A lethal fungus associated with the onset of the white-nose syndrome has finally reached Texas, where it has been detected in several northern counties on three species of loc..
Researchers have successfully employed a facial recognition software in the process of diagnosing a rare genetic disorder in Africans, Asians and Latin Americans. The disease ..
Using immortal stem cells, scientists have developed a method to produce unlimited supply of red blood cells. The process is costly but the artificial blood may help patients ..
Aging is a phase in life when more care and concern is required for all individuals. That is also the time when so many diseases haunt a person as a result of aging cells whic..
A recently developed vaccine shows great promise in the prevention of rotavirus, a deadly infectious disease which causes severe gastroenteritis in children and is responsible..
Researchers have developed a blood test that can detect cancer and identify its location in the body. The test, which involves the use of a computer program, works by analyzing the..
The Seattle Times
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It is the latest chapter in one of the more tangled stories of a U.S. presidential corpse — a tale of love and cholera, betrayal and real estate, honor and proba..
Kentucky has become a favored dateline for many of President Donald Trump’s fervent critics. They collect evidence there of betrayal, such as the ABC News item featuring a coal-tru..
Medical research President Trump has proposed a federal budget that cuts funding for the National Institutes of Health by $5.8 billion. In consequence, I and many University of Was..
WASHINGTON (AP) — With time running out to get votes for the Republican plan to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” President Donald Trump has shown he’s willing to make a deal. But co..
Washington’s mumps outbreak, the worse this decade, has spread to the fraternities and sororities at the University of Washington. The UW sent a message Wednesday to all students, ..
The deer mouse might be cutest among our problematic rodents. The tiny creature sports big eyes, large ears and a white underbelly. Typically, that happens during a rodent infestat..
It's no secret that Sixers great Charles Barkley doesn't like Undisputed host Skip Bayless. Over the years, the current TNT basketball analyst has referred to Bayless as a "punk," ..
It's no secret that Sixers great Charles Barkley doesn't like Undisputed host Skip Bayless. Over the years, the current TNT basketball analysts has referred to Bayless as a "punk,"..
In an Abington Hospital hallway early this week, patient Charles Williams recounted the horror of having his blood-glucose level soar to 10 times normal. As he described the physic..
The news entered my life with a screaming thud. A shot out of the dark, completely unexpected. The disease I had come to know intimately since 2012 -- my laid-back, slow-grow..
Anna Payne is a hard working 30-year-old who has a great job at a bank, a loving mother and father, and a dog she pampers. When she met her boyfriend six years ago at work over a s..
Spring is upon us, and that means you no longer have an excuse to hibernate inside. If you need some motivation to get outside, we've got races all over the region to start trainin..
There are a lot of good things about getting a video game early through a review copy, but one of the downsides is that I can finish a game and not be able to talk about the ending..
By Dr. Mary Fuller Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, there’s almost no limit to what you can do for your pet. Does your Burmese need a kidney transplant? No problem—if you..
The implications of recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have spurred heated debate globally. As science fiction starts to become reality, AI products are slowly infiltr..
The big discussion in the American Health Care Act now is around essential health benefits. These are the required services every plan has to provide to be considered qualifie..
When she was in elementary school, Heather Von St. James would head out to feed and play with the family’s rabbits, kept in a hutch in her father’s garage work shop. In the frequen..
There’s not been much good news in the world of tuberculosis, which has a devastating toll, especially in less wealthy countries. This year, for World TB Day, its great to report b..
Los Angeles Times
In an NBA world with a preseason running from October to January, the Miami Heat would receive championship contender talk. But for treating the first half of the season like a pre..
Howard Cohen, who lives in North Hills and has Medi-Cal coverage, likes getting worked up about things, and healthcare reform gave him a nice fat target. According to a poll, he to..
The suicide bomber came dressed in military fatigues and armed with a gun and a grenade, according to Syrian state media. He waded into the crowds entering Damascus’s old Palace of..
Mathias Enard’s first novel published in English, “Zone” (2010), takes the form of a 500-page-long sentence, the internal monologue of a French Croatian spy on a train to the Vatic..
We were perhaps a bit too negative when we observed after the election that Republicans could vandalize the Affordable Care Act, even if they couldn’t fully repeal it. True vandali..
Before his retrial even began, Lee Baca was already losing. In January, shortly after a jury had nearly acquitted the former Los Angeles County sheriff of charges that he helped ob..
As the weather warms up, you and your family will probably be spending more time enjoying the great outdoors. After all, the summer brings more opportunities for you to camp, hike,..
MILWAUKEE – Curious toddlers find the drugs in a mother's purse or accidentally dropped on the floor. Sometimes a parent fails to secure the child-resistant cap on a bottle o..
When Dwight Clark revealed that he had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), he said he didn’t know for sure if his eight years spent in the NFL influenced his c..
Ever wonder why everyone’s all heart-eyed about sugar? The reason is simple: It tastes good. “It’s a comfort flavor for human beings,” Karmeen Kulkarni, director of global scientif..
We all know sweets can be addictive. Mice studies show they light up the same parts of the brain as opioids, after all. But getting too much of the ingredient also can increase the..
Exercise is a key ingredient in weight loss and maintenance. Running especially comes with a host of health benefits: It can give you more energy, boost your metabolism, improve yo..
Author Eve Schaub sits amid clutter in the “hell room” of her family’s Vermont home at the beginning of the cleaning process that she documented in her recently published book, “Ye..
Updated 16 hours ago Four environmental groups announced Thursday they plan to sue Allegheny Technologies Inc. for air pollution coming from its steel mill in Harrison. The groups ..
Updated 9 hours ago Four environmental groups announced Thursday they plan to sue Allegheny Technologies Inc. for air pollution coming from its steel mill in Harrison. The groups —..
Updated 1 hour ago Four environmental groups announced Thursday they plan to sue Allegheny Technologies Inc. for air pollution coming from its steel mill in Harrison. The groups — ..
Updated 1 hour ago Gail Cortese was used to sleeping in a tent when she traveled to Africa, but she wasn't expecting a visit from wild animals on one memorable night. “A herd of el..
Updated 1 hour ago A group of about 85 second-grade students at Norwin's Sheridan Terrace Elementary School in North Huntingdon are giving their time and talents to help fight a de..
The Huffington Post
U.S. federal agents have confiscated 40,000 items that consumers hope are never fake: ---. The counterfeits were seized in San Juan, Puerto Rico, officials said. Federal offici..
As Eric Goosby, the U.N. special envoy on tuberculosis, put it: “We are at a moment where a lot is converging around people’s understanding of the role TB plays, the tragedy o..
“From the Indian Prime Minister to the Russian President, from the Indonesian Vice President to the First Lady of Nigeria, from Ministers of Health from South Africa, Thailand and ..
Even without high blood pressure or other signs of illness, obese adults have a much higher risk of developing heart disease than normal-weight peers, according to a study from Den..
Living in a TB-free world would change the global health landscape. TB would no longer be the leading infectious disease killer – stealing the lives of 1.8 million people a year. &..
Have the glaring failures that characterize the TB crisis been inappropriately transferred on to those who are least at fault? The word “failed” is so commonly used in the field of..
International Business Times
What if a dog could walk past a line of people and pick out the ones who unknowingly had cancer growing in their bodies? It may sound far-fetched, but with proper training dogs may..
NBC’s “Chicago Med” explored the subject of suicide in its most recent Season 2 episode. Dr. Jason Wheeler (Jurgen Hooper) jumped off of the hospital’s roof. His death sent shockwa..
Scientists have developed a simple blood test that can detect cancer, and where it is in the body, before symptoms emerge. The non-invasive test could be included in annual he..
Special agents seized more than 40,000 counterfeit --- in San Juan, Puerto Rico, over the course of five days this week, according to a Thursday news release from the U.S. ..
A team from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has developed a facial recognition technique, which could help identify a rare genetic condition, DiGeorge syndrome..
Cancer has been among the leading causes of death worldwide, and in the United States it is second only to heart diseases, killing 591,699 people during the year in 2015, according..
Medical News Today
Insulin is a hormone that helps the body absorb glucose, keeping blood sugar levels in balance. Insulin resistance makes it harder for glucose to be absorbed. This causes problems ..
Some people with atrial fibrillation say it feels like their heart could flop out of their chests. Others feel like they're about to pass out. And still others feel nothing at all...
Exercising for at least 2.5 hours every week may help maintain physical health and quality of life for patients with Parkinson's disease, a new study suggests. From an analysis of ..
People with diabetes have a significantly higher risk for heart attack. Now, new research suggests that diabetes damages the small blood vessels around the heart, and this might ex..
The heart's upper chambers normally beat in a regular, coordinated rhythm with the heart's lower chambers. In atrial fibrillation, the heart's upper chambers can quiver out of rhyt..
Two thirds of the mutations that cause cancer may be due to random, unpredictable DNA copying "mistakes," according to scientists from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in Bal..