Ozone Exposure at Birth Increases Risk of Asthma Development
long-term study of the health of Canadian children has found that exposure to ozone (O3), a common air pollutant, at birth was associated with an...
CPAP May Reduce Resting Heart Rate in Prediabetic Patients
Patients with prediabetes who also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may improve their resting heart rate, an important measure of cardiovascular...
Pakistan Has Just One New Polio Case, but Isn’t Declaring Victory Yet
The country has come tantalizingly close to eradicating the virus in recent years, only to be foiled by instability, mistrust and attacks on...
REgional Australia, PArt 1 of 2: A Booming Economy With a Tragic Price
Australia is a breadbasket to the world and a globalization success story. So why are its farmers killing themselves?
Trilobites: The Thing Inside Your Cells That Might Determine How Long You Live
You may have forgotten about the nucleolus since you took biology class, but scientists think this structure inside every cell in your body may...
Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola after new cases in major city
Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine Monday in Mbandaka, the northwestern city of 1.2 million where the deadly disease has...
Analysis Shows Lymph Node Dissection Performed most often for Early Stage Kidney Cancer; Overall Survival Benefit not Shown
An analysis of lymph node dissection in non-metastatic renal cell carcinoma indicates the procedure is often performed for stage 1 disease and...
Disruptions: Me and My Numb Thumb: A Tale of Tech, Texts and Tendons
Continually texting and emailing from her smartphone strained the tendons in this tech reporter’s phone thumb, which turns out to be an...
As an Insurer Resists Paying for ‘Avoidable’ E.R. Visits, Patients and Doctors Push Back
Guessing wrong on when a condition is a life-threatening medical emergency could mean a large bill. Or worse.
SURFACING: What This 76-Year-Old Man Can Teach About Healing
“I never lock my door; if people show up at night, I will wake up,” said I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a holistic Usada Bali healer.
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.