1. Health & Medicine

    Even a little coffee may up heart risk

    Drinking just 1 to 3 cups of coffee daily may adversely affect blood concentrations of cholesterol and homocysteine.

  2. Health & Medicine

    Constipation might signal Parkinson’s

    Men who are constipated are more likely to develop Parkinson's disease than men who are not.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Obesity linked to pancreatic cancer

    People who are obese or who have led sedentary lives with little exercise are more likely than others to develop pancreatic cancer.

  4. Archaeology

    Ancestors who came in from the cold

    Researchers found the remains of a 36,000-year-old human occupation in the Russian Arctic, which represents the earliest evidence of a human presence that far north.

  5. Archaeology

    Neandertals used tools with versatility

    Microscopic data from artifacts found at two Ukrainian sites indicate that Neandertals used stone tools in flexible ways that allowed them to maintain a broad diet for nearly 50,000 years.

  6. Health & Medicine

    Heard about Choline?

  7. Health & Medicine

    Two drugs may enhance recovery from stroke

    Two drugs, levodopa and dextroamphetamine, may help stroke patients to recover the ability to move and speak.

  8. Anthropology

    Neandertals show ancient signs of caring

    A partial jaw unearthed in France indicates that Neandertals extensively cared for sick and infirm comrades beginning nearly 200,000 years ago.

  9. Health & Medicine

    Painkillers may damage hearts

    A retrospective study suggests that commonly used painkillers called COX-2 inhibitors may slightly increase a person's risk of having a heart attack.

  10. Health & Medicine

    Placebos are dead, long live placebos

    A study provides new evidence for the placebo effect and suggests a mechanism through which placebos might benefit patients with Parkinson's disease.

  11. Health & Medicine

    Study challenges surgery for lung disease

    Patients with the most severe emphysema shouldn't undergo major surgery that removes part of their damaged lungs.

  12. Health & Medicine

    Walking and eating for better health

    A low-fat diet and regular exercise can ward off diabetes in people at high risk of developing the disease.