Sunday, March 9, 2014
A potent new painkiller hit the U.S. market this week, despite warnings from top experts that the drug may deliver a deadly setback in America's battle with opioid addiction.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Just try sugar-coating this: The World Health Organization says your daily sugar intake should be just 5 percent of your total calories — half of what the agency previously recommended, according to new draft guidelines published Wednesday.
A baby treated for HIV within hours of birth is free of the virus nearly a year later, in the second case that has raised hopes about early treatment, doctors said Wednesday.
A new gene therapy approach that engineers a person's T cells so that they become resistant to the human immunodeficiency virus has shown early signs of success, researchers said Wednesday.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
More than one third of antibiotics prescribed in hospitals might be unnecessary and could be fueling drug resistance, U.S. health authorities said Tuesday.
Exciting research suggests that a shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the daily pills that some people take now to cut their risk of getting HIV.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
A septuagenarian man who was fitted with the French biomedical firm Carmat's first artificial heart two and half months ago has died, a hospital statement said Monday.
French scientists said Monday they had revived a giant but harmless virus that had been locked in the Siberian permafrost for more than 30,000 years.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
First the American teenager survived a rare cancer. Then she wanted to study it, spurring a study that helped scientists find a weird gene flaw that might play a role in how the tumor strikes.