Richard Knox appears in the following:
Monday, August 19, 2013
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 300,000 Americans are getting Lyme disease every year, and the toll is growing.
"It confirms what we've thought for a long time: This is a large problem," Dr. Paul Mead tells Shots. "The bottom line is that by defining how big the ...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Researchers say a cheap, generic pill called finasteride prevents almost 40 percent of low-grade prostate cancers without increasing the risk of dying from more aggressive tumors.
Monday, August 05, 2013
When Sally O'Neill's doctor told her she had an early form of cancer in one of her breasts, she didn't agonize about what she wanted to.
The 42-year-old mother of two young girls wanted a double mastectomy.
"I decided at that moment that I wanted them both taken off," says ...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
A Philadelphia nurse has been charged with assisted suicide for allegedly providing her 93-year-old father with a lethal dose of morphine.
Authorities say Barbara Mancini, 57, told a hospice nurse and a police officer on Feb. 7 that she provided a vial of morphine to her father, Joe Yourshaw, to ...
Monday, July 29, 2013
A federal task force is planning to recommend that millions of smokers and former smokers get a CT scan annually to look for early signs of lung cancer.
The 16-member US Preventive Services Task Force gives that lung cancer screening test a grade of B, which puts it on ...
Friday, July 19, 2013
A study of women in Costa Rica is raising hope that getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, or HPV, could lower the risk of throat cancers.
The research doesn't show that. It would take a much bigger and longer study to do that – if such a study could ethically ...
Thursday, July 18, 2013
It's not just how long you live that matters. It's healthy life expectancy – the additional years of good health you can expect once you hit 65.
And by that measure, a new analysis shows it makes a lot of difference where Americans live.
Hawaiians are lucky in more ...
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Looking crisp and official in his khaki-colored sheriff's department polo shirt, Steve Steinhardt says Sheboygan, Wis., is a pretty good place to be a director of emergency services.
"Nothing bad happens here," he says, knocking on wood. Unless, that is, you count the tuberculosis outbreak that struck the orderly Midwestern ...
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
A vaccine against human papillomavirus — the most common sexually transmitted infection and the cause of almost all cervical cancer — is dramatically reducing the prevalence of HPV in teenage girls.
The first vaccine against HPV, Merck's Gardasil, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2006. Cerverix, ...
Thursday, June 13, 2013
A once-a-day pill has been proven to lower the risk of getting HIV among needle-using drug addicts, just as it does among heterosexual couples and men who have sex with men.
Among 2,400 injecting drug users in Bangkok, those assigned to take a daily dose of an antiviral drug ...
Monday, June 10, 2013
The World Health Organization is warning health care workers everywhere to suspect a disease called Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, whenever they see a case of unexplained pneumonia.
Monday's warning comes at the end of a six-day WHO investigation in Saudi Arabia, where 40 of the 55 cases ...
Thursday, June 06, 2013
The chief of the National Institutes of Health is disavowing a ruling from the government office that oversees the ethics of human research.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Every day in hospitals all over America, thousands of patients die of infections that used to be curable. But the antibiotics used to treat them aren't working anymore.
It's called drug resistance, and it's largely a consequence of antibiotics overuse. The more germs are exposed to antibiotics, the ...
Monday, June 03, 2013
Thanks to gold-standard tuberculosis treatment and prevention programs, cases of TB in the United States have declined every year for the past two decades — to the lowest level ever.
But TB's course through the Williams family in Boston shows that no nation can afford to relax its efforts ...
Friday, May 31, 2013
Most women diagnosed with breast cancer when they're 40 or younger are choosing mastectomy rather than more limited and breast-conserving lumpectomy plus radiation, a study of women in Massachusetts finds.
Moreover, most of those choosing mastectomy elect to have the other, noncancerous breast removed, too.
These findings ...
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Thursday, May 02, 2013
The number of Boston bombing victims still in the hospital dropped to 19 as of Wednesday evening. The great majority have gone home or to a rehab facility.
That's what has happened with Celeste and Sydney Corcoran, a mother-daughter pair who ended up in the same hospital room after ...