Robots may hold the keys to social success for kids with autism.
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...
Play is a child's most important work, preschool teachers like to say, and a new American Academy of Pediatrics report wholeheartedly agrees.
A Maryland woman is blaming her false positive test for opiates on the breakfast she ate hours before giving birth.
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.
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.
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.
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 users blundering into signs, lampposts, other people and traffic have become a recurring sidewalk sight in many places.
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.
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.
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 waves or hot weather that lasts for several days is not only uncomfortable, but also dangerous to your health.
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.
A pair of new studies points towards two potential paths to the fountain of youth.
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 is good for your mental health, as long as you don't overdo it, researchers say.
If you're in your early 60s, becoming more active may reduce your risk of heart disease, researchers report.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...