health & medicine
The National Football Leagues faces a lawsuit claiming the NFL put its business relationship with official helmet maker Riddell before the safety of its players. The lawsuit also accuses the helmet company of making inadequate football helmets for years, despite improvements in their latest line.
Researchers, in preliminary research, have found Botox might bring relief to patients suffering from depression or anger issues. Though Botox is typically used cosmetically and for a number of health issues, some hope this means it could be used for mental health reasons in the future.
A new study from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology released Monday says fewer women with ovarian cancer seek the best care. Complicating matters, one reporter says women who do choose to undergo these aggressive treatments oftentimes have a hard time finding a qualified surgeon.
New research released Sunday reveals that, for the first time, a baby born infected with HIV has been cured of the diseases. Though doctors are excited about the news, they remain cautious and unsure of what this could mean for future cases of HIV.
Scientists have found a number of genetic triggers common to five different major psychiatric diseases, pushing them in new directions for potentially one day treating or preventing the diseases all together. But there's still a long way to go before that day comes.
A 3-dimensional printer has aided a group of bioengineers in creating a life-like human ear, which could revolutionize bioengineering. But the possibilities stretch far and wide, with one start-up creating 3-D printer for the public it hopes will encourage creativity.
Ariel Sharon, Israel's former prime minister, has been in a permanent vegetative state since he suffered a stroke in 2006. Recently new tests have revealed brain activity -- leaving researchers surprised and raising a whole host of new ethical questions.
The harder and longer someone works, the more tasks get completed. Or so logic would seem to say. Now, critics are saying productivity actually increases as workers slow their pace.
Parkinson's disease effects millions of people worldwide and includes symptoms like tremors, slow movement, and muscle stiffness. But though the disease is often difficult to detect, a group of researchers are optimistic about the success of developing a test, based on people's voice.
Thousands of former professional football players and their wives have filed a class action lawsuit against the National Football League. Now, the NFL is faced with ameliorating the problem, as well as, perhaps, a legal battle that the organization could lose.