Antibody Discovery Could Put Universal Flu Vaccine On The Horizon
September 17 2012 7:34 PM EDT
Scientists have made a significant leap towards a possible vaccine and cure for influenza in new antibodies that neutralize and block both strains of the seasonal virus, according to The Scripps Research Institute and Crucell Vaccine Institute.
Ebola Outbreak Doubles In The Congo; 31 Dead, Including 5 Health Workers
September 14 2012 1:06 PM EDT
An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has health officials scrambling to contain the contagious disease.
New York Bans Sugary Drinks At Restaurants, Movie, Broadway Theaters
September 14 2012 4:11 AM EDT
In a move aimed at curbing obesity, New York City has banned the sale of sugary drinks and supersized sodas in establishments that come with food-service license.
Texas Woman To Receive First U.S. Double Arm Transplant
September 13 2012 12:58 PM EDT
Katy Hayes, 44, of Kingwood, Texas, will receive two new arms above the elbow.
9/11 Cancer Link Finally Recognized, But Funds For Responders And Volunteers May Be Lacking
September 10 2012 6:42 PM EDT
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has recognized about 50 forms of cancer as byproducts of being near Ground Zero during and in the months following 9/11. That opens the door to monitoring and treatment for survivors, first responders and nearby residents.
Yosemite Hantavirus Outbreak: Death Toll Rises As Travelers Discover Virus After Leaving National Park
September 09 2012 12:44 PM EDT
Yosemite National Park authorities have doubled the estimate of those likely infected in a recent outbreak of the hantavirus, a deadly pulmonary disease commonly carried by mice and other rodents.
Colorado Girl Afflicted By Bubonic Plague; How To Avoid The 'Black Death' That Killed 25 Million People [VIDEO]
September 05 2012 10:00 PM EDT
A young girl in Colorado is recovering from a bout with the bubonic plague. It's the third reported case in America this year.
Obesity Makes You Dumber Sooner: Study
August 21 2012 12:21 PM EDT
Obesity, high blood pressure and other metabolic problems fuel a faster loss of cognitive ability than normal weight people, according to a study published in the journal Neurology. The results add a new layer to the already ubiquitous risks involved with being overweight, and dispels the belief being overweight sans metabolic risk factors is the same as being normal weight.
Is Binge-Drinking The Key To Happiness? The Answer May Surprise You
August 20 2012 1:03 PM EDT
Binge drinking may not be so bad after all, according to a recent study that found that binge drinkers are happier than those who do not binge drink
Teens Choosing Oral Sex Over Intercourse Thinking It’s Safer, CDC Reports
August 16 2012 11:48 AM EDT
About two-thirds of U.S. teens and young adults have had oral sex mistakenly thinking it’s a safer alternative to regular intercourse, according to a study released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
First Case of West Nile Virus This Year Reported In Chicago
August 15 2012 2:52 PM EDT
First discovered in Uganda in 1937, the West Nile virus is carried by birds and spread to humans by mosquitoes
Kinesio Tape: Miracle Adhesive Or Undeserved Hype?
August 10 2012 6:18 PM EDT
Kinesio Tape has been ubiquitous during the London 2012 Olympic Games, but does the brightly colored adhesive actually live up to the hype?
Universal Flu Vaccine: Influeza Discovery May Render Annual Flu Shots Obsolete [REPORT]
August 10 2012 12:33 PM EDT
Annual flu shots could become a thing of the past after an encouraging discovery may give way to a universal flu vaccine.
Swine Flu Cases Rising With New H3N2 Strain, Now Transmissible From Human To Human
August 09 2012 5:18 PM EDT
Swine flu is making a comeback as a new strain of the virus has begun spreading, with more than 100 cases reported this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The surprising culprit? State and county fairs. And doctors warn its now much easier to transmit among humans.
Physician Advises Against Bikini Waxing, Calls To End 'War Against Pubic Hair'
August 06 2012 7:18 PM EDT
Bikini waxing, "vajazzling" or jeweled decoration of the genitals, waxing, shaving and removal of pubic hair are all becoming increasingly popular among young people. But some doctors are opposing the "war against pubic hair" and are trying to highlight the possible dangers of these activities.
Spray-on Skin: Doctors’ Possible New Treatment For Skin Ulcers
August 05 2012 3:42 PM EDT
A “spray-on skin” could become the new treatment du jour for open wounds and ulcers, adding a layer of skin cells which could promote healing, according to U.S. and Canadian researchers.
New Hampshire Hepatitis C Outbreak Suspect David Kwiatkowski Left Suicide Note, Sets Off Hunt For Infected Patients
July 30 2012 4:16 PM EDT
David Kwiatkowski, a traveling medical technician accused of causing a Hepatitis C outbreak in New Hampshire and possibly six other states, left a suicide note stating he ?couldn?t handle this stress anymore? a week before being arrested while trying to apparently take his own life.
US Whooping Cough Outbreak Claims 10 Lives, Affects Nearly 18,000
July 20 2012 8:58 AM EDT
Whooping cough, which has claimed the lives of ten people and left close to 18,000 infected so far, seems to have gained a stranglehold that is much bigger than the economic turbulences rocking the U.S.
Provigil: Narcolepsy Drug Becomes New Brain Boost For Professionals
July 19 2012 11:42 AM EDT
Narcolepsy drug Provigil has gained popular use among many who lack the sleep disorder needed to be prescribed the drug. The medication for adults has been referred to as “Viagra for the mind” by users who have fallen in love with its grey matter-boosting properties.
Qsymia: When It Will Be Available, Possible Side Effects And How Much Weight You Could Potentially Lose
July 18 2012 11:12 AM EDT
In an effort to reduce the rate of obesity in America, the FDA has approved yet another weight-loss pill. Qsymia, which was given the thumbs up on Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration, is considered by doctors to be the most safe and effective therapy in a new generation of anti-obesity pills.