Latest Ebola outbreak in Congo-A doctor’s story
Over 1,200 people have died in the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo). According to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Border, this is the worst ever reported case and the second-largest Ebola ...
Deadly Australian spider gives hope to stroke patients
Venom from a dangerous spider contains a molecule that stalls the effects a stroke has on the brain, according to Australian biochemists
Lab test appears to diagnose fibromyalgia for the first time
If the test is approved, doctors will be able to diagnose fibromyalgia instantly and save patients years of suffering
Preeclampsia test can identify dangerous condition quickly, at home
A fast, easy test pregnant women can take at home could protect their health and that of their unborn babies
Study warns of risks from inactive ingredients in drugs
It says medications often contain 'inactive' ingredients that can cause allergic reactions or gastrointestinal reactions in some people
HPV hits men as well as women
Vaccine protects both women and men from HPV cancers
A cure for HIV is possible
London man is cured of HIV -- what does that mean for other HIV-infected patients?
Mind-altering, ketamine-like drug OK’d for severe depression
A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked substances being reconsidered for severe forms of mental illness. The nasal spray from Johnson & ...
Stressed out? Doctor’s advice: smile
When we smile, a heart specialist says, the chemicals that are released are positive
Powerful magnets can relieve depression
Study finds magnets can relieve depression when medications can't
Breakthrough made in treating ebola virus
Researchers have produced a drug cocktailthat helped monkeys infected with three deadly strains of Ebola recover from the disease
Scientists seek ways to finally take a real measure of pain
Is the pain stabbing or burning? On a scale from 1 to 10, is it a 6 or an 8? Over and over, 17-year-old Sarah Taylor struggled to make doctors understand her sometimes debilitating levels of pain, first from joint-damaging childhood ...
Race plays huge role in cleft lip/palate deformities
Fluctuations in the prevalence of the facial deformity found between Caucasians, Africans and Asians
Normal life possible with cleft lip or palate
Cleft lip and cleft palate are one of the most common birth defects in babies around the world
US urges doctors to write more Rx for overdose antidote
The U.S. government told doctors Wednesday to consider prescribing medications that reverse overdoses to many more patients who take opioid painkillers in a move that could add more than $1 billion in health care costs. Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir, ...
Nine in 10 babies born with a cleft condition could die without corrective surgery
Cleft lip and palate develop early in pregnancy and doctors can prepare corrective surgery even before birth