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December 09, 2019
Brain differences may be tied to obesity, kids' study says
New results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about ...
December 05, 2019
Drug can curb dementia’s delusions, researchers find
A drug that curbs delusions in Parkinson's patients did the same for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of ...
November 27, 2019
MRIs of dense breasts find more cancer but also false alarms
Giving women with very dense breasts an MRI scan in addition to a mammogram led to fewer missed cancers but also to a lot of ...
November 22, 2019
Pennsylvania to fund research into fracking health dangers
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday his administration will spend $3 million on a pair of studies to explore the potential ...
November 18, 2019
New, old drugs may offer fresh ways to fight heart disease
Novel drugs may offer fresh ways to reduce heart risks beyond the usual medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
November 16, 2019
Big study casts doubt on need for many heart procedures
People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve ...
November 15, 2019
Will you get dementia? Many may not understand their risk
Many older American adults may inaccurately estimate their chances for developing dementia and do useless things to prevent ...
November 13, 2019
3 universities, medical center get $1B to teach and research
Three universities and a health care institution are sharing a gift of more than $1 billion that’s one of the largest in the ...
November 12, 2019
Philanthropists give $106M to fund brain research alliance
Billionaire philanthropists Joan and Sandy Weill announced Tuesday they are donating $106 million to launch a research ...
November 11, 2019
Cholesterol levels dropping in US, but many still need care
Some good health news: Americans' cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting ...
November 06, 2019
Doctors try CRISPR gene editing for cancer, a 1st in the US
The first attempt in the United States to use a gene editing tool called CRISPR against cancer seems safe in the three ...
November 01, 2019
Scientists retract study suggesting mutation shortens life
Scientists have retracted a study that appeared to show people may live shortened lives if they carry a DNA mutation that ...
October 31, 2019
Actor James Cromwell arrested at Texas A&M regents protest
Actor James Cromwell and another man have been charged with disorderly conduct after police said they disrupted a meeting of ...
October 31, 2019
Science Says: How daylight saving time affects health
Office workers bemoan driving home in the dark. Night owls relish the chance to sleep in. As clocks tick toward the end of ...
October 29, 2019
Vaccine shows promise for preventing active TB disease
An experimental vaccine proved 50% effective at preventing latent tuberculosis infection from turning into active disease in ...
October 29, 2019
Trial opens in lawsuit over 'Frankenstein' use of remains
A retired FBI agent described a horrific raid of now-closed body donation facility Monday, recalling a table stacked with ...
October 23, 2019
Biogen reanalyzes studies, presses ahead on Alzheimer's drug
Biogen Inc. said Tuesday it will seek federal approval for a medicine to treat early Alzheimer's disease, a landmark step ...
October 21, 2019
Study points to virus as culprit in kids' paralyzing illness
Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a virus is to blame for a mysterious illness that can start like the ...
October 17, 2019
Officials study fire at California fuel site after quake
Officials were trying to determine Wednesday if a 4.5 magnitude earthquake triggered an explosion at a fuel storage facility ...
October 16, 2019
Study: 'Medicare for All' not only way to universal coverage
Health care memo to Democrats: There's more than one way to get to coverage for all. A study out Wednesday finds that an ...
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