Computer Chemicals Linked to Pancreatic Cancer : Discovery News

The disease that Steve Jobs was diagnosed with in 2004 has been associated with chemicals used in the production of computers. Photo: Pancreatic tumor cells (light brown); credit: Kenneth...

As Vaccinations Decline, Whooping Cough Returns : Discovery News

Has a whooping cough outbreak in Washington State been caused by parents? It’s a horrific and heartbreaking sight: Whooping cough victims wracked with prolonged coughing spasms so violent that...

Do You Have Food Allergies? Are You Sure? : Discovery News

Though food allergies can be deadly, they are less common than most people think. A seven-year-old girl in Virginia recently died from a severe allergic reaction to a peanut. The girl,...

Chinplants Now Fastest Growing Cosmetic Surgery : Discovery News

Surgery to improve people’s chin profile is up 71 percent from 2010. Apparently video chat is the new mirror, and chinplants are the new Botox. The American Society of...

DNA Blood Test Detects Down Syndrome Better : Discovery News

New test returns fewer false positives than standard testing. A blood test for pregnant mothers that detects an unborn child’s DNA is better than standard tests at detecting Down...

Erasing (And Restoring) the Brain’s Memories : Discovery News

A new technique could lead to treatments for PTSD and Alzheimer’s. A better robot brain may still be a ways off. In recent years, researchers studying the brain have...

Human Trials Set for Suspended Animation: Could Severe Hypothermia Save Your Life? : Discovery News

Credit: John Lamb/Getty Images When you hear “suspended animation,” you may think of Ted Williams, or simply dismiss whoever’s talking. But that’s about to change, as scientists are moving...

Hints of More Dangerous West Nile Virus: DNews Nugget : Discovery News

Doctors report they’re seeing more cases of neurological damage from what may be a new, nastier strain of the West Nile virus. NOV 9, 2012 09:49 AM ET // BY THE DNEWS...