NIH Plans Human Testing Of Ebola Vaccine By This Fall

By | Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:32

The National Institutes of Health is speeding human testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine as an outbreak in Western Africa leaves 700 dead.

Eaze Offers 10-Minute Delivery Of Medical Marijauana In SanFran

New App Means 10-Minute Medical Marijuana Delivery

By | Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:36

A new app promises 10-minute delivery of medical marijuana to residents of San Francisco.

COPD Drug, Striverdi Respimat, Receives FDA Approval

FDA Approves New Inhaler Spray To Treat COPD

By | Fri, 08/01/2014 - 09:24

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the drug Striverdi Respimat for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Patients On Dialysis Find Depression Relief In Therapies

Patients On Dialysis Find Relief From Depression In Therapies

By | Thu, 07/31/2014 - 17:29

Wider use of antidepressant and analgesic therapies would help more patients on dialysis to find relief from depression symptoms, a new study suggests.

NIH Launches Program To Find Genetic Drug Targets

NIH Scouring Genome For New Drug Targets

By | Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:47

The National Institutes of Health has launched a $5.8 million collaboration among eight research institutions to scour the human genome for new therapeutic drug targets.

Background TV Harms Kids' Brains

How Background TV Noise Harms Kids' Learning And Brain Functioning

By | Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:37

A new study shows that background TV noise may harm children's learning and development.

The Pill May Affect How Women Perceive Other Women

Your Birth Control May Affect How You Perceive Other Women

By | Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:32

A new but small study shows that the amount of estrogen in a woman's birth control pill may affect how she perceives other women.

Men With Wider Faces Get Mixed Reviews

Men With Wide Faces Seen As Untrustworthy Yet Competent

By | Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:02

Men with wider faces are seen from two sides: aggressive and untrustworthy, but also competent and victorious.


Google To Define Perfect Human Health By Analyzing Medical Records And DNA

By | Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:40

Google is searching to define optimum human health for the individual by analyzing the genomes and medical records of hundreds, and then thousands, of study participants.

Study: Gut Microbiota Adjusts To Life Events

Gut Microbes Respond To Our Life Story With One Of Their Own

By | Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:03

A new study shows microbes in the human gut respond to changes in the larger world, including in a move abroad and a case of food poisoning.

Farmers' Market Vouchers May Boost Produce Consumption Among Poor

Low-Income Families Eat More Fruits And Veggies With Farmers' Market Vouchers

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:00

Food policy experts say the federal government should provide vouchers to poor families for fresh fruits and vegetable at farmers' markets, as a quarter of such U.S. community retailers now accept food stamps.

Red States Missing Out On Medicaid Money

Hospitals In Medicaid Opt-Out States Are Beginning To Face Money Problems

By | Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:43

Health care systems and health plans in the two dozen states that opted out of the federal expansion of Medicaid are facing increasing financial pressures.

Brain Volume

Antipsychotics Cause Loss Of Brain Volume In Schizophrenics

By | Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:22

A slight but noticeable loss of brain volume among patients with schizophrenia taking antipsychotic drugs doesn't affect cognitive functioning, researchers say.

Dating Site Matches Users By DNA

Find Love With Your DNA, And This Dating Site

By | Sun, 07/20/2014 - 15:40

A new dating site promises to match users according to genetic capability, requiring a saliva sample to test DNA for two key markers.

HIV Diagnoses Rates Have Fallen

The AIDS Epidemic Is Slowing In The US

By | Sun, 07/20/2014 - 14:54

HIV diagnoses rates have fallen by a third over the past decade, providing hope for Americans that HIV may soon be eliminated. Meanwhile, the rest of the world continues to struggle.