Researchers have used stem cells derived from patients with Angelman syndrome to identify the underlying neuronal defects that cause the rare neurogenetic disorder, an important step in the ongoing se
Alivia McKay, 10, from Agawam, Massachusetts, is suffering from Parry-Romberg Syndrome, a rare disease that is causing the left side of her face to progressively deteriorate.
(Reuters Health) - Children in America’s poorest communities have three times the risk of dying from child abuse before age 5 as children in the wealthiest neighborhoods, a new study finds.
Exercise can reduce the risk of heart damage in middle-aged adults and seniors -- even in those who are obese, according to a new study.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A congressional vote on a Republican healthcare plan may not come for weeks as leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate continue negotiations over possible proposa
Despite hospitals' best efforts, there is little proof that policies to inhibit patient mobility actually prevent falls and may actually increase the risk of serious side effects, according to new res
Generally speaking, plastic is incredibly resistant to breaking down. That's certainly true of the trillion polyethylene plastic bags that people use each and every year. But researchers may be on tra
Physical activity can lower the risk of heart damage in middle-aged and older adults and reduce the levels of heart damage in people who are obese, according to research.
Bereavement in childhood due to the death of a sibling was associated with an increased risk for death in both the short and long term, according to a new article.
Medical researchers have created a cervical cancer screening technique that, based on an analysis of a very large dataset, has the potential to perform as well or better than human interpretation on o
New data from three NASA missions show that the heliosphere -- the bubble of the Sun's magnetic influence that surrounds the inner solar system -- may be much more compact and rounded than previously
Researchers have discovered that diet changes and early diagnosis could help outcomes for patients with Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency, a rare pediatric neurological disorder that can cause mot
When the standard malaria medications failed to help 18 critically ill patients, the attending physician in a Congo clinic acted under the 'compassionate use' doctrine and prescribed a not-yet-approve
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that surgery for patients with late-stage kidney cancer may more than double their life expectancy.
Known as Murepavadin, it is the first drug of its class to reach clinical development in more than 40 years, according to researchers at St James' Hospital, Trinity College Dublin.
PARIS (Reuters) - French prosecutors have opened a formal investigation into suspected diesel emissions test-cheating by carmaker PSA Group, a court official said on Monday.
In a Danish study of 56,000 people, the risk of dying over the next 37 years was 71 percent higher than it was for individuals who did not experience the death of a sibling in childhood.
The foot's impact may send pressure waves through the arteries, improving brain function and our sense of wellbeing, according to researchers at New Mexico Highlands University.
Healthy Canadian adults who don’t have risk factors for curable, chronic hepatitis C infection don’t need to be screened, according to new guidelines
Far more patients than expected are willing to reveal their sexual orientation when they visit the emergency room, a new study finds.
The risk most applies to types of the disease that are associated with sex hormones, such as breast in women and prostate cancer in men, according to scientists from the University of Cambridge.
Drinking sugary beverages is associated with markers of accelerated aging and early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports.
A video game is being used to help understand the structure of neurons, which could aid in treatment of diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.
A new study has shown that an antiviral treatment given to women during pregnancy can help prevent transmission of hepatitis B from mother to child.
GENEVA (Reuters) - China has proposed tightening the rules on when countries can impose anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs, saying their use was rising and that such charges were often misused and
Ever wondered how slim women maintain their svelte physiques? British weight loss guru and hypnotherapist Sue Peckham shares her thoughts on how naturally slim women stay that way.
Most patients in a large study either took less of the lifesaving medicines than needed or stopped taking the drugs entirely within two years.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - A snowy spring on the Canadian Prairies is raising jitters from the farm to the futures market about double delays in harvesting and planting in the major wheat- and can
PARIS (Reuters) - French prosecutors have opened a formal investigation into suspected diesel emissions test-cheating by PSA Group, the maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars, a judicial source said on Mon
Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a frequent side effect of many commonly prescribed drugs.
Records show four inmates overdosed in two days in February at the same Ohio prison, requiring the use of CPR and an anti-overdose drug to revive the men
(Reuters) - Eli Lilly and Co said the combination of its experimental breast cancer drug and a commonly used treatment met the main goal of a late-stage study in an interim analysis, setting the stage
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of Eli Lilly & Co have staged a dramatic rebound following massive disappointment for its experimental Alzheimer's medicine late last year, outperforming rivals as investo
(Reuters Health) - Death of a sibling in childhood is associated with a greater risk of early death in the surviving brother or sister, researchers say.