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Where did dogs first appear? DNA points to Europe

Where did dogs first appear? DNA points to Europe

For years, scientists have been dogged by this evolution question: Just where did man's best friend first appear?

November 17, 2013 7:30 am
Fido's tail wags may reveal more than you think

Fido's tail wags may reveal more than you think

The way Fido wags his tail might reveal more about him than you know. Just ask another dog.

November 02, 2013 10:00 am
Love music? Thank a substance in your brain

Love music? Thank a substance in your brain

Whether it's the Beatles or Beethoven, people like music for the same reason they like eating or having sex: It makes the brain release a chemical that gives pleasure, a new study says.

January 13, 2011 12:00 am

Good marriage equals good blood pressure

A happy marriage is good for your blood pressure, but a stressed one can be worse than being single, a preliminary study suggests.

March 24, 2008 12:00 am

Super Bowl excitement may be hazardous

NEW YORK | For rabid fans of the New York Giants and New England Patriots, this Sunday's Super Bowl won't be just a game. It may be a health hazard.

January 31, 2008 12:00 am

Mediterranean for memory

A Mediterranean-style diet that appears to cut the risk of heart disease also may help protect against Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

April 24, 2006 12:00 am

Lie detectors turn to brain scans

CHARLESTON, S.C. | Picture this: Your boss is threatening to fire you because he thinks you stole company property. He doesn't believe your denials. Your lawyer suggests you deny it one more time -- in a brain scanner that will show you're telling the truth.

January 31, 2006 12:00 am

NBA: Fit or fat?

First it was obese football players. Now it's ... overweight basketball players?

March 14, 2005 12:00 am

Pill may help fight alcohol, drug abuse, scientists say

NEW YORK (AP) -- A pill that helps you lose weight and quit smoking? That was amazing enough to capture headlines last week. But scientists say the experimental drug might be even more versatile, providing a new tool to help people stop abusing drugs and alcohol, too.

November 15, 2004 12:00 am

Experts call for continued vigilance of Thai bird flu

NEW YORK -- Health authorities and flu experts say they're concerned but not alarmed by an apparent case of bird flu jumping from one person to another in Thailand. So far it looks like an isolated dead-end incident rather than the start of a major outbreak.

September 29, 2004 12:00 am
Teen T. rex ate its parents out of house and home

Teen T. rex ate its parents out of house and home

Think your teenager is growing fast? A new study said Tyrannosaurus rex launched into an explosive growth spurt in its teen years, packing on an average of nearly 5 pounds a day.

August 12, 2004 12:00 am

Human version of mad cow disease usually not linked to diet

Since the latest mad cow disease scare hit the headlines, the calls have been coming in to the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation: My loved one died of CJD, people say. Could it have been something he ate?

January 05, 2004 12:00 am

Monkeys elude attempts at cloning

NEW YORK -- Wanna clone a cow? A Massachusetts company guarantees a healthy calf for $19,000 -- and two for $34,000.

November 09, 2003 12:00 am
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