February 2014 Headlines

Prayer and Scalpel: Surgeons Who Pray for Patients

It would violate Mark Pool's medical oath if he didn't study every patient's case before operating. He feels the same about his faith if he didn't offer to pray with patients.

UK Unveils Rules for 3-Parent 'Designer Babies'

The United Kingdom has announced regulations for a new fertilization method that could create babies using sperm and eggs from three people.

Young Children Not as Fat as 10 Years Ago

The obesity rate among very young children dropped sharply in the last decade, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control.

Revamped Food Labels to Highlight Sugar, Calories

Those "nutrition facts" you see on food labels on nearly every package in grocery stores soon will be getting a new look.

Daily 'Selfie' Project Shows Aging Face over 30 Years

While the popularity of taking "selfies" has recently become a world-wide phenomenon, one man was about 27 years ahead of the curve.

Polio-Like Illness Affecting Children in California

A mysterious polio-like illness has been affecting a small number of children in California since 2012.

Major Medical Groups Want Fewer C-Sections

Cesarean births, or "C-sections," account for about a third of all deliveries in the United States, but some of the nation's top doctors say that's too many.

Can't Remember? Go Take a Walk

Taking a walk could be good for your memory, according to research from the University of Pittsburgh.

New Test Spots Depression Risks in Childhood

A new test could predict which children are at risk for depression later in life.

US Sees Record Number of In Vitro Births

A new report says up to 2 percent of babies born in the United States are conceived with advanced fertility help.

Scientists Make First Ever Lab-Grown Lungs

Scientists at the University of Texas have discovered how to grow human lungs in a lab.

Scientist Achieve Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough

A group of California researchers say they've taken a key step toward harnessing nuclear fusion as a new way to generate power.

Dump Sugar, Eat Fat and Cure Diabetes?

Even with sugary diets and soaring obesity rates, there's hope for diebetics. Some people are reversing the Type II disease, getting off their medications and feeling great.

New Payment Method Scans Veins, not Visa

Two friends in New Jersey have come up with PulseWallet, a system that links your credit card information and other payment methods to your palm.

Obamacare Forcing Calif. Docs to Turn Away Patients

Californians who signed up for Obamacare are having trouble finding doctors who can see them.

No More Cigarettes at CVS

Drugstore giant CVS plans to stop selling tobacco products, like cigarettes, this year.

Ken Ham Takes on 'Science Guy' in Creation Debate

The Creation Museum in Kentucky hosted a spirited discussion between the Bill Nye the "Science Guy" and founder Ken Ham on evolution versus creationism.

Sugar Intake Linked to Death from Heart Disease

Too much sugar in your diet might not only cause disease and health problems, but it literally could be deadly, according to a new study from JAMA Internal Medicine.

Cancer Cases Set to Surge in Next 20 Years

The world could be facing a record number of new cancer cases in the next 20 years, according to the World Health Organization.

FDA Launches Campaign to Reduce Teen Smoking

The Food and Drug Administration is launching a new campaign to reduce teen smoking.