UK scientists create red blood cells using stem cells
Scientists in the UK have announced they will begin human trials on artificial blood grown in a lab from stem cells in the near future.
Man dies from flesh-eating bacteria after swimming in Florida, no health warning issued
A Florida man died June 16 after contracting flesh-eating bacteria, but the state health department has yet to issue a warning, his family claims.
Boy born without arms and legs thriving in Georgia
Being born without ten fingers and ten toes hasn’t stopped one Georgia boy from living a full life with his adopted family, MyFoxAtlanta.com...
Doctors go online for medical information, too
Doctors who treat children with rare conditions sometimes seek guidance from online chat groups where families relate their experiences with the...
Signs of postpartum depression may appear months after initial screening
Screening women for symptoms of depression shortly after giving birth may fail to identify those at high risk to develop postpartum depression in...
Covidien agrees to settle some cases over transvaginal mesh devices
Medtronic Plc's Covidien unit has agreed to settle some of the more than 11,000 claims involving its transvaginal mesh devices, which patients...
No difference in kids with same-sex, opposite-sex parents, study finds
Scientists agree that children raised by same-sex couples are no worse off than children raised by parents of the opposite sex, according to a new...
Nearly half of Hispanics with high cholesterol don’t realize it
Nearly half of Hispanic adults with high cholesterol are unaware they have the condition, and only a third of them get treatment, a U.S. study finds.
NYC to offer free eye tests, glasses to older students
More than 65,000 students in New York City's poorest-performing public schools will have their vision screened and, if needed, get a free pair of...
Guinea quarantines villages in reinforced bid to stamp out Ebola
Guinea will put four villages under a 21-day quarantine as part of a robust strategy to stamp out a lingering Ebola epidemic after new cases of the...
Drug-resistant bacteria lurk in crowded Afghan war clinic
A frontline hospital in Afghanistan already stretched by rising war casualties is facing another, invisible danger that is only beginning to come...
Stroke centers more common where laws encourage them
State laws have played a big part in boosting the number of hospitals where specialized stroke care is available, a new study shows.