05 November 2013, 04:01 PM ET
Parents of difficult toddlers can benefit from group training sessions, where they learn the skills needed to deal with temper tantrums and other disruptive behaviors alongside other parents, researchers say.
05 November 2013, 04:00 PM ET
Men with signs of heart problems who use testosterone therapy may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, a new study finds. The findings call for more cautious prescribing of testosterone, doctors say.
05 November 2013, 11:35 AM ET
The technology for huge robotic arms designed to help astronauts in space is being brought back to Earth to do some heavy lifting in cancer treatment — in the form of a surgical robot that promises to take breast biopsies with remarkable precision.
05 November 2013, 07:12 AM ET
People who longboard may be at greater risk for more severe injuries than those who skateboard, a new study suggests
04 November 2013, 04:00 PM ET
In teen boys, disordered eating may be centered on being muscular or buff, which could mean practitioners miss boys' dangerous behaviors such as taking untested supplements or steroids.
04 November 2013, 10:16 AM ET
A new robotic suit is helping people walk again. The Indego Exoskeleton — a flexible, supportive device developed by Vanderbilt University — is designed to help people rehabilitate after an injury or allow people with paralysis to walk again.
04 November 2013, 07:28 AM ET
A single dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be enough to generate long-term protection against infection with the virus, a new study from Costa Rica suggests.
04 November 2013, 07:24 AM ET
Girls in the U.S. may be reaching puberty at earlier ages than in previous decades, a new study finds.
01 November 2013, 05:47 PM ET
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels.
01 November 2013, 01:33 PM ET
Syphilis has been infecting people for centuries, and many researchers have tried to pinpoint the part of the world where the bacterium that causes the disease first appeared. Despite all efforts however, the origin of syphilis remains an enigma.
01 November 2013, 12:17 PM ET
People who follow a diet high in protein may initially lose weight, but such diets come with health risks of their own over time.
01 November 2013, 11:12 AM ET
The FDA found almost 7 percent of spice imports it examined were contaminated with salmonella.
01 November 2013, 11:09 AM ET
A new brain-machine interface could replace human administration of anesthetics to patients in a medically induced coma. The machine monitors a patient's brain activity and automatically delivers just the right amount of anesthetic to keep the patient un
01 November 2013, 08:07 AM ET
The percentage of babies born early in the United States has reached a 15-year low, according to a new report.
31 October 2013, 02:22 PM ET
The number of malaria cases in the United States is the highest in more than 40 years, according to a new report for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
31 October 2013, 10:54 AM ET
In this cool video, professor Abigail Marsh explains how multiple pathways can trigger a response to fear.
31 October 2013, 10:45 AM ET
The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus, which caused a pandemic in 2002 and 2003, likely originated in horseshoe bats in China, according to a new study.
31 October 2013, 09:45 AM ET
Autumn can bring a new crop of seasonal vegetables to your dinner table. Here are four vegetables in season in the fall, and a look at their nutrition.
31 October 2013, 07:37 AM ET
31 October 2013, 07:24 AM ET
Amyloid plaques are associated with many chronic and debilitating disorders.
30 October 2013, 06:13 PM ET
Drinking soft drinks alone gives teenagers more than the recommended maximum daily amount of sugar.
30 October 2013, 05:20 PM ET
With diagnosis, hepatitis C becoming treatable disease for many.
30 October 2013, 05:00 PM ET
The Internet can be both a positive and negative influence on teens and young adults at risk for self-harm or suicide, a new review suggests.
30 October 2013, 05:00 PM ET
One man's body odor was actually the result of a bacterial infection of his armpit hair, according to a new report of the case.
30 October 2013, 01:36 PM ET
Obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a mental disorder characterized by recurrent and persistent thoughts (obsessions) and ritualistic behaviors (compulsions) that interfere with a person's daily life and relationships.
30 October 2013, 01:15 PM ET
For the first time, researchers have used a natural compound to create small-scale 3D-printed medical implants. The implants are made using the natural compound riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2.
30 October 2013, 10:28 AM ET
Do these look like tentacles? Synthetic biology works with unnatural molecules and compounds to make tools familiar to natural biology.
29 October 2013, 07:40 PM ET
But is there any evidence that specific “brain training” can improve overall performance? Or is it all hype and hyperbole?
29 October 2013, 03:56 PM ET
A compound found in centipede venom could block many forms of pain. The new molecule could sidestep the problems of opioids, which are addictive and need to be given in ever-increasing doses to achieve the same level of pain relief.
29 October 2013, 03:54 PM ET
You don't have to avoid Halloween candy, but know your limits.
29 October 2013, 03:42 PM ET
Children who get chickenpox may be at increased risk for stroke soon after the infection, a new study from the United Kingdom suggests.
29 October 2013, 03:14 PM ET
Some researchers claim that there is scientific evidence linking Halloween spooks to rare but real medical conditions. Here's an explanation of how medical researchers may have discovered the scientific roots that underlie so-called monsters.