News of Note

Gender Matters

The correlation between diabetes and the risk of heart disease is nothing new; but recent findings suggest the risk may be stronger in women than in men.

Clearing The Air

We know that cars and trucks produce pollutants that can be harmful to our health; but a group of scientists wanted to learn how these pollutants impact childhood asthma.

Not surprisingly, they found that urban areas were the biggest offenders, contributing to 4 million new cases of childhood asthma every year, worldwide.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

If you like your food a little on the spicy side- this next story may make you think twice before adding more chili peppers to you meal.

Addicted To Gaming

The gaming industry has grown quite a bit since we were all playing Super Mario Bros. on the NES. In fact, according to a report by Reuters, gaming is bigger than any other form of entertainment, including television.

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Gaming Addiction

World Health Assembly

The LUKE Arm

A new robotic hand named after Luke Skywalker is giving amputees a sense of touch and better hand control; and they don't have to go to a galaxy far, far away to get it.

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Science Robotics

Falling Birthrates

American women are having fewer babies than ever before, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control. In fact, fertility rates are now at the level where the nation cannot replace it's existing population.

Hygiene Hypothesis

Getting up close -- and a little dirty -- with farm animals just might help us fend off illness, at least that’s what some researchers at Ohio State University are saying.