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Friday, April 22, 2016
After a decline throughout the '90s, suicide rates have reversed course. Suicide has increased in almost every age group over the past 15 years.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
A Texas man who had traveled to Venezuela passed the Zika virus to his male partner through sex. CDC officials say that people should be aware that Zika can be transmitted through semen.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
U.S. health officials say they are now convinced that Zika virus can target the developing brain before birth, leading to a severe type of microcephaly and other brain abnormalities.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
The Obama administration requested $1.9 billion in emergency funds to prepare for Zika, but Congress has yet to respond. Now the White House plans to divert funding intended for Ebola.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
The organ donor and both recipients in the procedure this month were all HIV-positive — a first in the U.S. Using HIV-positive organs for some patients could enable a thousand more transplants a year.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Evidence has ping-ponged over the decades on the effects of hormone therapy on a woman's arteries. The latest study suggests a brief stint on hormones might be helpful — if given at the right time.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
In engineering the cell, researchers paired away nearly all genes that weren't essential to life. It might eventually serve as a basic framework for different sorts of cellular factories, they say.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Every year, little clusters of Nipah virus break out in Bangladesh. And it wasn't from the usual cause — drinking raw sap from date palm trees. So what's up?
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Quitting abruptly is more effective, a study finds, even for people who'd rather phase it out gradually.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Getting an accurate diagnosis is a big hurdle in the current outbreak of Zika virus. There are three kinds of tests for Zika, and each has problems. Scientists are working hard to improve diagnosis.
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
An investigation into a clinical test in France that left one person dead and put five in the hospital has found evidence of brain damage in people who took high doses of the experimental pain medicine.
The early-stage clinical study, conducted by Biotrial in France, was halted in January when ...
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Republican representatives continue to question the need for about $2 billion in emergency funding requested by the Obama administration to respond to the Zika virus.
Congressmen including Dr. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, asked in a hearing of an Energy and Commerce subcommittee Wednesday whether funds earmarked for combating the ...
Monday, February 29, 2016
Researchers say Zika virus should be added to the list of diseases that cause Guillain-Barre syndrome, a neurological condition that's been rising in areas with Zika transmission.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
HIV rates have been on the decline in the U.S. for years now, but stark disparities remain, with some groups of people at high risk of infection.
Here's the good part: The number of people diagnosed annually has dropped by about 20 percent in the last decade.
The drop was ...
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Health officials announced Tuesday that they are investigating 14 new U.S. cases of possible sexual transmission of the Zika virus.
The virus was confirmed to be in blood samples from two women, using a method that detects pieces of the virus' genetic material, say doctors from the Centers for ...
Monday, February 22, 2016
Fewer people are having strokes now than decades ago. But that improvement seems to be mostly among the elderly. Young people are actually having more strokes, partly because of the rise in obesity.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
A report from doctors in Argentina raises the possibility that a mosquito pesticide could be responsible for an increase in microcephaly in Brazil. But many top scientists strongly disagree.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
In the summer of 2014, a 23-year-old pregnant woman entered the military hospital at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan with a cut on her left cheek. The wound had been stitched up elsewhere, but she still wasn't quite right.
She said she'd been hit in the face by a ricochet ...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Women report more bad side effects from medicines than men do. Researchers say the discrepancy may stem in part from how biomedical research is conducted at its earliest stages in animals.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Since it was first discovered in Uganda in 1947, Zika virus was known mostly as a short-lived and mild illness. In 2015, that all changed. An outbreak in Brazil is suspected of causing cases of a serious birth defect, microcephaly, and a potentially crippling disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome.