Air Pollution Near Power Plants Tied to Premature Births
Closing coal- and oil-fired power plants is associated with a reduction in preterm births in the surrounding region, researchers report.
Medicaid Expansion Associated with Decline in ICU Stays
A new study suggests that states that expanded their Medicaid programs under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) saw a decline...
Worst Form of Black Lung Disease Appears Resurgent Among Coal Miners
Progressive massive fibrosis (PMF), the most debilitating and deadly form of black lung disease, is increasing among U.S. coal miners despite the...
His Wife Died in the Santa Fe School Shooting. The World’s Sympathy May Keep Him Alive.
There was little support for William Tisdale’s crowdfunding campaign for medical treatment until his wife was killed in a school shooting.
Mom blames self after newborn is diagnosed with cancer
A mom has told of her guilt after her newborn daughter developed cancer in the womb and was forced to undergo grueling chemotherapy at just 14 days...
Unnecessary Antibiotic Use in Asthma Exacerbations May Increase Hospital Stay, Costs
Administering antibiotics to adults hospitalized with an asthma exacerbation without any documented indication of lung infection appears to...
7 Oklahoma firefighters go viral after becoming fathers within months of each other
In less than a year, seven of the 20 firefighters of the Glenpool Fire Department in Glenpool, Oklahoma became new fathers.
Quitting Smoking, But Not Cutting Back, Linked to Better Lung Health
Long-term light smokers appear to be at greater risk for lung function decline, emphysema and obstructive lung disease than heavy smokers who...
Baby diagnosed with 'mermaid syndrome' dies minutes after birth
The parents of a baby who died minutes after being born with a rare condition in which the legs are completely fused together, have donated their...
Rare bat virus kills at least 10 in India as officials scramble to control outbreak
Health officials in India are on high alert for a rare virus spread by fruit bats that can cause flu-like symptoms and has already killed at least...
UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Study Finds Vitamin D Supplement Decreases Wheezing for Black Preterm Infants
Black infants born prematurely are at higher risk for recurrent wheezing. This condition can cause the baby discomfort and is a risk factor for...
Surveillance Intensity Not Associated with Earlier Detection of Recurrence or Improved Survival in Colorectal Cancer Patients
A national retrospective study led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found no association between intensity of...