Researchers Identify Gene That Helps Prevent Brain Disease
Scientists have identified a gene that helps prevent the harmful buildup of proteins that can lead to neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's...
Trump’s New Health and Human Services Secretary Is a Joyful Regulator
In an administration with a deregulatory bent, Alex Azar relishes his policymaking powers.
Technique From Golden State Killer Arrest Leads to Suspect in 1987 Killings
A break in the 31-year-long investigation of the killing in Washington State of a young Canadian couple came after DNA was uploaded to an ancestry...
Colorado brain cancer patient, 4, hits home run during college baseball game
A 4-year-old fighting brain cancer hit a home run on Saturday, thanks to baseball players with the Air Force Academy and the University of New...
UTHealth Research: Simpler Scan Still Effective in Deciding Stroke Treatment
A study led by a neurologist from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) showed that a...
Biotin Supplements Caused Misleading Test Results, Almost Led to an Unnecessary Procedure
A new case report led by Maya Styner, MD, of the UNC School of Medicine describes how a patient's use of a common over-the-counter biotin...
New Mechanism Essential for Eye Lens Development Identified
A team led by a University of Delaware researcher has identified the protein essential for eye lens development and clear vision. Without the...
W.H.O. Decides New Ebola Outbreak is Not Yet a Top Health Emergency
The organization said the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is worrisome but that it has “a strong reason to believe” it can be controlled.
New Guidelines May Slightly Increase Reliability, Accuracy of Melanoma Diagnoses
Researchers have developed updated guidelines for classifying a serious form of skin cancer called invasive melanoma.
A Guide to Gynecological Exams: What Should — and Shouldn’t — Happen
The cases of Dr. Larry Nassar and Dr. George Tyndall involve touching and comments that gynecologists say are highly inappropriate.
Simplifying Skin Disease Diagnosis with Topical Nanotechnology
This vision of simplifying disease diagnosis using topically-applied nanotechnology could change the way skin diseases such as abnormal scars are...
Sparkling Pool Water May Hold Disease-Causing Parasites
How soon would you swim after having diarrhea? 17 percent said one hour, but you’re supposed to wait two weeks.