July 18, 2013 The Pandoravirus is so big you can see it in an ordinary microscope. Scientists say its size may have helped fool amoebas and other potential hosts into eating it. But this virus doesn't pose a threat to humans. It's more of a Trojan virus than a surprise from Pandora's Box.
July 18, 2013 Pesticides carry warning labels that spell out health risks and how workers should protect themselves — but those labels are usually in English. More than 80 percent of the workers in the "salad bowls" of Salinas, Calif., or Yuma, Ariz., are Hispanic. Many have difficulty communicating in English.
July 18, 2013 A former aid worker turned his photography hobby into a career after taking pictures of patients in the tuberculosis wards at hospitals in the former Soviet Union. His award-winning photos show inequities in treatment and also glimpses of hope.
July 18, 2013 Officials in Sheboygan, Wis., scrambled to contain a deadly, drug-resistant form of tuberculosis. An outbreak there serves as a reminder that the contagious disease still poses a threat in the U.S. Treating just nine cases will take months and cost millions of dollars.
July 17, 2013 If you think deep yellow yolks are an indicator of higher nutritional value in eggs, think again, scientists say. Egg yolks come in a rainbow of colors — from pale white to red orange or pink. They may look strange, but they're still good for you.
July 17, 2013 Alarmed at ballooning waistlines in a region where fast food is common and comfortable outdoor exercise is not, the local government is offering citizens a gram of gold for each kilogram they lose by Aug. 16.
July 17, 2013 Public health officials thought West Nile virus was history. But in 2012, the virus struck back, sparking a major outbreak around Dallas that killed 19 people and left hundreds more disabled. Scientists say they've discovered key clues in the Dallas outbreak that could help predict future outbreaks.
July 17, 2013 The number of babies born with the life-threatening disease will climb by a third in the next 40 years, scientists say. The vast majority of sickle cell cases will occur in developing countries, which don't have the resources to treat deadly complications arising from the genetic disorder.
July 16, 2013 KCURSecure data storage is a big selling point for Cerner. But the company also develops software for all kinds of medical settings, and it even sends tech people to hospitals to run their information systems. Founded in 1979, Cerner now employs 12,000 people, and it can't hire engineers fast enough.
July 16, 2013 The new co-host for TV chatfest The View is a vivacious and outspoken model, actor and activist for children, seemingly a perfect person to have at the table of the successful network talk show. But Jenny McCarthy is also one of the nation's leading skeptics about the safety of childhood vaccines.
July 16, 2013 Geneticists, pharmacologist and mathematicians combine their powers to answer one of the most vexing questions in modern oncology: Why don't anti-cancer drugs always work?
July 16, 2013 Many parents consider teenagers' social media lives to be a dark, mysterious void. But parents who are connected to their children on Facebook and Twitter are more likely to have strong ties in real life, a study finds.