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Archived Since:June 8, 2008

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Exercising can improve the symptoms of sleep apnea

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Walking, running and strength training led to fewer sleep interruptions and less drowsiness.

This ‘ancient city’ below the sea wasn’t built by humans

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The mysterious structures were actually built by hungry bacteria.

Patients and doctors urge reconsideration of NIH shake-up

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Members of both groups are protesting the demotion of hospital leadership.

Where do dogs come from? There might be two answers.

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

A new study posits that wolves were domesticated into dogs twice, in both Asia and Europe.

Stanford researchers 'stunned' by stem cell experiment that helped stroke patient walk

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Stanford researchers studying the effect of stem cells injected directly into the brains of stroke patients said on Thursday that they were "stunned" by the success of the treatment in some patients.

Scientists say they've one-upped photosynthesis with a 'bionic leaf'

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

It doesn't look anything like a leaf, but it turns sunlight into fuel 10 times more efficiently.

After secret Harvard meeting, scientists announce plans for synthetic human genomes

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Genetic manipulations promise medical breakthroughs, but ethical concerns loom

Does your sunscreen actually work as advertised?

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Here’s how the stuff is tested and what all those labels really mean for you.

'Like' it or not, teen brain is primed to join the crowd

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Social media experiments confirm adolescent need for peer acceptance is a neural issue.

Jane Goodall to Cincinnati zoo director: 'I feel so sorry for you.'

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The famous primatologist said she thought Harambe the gorilla had put his arm around the toddler who fell into his enclosure.

What to order when you’re buying new (and pricey!) eyeglasses

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Scratchless lenses and coatings are worth it, but skip the anti-blue-light coatings.

Pluto's icy heart is still 'beating' like a 'cosmic lava lamp'

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The surface could get a facelift as often as every 500,000 years or so.

It's final: Selling just about any item containing elephant ivory is a crime in the U.S.

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The Obama administration finalized a rule that bans nearly all sales of products containing elephant ivory, sending a message to the rest of the world to do the same, officials said.

Death Talk Is Cool At This Festival

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

In a sunny patch of grass in the middle of Indianapolis’ Crown Hill Cemetery, 45 people recently gathered around a large blackboard. The words “Before I Die, I Want To …” were stenciled on the board i...

The crushing toll African women pay to collect cleaner water

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Cleaner drinking water is more available in sub-Saharan Africa. But the work of getting it is backbreaking, and it falls far more often on women and children.

When a toddler fell into a zoo enclosure 20 years ago, he was saved — by a gorilla

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Binti Jua gained international fame when she scooped up the boy, cradled him and carried him to paramedics at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois.

Signs of Madagascar's first settlers discovered — and they came from 3,000 miles away

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The settlement of Madagascar by people from southeast Asia has been called "the single most astonishing fact of human geography for the entire world."

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