Scientists and public health officials are increasingly using digital surveillance tools to monitor diseases and plan how to react to outbreaks. The new technology has shortened by half the amount of time it takes for public health officials to determine that an outbreak has occurred.
Scientists who study insects are fascinated by a little-known species in Australia called "magnetic" termites. They won't stick to your refrigerator, but they do build their homes, mounds, in a particular orientation, seemingly based on the Earth's magnetic field.
Researchers at Brown University are putting people to sleep -- in the name of research. They're trying to determine what people dream, and what it means, by subjecting people to MRI scans as they dream, and then waking them up and asking what they were dreaming about.
Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder is becoming more common among kids. Rates of diagnosis have shot up over the past decade. At the same time, though, experts say some classes of kids are still going undiagnosed, perhaps because of where they live, or their gender.
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.
War simulations are being used by the military to mentally prepare and test soldiers for the stressful conditions they could face during war. Researchers hope to prevent future cases of PTSD among combat veterans through new initiatives they're testing now.
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.
Though people are capable of telling a lot of lies, it's often difficult to tell when others are the ones stretching the truth. A group of engineers have developed a lie-detecting kiosk that uses facial landmarks to detect deception. The technology could become the newest form of border security.
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.