August 2009 Headlines
Yellowstone is actually the world's largest mega-volcano measuring at 53 miles across, and it has produced the planet's most monstrous eruptions.
There is good news regarding aging. It turns out, just because you get older doesn't necessarily mean your health and happiness go down the drain.
This could be a very bad season for the flu and many believe that season could start early.
Soccer moms and wrestling dads, there is a challenge you never want your little athlete to face.
New research shows it's possible for an individual to change sexual orientation, but the APA isn't buying it.
MRSA is a resistant form of staph infection that can be deadly if not treated in time.
The London Independent reported that researchers are working on a new technique that would swap genes in unfertilized eggs.
Experts are uncertain if it will take one or two doses of the new H1N1 vaccine to give the proper protection needed against the new swine flu.
Paul Bryan and Patti Ford were strangers until they were brought together by a similar problem - the need for a life-saving kidney transplant.
Space shuttle Discovery pulled up and docked at the international space station on Sunday night.
The U.N. Economic, Social and Cultural Organization issued its recommended sex education curriculum for kids age 5 to 18.
World-famous, Christian runner and ex-congressman Jim Ryun is now promoting hearing awareness, something he knows about first-hand.
When the Discovery shuttle launched, Astronaut Patrick Forrester carried a piece of missionary pilot Nate Saint's aircraft, the Piper PA-14.
It could be a major medical breakthrough in the study of the non-reversible brain disorder that some 4 to 5 million Americans are dealing with today.
If it stays on its northwestern track, it could carry hurricane-force winds to the tip of resort-dotted Baja California by late Monday.
Space shuttle Discovery is finally on its way to the international space station.
The brand new H1N1, or swine flu, vaccine is being tried out on children at eight medical centers across the country.
This is the time of year when many children get their shots. But the whole ordeal can be traumatic for kids and parents. Expert Robert Luka gives parents tips on how to cope.
Tropical Storm Danny has weakened over the Atlantic and is barely a tropical storm.
Government health officials are saying the much feared swine flu is not all it is been cracked up to be.
Tropical Storm Danny has strengthened a little in the Atlantic as it moves toward land while Ignacio has been downgraded to a tropical depression far out in the Pacific.
Forecasters say people in the Bahamas and the southeastern U.S. should keep an eye on Tropical Storm Danny, which could slowly get stronger as it moves toward land.
Researchers in two different studies suggest being severly overweight is a potential health problem.
NASA called off the launch of space shuttle Discovery for a second time Tuesday after a critical fuel valve failed to work properly.
Gardasil has been controversial since it was introduced three years ago and now parents are concerned about the safety of vaccinating their teenage daughters.
The American Heart Association says it is time for Americans to cut way back on their sugar consumption.
A special White House panel is warning the country to prepare for a swine flu outbreak. The government is working on a vaccine, but it may not be ready in time.
The White House says 20 to 40 percent of Americans will come down with the swine flu this fall.
NASA will try again to launch the shuttle Discovery to the international space station on Wednesday.
Calls to poison control centers about teens abusing attention-deficit drugs soared 76 percent over eight years.
The World Health Organization predicts that swine flu will spread so fast in the coming months it will seem to be a worldwide explosion of cases.
The National Center for Health Statistics revealed that men are now living, on average, to age 75 and women to 80.
Healthcare workers may soon get microchips to make sure they wash their hands.
A different issue in health care impacts all of our families: How do you find a quality doctor? How do you avoid medical mistakes? Angie Hicks has the answer.
Forecasters said Bill could get even stronger as it howls over the open Atlantic.
Instead of the anticipated 120 million vaccinations, there will only be 45 million available with 20 million more doses shipped weekly.
Kids with a broken arm do better on a simple over-the-counter painkiller than on a more powerful prescription drugs, a surprising study finds.
NASA says it does not have enough funding to study all of the asteroids that could threaten Earth.
Weight training can actually help breast cancer survivors, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Hundreds of schools are heeding the government's call to set up flu-shot clinics this fall.
Researchers at the University of Californa, San Francisco, have discovered a gene that lets people get enough rest with just six hours sleep, but only three percent of humans have it.
A 90-year-old Oregon man was blind but now says he can see.
The Food and Drug Administration says the suicide risk linked with antidepressants varies by age group.
A study suggests colon cancer patients who took the dirt-cheap wonder drug reduced their risk of death from the disease by nearly 30 percent.
A new documentary film takes a look at the rights and wrongs of using stem cells for curing serious diseases.
The study shows women who had a mother, sister, or other close relatives with breast cancer had a 59 percent lower risk of developing the disease if they breastfed.
Government officials are getting ready in case there's a swine flu epidemic this fall and that has schools and workplaces on high alert.
Hundreds of Americans in eight cities are lining up for experimental swine flu shots in a race to get a vaccine out in case the new flu virus regains strength this fall and winter.
Researchers say a small number of young law enforcement officers who participated in the World Trade Center rescue and cleanup operation have developed an immune system cancer.
An outspoken Christian, has been confirmed the head the National Institutes of Health.
Practical considerations are being overlooked in a debate that's become a passionate argument about the government's reach and role in medical matters.
U.S. health officials have released new guidelines for schools on how to handle swine flu outbreaks.
A new study in Time magazine says television is more harmful to your child's health than you may think.
The swine flu pandemic is spurring makers of seasonal flu vaccines to ship them to the U.S. market well ahead of schedule.
U.S. health officials will soon release plans instructing schools on how to handle possible swine flu outbreaks.
Yukon River smokehouses should be filled this summer with oil-rich strips of king salmon, but they're mostly empty.
Federal regulators on Tuesday added stronger warnings to a group of best-selling drugs used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.
Antidepressant use among Americans has doubled between 1996 and 2005, a new study shows.
New studies show 70 percent of children and adolescents in the U.S. do not get enough vitamin D.
Los Angeles officials say a new test may help determine which kids could join street gangs.