August 28, 2014
12:56 am
Health News
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Not only are wolves social animals, similar in some ways to humans and chimpanzees, but according to a new study, they may also share a propensity for contagious yawning, just like primates.According to the study, publi
Dr. Richard Besser/ABC News(MONROVIA, Liberia) -- REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK by ABC News' Dr. Richard BesserThe streets outside West Point are empty of pedestrians. Shops normally bustling with activity are boarded up. This poor community in the capital of Liber
Courtesy Boston Children's Hospital(BOSTON) -- Though doctors spend decades perfecting their crafts, they don’t exactly get dress rehearsals when it comes to performing complex surgeries on one-of-a-kind patients.Enter the 3D printer.At Boston Child
iStock/Thinkstock(ROTTERDAM, Netherlands) -- The social problems for kids who are overweight or obese include bullying, which many assume begins in later grades of primary school or in high school.However, Dutch researchers from Erasmus University Rotterd
iStock/Thinkstock(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Six hours of sleep a night doesn’t sound like a lot, especially when health experts say that adults should get at least seven or eight hours of shuteye to be at their best the next day.Wishful thinking perhaps, s
iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- Kids grow up so fast, the old saying goes, but that’s not really the case if you compare them to other mammals. However, one part of the body that seems to be on overdrive in the growth department is the brain, accordin
iStock/Thinkstock(HAMILTON, Ontario) -- Oh, your aching knee!If you’re in your 50s and suffering from age-related tears in the cartilage that cushions the knee joint, think twice about having arthroscopic surgery to correct the problem.Doctors at Mc
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Cats often exhibit behavior that is confounding to humans. Sometimes, though, they can be just like us, like at dinner time when the portion in front of them isn’t enough to satisfy their appetites.Italian researchers Technologies/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- According to researchers, the largest ongoing study on heart disease may be heavily tilted towards younger men, leaving out significant data on women, minorities and older people.The report, publis
Dr. Richard Besser/ABC News(MONROVIA, Liberia) – REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK by ABC News' Dr. Richard BesserBlue steel gates guard the back entrance to an Ebola treatment center, where new patients flood in faster than bodies are removed. On Tuesday, I met
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MONROVIA, Liberia) -- Two African health workers who received doses of the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp are set to be discharged from the hospital later this week, a Liberian health official told ABC News Tuesday.Three African heal
Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Football equipment manufacturer Riddell has released a brand-new model of football helmet that it says flexes to help absorb impact, helping to minimize concussion risk, and a number of NFL and college football players an
Courtesy Dr. Richard Besser(MONROVIA, Liberia) -- Aid groups in West Africa are scrambling to build treatment centers for the growing number of Ebola patients in the region.The latest construction in Kenema, Sierra Leone, will house patients currently flo
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- States that have legalized medical marijuana may be reaping an unintended benefit from easing up on restrictions: They appear to have nearly 25 percent fewer deaths from overdoses involving prescription painkillers, a new st
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- At work, are you ruminator or a forward thinker?As researchers from Florida State University and University of Arkansas point out, one is better than the other and it doesn’t really take much thought to guess the right
Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Bringing your kids to the doctor’s office for vaccinations doesn’t have to be an ordeal, according to Columbia University nurse practitioner Rita John.Understandably, children, particularly the little one
Purestock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If you’re one of those glass half full kind of people, you might also be someone who doesn’t drink excessively.Although the glass being half full typically pertains to optimism, in this case, it’s a way
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A psychological study conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles found that children may face declining social skills due to their increased use of digital media.According to a UCLA press release, researcher
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 250,000 kids who have never smoked a cigarette used e-cigarettes in 2013.The study, published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Researc
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