Dogs help sniff out ovarian cancer in Pa. study
Researchers trying to develop a diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer are hoping dogs' keen sense of smell will lead them down the right path.
An early detection device that combines old-fashioned olfactory skills, chemical analysis and modern technology could lead to better survival rates for the disease, which is particularly deadly because it's often not caught until an advanced stage.
INTERNATIONAL: China promotes breast-feeding amid tainted milk
With her 1-day-old son propped against her in a hospital bed nursing, Qi Wenjuan says she has no desire to feed her child with infant formula.
"I don't trust baby formula," the first-time mother said, lying in the maternity ward of Beijing's Tiantan Hospital. "There are too many quality problems."
Study ties higher blood sugar to dementia risk
Higher blood-sugar levels, even those well short of diabetes, seem to raise the risk of developing dementia, a major new study finds. Researchers say it suggests a novel way to try to prevent Alzheimer's disease — by keeping glucose at a healthy level.
Family insurance in jeopardy at small companies
One casualty of the new health care law may be paid coverage for families of people who work for small businesses.
Tree poses for saplings: Kid-friendly yoga, cardio and strength exercises
The challenge was to lead a presentation on kids' fitness. The result was a new organization that brings health and fitness professionals out into the community, including to after-school programs.
SIDS rate has declined considerably, but efforts continue to save more young lives
I still put my 2-year-old to sleep on his back even though each morning he's snuggled on his tummy, head shoved into a corner of his crib.
Sick mouths may play a role in other diseases
Bacteria-laden mouths and bleeding gums are giving medical researchers plenty to think about.
Turns out gum disease is associated with a greater risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and even pregnancy complications.
Could a smartphone physical be in your future?
But what if these technologies not only make physicians' physical exams easier but also improve our interactions with patients? Smartphones can offer doctors a more reliable exam while increasing patient involvement in their care.
Study shows genetics can determine why we smell certain odors differently
All of us inhabit our own flavor world that is highly dependent on our genetic blueprint for being able to smell certain odors, according to two studies published by a New Zealand research group.
Are growing pains real?
Are growing pains real? If so, what causes them? And how do I make sure my kid never has them, because I really don't need another reason for screamy 3 a.m. wake-ups?
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