Health

(Undated) -- Women might be just as good at finding breast tumors as doctors. A new study suggests that most women who do self-exams for breast cancer find tumors at about the same size as doctors. However, older women are more likely to have a tumor discovered via doctor...
(Undated) -- Punishing children who wet the bed might the situation worse. That's according to a new study that showed children were more likely to wet the bed again or be depressed if they were punished. Nighttime bedwetting, which about a third of parents punish their kids for...
(Undated) -- Having a complex job might keep your brain in shape as you age. A recent study suggests that regardless of IQ, people with more complicated jobs are more likely to be better thinkers as they get older. People with careers in fields such as architecture or...
(Washington, DC) -- Four congressional lawmakers are calling for a thorough review of experiments done on baby monkeys at a National Institutes of Health lab. The lab in question conducts maternal deprivation experiments on hundreds of infant monkeys. The animals are subjected...
(Atlanta, GA) -- Up to a dozen lab technicians at the CDC in Atlanta are being monitored for Ebola symptoms after they may have been exposed to the deadly virus. The "Washington Post" reports the possible exposure took place Monday when scientists conducting research mistakenly...
(Geneva) -- Ebola continues to spread in Sierra Leone with over 300 new cases reported last week. The latest figures from the World Health Organization show there were 156 confirmed cases reported in Guinea during the same period. The W-H-O says the global death toll from Ebola...
(San Francisco, CA) -- Health officials are recommending an end to the lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. Many medical groups and gay activists say the 31-year-old policy is no longer justified. Rachel Silverman reports from San Francisco. Play Clip
(New York, NY) -- Millions of people could be getting dangerously false information from blood pressure apps. A new study shows that seven Android apps that have been downloaded more than two-million times aren't giving accurate readings. The apps claim to measure blood pressure...
(Zurich) -- Constantly fiddling with your smartphone will strengthen certain parts of your brain. A neuroscientist at the University of Zurich in Switzerland did some research comparing smartphone users to traditional cellphone users. The researchers discovered that brain...