Science & Health

** FILE ** Reyna Murillo makes chocolate at the Scharffen Berger chocolate factory in Berkeley, Calif., in this Feb. 7, 2007 file photo.  The company was one of three premium chocolate companies recently purchased by Hershey's as it pursues high-end
Researchers may someday develop a therapy that has same health benefits as dark chocolate
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Fri, 02/28/2014 - 16:52
A health worker removes a dead chicken at a wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong, Jan. 28, 2014.
New H7N9 strain doesn't kill poultry or even make them sick, but it can be deadly when it is transmitted from a chicken to a person
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Thu, 02/27/2014 - 22:25
FILE - In this image provided by Duke University, lab research analyst Marshall Nichols does research relating to a new blood test, Sept. 17, 2013, in Durham, North Carolina.
Controversial test identifies protein and metabolic blood markers that scientists measure and use to determine a relative score that predicts the risk of death
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Thu, 02/27/2014 - 15:07
A screenshot from an illustratio on how to get kids and moms to wash their hands, Feb. 27, 2014.
A new study focuses on emotional appeals over hard facts to encourage kids and moms handwashing, one of the best and most underutilized ways to prevent disease
VOA science Correspondent Steve Baragona
Thu, 02/27/2014 - 15:02
FILE - Steve Caniglia holds his six-month-old son, Boden, in San Francisco, California, Feb. 19, 2014.
Risks for bipolar disorder almost 25 times greater; risk 13 times greater for ADHD and more than three times greater for autism, according to study
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Thu, 02/27/2014 - 10:44
Ongoing Turmoil Undermines Egyptians' Mental Health
As political, social strife continues, some psychiatrists warn numbers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders, anxiety-induced depression will surge
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Wed, 02/26/2014 - 19:29
(File) A child is vaccinated during a Malaria vaccine trial in Bagamoyo, Tanzania in Aug. 2007.
Concern grows about drug-resistant bacteria as antibiotics become automatic choice for treating children with fever
VOA science Correspondent Steve Baragona
Wed, 02/26/2014 - 13:10