Barriers to genetic testing need to fall as knowledge of inherited cancer risks grows, surgeons say.
Posted on: 14 February 2019 | 4:59 pm
Don't let your guard down: The US flu season is expected to continue for several more weeks, with activity across the nation now elevated, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. A flu shot is still recommended for those who have neglected to get one, but the CDC estimated this year's vaccine's overall effectiveness in preventing an infection at just 47%.
Posted on: 14 February 2019 | 1:01 pm
Zei Uwadia, a teenage girl who defied expectations by walking while on life support, has died, according to a Facebook post by her mother.
Posted on: 14 February 2019 | 11:45 am
The race to fertilize an egg is a ruthless one -- and now, scientists have shed more light on the punishing obstacle course attempted by hundreds of millions of sperm cells in their bid to get there first.
Posted on: 14 February 2019 | 6:19 am
Every mass shooting, act of terrorism and hate crime I read/watch/hear about in the news chips away a piece of my heart and makes me want to pull my daughters close, as if my hugs can protect them. But ultimately, none of these tragedies reduces my faith in humanity.
Posted on: 14 February 2019 | 4:11 am
PFAS chemicals are known as "forever chemicals," a family of potentially thousands of synthetic chemicals that are extremely persistent in the environment and in our bodies. PFAS is short for perfluoroalky and polyfluoroalkyl substances and includes chemicals known as PFOS, PFOA and GenX.
Posted on: 14 February 2019 | 3:58 am
A study published Monday revealed an alarming statistic: Eating a lot of unhealthy, "ultraprocessed" foods may shorten your life. Specifically, researchers found that a 10% increase in the consumption of ultraprocessed foods was significantly associated with a 14% higher risk of death from all causes.
Posted on: 13 February 2019 | 6:23 pm
Inspired by a CNN investigation that revealed law enforcement agencies nationwide improperly destroyed rape kits, a Georgia lawmaker introduced legislation Wednesday aimed at preventing that from happening in his state.
Posted on: 13 February 2019 | 12:57 pm
Officials in Clark County, Washington, publish a list every day of where people infected with measles have been. Among them: busy spots like Concourse D at Oregon's Portland International Airport on January 7 and the sold-out Portland Trail Blazers' home game four days later. There's also a Costco, a Trader Joe's, numerous schools, day-care centers and churches, a swimming pool and even a trampoline park.
Posted on: 13 February 2019 | 12:05 pm
Ethan Lindenberger grew up thinking that not being vaccinated was normal.
Posted on: 12 February 2019 | 4:39 pm
The quick and easy noshes you love are chipping away at your mortality one nibble at a time, according to new research from France: We face a 14% higher risk of early death with each 10% increase in the amount of ultraprocessed foods we eat.
Posted on: 12 February 2019 | 5:08 am
The US Food and Drug Administration is taking new action against dietary supplements, sending warning letters to companies who claim, without proof, that their products can prevent or treat Alzheimer's, diabetes and cancer, the agency announced Monday.
Posted on: 11 February 2019 | 1:16 pm
Half of children with a mental health condition in the United States go without treatment, according to a new study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
Posted on: 11 February 2019 | 1:14 pm