Four-year-old Michael Pownwall of Philadelphia is donating bone marrow to both of his twin brothers. The transplant will give the boys the immunity they were born without due to a rare genetic disea
E-cigarettes vapor contains metals - including lead - from the heating coils that vaporize e-liquid, putting users at risk of cancer and brain damage, a new study from Johns Hopkins warns.
Erin Silverman, 35, of Potomac, Maryland, became a surrogate after her sister, Randi Fishman, 34, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Erin gave birth to her sister's baby in December.
Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine in California found differences in the levels of a particular protein, alpha-synuclein, in the tears of people with Parkinson's compared to controls.
Researchers at The University of Wisconsin-Madison linked anesthesia with a slight decline in memory. The findings were published in the journal Anaesthesia.
A leader in IBM’s development of a speech-recognition system, she relied on her laptop to communicate after Lou Gehrig’s disease left her paralyzed.
Personal medical experiences from an expat entering his 60s
(Reuters Health) - Compared to inactive people, recreational soccer players have lower cholesterol, blood pressure and resting heart rates as well as less fat mass, a research review suggests.
The types of snacks a child chooses could be linked to genetics, a new study found. The study investigated whether genetic variants in taste receptors related to sweet, fat and bitter tastes influence
It's an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks the thyroid gland cells.
(Reuters Health) - Black people with knee osteoarthritis may have a worse quality of life than white patients in part because they’re less likely to be offered knee replacement surgery or to get the
A study by the University of Utah gave birth control to 7,400 women and found without having cost as an issue, participants were twice as likely to choose the most effective methods such as IUDs.
Two fertility specialists explain how they use novel procedures - like puncturing the ovaries with needles - to give older women a chance at getting pregnant when all else has failed.
According to a new study women prefer IUDs or implants, if cost isn't a factor.
Ketamine and related drugs may represent a "paradigm shift" as an antidepressant to rapidly treat severe depression, according to according to recent research.
E-cigarette vapors contain toxic metals, including lead, that leak from the heating coils, according to a new study at Johns Hopkins.
(Reuters) - China has the world's largest and farthest-ranging fishing operation, outstripping the next 10 biggest combined, according to what researchers say is the most comprehensive and data-intens
A university study has debunked the belief that legalizing medical marijuana increases recreational use of pot among U.S. adolescents.
OSLO (Reuters) - Coral reefs could start to dissolve before 2100 as man-made climate change drives acidification of the oceans, scientists said on Thursday.