A bad night’s sleep for a child could mean more, in the long run, than just a cranky kid. New research suggests that childhood sleep troubles may be a potential marker for alcohol, cigarette and drug problems later in life.
Genetics researchers are reporting some exciting progress in the search for a cure for genetic brain-wasting diseases like Huntingtons disease. These painful, fatal diseases often dont cause symptoms until after their victim has passed it on to their children.
A second Californian has died of West Nile virus. This summer, the virus has spread from coast to coast, and caused several fatalities. Medical researchers have come up with a vaccine they want to test on people. But they say the rapid spread of the disease is making that testing difficult.
Everyone struggling against obesity wishes for a safe, effective treatment to keep them from putting on the pounds. But a natural hormone thought to do just that is turning out to be tougher to test than was hoped for.
The Olympics are weeks away and organizers are scuttling to further tighten security. Researchers say terrorist groups are doing organizing of their own, using a trait found in evolution to train suicide bombers.