July 2010 Headlines

Robotic Legs Help the Paralyzed Walk

New Zealand scientists have developed a way for wheelchair users to walk again through the use of robotics.

Hormones: The Balance of a Healthy Body

For those who often find themselves eating too much of the wrong food -- out of control hormones could be to blame for the cravings.

'Expelled' Professor Stands for Scientific Integrity

The 2008 film "Expelled" stirred controversy by exposing the scientific community's prejudice against those who question the theory of evolution.

Ship Lost for More Than 150 Years is Recovered

Canadian archeologists have found a ship abandoned more than 150 years ago in the quest for the fabled Northwest Passage.

New Titanic Expedition Will Create 3D Map of Wreck

Scientists will launch an expedition to the Titanic to assess the condition of the world's most famous shipwreck and create a detailed 3D map to "virtually raise the Titanic" for the public.

Study: Socializing Can Help You Live Longer

Your friends may be more valuable than you think.

Tests Aim to Settle if Fresher Blood Works Better

This summer, hospitals around the country are launching major new research to try to settle if fresher blood really is better for at least some patients.

Medical Marijuana to be OK in some VA Clinics

Patients treated at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics will be able to use medical marijuana in the 14 states where it's legal.

Doctors Warn of Whooping Cough Comeback

In the 80s and 90s, whooping cough was one of the most common childhood diseases and a major cause of childhood death.  Now, it's back again.

Military: Mental Illness Discharges Increasing

More U.S. soldiers are being forced out of the military because of mental health disorders.

CDC: Most Teens Choose to Abstain

The most common reason the teenagers gave for abstaining was that the practice goes against their religion or morals.

Sister Monument to Stonehenge May Have Been Found

The survey team which uncovered the structure said it could be the foundation for a circle of freestanding pieces of timber, a wooden version of Stonehenge.

Zzzz-Mail? Why Sleepwalkers and E-Mail Don't Mix

Doctors are treating a new sleep disorder called sleep-mailing - a term referring to people who send e-mails in their sleep. The condition can often be embarrassing.

Twin Astronauts Will Fly Last Shuttle Mission

Twin brothers who used to be rivals and are now astronauts will head into space next year to make history.

Scientists Find Most Massive Star Ever Seen

A huge ball of brightly burning gas drifting through a neighboring galaxy may be the heaviest star ever discovered.

Fish Eaters Could Have Lower Risk of Eye Disease

Some older adults could lower their chances for vision loss by eating fish at least once a week.

Study: Meat Eaters Could Pack on More Pounds

The more meat you eat, the more weight you will gain over time, according to a new study by British researchers of the Imperial College in London.

AIDS Spreading in Eastern Europe, Central Asia

Experts and activists are warning that AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia is on the rise.

'Final Exit' Billboards Promote 'Right to Die'

Several controversial euthanasia billboards have begun appearing on some coastal roadsides in New Jersey and in San Francisco.

AIDS Breakthrough: Gel Helps Prevent Infection

For the first time, a vaginal gel has proved capable of blocking the AIDS virus.

Microneedles May Make Getting Flu Shots Easier

One day your annual flu shot could come in the mail.

Army Suicide June Rate More than One a Day

The Army has reported a record number of suicides in June at a rate of more than the month's number of days.

FDA Panel Rejects Weight Loss Pill

Health experts said the drug can help people lose weight, but they warned that the drug's side effects outweigh those benefits.

Experimental Diet Pill Shows Promise, Little Risk

An experimental diet pill helped about half the people who tried it lose some weight and keep it off a year later, without the heart problems that some earlier drugs caused.

Trans Fats Ban Hits California State Fair

Food police in California are taking their crusade to a place where fried foods reign: the state fair.

Diabetes Drug Could Be Pulled from Shelves

Makers of the diabetes drug Avandia are under fire for failing to notify the Food and Drug Administration of its possible harmful side effects.

Study: Obese Men Face Higher Death Risk

Researchers concluded that men who are obese by age 20 die an average of eight years earlier than those who aren't.

Thousands of Toxic Teen Jewelry Pieces Recalled

About 137,000 pieces of imported children's jewelry sold at two stores popular with preteen girls - Justice and Limited Too - were recalled Tuesday.

Alzheimer's Advances Show Need for Better Drugs

Scientists are reporting advances in detecting and predicting Alzheimer's disease at a conference in Honolulu this week.

FDA to Review First of 3 New Weight Loss Drugs

Dieters, doctors and investors get their first extensive look at the first of a trio of new weight loss drugs this week.

Secrets of the Stars: Look Great at Any Age

Thanks to a new set of non-surgical treatments, you can maintain a youthful appearance - without going under the knife.

Weekend Total Solar Eclipse Visible to Lucky Few

Unlike recent solar eclipses, this year's complete blotting out of the sun will be visible only in a narrow slice of the Southern Hemisphere.

French Team Performs Face Transplant with Eyelids

A French surgeon said Thursday he has conducted a full-face transplant including eyelids and tear ducts, in a rare operation on a 35-year-old man with a genetic disorder.

Solar Plane Successfully Lands in Switzerland

An experimental plane powered totally by the sun has successfully completed its first 24-hour test flight.

Sugary Drink Ban Takes Effect in San Francisco

San Francisco has begun replacing sugary beverages in the city's vending machines with healthier choices like soy milk, rice milk and other non-dairy drinks.

CDC: Cancer Screenings Will Save More Lives

Nearly 10,000 Americans die every year, because they don't get screened for cancers.

Life-Saving Tips 101: Kids & Summer Safety

During the summer time, parents have to ramp-up their strategies for keeping their children safe. 

Health Overhaul First Provisions Start to Kick In

The first stage of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is expected to provide coverage to about 1 million uninsured Americans by next year.

'Green' Theme Park Planned Near Houston

The EarthQuest Adventures theme park will sprawl across 1,600 acres and include 50 different rides in five-themed areas.

Dutch Group Admits Errors in U.N. Climate Report

A Dutch environmental agency says a key U.N. report on climate change has even more errors than previously noted.

Experts Stress Fireworks Safety on the Fourth

Safety officials are once again reminding Americans to be careful this holiday,because fireworks are not only dangerous -- they are also deadly.

CPSC: Caution Needed at Pools over Holiday Weekend

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning that an extra dose of vigilance is needed as Americans head to swimming pools to cool off over the Fourth of July weekend

Millions of Vaccine Doses to be Burned

About a quarter of the swine flu vaccine produced for the U.S. public, a whopping 40 million doses worth about $260 million, is being written off as trash.

Hurricane Alex Weakens, Leaves Path of Damage

Hurricane Alex is losing strength as it moves inland, but the storm has still managed to leave a path of destruction.