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Medicare's fall enrollment period ends Dec. 7. With Part B premiums jumping 23 percent for many Medicare recipients, looking for savings is worth your..
Using CRISPR-Cas, researchers modified the gut bacteria Escherichia coli so these can record interactions within their environment. How can this impac..
A large cohort study in South Africa has revealed that that low-level viraemia (LLV) in HIV-positive patients who are receiving antiretroviral treatme..
(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers working at Harvard University has found evidence that suggests a certain type of bacteria found in colon cancer..
This photomicrograph reveals Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria using acid-fast Ziehl-Neelsen stain; Magnified 1000 X. The acid-fast stains depend on..
(Newser) – Diane Bishop has stage 4 ----- cancer, but she now feels like she has a new lease on life. That's because the Canadian woman not only rece..
This is the fifth and final article in a five-part series. In my previous essays I have outlined the huge problems with cost, quality and access facin..
When you think of sporting gear, you normally think of something made of hard plastic to protect your unmentionables or maybe those Warwick Capper-sty..
Bats are the only mammals capable of true flight. Scientists believe flight may influence their immune responses to coronoviruses, which cause fatal d..
Indigenous peoples are more likely to suffer an injury than non-Indigenous peoples —in Canada and many other nations. This includes injuries at work, ..
CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela (Reuters) - On a recent morning in Venezuela’s southern jungle state of Bolivar, Amanda Santamaria, her two sons, one daught..
Cinnamaldehyde, the essential oil responsible for the flavor and color of cinnamon was found to have potentials in boosting metabolism. How does it wo..
Oregon's appeals court ruled Wednesday that a state board was wrong to permanently revoke the license of a psychologist who told the parents of a 9-ye..
SEOUL (Reuters) - A defector’s treatment for critical injuries suffered during a dramatic dash from North Korea has highlighted a shortage of South Ko..
LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - - An experimental therapy for people with schizophrenia that brings them face to face with a computer avatar representing t..
PARIS (Reuters) - Germany has reported an outbreak of low pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Lower Saxony region in the north of the country, t..
A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviors. That's less t..
Study finds that four out of ten cancers in the United States are linked to poor lifestyle choices. Smoking and drinking are just some factors that in..
New research investigating serious incidents occurring in the management of patient remains after their death concludes that safe mortuary care may be..
(Newser) – A lawyer for abortion providers in Texas is hailing a "complete victory" after a federal judge in Austin struck down a law restricting the ..
The Ebola epidemic that ravaged Liberia took a heavy toll on the country's medical ranks, leaving the West African nation with one of the lowest docto..
Thousand to that "Gma" health alert for women trying to get pregnant. A new report shows more women are freezing their eggs but they may not be gettin..
A puff of smoke a number on a scale and a martini. What do they have in common and well there are three factors smoking excess weight and alcohol. Mot..
This is the second article in a five-part series. If there is one statistic you should memorize about American health care, it is this: We Americans s..
This is the third article in a five-part series. In my last article, I talked about costs out of control in American health care. In this one I will t..
Coffee may not only give you a morning boost; it also may have significant health benefits. So says a review by British scientists of more than 200 st..
Knowing whether or not exercise causes people to lose weight is tricky. When people take up exercise, they often restrict their diet – consciously or ..
You are all doing your reflexive wet pants Pollyanna dances. From the US federal government's National Institutes of Health republishing a peer review..
As the investigation into the murder of Baltimore Police Detective Sean Suiter continues, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis revealed during a press conf..
Say you're a publicly insured Californian with an addiction to heroin, fentanyl or prescription narcotics, and you want to quit. New research suggests..
Research from the University of Warwick is set to improve global health by helping lawyers to think more strategically about the ways in which the law..
(HealthDay)—Raw flour can be a source of outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infections, according to a study published in the N..
(HealthDay)—Plasma N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP) levels are significantly lower for black than white individuals, according to ..
(HealthDay)—Spouses of female physicians are on average more educated and work more hours outside the home than spouses of male physicians, according ..
(HealthDay)—Many patients with self-reported hearing loss do not receive medical evaluation and recommended treatments, according to a study published..
Can mindfulness training help overweight people shed pounds and keep them off? McGill University researchers surveyed the growing body of studies inve..
(HealthDay)—More than three-quarters of residents living in states where optometrists have been granted expanded scope of practice live within an esti..
(Newser) – An estimated 18% of US adults drink to excess, but those rates vary quite a bit between states and cities—from rates of less than 10% to mo..
This is the fourth article in a five-part series. Is health care a privilege or a right? That may be the most contentious question in the whole health..
Wendy Poth, my aunt, lost her sight when she was 7. She's now completely blind, so she doesn't see shadows, faces or even the darkness when she closes..
If there’s any time for excuses, it’s during the holidays when sweaters come out, socializing heats up and the overindulging begins. With so much to d..
Listen up, coffee addicts: A new search says that drinking three to four cups of coffee per day might be good for you. It apparently lowers risks of h..
Glaucoma, which affects over 60 million people worldwide, can seem easy to treat: medicated eye drops can be used to ease the buildup of fluid in the ..
Maternal stress during the second trimester of pregnancy may influence the nervous system of the developing child, both before and after birth, and ma..
Treating iron deficiency—the most common nutritional deficiency in the world—is a double-edged sword. Iron supplements help, but in a paradox that has..
As White Ribbon Day approaches, a study of Australian women in regional, rural and remote locations has shown they tend to experience longer periods o..
New research has shown governments can help improve health in low and middle income countries, simply by providing cash to people living in poverty. D..
The laboratory of Masanobu Komatsu, Ph.D., studies the regulation of blood vessel growth and remodeling to aid the treatment of cancer and heart disea..
Through a Bridge Project collaboration with David Weinstock (left) of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), and MIT Professor Scott Manalis (center..
Stanford researchers found that manipulating the gut microbe Clostridium sporogenes changed levels of molecules in the bloodstreams of mice and, in tu..