autism learn, grow with the 'social robot'

Robots may hold the keys to social success for kids with autism.

'Survival of the laziest' is key to avoiding extinction
'Survival of the laziest' is key to avoiding extinction

When your mother told you to clean your room and you said you'd do it later, it turns out you were just trying to survive. A new study from researchers at the University of Kansas suggests that species who use more energy on a daily basis are at a great...

Kids' play is healthy, pediatricians' group says
Kids' play is healthy, pediatricians' group says

Play is a child's most important work, preschool teachers like to say, and a new American Academy of Pediatrics report wholeheartedly agrees.

Maryland mom tests positive for opiates after eating poppy seed bagel
Maryland mom tests positive for opiates after eating poppy seed bagel

A Maryland woman is blaming her false positive test for opiates on the breakfast she ate hours before giving birth. 

Stressed at work? Open office plan might help
Stressed at work? Open office plan might help

Maybe it's time to retire the office cubicle.

Could hackers steal your DNA and sell it?
Could hackers steal your DNA and sell it?

Is your DNA safe from hackers? That’s a question experts have started asking as more and more people submit DNA samples to companies like 23andMe and Ancestry.com.

Doctors not talking about newer meningitis vaccine
Doctors not talking about newer meningitis vaccine

Many U.S. doctors aren't telling teenaged patients and their parents about a newer vaccine for potentially deadly bacterial meningitis infections, a new study finds.

Iron lung keeping Missouri woman alive for decades now one of last remaining in US
Iron lung keeping Missouri woman alive for decades now one of last remaining in US

For over 35 years, a Missouri woman has enlisted her husband and a kind friend to help her go through the hour-long process of climbing into what is believed to be one of the last remaining iron lungs still functioning today.

Popular baby foods contain 'worrisome levels' of heavy metals, study finds
Popular baby foods contain 'worrisome levels' of heavy metals, study finds

A new Consumer Reports study found many types of food commonly eaten by babies and toddlers -- such as packaged entrees, fruits and vegetables -- contained “measurable levels” of certain heavy metals. 

Cellphone use puts pedestrians off-balance
Cellphone use puts pedestrians off-balance

Cellphone users blundering into signs, lampposts, other people and traffic have become a recurring sidewalk sight in many places.

New triple-combo pill controls blood pressure, study finds
New triple-combo pill controls blood pressure, study finds

A low-dose three-in-one combination pill controls blood pressure more effectively than the regular medications people take, according to data from a new clinical trial.

10 dietitian-approved breakfasts to keep you full longer
10 dietitian-approved breakfasts to keep you full longer

You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, that statement is only as true as what’s on your plate. If your breakfast options are high-calorie, high-sugar bagels and donuts, you may notice your energy peak and then drop soon after your meal. 

Woman donates kidney to stranger: 'God called me to do this'
Woman donates kidney to stranger: 'God called me to do this'

A woman who donated her kidney to a stranger is being called a “guardian angel” by the family of the man whose life she likely saved. “If it wasn’t for her I would be attending a funeral. She is a beautiful person.” 

Heat illnesses: 3 harmful effects of extreme heat on the body
Heat illnesses: 3 harmful effects of extreme heat on the body

Heat waves or hot weather that lasts for several days is not only uncomfortable, but also dangerous to your health.

Blue light from phone screens precipitate blindness, study finds
Blue light from phone screens precipitate blindness, study finds

The blue-tinted screens of cellphones and other electronic devices damage vision and may cause or precipitate macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in the United States, according to researchers from the University of Toledo (UT) in Ohio. 

Here's what makes seniors feel and act younger
Here's what makes seniors feel and act younger

A pair of new studies points towards two potential paths to the fountain of youth.

Man donates kidney to wife of nearly 30 years: 'We're a team'
Man donates kidney to wife of nearly 30 years: 'We're a team'

A man recently donated one of his kidneys to his wife of nearly 30 years. “We’re a team.” Last month, Steve donated his kidney to his wife, Lesley, who has long suffered from polycystic kidney disease, a condition that “causes numerous cysts to grow in the kidneys.”

Exercise really can chase away the blues... to a point
Exercise really can chase away the blues... to a point

Exercise is good for your mental health, as long as you don't overdo it, researchers say.

For seniors, getting physical protects the heart
For seniors, getting physical protects the heart

If you're in your early 60s, becoming more active may reduce your risk of heart disease, researchers report.

Better blood test may spot heart attack faster
Better blood test may spot heart attack faster

A new blood test can help emergency room doctors more quickly determine whether patients with chest pain are having a heart attack, a U.S. study confirms.

Recognizing early childhood speech problems
Recognizing early childhood speech problems

You eagerly await baby's first words and delight at his growing vocabulary. But that excitement may cause you to miss speech problems that should be corrected quickly.

Scientists complete the first successful transplant of lab-grown lungs
Scientists complete the first successful transplant of lab-grown lungs

For the first time ever, lab-grown lungs have been successfully transplanted into pigs, allowing them to breathe normally with no medical complications. Here's how they managed it.

August 2nd, 3:16 pm
Gene editing can reverse balding and wrinkling in mice — and maybe humans, too
Gene editing can reverse balding and wrinkling in mice — and maybe humans, too

Scientists have found a way to reverse wrinkled skin and hair loss in a mouse. The research could one day be used to halt some of the signs of aging in humans. Here's what they did.

July 25th, 1:57 pm
Big slice of red meat allergies tied to tick bites
Big slice of red meat allergies tied to tick bites

Deer ticks are scary enough. Now, scientists have linked bites from the lone star tick to about one-third of all potentially life-threatening allergic reactions around Tennessee.

Eww, gross! See your beating heart for real on this amazing AR t-shirt
Eww, gross! See your beating heart for real on this amazing AR t-shirt

Augmented reality is really cool technology, but it takes the right app to highlight its ability. Curiscope's clever Virtuali-Tee is already a great example, but thanks to a new app update, it has added something very real...

July 25th, 7:12 am

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