'Healthy' obese still face higher heart disease risk
Even without high blood pressure or other signs of illness, obese adults have a much higher risk of developing heart disease than normal-weight...
Research Suggests a Possible Role for a Storm of "Jumping Genes" in ALS
By inserting an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)-linked human gene called TDP-43 into fruit flies, researchers at Stony Brook University and...
Two UTHealth Grad Programs in Nursing Ranked 23rd Nationally by U.S. News & World Report
No graduate nursing program in the Lone Star State is ranked higher than The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)...
Obamacare Repeal Rolls Toward a Vote: ‘It’s Time to Act’
The Republican legislation, called the American Health Care Act, would, in a rare step, roll back a major social welfare program — with a vote set...
Trump Tells G.O.P. It’s Now or Never, Demanding House Vote on Health Bill
President Trump told his party to fall in line behind a health insurance overhaul, and demanded a Friday vote on a bill that appeared to lack a...
Ties: Visiting McDonald’s With My Grandmother
Moving from wealth in Korea to poverty in California, she delighted in finding ways to stretch a dollar on American fast food.
Palliative care linked to fewer repeat hospitalizations
Comfort care for advanced cancer patients is associated with fewer repeat hospitalizations and more hospice referrals, according to a study...
Why a lack of education raises death risk for some Americans
Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by...
Some of the youngest opioid victims are curious toddlers
Curious toddlers find the drugs in a mother's purse or accidentally dropped on the floor.
ALS in athletes: Are head injuries to blame?
When Dwight Clark revealed that he had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), he said he didn’t know for sure if his eight years...
Op-Ed Columnist: The Trump Elite. Like the Old Elite, but Worse!
Republicans behind a health care bill found a new way to ignore regular people.
Scientists Get Closer Look at Living Nerve Synapses
The brain hosts an extraordinarily complex network of interconnected nerve cells that are constantly exchanging electrical and chemical signals at...