Health & Medicine

  1. Health & Medicine

    The electric brain

    Electrical implants allowed a brain-damaged man to talk, eat, and move again.

  2. Health & Medicine

    A big discovery about little people

    Humans may have once walked the Earth with tiny people—a possible newly discovered species that scientists have nicknamed "hobbits."

  3. Health & Medicine

    Don’t Eat That Sandwich!

    If you drop a sandwich on the floor, how quickly does it pick up bacteria?

  4. Health & Medicine

    A Better Flu Shot

    A new kind of vaccine that's made in caterpillar cells prevents influenza.

  5. Health & Medicine

    Chew for Health

    Surprise your teacher: New studies show that chewing gum might be good for you!

  6. Health & Medicine

    Wake Up, Sleepy Gene

    Variation in the length of one gene affects how well you function when short of sleep.

  7. Health & Medicine

    Childhood’s long history

    Our ancient ancestors had long childhoods, just as we do today.

  8. Health & Medicine

    A fix for injured knees

    A new way of repairing a common knee injury might someday help athletes recover faster.

  9. Health & Medicine

    Eat Out, Eat Smart

    Knowing the number of calories in your restaurant meal can help you make healthier food choices.

  10. Health & Medicine

    Smiles Turn Away Colds

    A good mood and a relaxed attitude help keep colds away.

  11. Health & Medicine

    Hot Pepper, Hot Spider

    Hot peppers and spider venom can cause the same sort of painful burning sensation.

  12. Health & Medicine

    Disease Detectives

    This year's top young scientists faced medical challenges in labs at the National Institutes of Health.