By Enjoli Francis

Medical Unit
Feb 10, 2015 8:30pm

Napping at Work Movement Boosted by Eye-Opening Study

There’s new science out today attempting to debunk the commonly held workplace belief that if you snooze, you lose. Researchers in France studying a small group of young, healthy men found that when the men experienced a night of sleep deprivation — just two hours… Read More »

By ABC News

A Day in the Life
Feb 4, 2015 12:35pm

World Cancer Day: Life After Recovery

By Emily Helck There’s a phrase that was tossed around a lit class I took once: the long 18th century. It refers to the fact that, in the West, the influence of this century stretches longer than its 100 years. The ideas that defined it… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Jan 8, 2015 4:59pm

The Dirty Little Secret That May Lead to New Antibiotics

There’s a growing list of superbugs that antibiotics are barely keeping up with — MRSA, C.difficile and tuberculosis — and some are even untreatable but a recent study has revealed that scientists may have have found new antibiotics to potentially save thousands of lives, in… Read More »

Medical Unit
Dec 23, 2014 11:23am

Besser Ebola Blog Posts

July 26th Hero Doctor Battles Ebola August 25th Looking for Hope in the Ebola Hot Zone August 26th 2 African Ebola Patients to Be Discharged From Hospital After Getting ZMapp Dispatch from the Ebola Hot Zone Ebola Ward Sees Flood of Patients, Outflow of Bodies August 27th A Look Inside the Slum Cut… Read More »

Medical Unit
Dec 23, 2014 11:22am

Dr. Richard Besser – Social Media Ebola Coverage

The Emergency Room is closed at Liberia’s largest hospital. Fear of #Ebola + lack of medical staff. Tragic situation pic.twitter.com/rFwjbJ3IyE — #Richard Besser (@DrRichardBesser) August 25, 2014   They are suiting up to go into to #Ebola ward. Have to make their own hoods. Ran… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Nov 26, 2014 4:34pm

Twitter Chat Tips on the Benefits of Gratitude

By Dr. Chris Terndrup, ABC Medical Unit Yesterday, ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser took time to express gratitude in the form of a tweet chat. The chat covered what the science says about gratitude: It can improve everything from emotional… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Nov 25, 2014 8:04pm

‘It’s Magical’: Tot Hears After Getting Cochlear Implant

For the last six months, 2-year-old Asher Goldberg has been adjusting to sound, learning about his world, picking up words and even dancing to music. After he was born, his parents endured several months of testing before doctors confirmed that he was deaf. “It was… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Nov 19, 2014 3:25pm

Manning Up for Men’s Health Awareness

By Dr. Deena Adimoolam, ABC News Medical Unit Thanks to an increased risk of heart attacks, cancer and mental health problems, men live on average five years less than women. The Movember movement aims to help men get healthier by raising awareness for common ailments… Read More »

By ABC News

A Day in the Life
Nov 7, 2014 4:00am

Why ALS Can’t Stop Me from Dancing

By Catherine G. Wolf I was at a blues concert in north of New York City when I started to feel sorry for myself. I have ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, so I was self-conscious of the thick drool dripping from my mouth,… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Oct 26, 2014 2:00pm

Chemical in Cocoa May Boost Brain Power

By Dr. Crystal Agi A chemical found in chocolate may improve brain function, according to a small new study released today by doctors at Columbia University. Their research was partially funded by candy-maker Mars, Inc., and additionally supported by grants from the National Institutes of… Read More »