March 2011 Headlines
As powerful quakes rock various places, many are finding the Bible's warning on the end times even more compelling. Experts say a 'big one' could hit soon.
Americans have developed a drinking problem with "convenience." Now, some physicians are sounding the alarm on energy and sports drinks.
Scientists are studying the correlation between sunspot activity and the severe winters many parts of the world are experiencing.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that the increasingly popular water walking balls seen at amusement parks may cause suffocation or drowning.
The National Research Council says the U.S. is not prepared to handle the aftermath of a major earthquake and it points to the government's response to Hurricane Katrina as an example.
The Japanese nuclear crisis has reignited a debate in the U.S. over the government's role in distributing a cheap anti-cancer drug to people living around nuclear power plants.
At one point, little Robert "Boo" Maddox V had to be put on life support. His hospital stay spanned two birthdays and 10 surgeries.
The prospect of ever hearing from the stuck Mars rover Spirit is fading after it failed to respond to repeated calls from Earth.
Add "Facebook depression" to potential harms linked with social media, an influential doctors' group warns.
A new survey of the nation's female veterans found America's veterans affairs care for women is lacking.
Many studies have shown a healthy person is generally more productive and happier. One California company is putting that theory to the test.
A dangerous drug-resistant bacterium has been spreading among patients in Southern Calif., according to a study by Los Angeles County public health officials.
Researchers analyzing toxin levels in tens of thousands of toenail clippings determined that mercury from eating fish does not raise the risk of heart disease or stroke.
A new link has been found between marijuana use and mental illness.
According to the American Heart Association, people who eat a diet high in fiber when they're young are less likely to have heart problems later in life.
Some Christians are getting organized in order to fight back against a sex-saturated culture.
Medical experts say the potassium iodide doesn't protect other parts of the body, and isn't a definite treatment for radiation exposure.
"Huffing," or inhaling household chemical vapors to get high, is often associated with young people, but a new study says it's now a growing addiction for adults.
Jim Berkland, a former U.S. Geological Survey analyst, predicts that an earthquake may hit California sometime between March 19 and 26.
For the first time, Earth has a regular orbiting eye-in-the-sky spying on the solar system's smallest planet, Mercury.
The estimate of 78 years and 2 months is for a baby born in 2009, and comes from a preliminary report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Japan's nuclear crisis is spiking demand in the U.S. and a few other places for a cheap drug that can protect against one type of radiation damage.
Researchers have developed several of treatments for radiation illness - products that can help cleanse radiation from the blood, or boost the immune system.
A few hospitals are opening ERs specially designed for seniors, without all the confusion and clamor and with a little more comfort.
The number of cancer survivors in the United States is increasing by hundreds of thousands a year, and now includes roughly one in 20 adults.
The new "HCG Diet" claims to make it possible to lose 1-2 pounds a day. But some medical experts say the new fad can be dangerous.
Space shuttle Discovery aimed for an on-time touchdown Wednesday to wrap up a long flying career.
The gaps and stringy fibers in these space rocks sure look like bacteria, and a NASA researcher has caused a stir with claims that they're fossils of alien life. But as NASA found 15 years ago, looks can be deceiving.
On the Big Island of Hawaii, scientists have warned there could be a hazardous eruption from the Kilauea volcano.
Discovery, the world's most traveled spaceship, left the International Space Station on Monday for the last time.
A multi-million dollar rocket carrying a satellite meant to help NASA study global warming crashed into the Pacific Ocean, Friday.
Tests to determine if bone fragments found on a remote South Pacific island are the remains of Amelia Earhart are inconclusive, researchers announced.
A growing number of young Americans say they're virgins, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
More than one-third of U.S. adults get less than seven hours of sleep per night and that could cause them problems while they're awake.
Frequent exercise by adults can help delay the aging process, according to a Canadian study.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday declared the eastern cougar to be extinct.
The FDA ordered the removal of about 500 prescription cold, cough and allergy medications that have never received government approval for safety and effectiveness.
New research shows a link between obesity and an aggressive type of breast cancer.
The number of people having virtual colonoscopies is on the rise, according to a study in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
You've heard of the placebo effect, the healing power of positive belief. This is the "nocebo" effect, the flip side, almost its evil twin.
The Pentagon has poured millions of dollars into the development of tiny drones that can record sights and sounds.