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Playing 'natural sounds' affects the bodily systems that control the flight-or-fright and rest-digest autonomic nervous systems, with associated effects in the resting activity of the brain, new research shows.
Experiments in cells and mice suggest that a previous exposure to dengue or West Nile can make a Zika virus infection worse.
A new mouse study reveals a set of neurons that may point to physiological roots for the calming effects of breathing control -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
When Angels starter Matt Shoemaker takes the mound next week seven months after brain surgery, he will be wearing a protective headwear piece for protection.
A group of North Korean defectors seeking to create a government-in-exile held its inaugural assembly in Los Angeles.
Twitter has found more creative ways to ease its 140-character limit without officially raising it.
The relationship between vitamin C dosage and its effects on the duration of the common cold symptoms may extend to 6-8 grams per day.
A recent study suggests requiring emergency medical services personnel to ask about a patient's use of blood thinners could be vital to life-saving treatment.
In early March, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an ambitious $1.4 billion state plan to revitalize Central Brooklyn — a zone that experiences chronically high rates of unemployment, obesity, and murder....
Lack of support for mental health combined with a common fear of stigma means many do not get the treatment they need to live healthy, productive lives.
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization said it and partners have shipped 3.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccine to Brazil to...
When it comes to safe sex, a new study suggests middle-aged Canadians have something to learn from the younger generation.
Batman actor Ben Affleck promoted "Justice League" with Henry Cavill and Jason Momoa at CinemaCon after announcing he sought treatment for alcohol addiction.
Blind tadpoles were able to process visual information from eyes grafted onto their tails after being treated with a small molecule neurotransmitter drug that augmented innervation, integration, and function of...
The Pentagon has announced the death of a U.S. airman in Syria, saying the staff sergeant died in a non-combat related incident.
Deep threat Martavis Bryant is returning to the NFL.
Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state...
A Massey professor of microbiology has led new research that could yield a vaccine against an emerging deadly pathogen that has proven resistant to various treatments.
The freshman, sci-fi drama "Time After Time" has been canceled after five episodes, due to low ratings.
American Airlines said first officer William "Mike" Grubbs died after a medical issue during landing at New Mexico's Albuquerque International Sunport.
BOSTON -- Back on Feb. 8, Jabari Parker of the Milwaukee Bucks suffered a torn ACL and was lost for the season, taking his 20.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per...
An analysis of existing studies suggests that regular juice drinking isn’t linked to much weight gain in kids.
Treatment for addiction grew with the Medicaid expansion under Obama’s health care act, but millions may lose coverage if the House approves a measure to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Republicans behind a health care bill found a new way to ignore regular people.
More people are rejecting general anesthesia for procedures, prompting doctors to narrate their steps as they deal with alert patients asking questions.
A reporter finds that being operated on without general anesthesia has its benefits, but that her surgeon’s taste in music is not one of them.
A monthslong regimen can compensate for what eye muscles no longer can do.
There are few options for treating cholera in this desperately poor country. Vaccination may be the only way to contain the outbreak.