France last month carried out the second transplant of a new-generation artificial heart, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said Monday.
In the battle of humans versus disease, the latter usually gets the upper hand in the end. For patients with terminal diseases, the pace of biomedical research can seem glacial. It takes years—if not decades—to ...
An American doctor who was recently infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia arrived in the United States Friday for treatment.
Health experts honed in Friday on a handful of unproven drugs they hope might turn the lethal tide of Ebola, as key figures urged that funds go for frontline crisis care in some of the world's poorest states.
The United States is in danger of losing its biomedical edge to countries that are aggressively funding research into personalized medicine.
Poor eating and exercise habits have kept obesity rates high in the United States, said a report Thursday that found increases in six states and no decreases across the nation.
Thirty years ago, poor Brazilian women were paid to give away their breast milk, leaving their children at risk of malnourishment. Equipment at the few milk collection centers that existed was so costly it ...
A new government forecast says the nation's respite from troublesome health care inflation is ending.
Airline pilots and cabin crews appear to have twice the incidence of melanoma as the general population.
(Medical Xpress)—The fight against obesity in the United States may have some unexpected allies—dentists. New research by the Yale School of Public Health has found that counties with a higher number ...
Obesity is associated with many health risks, including heart disease and diabetes, but University of Illinois researchers have found a possible way to mitigate one often-overlooked risk: not buckling up in the car.
Public officials and safety advocates worry there will be more drivers high on pot and a big increase in traffic deaths as states liberalize marijuana laws.
(HealthDay)—From 2000 to 2009 there was an increase in surgical treatment for spinal metastasis in the United States, which was accompanied by increased complication rates and costs, according to a study ...
(HealthDay)— Transporting donated livers long distances does not affect the quality of the organs, according to new research.
(HealthDay)—The vast majority of American babies are getting the vaccines they need to protect them from serious illnesses, federal health officials said Thursday.