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First-ever color X-rays deliver astonishingly clear pictures for more accurate diagnoses, researchers say


Scientists from New Zealand recently performed the first-ever 3-D, color X-ray on a human being. 


Space-age toothbrush promises to clean your gnashers in 30 seconds flat

Running short on time for personal hygiene? Chiiz is a so-called sonic tooth cleaner which promises to shine your gnashers up real nice in just 30 seconds. Here's how you can get it. More>>

Super absorbent wound dressing will swell up to save soldiers’ lives in combat

Around 80 to 90 percent of potentially survivable deaths among American soldiers on the battlefield happen due to uncontrolled bleeding. This next-generation wound dressing may be able to help. More>>

New electronic skin allows bionic limbs to feel pain — and that’s a good thing

Bionic prostheses have evolved by leaps and bounds. One thing that most of them can't do, however, is let their wearers feel pain. That's changing thanks to researchers at the Johns Hopkins. More>>

Spider silk micocapsules could deliver vaccines to help battle cancer

Researchers from Switzerland’s University of Geneva demonstrated how microcapsules made of spider silk could deliver life-saving vaccines direct to your immune cells to fight cancer. More>>

‘Surgery in a pill’ may offer diabetics an alternative to bypass surgery

Simply by swallowing a pill before a meal, patients with type 2 diabetes may be able to coat their intestines with a thin layer of material, protecting them from blood sugar spikes. More>>

Shot to the heart: Device carries drugs directly to injured internal organ

A new device could deliver medication directly to the heart. Dubbed Therepi, the device includes a tube connected to an external entry point, providing a sort of express lane from the abdomen to the internal organ. More>>

Zerotie footwear hopes you never have to touch your shoelaces again

Zerotie shoes incorporate a unique mechanical in the heel that uses a wheel that is turned in order to tighten or loosen the laces without the wearer ever having to touch them at any time. More>>

Nebraska woman's runny nose from 'allergies' turns out to be brain fluid leak


Kendra Jackson thought she had bad allergies — at least, that's what doctors told her when she complained of a runny nose. "Everywhere I went I always had a box of Puffs, always stuffed in my pocket," Jackson of Omaha, Nebraska...


Experimental contact lenses could have you shooting lasers from your eyes

Researchers at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland are developing ultrathin contact lenses capable of firing laser beams. Here's why the tech has the potential to be incredibly useful. More>>

Robotic exosuits will make us better, stronger, faster, right? Not necessarily!

The dream of robot exosuits is that they can give human wearers vastly increased strength, speed and endurance with no negative repercussions. Reality may not be quite so simple, a new study suggests. More>>

Drug-infused 3D-printed dentures promise to bite back against infections

Researchers from the University at Buffalo have developed 3D-printed dentures which are able to release controlled doses of medication. They could be used to help battle infections. More>>

A Nike patent could have your athletic wear looking like Iron Man’s suit

Nike's latest technology patent describes how the company would use a thermoelectric module to provide warmth and cooler temperatures to maintain a constant core temperature, increasing an athlete's performance over time. More>>

Technology makes our lives easier, but is it at the cost of our humanity?

In a new book called Re-Engineer Humanity, Evan Selinger, professor of philosophy at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Brett Frischmann, professor of law at Villanova University, argue that technology is causing... More>>

Soda during pregnancy may not help baby's brain

Pregnant women may want to skip all soft drinks while they're expecting if they want their child's learning and memory skills to be sharper, new research suggests.


Outdoor job? Skin cancer can take a hefty toll

Construction workers, farmers and others who work in the sun are at greater risk for skin cancer, according to researchers. And a new study reveals these job-related cancers cost nations millions in medical expenses.


Hearing aids may help keep seniors out of the hospital

Hearing aids may mean fewer visits to the hospital for seniors, a new study suggests.


More U.S. kids being diagnosed with autism

Autism rates continue to climb in the United States.


Meditation can soothe the anxious soul in just one session

A single session of meditation can lower your anxiety levels, a small new study finds.


Avoid 'text neck' from your cellphone

Your cellphone puts the world at your fingertips, but it can wreak havoc with your neck


Common colon cancer screen may help men more than women

Sigmoidoscopy, an alternative to colonoscopy, may help one gender more than the other, new research shows.


Extreme exercisers may have higher odds for ALS

Fitness buffs who push themselves to the limit during workouts might slightly increase their risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study suggests.


CDC broadens romaine lettuce warning as E. coli outbreak continues

In the wake of an E. coli outbreak that has made more than 50 people in 16 states sick, Americans are now being warned to toss out any romaine lettuce they might have bought in a grocery store.


Aging brains gain more from exercise with good hydration

Older adults, drink up. You need plenty of water during exercise so your brain gets the full benefits of working out, researchers say.


When does online gaming become an addiction?

For most, playing online video games is largely a harmless hobby. But a new review finds that some fall prey to what experts call "internet gaming disorder."


You and your pooch may have similar tummy bacteria

The makeup of bacteria in your dog's digestive tract may be more like your own than you think, researchers say.


Americans toss out tons of fruits and veggies

Americans may be trying to eat healthy, but they're throwing away mountains of produce in the process, a new study suggests.


Can mom-to be's' weight affect daughters' risk for early puberty?

Girls whose moms were overweight or had high blood sugar during pregnancy may be more likely to enter puberty early, a large new study suggests.


New drugs may be big advance in lung cancer care

Drugs designed to trigger a patient's immune system may help boost survival for those battling lung cancer, two new studies found.


U.S. women less likely than men to get statins after heart attack

Women who survive a heart attack are less likely than men to receive cholesterol-lowering statin drugs that can reduce the risk of another heart attack or stroke, a new study finds.


The bad habits that lead to weight gain

It's no secret that weight gain results from consuming too many calories. But at its core is an imbalance of healthy and unhealthy habits.


U.S. heart disease rates falling, but gains vary by state

The overall rate of heart disease in the United States has declined 38 percent since 1990, a new report shows.


Even when you think you're not sleepy, your car crash risk rises

You might be a drowsy driver without knowing it, and new research finds that can make you more dangerous on the road.


Eyebrow-raising finding on how human communication evolved

Highly expressive eyebrows likely played a big role in humans' evolutionary success, researchers report.


The focus shifts in Alzheimer's research

The way that Alzheimer's disease is defined for research should be based on brain changes rather than symptoms.


COPD patients may breathe easier with tai chi

People struggling with COPD might find some relief in an ancient art.


Reading to your kids might boost their social skills

Parents who read to their infants and toddlers may help them develop skills that pay big dividends when they start school, a new study suggests.


Losing excess weight in childhood cuts diabetes risk

If an overweight child slims down before puberty, the risk of type 2 diabetes seems to slide away with the lost pounds.


Many grad students struggle with anxiety, depression

Depression and anxiety is nearly seven times more common among graduate students than in the general population, a new study finds.


Many pick the wrong drugs for sneezin' season

Hay fever sufferers often choose the wrong medication for their seasonal sniffles, new research suggests.


Childhood obesity may be driving more cancers in young adults

Obesity rates in children have been rising for years, and the consequences of that extra weight may be showing up in cancer cases.


MRI sheds new light on brain networks tied to autism

New research suggests that a special MRI technique can spot abnormal connections in the brains of preschoolers with autism.


Finding the willpower to lose weight

Dieters sometimes chalk up their lack of weight-loss success to a lack of willpower. The truth about willpower, though, is that everyone has some.


Hoverboard injuries speeding U.S. kids to the ER

Hoverboards may look cool, flashy and fun, but they're less safe than you might think.


Most with very high cholesterol missing out on right meds

Less than 40 percent of American adults with extremely high cholesterol levels get the medications they should, a new study finds.


New moms still wary of exposing infants to peanuts

Though doctors recommend an early introduction to peanuts, many new moms prefer to delay giving them to their babies, researchers report.


Obesity rates keep rising for U.S. adults

Obesity rates have continued to climb significantly among American adults, but the same hasn't held true for children, a new government report finds.


The top calorie-burning exercises

When you're trying to lose weight, cutting calories counts. But so does burning them off with exercise.


Climate change will bring hotter summers to U.S.

Get ready for extreme heat. Researchers warn that climate change will soon trigger more severe summers across the United States.


Sugary sodas linked again to increased heart risks

Would that ice cold soda be as tempting if you knew that it might shorten your life?


Cleaning products tied to lung function decline in women says new study

Updated: --Women with regular exposure to cleaning products may face a steeper decline in lung function over time, according to an international study. 


Hepatitis C killing Arizona death row inmates, not lethal injection

Updated: -- Five death row inmates in Arizona whose executions were put on hold in 2014 have died since, according to a report in AZ Central.  


Husband donates kidney to wife of 23 years

Updated: (3/14/18) -- A husband celebrating his 23rd wedding anniversary gave his wife a life-saving gift...


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