Health & Medicine

  1. Animals

    An inspiring home for apes

    A group of scientists wants to establish preserves where orangutans and other primates have the chance to learn and create.

  2. Animals

    Hot tail gives warning

    Ground squirrels can heat up their tails to signal and perhaps taunt rattlesnakes.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Workouts: Does Stretching Help?

    Stretching before exercise or sports may not improve performance or reduce the chance of injury.

  4. Animals

    Male baboons get mellow

    Females may get male baboons to tone down violent behavior and become more cooperative.

  5. Health & Medicine

    Allergies: From bee stings to peanuts

    As more and more people develop allergies, researchers are looking for ways to treat and prevent severe allergic reactions.

  6. Animals

    Snagging insects, hummingbird style

    A hummingbird has an unexpectedly flexible lower bill to help it catch bugs.

  7. Animals

    Ganging up to grab more food

    Food-snitching birds may drive wolves to hunt in large packs.

  8. Animals

    Some birds heed a monkey’s warnings

    An African forest bird can tell which monkey alarm calls to pay attention to.

  9. Health & Medicine

    Moving Good Fats from Fish to Mice

    Healthful fats from fish could end up in beef, eggs, and other foods.

  10. Health & Medicine

    Walking to exercise the brain

    Light exercise can help elderly people keep their brains in shape.

  11. Health & Medicine

    Building a food pyramid

    Experts are trying to work out new rules on which foods to eat and which ones to avoid.

  12. Health & Medicine

    Strong Bones for Life

    Weak bones are an increasing problem for kids and teenagers.