References
07 January 2015, 10:00 PM ET
Heart rate, also known as pulse rate, is the number of times your heart beats per minute. A normal heart rate depends on the individual as well as a variety of factors.
06 January 2015, 09:55 PM ET
The element lithium can treat bipolar disorder and help prevent suicide, but people taking it should stay hydrated and watch for side effects.
06 January 2015, 09:42 PM ET
For many years, this dinosaur was mistakenly called Brontosaurus.
06 January 2015, 08:34 PM ET
Ayurveda is an ancient health care tradition practiced in India.
06 January 2015, 08:21 PM ET
Blood pressure is one of the vital signs that doctors measure to assess general health.
06 January 2015, 08:16 PM ET
Properties, sources and uses of the element iron.
05 January 2015, 09:51 PM ET
Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells. It is the most common type of cancer in children, but more adults get diagnosed with leukemia.
05 January 2015, 09:40 PM ET
Properties, sources and uses of the element phosphorus.
05 January 2015, 09:24 PM ET
The anti-inflammatory painkilling drug ibuprofen is effective against fever, menstrual cramps, headaches, toothaches, joint pain and backaches.
05 January 2015, 09:18 PM ET
Ice bucket challenges aside, treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive and fatal neurological disease, is limited. However, promising research is ongoing.
24 December 2014, 11:46 PM ET
Wolf spiders are large hunting spiders that exhibit unique parenting habits.
24 December 2014, 11:33 PM ET
The term "daddy longlegs" can refer to three different types of bugs, and only one of them is a spider.
24 December 2014, 10:08 PM ET
'The kissing disease' also spreads through shared utensils and coughing and sneezing.
24 December 2014, 02:12 AM ET
The weak force is one of the four fundamental forces that govern all matter in the universe. Through the process of beta decay, it plays a crucial role in powering stars and creating elements.
23 December 2014, 11:50 PM ET
Brachiosaurus stood taller than most dinosaurs.
23 December 2014, 11:28 PM ET
There are more than 800 species of these hairy, nocturnal archnids.
22 December 2014, 09:41 PM ET
Garden spiders are the creators of the delicate, circular, spoked webs that are the classic image of a spider web.
22 December 2014, 09:23 PM ET
Since the late 1700s, the world's climate has been changing rapidly, mostly due to human causes.
22 December 2014, 09:01 PM ET
Properties, sources and uses of nitrogen, one of the most abundant gases in Earth's atmosphere.
22 December 2014, 08:50 PM ET
The black mamba is one of the fastest and deadliest snakes in the world. Two drops of its venom can kill a person.
18 December 2014, 11:04 PM ET
Cobras are large, venomous snakes with a trademark hood. They hiss and spit and can raise the upper part of their bodies high enough to look you in the eye.
18 December 2014, 10:54 PM ET
Prenatal genetic testing may diagnose any complications or developmental issues.
18 December 2014, 10:15 PM ET
There are three types of infections that can affect the inner of outer ear. Ear infections are most common in children.
18 December 2014, 06:06 PM ET
Properties, sources and uses of the element mercury.
17 December 2014, 11:15 PM ET
The consequences of global warming are expected to be far-reaching, long-lasting and, in many cases, devastating.
17 December 2014, 11:10 PM ET
Strep throat is a bacterial infection. It is very contagious and can lead to severe complications.
17 December 2014, 10:39 PM ET
About 300 million years ago, all the seven continents formed one massive supercontinent called Pangaea.
16 December 2014, 09:46 PM ET
Laryngitis is inflammation of the larynx (voice box). The swelling causes hoarseness and limits your ability to talk.
16 December 2014, 09:29 PM ET
Camel spiders are not spiders, and they don't eat camels — or people. These arachnids became infamous after the Gulf War.
16 December 2014, 09:12 PM ET
Properties, sources and uses of the element magnesium.
16 December 2014, 12:46 AM ET
Coral snakes are small, vibrantly colored, highly poisonous snakes found in Asia and in the Americas. When threatened, they make a popping sound with their cloacas — essentially a fart.
15 December 2014, 09:19 PM ET
Global warming is the gradual heating of Earth's surface, oceans and atmosphere.