Richard Harris

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When A Fainting Spell Is Caused By A Serious Blood Clot

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Blood clots are on the list of conditions that doctors are supposed to consider when figuring out unexplained fainting spells. An Italian study suggests physicians should be more alert to clots.


Small Savings For Drugs Made To Mimic Biotech Blockbusters

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Pfizer is poised to start selling Inflectra, its version of the blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade. But the price of Inflectra is only 15 percent less.


Reviews Of Medical Studies May Be Tainted By Funders' Influence

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Researchers often combine the results of many medical studies to evaluate treatments. But when the combiners have a financial interest, the results might be inaccurate, a scientist says.


3 Chemists Share Nobel Prize For Work On 'Molecular Machines'

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The 2016 Nobel for chemistry goes to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa. The chemists are French, Scottish and Dutch, respectively.


Flawed Research Tool Leads To Faulty Medical Findings

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Just as natural antibodies help your body find and fight microbial invaders, tailored research antibodies let scientists target and study cancer cells. But too many are poorly made, scientists say.


Controversy Continues Over Muscular Dystrophy Drug, Despite FDA Approval

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration approved a muscular dystrophy drug despite deeply flawed evidence. Was the decision a dangerous precedent or flexible pragmatism reflecting patients' values?


Are We Reaching The End Of The Trend For Longer, Healthier Lives?

Friday, September 23, 2016

In the past 50 years, better medical care and healthier habits have greatly reduced the risk of dying young from heart disease. But the obesity epidemic threatens to reverse that happy trend.


HHS Issues New Rules To Open Up Data From Clinical Trials

Friday, September 16, 2016

The aim is to make clinical trial data available to volunteers and scientists, even if a drug or therapy being tested turns out to be a failure. That could help identify serious side effects.


Trump Releases Medical Information In Doctor's Letter

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Trump campaign released information about the candidate's health Thursday. It shows normal test results.


Clinton And Trump Release Medical Information

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hillary Clinton's campaign says she's recovering well from her bout of pneumonia and is otherwise in good health. Donald Trump on Thursday appears on the Dr. Oz TV show to talk about his health.


Clinton Releases Updated Health Information After Pneumonia Diagnosis

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hillary Clinton released updated health information on Wednesday following a pneumonia diagnosis. Her doctor says says she is "healthy and fit" to serve as president.


Hillary Clinton Diagnosed With Pneumonia; Campaign Events Canceled

Monday, September 12, 2016

Questions are being raised after Hillary Clinton left a memorial for Sept. 11 victims due to feeling overheated. Later, her doctor revealed Clinton had been diagnosed with pneumonia last Friday.


Federal Survey Finds 119 Million Americans Use Prescription Drugs

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Nearly half of all Americans over the age of 12 take prescription pain relievers, tranquilizers, sedatives or stimulants, according to a federal survey. And 16 percent of the time those drugs are misused by nearly 19 million Americans. Health officials are calling for more drug treatment, but also for more care in prescribing drugs in the first place.


Widespread Use Of Prescription Drugs Provides Ample Supply For Abuse

Thursday, September 08, 2016

A federal survey found that 119 million Americans age 12 and over took prescription drugs that included painkillers, tranquilizers, stimulants or sedatives.


Pediatricians Recommend Flu Vaccination, Just Not With The Spray

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The American Academy of Pediatrics doesn't recommend using the nasal spray flu vaccine. In late August, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded it wasn't up to snuff.


Study Of Breast Cancer Treatment Reveals Paradox Of Precision Medicine

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A genetic test of breast cancer tumors helped identify women whose survival odds would not be greatly improved by chemotherapy. But that test isn't as precise as women and doctors might like.


Study Of Sudden Cardiac Death Exposes Limits Of Genetic Testing

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Some genetic tests for a common cause of sudden heart failure can be wrong, researchers say, because the underlying science didn't take into account racial diversity.


How Big A Risk Is Acetaminophen During Pregnancy?

Monday, August 15, 2016

A study found that behavioral problems were more common among children of women who took the pain reliever during pregnancy. But interpreting the results isn't as straightforward as you might expect.


Robot-Like Machines Helped People With Spinal Injuries Regain Function

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Eight people with serious spinal injuries who practiced hours of interaction with wearable machines for months regained lost feeling and some ability to move.


A Study Takes The Globe's Blood Pressure And Finds A Dramatic Rise

Monday, August 08, 2016

According to the research, hypertension is now a more common disease in low- and middle-income countries than in wealthy nations.