In a study of gay men who did not have HIV who were given antiviral drugs protectively, the number of new HIV infections fell from 295 cases in the year before the program rollout to 221 cases the year after.
Contrary to the usual advice, a new study has found that, unless applied very heavily, skin creams did not raise the radiation dose to the skin during cancer treatment.
In what researchers call “a breakthrough,” two clinical trials have found that two different three-drug treatment plans could help 90 percent of people with cystic fibrosis. “It’s not a cure,” said one of the lead researchers. “But it could be game-cha…
Brain scans reveal that people who are better at losing weight have more activity in regions of the brain associated with self-control, a small new study reports.
The company says there’s a need for opioid pain medicines that don’t require swallowing, because some patients have difficulty taking oral medication and may not have access to IV opioids.
The FDA had earlier flagged two safety concerns.
There’s no proof that cardboard baby reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and they may pose other risks, British researchers said this week, concerns that are shared by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Women with a history of preeclampsia were 3.4 times more likely to suffer from vascular dementia later in life, researchers have found. This form of dementia is triggered by impaired blood flow in the brain.
New research appears to challenge longstanding wisdom that those who struggle with rosacea should avoid both caffeine and hot drinks of any kind.
Only two burger chains in the U.S. earn top marks for avoiding ground beef pumped full of antibiotics, according to a new report issued by a group of environmental and consumer groups. Shake Shack and Burger Fi both earned A’s while nearly all other ma…
The agency is not yet advising consumers to stop eating chicken but urges anyone who does to make sure it is properly cooked. Illnesses began in January, and the most recent case was confirmed in September.
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Experts say there has long been concern that obstetrics has focused on babies’ well-being almost to the exclusion or certainly to the detriment of moms, and many hope and believe that tide is starting to turn.
Researchers say that we now know of 102 genes that are associated with autism.
In a study of pounds regained after weight-loss surgery, the percentage of pounds put back on helped predict serious health problems, researchers said.
Fewer babies are being born in the United States, and women are generally older when they have their first child, according to a new government report.
Researchers studying cognitive health related to hearing and vision found that the rate of mental decline was halved after cataract surgery and was 75 percent lower after people got a hearing aid.
Researchers who analyzed data from 178 countries found that people from larger families were less likely to get cancer than those from smaller families.
The CDC on Tuesday reporters 127 cases of a rare but devastating polio-like virus, partially paralyzing hundreds of children in 22 states. It’s the third wave of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) to hit the United States since 2014.
The Trump administration first mentioned requiring drug prices in ads in May, as part of the government’s American Patients First plan to lower drug costs. In August, it began officially reviewing a proposed rule.
Severely obese patients who had weight-loss surgery were 40 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke over five years, versus those on standard diabetes care, according to a new study.