Health News

New Study Finds Underweight People More Likely to Develop Dementia (April 11, 2015): A new study links being underweight in middle age with an increased likelihood of developing dementia latter in life.

Medieval Remedy From Bald's Leechbook Found to Kill MRSA (March 30, 2015): A medieval remedy from the Leechbook has been found to kill MRSA. Scientists found it kills 90% of the antibiotic-resistant superbug.

Death Toll in West Africa's Ebola Outbreak Passes 10,000 (March 12, 2015): 10,000 have died from the ongoing ebola outbreak in West Africa

Neurosurgeon Says First Human Head Transplant Could Happen by 2017 (March 3, 2015): Neurosurgeon Dr Sergio Canavero thinks a human head transplant could work as early as 2017.

Microneedle Patch Technology for Polio Immunization Gets Funding (February 24, 2015): Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation fund development of microneedle patch technology for polio immunization.

Ebola Virus Family is 16 to 23 Million Years Old (October 27, 2014): Scientists say the ebola virus family, called filovirus, is at least 16 to 23 million years old.

CDC Anthrax Scare Blamed on Breach of Protocol (June 21, 2014): CDC is blaming its anthrax mishap on a breach of protocol. The breach may have exposed 84 CDC workers to live anthrax bacteria.

Parasite Egg Found in 6,200-Year Old Grave Suggests Ancient Irrigation Systems Spread Disease (June 20, 2014): The egg of a flatworm parasite found in a 6,200-year-old grave suggests ancient irrigation systems may have helped spread disease.

Tick Preserved in Ancient Amber Reveals That Lyme Disease is Older Than Humans (May 30, 2014): Spirochetes found in a tick preserved in 15 million year old amber reveals that lyme disease has been around since before humans arrived.

Walking Doesn't Impair Thinking Ability Say University of Michigan Researchers (May 11, 2014): University of Michigan researchers find that walking doesn't impair thinking in a study using treadmills and the Brooks spatial working memory task.

Exploding Head Syndrome is a Real Sleep Disorder (May 6, 2014): Exploding head syndrome is a real sleep disorder says Washington State University researcher.

Young Blood Recharges Old Mice Brains Say Stanford Researchers (May 5, 2014): Stanford researchers have found that young blood can restore mental capabilities in old mice. The circulatory systems of mice were connected in the study.

Researchers Find Amoebas That Nibble Human Cells to Death (April 28, 2014): Researchers find parasites that nibble human cells to death.

Study Finds Surface Area of Human Digestive Tract is 30 to 40 Square Meters (April 27, 2014): A new study has found that the surface area of the human digestive tract is about 30 to 40 square meters, much less than previously thought.

Scientists Grow Human Skin Layer in the Lab (April 25, 2014): Scientists have grown the first lab-grown epidermis. The skin layer, grown from human stem cells, could help replace animals in drug and cosmetics testings.