Scientific Research

The Parasite on the Playground

Millions of American children have been exposed to a parasite that could interfere with their breathing, liver function, eyesight and even intelligence. Yet few scientists have studied the infection in the United States, and most doctors are unaware of it.<p>The parasites, roundworms of the genus …

Science

23andMe’s ancestry results ‘most confounding,’ new report says

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Silicon Valley ancestry-testing firm 23andMe claims to have DNA from more than 2 million consumers, and its spit tests for insights …

DNA

Trump's 2018 physical exam results

<i>The following is a memo released by Dr. Ronny Jackson, physician to the president, on Tuesday:</i><p>President Donald J. Trump has completed his first periodic physical examination as President of the United States. I performed and supervised the examination with appropriate specialty consultations and …

Politics

Rats May Not Be to Blame for Spreading 'Black Death'

Rats get a bad rap for spreading the plague, or Black Death, that killed millions of people in medieval Europe.<p>But it turns out that rats might not …

Science

Science Is Facing a Serious Replication Crisis, But There Are Solutions

The scientific method relies heavily on systematic replication of research. Nevertheless, many existing results in medicine, life science and …

Research

Experimental Huntington's Therapy Shows Promise in a Small Trial

As the sun went down on a recent Friday, the hospital clinic buzzed with activity. “Loads of patients turned up without appointments,” says Sarah …

Medicine

Severe Bullying in Childhood May Hike Teen Mental Health Risk

New research finds that teens who were severely bullied as children by peers are at higher risk of mental health issues including suicidal thoughts …

Research

Which medicines don’t go well with flying?

Every day, more than 10 million people take a flight somewhere in the world. While flying is relatively safe, the unique environmental conditions can …

Medicine

6-Year-Old Hallucinates After Taking Tamiflu: Why You Shouldn't Panic

A 6-year-old girl in Allen, Texas, experienced troubling symptoms — including hallucinations and what might have been an attempt to hurt herself — …

Science

Man suffered heart attack after false missile alert in Hawaii

HONOLULU — A man suffered a massive heart attack minutes after the false missile alert in Hawaii.<p>The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday that …

Hawaii

Do full moons produce big earthquakes? Study debunks that idea

Stuff / Getty Images / Reuters<p>More big earthquakes in 2018 as Earth slows slightly, theory suggests.<p>Huge earthquakes are not significantly influenced …

Earthquakes

Holy Cramp! The Science Of Exercise-Associated Cramping

Akin to say food poisoning, when it comes to cramping, especially exercise-associated muscle cramping (EAMC), there are two types of people: those …

Running

Cannabis research may yield new diet drug, Israeli researcher says

Illustration courtesy of Hebrew University of Jerusalem<p>While cannabis science in the U.S. remains heavily politicized and mired in red tape, our …

Cannabis

Nature

NEWS<p>Science search engine links papers to grants and patents<p>The Dimensions database promises a financial perspective on scholarly literature.<p>The …

Science

Toolbox: Stand and Deliver

Cycling is built on the lore of climbing big mountains, that epic battle of humans versus the environment. But surprisingly, not that much research …

Cycling

Australia offers cash for Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas

Australia is calling on the world's top scientific minds to help save the Great Barrier Reef, offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund …

Great Barrier Reef

A once-a-week HIV pill could soon be available

A scientific breakthrough could mean that a once-a-week HIV capsule could soon be on the market.<p>The research, which was conducted by MIT and Brigham …

Medicine

How robot math and smartphones led researchers to a drug discovery breakthrough

Robotic movement can be awkward.<p>For us humans, a healthy brain handles all the minute details of bodily motion without demanding conscious attention. …

Mount Everest

A wishlist of scientific breakthroughs by Robert Boyle

17th-century scientist Robert Boyle, one of the world’s first chemists and creator of Boyle’s Law, wrote out a list of problems he hoped could be …

Science

New molecular probes to allow non-destructive analysis of bioengineered cartilage

New Rochelle, NY, January 16, 2018--A new study describes novel probes that enable non-invasive, non-destructive, direct monitoring of the …

Research

MPs call for more blood cancer testing by GPs

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Blood Cancer, set up in June 2016, has published a report recommending that GPs routinely test for the disease, …

Cancer

Calculating myopia

<b>01 We began to develop the myopia calculator in January 2016 when we looked at the vast amount of data that we were producing at the Brien Holden</b> …

Optometry

Massive earthquakes no more likely to strike during full moon - Science News - ABC News

The full moon is traditionally a harbinger of all things mystical and creepy. But the idea that a massive earthquake is more likely to strike when …

Earth

Pregnancy and Asthma: Managing Your Symptoms

Asthma is a chronic lung condition. If you're pregnant, asthma can have an impact on your health and your baby's health. Find out what you need to …

Pregnancy

Universities Should Encourage Scientists to Speak Out about Public Issues

Opioids. Fracking. Zika. GMOs. Scientists should be speaking up about all sorts of science-based issues that affect our lives. Especially now, when …

Research

First patient enrolled in Zimura trial for Stargardt disease

The first patient has been enrolled in Ophthotech’s phase 2b trial of Zimura for the treatment of autosomal recessive Stargardt disease, the company …

Medicine

Holding in a sneeze could land you a week in hospital, doctors say

There’s a lot of old-school pseudo-medicine that says holding in a sneeze could be bad for your health: Sneezing helps get the devil out, so the …

Science

FDA: 2 Diabetes Drugs May Be Linked to Heart Failure Risk

<b>By Steven Reinberg</b><i><br>HealthDay Reporter</i><p>TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes drugs containing saxagliptin and alogliptin may raise the …

Diabetes

Asthma Treatment: 3 Steps to Better Asthma Control

Effective asthma treatment requires routinely tracking symptoms and measuring how well your lungs are working. Taking an active role in managing your …

Medical Research

Humans Have Genes To Heal Severe Spinal Injuries, Like This Fish Species

About 550 million years ago, when animals were still in the early stages of evolution, there lived a creature who was the common ancestor of both …

Psychology