Health

What Ebola Survivors Reveal About the Virus, ZMapp

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The outbreak spreading through West Africa has a 53 percent fatality rate, according to the World Health Organization, meaning 47 percent of people survive the gruesome infection. And experts say those people could hold clues to Read More

Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in Louisiana Water Supply

iStock/Thinkstock(BATON ROUGE, La.) — Louisiana officials have cautioned residents to be careful after a deadly brain-eating amoeba was found in a parish water supply. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced that the Naegleria fowleri amoeba was Read More

How to Do the Most for Your Child's Education

iStock/Thinkstock(AMES, Iowa) — If parents leave it up to schools to do all the heavy lifting when it comes to educating their kids, then they’re not doing all they can to help their children succeed academically, according to an Iowa State University Read More

Social Media Users Shy Away from Controversial Postings

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — One of the big complaints about social media is that people seem all too willing to share every opinion they have with the world. But a new Pew Research Center poll in conjunction with Rutgers University challenges that view, at least Read More

Couples Who Smoke Pot Less Inclined Toward Violence

iStock/Thinkstock(BUFFALO, N.Y.) — A controversial new study suggests that married couples who get high on marijuana are less inclined to be involved in domestic violence than people who eschew the drug. University of Buffalo researchers came to that conclusion Read More

Study Suggests Wolves Show Empathy Through Yawning

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Not only are wolves social animals, similar in some ways to humans and chimpanzees, but according to a new study, they may also share a propensity for contagious yawning, just like primates. According to the study, published in the Read More

A Look Inside a Slum Cut Off by the Ebola Outbreak

Dr. Richard Besser/ABC News(MONROVIA, Liberia) — REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK by ABC News’ Dr. Richard Besser The streets outside West Point are empty of pedestrians. Shops normally bustling with activity are boarded up. This poor community in the capital of Read More

Obese Boys Start Feeling Bullied at Age 6

iStock/Thinkstock(ROTTERDAM, Netherlands) — The social problems for kids who are overweight or obese include bullying, which many assume begins in later grades of primary school or in high school. However, Dutch researchers from Erasmus University Rotterdam contend Read More