A nasty intestinal bug sickens nearly twice as many Americans each year as was previously thought, according to the largest U.S. study to look at the problem.
European surgeons and engineers have devised a mind-controlled bionic hand that restores function almost as well as a flesh-and-blood transplant, but without the risk of rejection, a research paper said Wednesday.
Early results from an Ebola trial using the experimental drug Avigan (favipiravir) showed Monday it was somewhat effective at saving lives if given early in the illness, but not later.
It is the early hours of the morning and bars in the Liberian capital are packed as revelers drink, sing and rejoice their first night of freedom with the Ebola curfew lifted.
Dozens of traditional Aymara grandmothers ease many of the aches and pains of aging by practicing a sport that is decidedly untraditional in Bolivia -- team handball.
Researchers in Japan say black tea could help treat osteoporosis, a bone condition affecting older people, but admit you need to drink an awful lot of it.
Tiny nanoparticles that act like miniature drones could deliver a knock-out punch to plaque buildup in the arteries, according to an experimental approach described by U.S. scientists on Wednesday.
Satellites can help scientists follow parasites and viruses, and in some cases predict months ahead of time an outbreak of dengue fever or malaria, researchers said Sunday.
Breast cancer, prostate cancer, and even routine infections. A new report ties these and other maladies to smoking and says an additional 60,000 to 120,000 deaths each year in the United States are probably due to tobacco use.
Felicia Zander had a brain hemorrhage when she was six and spent more than a year in and out of hospital for X-rays, MRIs and about a dozen operations under general anesthetic.