According to the "National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014," about 9.3 percent of Americans, or 29.1 million people, have diabetes. This is quite an alarming figure, and has been on the rise. Despite increasing awareness of diabetes, obesity, and the importance of healthy...
The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research...
Nearly 70 years after the U.S. conducted the world's first atomic-bomb test here in the New Mexico desert, federal researchers are slated to visit the state this month to begin studying whether some residents developed cancer due to the blast.
Including women ages 70 and over in a national breast cancer screening program does not lead to a large decline in advanced cases, and it may have certain consequences, a Dutch study says. In the Netherlands, the upper age limit for getting screened was extended from 69...
Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates. More than 11 million antibiotic prescriptions written each year for children and teens may be unnecessary, according to...
A large team of researchers with members from a host of countries across the globe has conducted an exhaustive study that has resulted in the development of a new genetic test to help identify development disorders in children....
Past studies have indicated that rather than being a single disease, schizophrenia is a collection of different disorders. Now, a new study by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis claims the condition consists of eight distinct genetic disorders, all of which...
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