December 2009 Headlines
With more than 4 million babies born in the U.S. each year, it may surprise you to learn the number one problem following childbirth is postpartum depression.
Guidelines for hazardous substances like radon, asbestos and lead already exist, but for those with mold lurking in their home, there's little warning.
Tying the knot reduces the risks of depression and anxiety. That's according to one of the most comprehensive studies conducted on the subject.
Health officials say swine flu was widespread in only four states last week, indicating the fall wave of illness is still declining.
Russia's space agency chief says a spacecraft may be dispatched to knock a large asteroid off course and reduce the chances of earth impact.
Johnson & Johnson is expanding a voluntary recall of Tylenol Arthritis Caplets due to reports of a moldy smell that can cause nausea and sickness.
Two new studies find shortfalls in the Food and Drug Administration's approval process for heart devices such as pacemakers and stents.
The Star of Bethlehem has fascinated writers for centuries. Was it a star? Was it a comet or simply a miracle? Some astronomers and historians are teaming up to give a logical, yet miraculous explanation.
Health care providers are offering gift cards that can be used to pay bills and insurance premiums or for specific services at eye doctors and dentist offices.
The Vatican said Wednesday the pope's decision to move Pope Pius XII closer to sainthood isn't an act of hostility against those who say he didn't sufficiently denounce the Holocaust.
The number of people suffering nearsightedness is dramatically increasing according to new studies
After weeks of shortages, health officials now say there is enough swine flu vaccine for everyone, including people that are not in high-risk groups.
Researchers say obesity in Africa is climbing among poor city dwellers who are eating cheap, high fat, high sugar foods.
As the world marks the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's The Origin of the Species
, a new film seeks to debunk his theory of evolution.
Radiation from CT scans may be linked to cancer and more deaths, according to studies published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
A New University of California study says using the Internet can help keep your brain "young."
A new study shows that drinking alcohol boosts a woman's chance of having a recurrence of breast cancer.
Swine flu has sickened about 50 million Americans, and killed about 10,000, according to new estimates released by federal health officials.
A new United Nations report on tobacco use found smoking kills nearly 5 million people a year.
A new study shows people may be able to predict their chances of getting heart disease just by measuring their waist-lines.
British researchers say there is little evidence Tamiflu stops complications in healthy people who catch the flu.
A new report shows that cancer deaths in the U.S. have been dropping since the 1990's.
The United Nations climate summit is going forward in Copenhagen despite what some are calling the worst scientific scandal of our time.
After five years of secret construction, the cloak is coming off a privately funded spacecraft designed to fly well-heeled tourists into space.
The government released several television and radio ads to counter the illness that has already infected millions.
A California company is recalling more than 20,000 pounds of ground beef because of possible salmonella contamination.
A new study appears to dispel the notion that there's a link between cell phone use and brain cancer.
A new study published in the journal Circulation shows exercise could help keep the cells in your body young.
Researchers have notified the NIH that they may apply for approval of another 250 stem cell lines.
Huge swarms of giant jellyfish are invading the waters along Japan's Pacific coast, putting the fishing industry in jeopardy.
A prominent scientist researching climate change is being investigated for e-mails he wrote suggesting that data on climate change be manipulated.
Scientists say they have connected a robotic hand to a man who had lost an arm, allowing him to feel sensations in the artificial hand and control it with his thoughts.
The White House says it still believes in global warming despite the recent discovery of documents suggesting the phenomenon poses no threat.