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Medical Emergencies Treated by Onboard Doctors Present Quandaries for Airlines

In May 2016, Lewis Christman was flying from Chicago to Rome when he suffered a bout of acute pancreatitis. He curled into a fetal position on the …

Medicine

Air Pollution Is Harming Unborn Babies and Decreasing the Benefits of Exercise

Air pollution from road traffic could have detrimental effects on your baby’s health. In particular, pregnant women who breathe dirty air could have …

Rare skeleton shown of human ancestor, 3.6 million years old

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Researchers in South Africa have unveiled what they call "by far the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor older than 1.5 million years ever found."<p>The University of the Witwatersrand displayed the virtually complete Australopithecus fossil on Wednesday.<p>The skeleton dates …

Evolution

Artificial organs: We're entering an era where transplants are obsolete

No More Heart Transplants<p>Around the world, lists of patients in need of an organ transplant are often longer than the lists of those willing (and …

Parkinson's breakthrough: New disease-causing mechanism found

A new study led by scientists in South Korea and Singapore "overturns three decades of consensus" on what causes Parkinson's disease symptoms.<p>A study …

Neuroscience

Women's Intuition: It's a Real Thing. Ask a Neuroscientist

Author John Gray wrote in the ’90s that if men are from Mars, women are from Venus. But differences in communication styles — for example, men often …

Ever wondered why yawning is contagious? Here are possible reasons

It’s just over an hour into a date with a total douche and you have to clench your jaws to avoid the signal of boredom escaping you mouth.<p>Yawning is …

A test to prevent stillbirths could be just a few years away

An Australian researcher thinks he may have unlocked the secret to what causes stillbirths.<p>Professor Roger Smith, from the Hunter Medical Research …