Congenital syphilis cases -- when a mother passes syphilis onto her baby during pregnancy or delivery -- have more than doubled in the United States since 2013, according to an report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Posted on: 25 September 2018 | 4:44 pm
An ancient retrovirus that predates modern humans may explain why people suffer from addiction, scientists have said.
Posted on: 25 September 2018 | 3:09 pm
Some Mauna Loa macadamia nut products produced at a facility in Kea'au, Hawaii have been voluntarily recalled due to possible E. coli contamination linked with the facility's water system, according to the Hawaii Department of Health. No illnesses related to the water have been reported to the state, health officials say.
Posted on: 25 September 2018 | 1:44 pm
Life expectancy in the UK did not improve between 2015 and 2017, stopping at 79.2 years for males and 82.9 for females, according to new data from the UK's Office for National Statistics.
Posted on: 25 September 2018 | 1:31 pm
Critics of drug-possession prosecutions often argue that they unfairly target people of color. Seattle, where recreational use of marijuana was legalized in 2012, is doing something about it.
Posted on: 25 September 2018 | 12:27 pm
Kelly Thomas is paralyzed from the chest down and can consciously control her ability to walk, researchers say, thanks to a stimulation device in her lower back. Two studies released Monday show three paralyzed patients can walk again.
Posted on: 25 September 2018 | 10:44 am
Irish pharmaceutical company Amarin sent a glowing announcement to investors Monday that its drug Vascepa, a purified fish oil derivative, was linked to a 25% reduced risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke.
Posted on: 25 September 2018 | 8:14 am
It took a fight in court, but a 5-year-old girl will be allowed to bring her cannabis-based medicine to school and attend class with other students, according to a ruling by a California administrative court on Friday.
Posted on: 25 September 2018 | 6:14 am
When one alleged sex assault victim faces the glare of the national spotlight, many more speak out in private.
Posted on: 24 September 2018 | 2:52 pm
A tiny new device is offering hope of a better life for people with severe heart failure, reducing hospitalization rates and improving mortality risk within two years of treatment, a new study finds.
Posted on: 24 September 2018 | 2:01 pm
Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the leading preventable cause of cancer in women in the UK, a new report warns.
Posted on: 24 September 2018 | 7:44 am
Research has already shown a link between breastfeeding and lower obesity risk for babies. But a new study finds another association: "Breast is best" for them even compared with giving babies breast milk out of the bottle.
Posted on: 24 September 2018 | 3:21 am