Coffee and beer are polar opposites in the beverage world. Coffee picks you up, and beer winds...
Medical researchers point to developmental factors as an explanation for why children get less...
In the five years since the "Octomom" case, big multiple births have gone way down, but the twin rate has barely budged. Now fertility experts are pushing a new goal: singletons.
Attracted by the decadent treats, fried meats and festive cocktails of the Thanksgiving-to-New-Year feast, heartburn can be an unwelcome guest during the holidays.
Expert wine tasters couldn’t tell which grapes were in sparkling wines when asked to taste them blind, and the champagnes they rated highly weren't always the most expensive.
Attention, parents: the messier your child gets while playing with food in the high chair, the more he or she is learning.
Process variations related to brain death have far-reaching implications beyond delaying an official declaration of death, including added stress for the patient’s family, missed opportunities for organ donation and increased costs of care.
Sex may in fact be one of the secrets to good health, youth and a longer life– at least for fruit flies. In a study, sexually frustrated male flies lived shorter lives. Mating, on the other hand, partially reversed the negative effects on health and aging.
Scientists may have found a new treatment that can help people with spinal cord injuries walk better.
Though the Thanksgiving feast and leftovers are behind you, the holiday eating season has just begun. On average, Americans gain one or two pounds this time of year. Researchers say two separate approaches can help maintain your current weight and still enjoy the season.
Five recent studies suggest a decrease in the prevalence of dementia, crediting the positive trend to improvements in education levels, health care and lifestyle.
Research has suggested that a particular gene in the brain's reward system contributes to overeating and obesity in adults. This same variant has now been linked to childhood obesity and tasty food choices.
High air pollution levels are linked to an increase in the rate of cardiac arrest, according to a study. The research found that an increase in particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns was associated with a more than 10 percent increase in the risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Researchers found that teens who played violent video games ate more chocolate and were more likely to steal raffle tickets in a lab experiment than were teens who played non-violent games.
Traffic sensors are a key part of California’s "intelligent transportation" system designed, for example, to detect the congestion that quickly builds before crews can get out and clear an accident. But, about 9,000 of the 27,000 buried traffic sensors don’t work.
A rigorous, six-month training that teaches carefully selected inmates the ins and outs of designing and launching technology firms, using local experts as volunteer instructors, has now expanded and begun a new session.
Postmenopausal women who consume sugar-sweetened beverages are more likely to develop the most common type of endometrial cancer compared with women who do not drink sugar-sweetened beverages.
The scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web says a growing tide of surveillance is threatening democracy's future.
Obesity may alter the way we taste at the most fundamental level: by changing how our tongues react to different foods.
Cyprus' biggest private university said Thursday it will start accepting the digital currency Bitcoin as an alternative way to pay tuition fees.
In October 1961, Gus Grissom glumly confided to his mother in a letter that is now up for auction that he and his fellow Mercury 7 astronauts resented John Glenn after he was picked to be the first American to orbit the Earth.
In the largest study of its kind, people who ate a daily handful of nuts were 20 percent less likely to die from any cause over a 30-year period than were those who didn’t consume nuts.
A study of toenail clippings found that arsenic levels are most strongly linked with consumption of Brussels sprouts and alcohol— especially beer for men and white wine for women.
Want to make bread taste pleasantly salty without adding more salt? Change the bread’s texture so it is less dense.
From Google to Facebook to Apple, Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is spending Wednesday on a whirlwind tour through Silicon Valley's most elite tech campuses, hoping to convince some of the world's wealthiest and most successful corporate executives to share support and innovation with the poorest country in the Americas.
Studies have shown that resveratrol, a natural compound found in colored vegetables, fruits and especially grapes, may minimize the impact of Parkinson’s disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. Now, researchers at the Univ. of Missouri have found that resveratrol may block the effects of the highly addictive drug, methamphetamine.
Today's kids can't keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world found that they don't run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young.
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