Seeing someone move an electric toward one of your limbs nerve-wracking. How does a cast saw work without cutting your skin?
We know that sleep is crucial for learning and memory - but exactly how the brain forms long-term memories not well understood.
A new study suggests that kids with autism get less exercise than their neurotypical peers, but we can work with them to give them more opportunities.
Scientists have identified a DNA-based biological clock that provides vital clues about how long a person is likely to live.
Vaccines delivered using microneedles can protect people against infection even better than the standard needle-delivered vaccine.
Researchers have discovered that vessels directly connecting the brain and the lymphatic system exist - despite decades of doctrine that they don't
Is blood ever blue? That is, is there ever really such a thing as blue blood - outside the science-fiction world, anyway?
Women who are naturally able to have children later in life - such as having a pregnancy in mid-30s - might have exceptionally long life spans.
Many everyday health myths are not only commonly accepted not only by the general population, but also by many physicians.
It's become accepted wisdom: 'Drink at least eight glasses of water a day!' But do you really need that much?
It's almost impossible to imagine antibiotics soon could no longer work. Unfortunately, the threat of antibiotic resistance is very real.
A team of scientists have developed a prototype DNA reader that could make whole genome profiling an everyday practice in medicine.
To explain more about Alzheimer's, the Mayo Clinic's Glenn E Smith, PhD, shares some of his knowledge about this mental illness.
The first blood test to diagnose major depression in adults has been created - the first objective, scientific diagnosis for depression.
People show great diversity in their ability to identify scents and odors. Interestingly, though, males and females greatly differ.
We know sleep is important tool for enhancing memory and learning skills - and now, some light has been shed on the role between dreams and memory.
Can newborn gene sequencing provide useful medical information beyond what current newborn screening already provides?
In a study conducted with advanced MRI methods, scientists have revealed the dynamics of how the blood in the placenta flows.
What do you say to a mother who just lost her child? To a neighbor who just lost her friend? Varbah Dolley often faces these scenarios fighting Ebola.
Ebola is a rare and deadly disease caused by a virus. Find out more about it and how it can be avoided here.
One overlooked way could potentially cut the risk of twin preterm birth in half, particularly in super high-risk twin pregnancies.
Teen depression often goes unrecognized, increasing the risk of substance abuse and many other problems. There's a new treatment method that might help.