A new beauty salon open in San Francisco features "the ancient Thai art of face slapping," which claims to reduce wrinkles and firm the face for $350. As AP's Haven Daley reports, dermatologists are skeptical of those claims.
AP (Aug. 22, 2014) Strangers no more. A young Wisconsin girl this week meets the donor who saved her life with a bone marrow transplant. The 'one perfect match' for Mira Erdmann flew from Germany to meet her, and her ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Apr. 20, 2015) An ultra-realistic humanoid robot called 'Han' recognises and interprets people's facial expressions and can even hold simple conversations. Developers Hanson Robotics hope androids like Han could ... watch video
AP (June 3, 2013) Genetic mutations that raise the risk of breast cancer, like the kind Angelina Jolie has, are surprisingly common in black women with the disease, according to a new study that could help explain why ... watch video
AFP (Nov. 17, 2015) A New York medical center says it has carried out the most complex and comprehensive face transplant to date, operating on a fire fighter horribly disfigured in 2001.
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AP (July 23, 2013) After the shock of losing a limb has faded, amputees face huge expenses for prosthetics, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Regulations mandating what insurance companies must cover vary ... watch video
Feb. 3, 2016 Depression is a serious issue for expecting mothers. Left untreated, depression could have implications for a fetus's health. But treating the disease during pregnancy may carry health risks for the ... read more
Feb. 2, 2016 The risk of a child breaking a bone can depend upon their ethnicity and where they live in the UK, according to a new study. An analysis of the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink database found ... read more
Feb. 1, 2016 Using nanoparticles to engineer a special drug, a team of researchers has demonstrated in mice a new way to both reduce preterm birth and avoid the risks of medication in pregnancy to unborn ... read more
Feb. 1, 2016 Epidemiologic data from non-pregnant women has linked poor sleep with obesity and weight gain. The researchers in this study set out to determine the relationship between objectively measured sleep ... read more
Feb. 3, 2016 The widespread belief that radiation from X rays, CT scans and other medical imaging can cause cancer is based on an unproven, decades-old theoretical model, according to a ... read more
July 27, 2015 If you’re skeptical about the claims made by cosmetics firms about the attributes of their lotions and potions, you’re not alone. A new study shows how little truth there seems to be in those ... read more
Feb. 12, 2014 People who appreciate the beauty of mathematics activate the same part of their brain when they look at aesthetically pleasing formula as others do when appreciating art or music, suggesting that ... read more