The first drug that treats the root cause of cystic fibrosis won U.S. approval Tuesday, offering a life-changing treatment for a handful of American patients with the deadly illness and broader hope for thousands more patients with the inherited disease.
Women who eat about three servings of fish per week have a somewhat lower chance of having colon polyps, which can develop into cancer, than women who eat less than a serving a week, according to a U.S. study.
A European agency is investigating a multiple sclerosis drug made by industry giant Novartis to determine whether the medicine played any role in the deaths at least 11 patients.
Newborns of mothers on antidepressants are more likely to have dangerously high blood pressure in the lungs, according to a study published Friday in the British Medical Journal.
Gums, patches and nasal sprays that supply smokers with nicotine do not help people quit cigarettes over the long term any better than going it alone, a US study said on Monday.
Older adults who took vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements for two years had greater improvements on short- and long-term memory tests than adults who did not take the vitamins, according to an Australian study.
Doctors in a domed laboratory in Canada are designing a virtual world where they hope to one day treat traumatized children with colorful avatars using toy-like medical gadgets.
Cholesterol-lowering drugs continue to produce benefits without any serious safety problems, such as increased cancer risk, even after more than a decade of use, researchers said on Wednesday.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will open 630 community health posts in all 22 cities and counties around Taiwan during the two-week period from Nov. 21 to Dec. 4, offering HIV/AIDS and syphilis screening tests and relevant health care education, according to a CDC statement released yesterday.
Scientists at a Chinese university said Monday they can use rice to make albumin, a protein found in human blood that is often used for treating burns, traumatic shock and liver disease.