A drone with a small parcel flies in front of journalists in Bonn Germany, Monday Dec. 9, 2013.  (AP Photo/dpa,Oliver Berg)

German firm testing drones to deliver goods

  FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany’s express delivery and mail company Deutsche Post DHL is testing a drone that could be used to deliver urgently needed goods to hard-to-reach places. The small pilotless helicopter flew […]


(AP Photo)

Biological marker found in autistic children

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and USC found a biological marker in autistic children that could lead to personalized therapies, the pediatric hospital’s Saban Research Institute announced today. Researcher Pat […]


Health effects of unemployment

CHICAGO (AP) – New research shows unemployment hurts more than your wallet; it may damage your heart. That’s according to a study linking joblessness with heart attacks in older workers. The increased odds weren’t huge, […]


Earlier puberty seen in boys, just like in girls

CHICAGO (AP) – Researchers have found signs of puberty in American boys up to two years earlier than previously reported. Other studies have suggested that girls, too, are entering puberty younger. Why is this happening? […]


New breast cancer clues found in gene analysis

NEW YORK (AP) – Scientists have completed a major analysis of the genetics of breast cancer and find four major classes of the disease. They hope their work will lead to more effective treatments. The […]


NFL pledges $30 million for medical research

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL has pledged $30 million for medical research to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday the funding to the NIH, which is part […]


FDA unveils safety measures for opioid painkillers

(AP) — Drugmakers that market powerful painkiller medications will be required to fund training programs to help U.S. doctors and other health professionals safely prescribe the drugs, which are blamed for thousands of fatal overdoses […]


Report: Too little mental health care for boomers

(AP) – Getting older doesn’t just mean a risk for physical ailments like heart disease and bum knees: A new report finds as many as 1 in 5 seniors has a mental health or substance […]


Unique cosmetic surgery moves body fat to breasts

A technique known as Brava/AFT (autologous fat transfer), a unique method for both breast augmentation and reconstruction was featured in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official journal of the American Society […]


Wanted: Bigfoot hair samples

(AP) — European researchers are planning to use new techniques to analyze DNA that could help crack the mystery of whether Bigfoot exists. In a project announced this week, Oxford University and Lausanne Museum of […]




Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 28,182 other followers