Health & Medicine

  1. Health & Medicine

    Getting Enough Sleep

    Kids and teens need plenty of sleep but have trouble getting enough.

  2. Health & Medicine

    A Sour Taste in Your Mouth

    Researchers may have pinpointed how the tongue's cells detect sour tastes.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Sun screen

    Too much exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays can damage human skin. That's why doctors recommend people who will be outdoors for long hours in the summer sun protect their skin.

  4. Health & Medicine

    Germ zapper

    A compound found in nature kills certain bacteria in a new way.

  5. Health & Medicine

    Prehistoric trips to the dentist

    Thousands of years ago, some people had holes drilled into their teeth.

  6. Health & Medicine

    Attacking Asthma

    Most kids with asthma no longer have to limit their activities.

  7. Health & Medicine

    Taking a Spill for Science

    Studying how and why people fall provides insights into movement and balance.

  8. Health & Medicine

    Eating Troubles

    Researchers are zeroing in on what causes certain people to see food as the enemy.

  9. Health & Medicine

    Spit Power

    Saliva provides clues about diseases, dental cavities, and who might have been at a crime scene.

  10. Health & Medicine

    Hear, Hear

    Listening to loud music or playing in a rock band without ear protection can lead to hearing loss.

  11. Health & Medicine

    Flu Patrol

    Scientists are preparing for a possible flu epidemic.

  12. Health & Medicine

    Training your brain to feel less pain

    People can ease pain by using their minds to reduce activity in a certain brain area.