Want a good laugh? Head to the hospital.
That’s no joke. Hospitals are signing up seniors — their customers — in wellness programs, smiles included.
Newest photos of Pluto reveal a peachy dwarf planet
Even with the unexpected downtime for New Horizons, NASA managed to scrounge up some new pictures.
Most antipsychotic drugs prescribed to teens without mental health diagnosis, study says
Study also shows boys have significantly higher usage rates than girls story
What happens to a coral reef when an island is built on top?
A construction project in the South China Sea raises questions about building in remote areas.
Your summertime guide to mosquitos: Why they bite and what to do about it.
It’s true they find some people irresistible, and they seem to have a taste for beer drinkers.
Cats may not be as much of a threat to wildlife as previously thought
They tend to stick to city and suburban areas, not rural ones or woodlands, a new study finds.
Here’s a lawn mower story intended to scare you
“It was the first time I’d seen the inside of both halves of a femur.”
After a heart-stopping glitch, NASA prepares for historic Pluto flyby
Things got scary for a few hours on July 4, but the New Horizons spacecraft is back to normal now.
Using his ears to see
Blind since he was 13 months old, Daniel Kish navigates the same way bats do — with echolation.
Age difference shows split even more than political parties
Profound generational gaps exist in a number of key issues.
When bugs want to bite, what do you do?
The EPA says you can safely use DEET to repel them, but some people keep searching for natural products.
Lying to the doctor can lead to many unhealthy side effects
There are a lot of reasons patients aren’t fully forthcoming, but none of them are good.
Philippines confirms second MERS case: How serious is the threat?
Janette Garin, secretary of health in the Philippines, told reporters there is no need to panic.
Noisy traffic linked to higher stroke rate
Loud road sounds can cause a number of health problems, WHO says.
For perennially exhausted women, advice on getting energized
Women who have it all find it includes a permanent state of tiredness.
Sorry, there probably isn’t life on Rosetta’s comet — even if ‘scientists’ said so
Reports of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s life have been greatly exaggerated.
Could traders’ hormones be responsible for ‘irrational exuberance’ in global markets?
It may sound far-fetched but researchers have highlighted that hormones, particularly testosterone and cortisol, may influence their decision making.
How jellyfish have become nature’s ultimate guerrilla protesters against power plants
The rise of jellyfish blooms have caused headaches for power plants.
California’s rural poor hit hardest as massive drought makes remaining water toxic
The groundwater in two valleys dropped so much that arsenic concentrated into unsafe levels.
Alzheimer’s spurs the fearful to change their lives to delay it
As the disease becomes more common, more take steps to prevent, or at least postpone, its onset.
‘Navigators’ for cancer patients a growing trend, but their value is debated
They help guide patients through a complex, fragmented and confusing system, assisting them with appointments, bills, transportation and other obstacles to care.
N.C. monitors the beachfront after surprising jump in shark attacks
In the latest Summer of the Shark — now at seven incidents in three weeks — scientists and officials struggle to explain what’s luring the creatures so close to beachgoers and the shore.
Theranos blood test: The insanely influential Stanford professor who called the company out for its ‘stealth research’
Theranos chief executive Elizabeth Holmes announced Thursday that her company’s finger-stick blood test has won clearance from the Food and Drug Administration. In February, Stanford School of Medicine professor John Ioannidis singled out the company for what he called “stealth research.“