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(Reuters) - A U.S. judge’s ruling on Monday invalidating Allergan Plc’s patents on its blockbuster $1.5 billion dry-eye medicine, Restasis, has cast d..
Photo: JERRY LARA /San Antonio Express-News Growing older is not optional, but getting and staying in good physical shape certainly is a matter of cho..
From Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie, arsenic is often the poison of choice in popular whodunits. But in ultra-low dosage, and in the right form, t..
Immunotherapy for leukemia patients has been nothing short of a miracle. Now scientists hope to use that science and other forms of gene therapy to ta..
Researchers at top hospitals in the U.S. and Canada have developed an ambitious plan to eliminate unnecessary medical testing, with the goal of reduci..
Animated films are notorious for sneaking little jokes and oddities into the frame. That’ll happen when each piece of the movie takes so long to creat..
Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) is a Chicago graduate student with a deep fascination with urban legends, which she and her friend Bernadette (Kasi Lemmo..
We are often at our most vulnerable with physicians and nurses, which might be why stories of crimes committed by medical professionals seem so shocki..
Having a sick baby is heartbreaking. So Helena Lee, a nurse practitioner in England, was understandably upset when her 8-week-old son, Alfie, spiked a..
A North Carolina woman had been slashed and stabbed 123 times when her newlywed husband claimed he awoke last month — after taking too much cold medic..
It’s gray and raining and about 65 degrees, but more than 70 people are lined up in a field in central Wisconsin, undeterred by the gloom — or the wai..
(HealthDay)—Everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVSs) are associated with increased odds of scaffold thrombosis and other thrombotic ..
Demi Lovato has always been honest with her fans, but the singer has never been more real about the first quarter of her life — until now. The 25-year..
A patient fills out a form while her blood and saliva are screened for hepatitis C and HIV in the rural town of Spencer, W. Va. Through partnerships, ..
The iPhone-maker almost bought medical clinic startup Crossover Health in a move that would have potentially fast-tracked the idea of Apple-branded he..
Sound wave enables the sensation of hearing, and is an important way of communicating in the animal world. In physics, sound is considered as a mechan..
Nearly half of all US medical care is delivered by emergency departments, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School..
The Walking Dead is headed into all out war in season 8, as Rick Grimes tries to mount an insurrection against the fascistic rule of Negan and The Sav..
So far, most episodes of The Mindy Project’s sixth and final season have landed on really strong endings. “The Midwife’s Tale” is no exception. But as..
Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a last year for his social networking giant. But another business leader is swooping in with something far greater: a 300-yea..
The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) conducted a clinical observation of scalp acupuncture treatment for 68 chi..
A pharmacist technician fills a prescription for the anti-diarrhea drug diphenoxylate hydrochloride and atropine sulfate in Sacramento, Calif. At a he..
In this picture taken on Monday Oct. 16, 2017 and provided by The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces outlet that is c..
Sound wave enables the sensation of hearing, and is an important way of communicating in the animal world. In physics, sound is considered as a mechan..
Most - and possibly all - ovarian cancers start, not in ovaries, but instead in the fallopian tubes attached to them. This is the finding of a multice..
Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a syst..
Researchers aiming to understand why autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are more common in boys have discovered differences in a brain signaling pathway ..
“Ticketed spectators watched anatomists slice into the distended bellies of decomposing corpses, parts gushing forth not only human blood but also fet..
A few days to cool off and think things through may be enough to prevent hundreds of homicides each year, according to a new study in PNAS. A study tr..
For the first time, researchers have been able to identify effective treatments for patients with rare cancers by analyzing genes and proteins in thei..
Researchers in Oslo, Norway, have discovered that zinc binding plays an important role in the sensing and regulation of pH in the human brain. The fin..
A new study found that about one out of nine American men is infected with oral HPV. The growing risk of the STD calls for a renewed focus on the avai..
Cats' claws are pitting animal rights activists against veterinarians in battles over legislation that would outlaw declawing of cats, except in the r..
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria as Islamic State militants make their last stand in the city of Raqqa (all times local): 2:45 p.m. I..
Many people think a flu shot can make you a little sick.  But is that true? At Verify, I’ve gotten that question a few times. For answers, I reviewed ..
As guardians of health and gatekeepers to the world of medicine, primary care doctors are expected to plunge dauntlessly into the most delicate topics..
LONDON (Reuters) - An experimental cancer drug discovered by Hutchison China MediTech has demonstrated promising activity in shrinking tumors in lung ..
Introducing a small levy of 10 pence per drink to the price of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) sold in Jamie's Italian restaurants across the UK is l..
Melissa Etheridge says she feels like a “rock star now” that she’s been arrested for marijuana possession. “I’m in good company,” the singer tells Var..
An estimated 120 million people worldwide are infected with lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic, mosquito-borne disease that can cause major swelling an..
Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGG), the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differen..
The amount of time spent sleeping in the United States has dropped significantly in the past twenty years with almost a quarter of women and 16 percen..
In the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting, Garen Wintemute, MD, MPH, from the Violence Prevention Program at UC Davis, says that if Congress and the ..
The future is here, and boy is it spicy. Alphabet's Project Wing announced Monday that it will start delivering burritos to hungry customers via drone..
(Reuters Health) - High-intensity resistance and impact training (HiRIT) may improve bone and muscle strength in select postmenopausal women with oste..
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday invalidated patents on Allergan Plc’s dry-eye medicine Restasis on grounds that the patents cover ideas that are ob..
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics said the first patients have been enrolled in a late-stage trial of its treatment for amyotrophic la..
(Reuters Health) - Roughly one in nine U.S. men have oral infections of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), more than triple the infection ..
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Voting sites were shifted to distant neighborhoods with rampant crime. Ballots featured the faces of opposition candidates w..
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater has been cleared to rejoin the Minnesota Vikings for practice, roughly 14 months after a dislocation and ..