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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Schools that do random drug testing say it helps students say no to illegal drugs, while critics say it's an invasion of privacy. But feeling good about school may affect students' drug use more than the threat of testing.
A survey of high school students found that the possibility that ...
Friday, January 10, 2014
Death seems one of life's few certainties, but the cases of a girl and a young woman who are being kept on life support even though they are legally dead show how difficult it still can be to agree on the end of life.
In Oakland, Calif., the family of ...
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Everyone knows that the first rule of driving is never take your eyes off the road.
Teen drivers start off being careful, but they tend to start multitasking after just a few months behind the wheel, according to research published Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
And while ...
Monday, December 23, 2013
Here's the thing about gingerbread houses. You labor over them for hours. You painstakingly decorate them with gumdrops and candy canes.
And then, someone shakes the table it's sitting on, and boom! It all comes crumbling down, leaving a huge, house-shaped hole in your heart.
Never again, we said.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013
There's been a lot of talk about meningitis B lately. That's the type responsible for outbreaks at Princeton and the University of California in Santa Barbara.
And it got us thinking. How come this form of the illness isn't fazed by the vaccines given routinely to most young people ...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Princeton University has started vaccinating students against type B meningitis in an effort to stop an outbreak that's infected at least eight people.
The vaccine isn't approved for general use in the United States, though it is available in Europe, Australia and Canada. But the meningitis strain that hit the ...
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
The University of California, Santa Barbara is experiencing a meningitis outbreak a lot like the one that hit Princeton earlier this year. The California university confirmed a fourth case of meningococcal disease on Monday.
Like the outbreak at Princeton, this outbreak involves type B meningitis, a form of ...
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
The hyper-local food trend is really big right now. And apparently, NASA wants to make sure astronauts don't miss out. The agency recently announced plans to grow cress, turnips and basil on the moon.
And to protect the plants from the harsh cosmic radiation and the moon's lack of ...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
There's a widely held belief that women experience moodiness and fuzzy thinking because of the drop in estrogen during menopause. And women have looked to hormone replacement therapy for relief.
But researchers increasingly think there's not much of a link between declining levels of estrogen during menopause and cognition.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Friday, November 08, 2013
When our colleague Rob Stein got his microbiome analyzed recently in the name of science journalism, we were totally fascinated.
As Stein noted, it may be possible to cultivate a healthier community of bacteria on and inside us by modifying our diets.
Stein was advised to eat more garlic ...
Thursday, November 07, 2013
In the hunt for new ways to help people fight alcoholism, doctors are studying gabapentin, a generic drug that's commonly used to treat epilepsy and fibromyalgia.
In a 12-week clinical trial conducted by the Scripps Research Institute, people taking taking gabapentin were much better at reducing their alcohol intake than ...
Friday, November 01, 2013
A few years ago, cognitive scientist Duje Tadin and his colleague Randolph Blake decided to test blindfolds for an experiment they were cooking up.
They wanted an industrial-strength blindfold to make sure volunteers for their work wouldn't be able to see a thing. "We basically got the best blindfold you ...
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Have you ever wished that your iPhone could bring you the smell of coffee, curry or steak?
No? Well, there's a gadget for that.
Japanese company Scentee has invented a spherical iPhone attachment that can squirt out aromas ranging from flowery to savory. Each scent comes in a separate ...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Almost every day it seems there's a new use for 3-D printing.
In medicine, the printers are already making prosthetic hands, hearing aid cases and parts of human ears.
But the materials used in some 3-D printing processes could be toxic to humans, particularly if the products get inside ...