- More cancer success with drugs that enlist immune system Updated: May-29-15 4:25 pm
CHICAGO - For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body's disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most common form of lung cancer.
- Don't delay: Study confirms early treatment is best for HIV Updated: May-27-15 8:24 pm
WASHINGTON - A major international study says HIV patients shouldn't delay in seeking treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer.
- Study reveals flaws in gene testing; results often conflict Updated: May-27-15 5:09 pm
The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax.
- Zogenix says former obesity drug reduced seizures in study Updated: May-27-15 2:43 pm
NEW YORK - Drugmaker Zogenix said Wednesday that a drug once used to fight obesity before it was taken off the market may help treat a rare disease that causes severe seizures in young children.
- Baptist Health, Verizon Foundation launch diabetes study Updated: May-26-15 3:56 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Verizon Foundation and Baptist Health have announced a pilot program to study whether mobile technology can improve the health of diabetes patients.
- Navy medical research lab in Connecticut gets new commander Updated: May-26-15 1:28 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A psychiatrist with lengthy service aboard submarines, Navy Capt. Steven Wechsler for the past three years has led a little-known medical research laboratory in Groton, where teams of scientists work to better understand the wellness of sailors serving in the undersea fleet.
- Study: Florida ranks in the middle of pack for senior health Updated: May-26-15 3:05 am
ORLANDO, Florida - A new study ranks Florida in the middle of the pack when it comes to the health of its seniors.
- Fewer students study botany, more plant collections closing Updated: May-25-15 1:13 pm
MOUNT IDA, Arkansas - The teeming plant world could become a virtual mystery in the coming decades as college students increasingly shy away from studying botany and universities across the U.S. shutter their long-standing herbaria.
- Study: High altitude may boost babies' risks for SIDS deaths Updated: May-25-15 1:56 am
CHICAGO - Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found higher risks above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters).
- Some of the major bills approved by Oklahoma Legislature Updated: May-22-15 6:44 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Legislature wrapped up the 2015 legislative session on Friday, one week before its constitutionally mandated deadline, by passing dozens of last-minute measures. Among them are several related to the $7.1 billion state budget.
- Nebraska senators pass cannabis study for seizure sufferers Updated: May-21-15 4:51 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska residents suffering from intractable seizures could have one more treatment option under a medical cannabis study headed to Gov. Pete Ricketts' desk.
- Study: Fewer kids have severe mental problems; more get help Updated: May-20-15 6:04 pm
Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds.
- Study: 23 pct of US adults with health coverage underinsured Updated: May-20-15 5:55 pm
Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults who were insured all last year lacked adequate protection from big medical bills based on their income, according to Commonwealth Fund research.
- Scientists link dolphin deaths in Gulf to 2010 BP spill Updated: May-20-15 4:40 pm
NEW ORLEANS - In a new study, a team of scientists says there's a definite link between the massive BP oil spill in 2010 and a record number of dolphin deaths along the northern Gulf of Mexico.
- Koch, Kravis donate total of $250M for hospitals, research Updated: May-20-15 9:38 am
NEW YORK - Industrialist David H. Koch (kohk) and financier Henry R. Kravis have made separate donations totaling $250 million for hospitals and medical research in New York City.
- Senators back study of cannabis extract for seizures Updated: May-18-15 8:20 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers gave initial approval Monday to a measure that would allow certain patients who suffer from severe seizures to use a form of marijuana as part of a medical study.
- University recommends new oversight of clinical research Updated: May-18-15 2:43 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The University of Minnesota is proposing a plan to improve oversight of its clinic research, 11 years after a man enrolled in a drug trial committed suicide in a case that has raised questions about research trials in the university's psychiatry department.
- Eleven Bio shares fall on failed study of eye drug Updated: May-18-15 9:29 am
NEW YORK - Shares of Eleven Biotherapeutics Inc. plunged Monday after the clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its key drug candidate failed to meet its goals in a late-stage study.
- Stem cell 'Wild West' takes root amid lack of US regulation Updated: May-18-15 3:12 am
BEVERLY HILLS, California - More than 170 clinics across the country are selling experimental stem cell procedures for dozens of diseases and conditions - a mushrooming industry that has flourished despite little evidence of its safety or effectiveness.
- Study: mentally ill inmates stay longer in central Ohio jail Updated: May-17-15 10:58 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Mentally-ill inmates at central Ohio's biggest jail stay longer, return more frequently and often aren't connected with the treatment they need after they leave, according to a new report.
- Vienna hosts Europe's biggest AIDS research charity event Updated: May-16-15 9:10 pm
VIENNA - Vienna's central City Hall Square was transformed Saturday into a mythical world of pagan rites and fantastic spectacle as the city hosted its biggest annual party of the year.
- Stem cell manufacturer breaks ground in northern Vermont Updated: May-15-15 12:52 pm
NEWPORT CITY, Vermont - Construction has begun on a $100 million stem cell research and manufacturing facility.
- Deal appoints members to medical marijuana study group Updated: May-15-15 12:51 pm
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed 11 members of a new panel charged with making recommendations about what type of medical marijuana use Georgia should allow.
- Florida man plans paddleboarding trip for cancer foundation Updated: May-15-15 8:38 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - A Ft. Lauderdale man is planning on making a 400-mile journey along the coast of Costa Rica to raise money for a cancer research foundation based in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
- Study: Vitamin B3 may help prevent certain skin cancers Updated: May-13-15 5:18 pm
For the first time, a large study suggests that a vitamin might modestly lower the risk of the most common types of skin cancer in people with a history of these relatively harmless yet troublesome growths.