- Task force urges more research into child autism screening Updated: Aug-03-15 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON - A government task force says more research is needed to determine if toddlers should be screened for autism even if check-ups or parents haven't spotted developmental problems - despite guidelines from other health groups that urge such screening.
- Most picky eating harmless but it can signal emotional woes Updated: Aug-03-15 12:55 am
CHICAGO - Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should be checked out.
- Dayton names panel to study future of MNsure, MinnesotaCare Updated: Jul-31-15 3:26 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton has made 11 picks to a health care task force that will study MNsure and MinnesotaCare and make recommendations for their future direction.
- Study: Sandy's impact takes toll on residents' mental health Updated: Jul-30-15 6:44 am
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey - A new study says the lingering effects of Superstorm Sandy are taking a toll on the mental health of New Jersey residents impacted by the storm.
- Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research Updated: Jul-27-15 10:46 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life.
- Marshall hosts biomedical research symposium Updated: Jul-27-15 2:17 am
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - Marshall University is hosting a symposium that will showcase research by undergraduate students across West Virginia.
- Lt. Gov. Michaels encouraging clinical trials participation Updated: Jul-26-15 10:38 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota Lt. Gov. Matt Michaels has joined peers in other states in encouraging patients to participate in clinical trials.
- Judge rules Alzheimer's project belongs to UC San Diego Updated: Jul-25-15 5:47 pm
- Lifestyle changes may guard aging brain against memory loss Updated: Jul-24-15 11:01 am
WASHINGTON - The latest Alzheimer's research has a clear theme: Change your lifestyle to protect your brain.
- Exercise good for brain, even for those with Alzheimer's Updated: Jul-23-15 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON - Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help once memory starts to slide- and even improve life for people with Alzheimer's.
- Family gets $115G from NYC for sending corpse for research Updated: Jul-23-15 7:25 am
NEW YORK - The family of a woman whose corpse mistakenly wound up at a medical school for research has received $115,000 from New York City.
- Study: Women with mild memory problem worsen faster than men Updated: Jul-21-15 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON - Older women with mild memory impairment worsened about twice as fast as men, researchers reported Tuesday, part of an effort to unravel why women are especially hard-hit by Alzheimer's.
- Studies: Better sleep may be important for Alzheimer's risk Updated: Jul-20-15 3:33 pm
WASHINGTON - To sleep, perchance to... ward off Alzheimer's? New research suggests poor sleep may increase people's risk of Alzheimer's disease, by spurring a brain-clogging gunk that in turn further interrupts shut-eye.
- Families hit by rare early Alzheimer's push for research Updated: Jul-19-15 12:33 pm
WASHINGTON - Alzheimer's has ravaged generations of Dean DeMoe's family - his grandmother, father, siblings - all in their 40s and 50s.
- UW program seeks to expose rural students to science careers Updated: Jul-18-15 7:22 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - When University of Wisconsin researchers study stem cells, they typically seek to create skin and organs. This summer, their goal was to create scientists.
- Fighting for black-footed ferrets Updated: Jul-16-15 11:16 am
POWELL, Wyoming - A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down," Mary Poppins said.
- AP Exclusive: Palestinians quit medical study in Venezuela Updated: Jul-16-15 8:10 am
CARACAS, Venezuela - The Palestinian students were greeted like celebrities upon arrival in Caracas. President Nicolas Maduro wore a kaffiyeh headdress and played up their symbolic importance during an address broadcast across the socialist South American country.
- Study show high-risk areas for Lyme disease growing Updated: Jul-15-15 4:27 pm
NEW YORK - The geographic areas where Lyme disease is a bigger danger have grown dramatically, according to a new government study published Wednesday
- Republicans postpone House vote on breast cancer bill Updated: Jul-14-15 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican leaders delayed a House vote Tuesday on a bill raising money for breast cancer research over anger that some of the funds would go to a group that has worked with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, which supports abortion rights.
- Colorado lawmakers study school violence, mental health Updated: Jul-14-15 5:46 pm
DENVER - A legislative panel looking at how to prevent school violence in Colorado started work Tuesday by hearing alarming data about rates of depression among teenage students.
- New study banning headers only part of stopping concussions Updated: Jul-14-15 9:03 am
AURORA, Colorado - A group of scientists checked a decade's worth of data about what causes concussions in high school soccer. Their conclusion: While a ban on heading would help decrease head injuries, what the game really needs is better enforcement of rules restricting all sorts of player-to-player contact.
- Study: Silent cancer in moms a rare result in prenatal tests Updated: Jul-13-15 6:56 pm
CHICAGO - For pregnant women, abnormal results from certain prenatal tests may signal that something is wrong - with the moms-to-be, not the fetus, a preliminary study suggests.
- Rough play is riskier than heading in youth soccer: Study Updated: Jul-13-15 1:46 pm
CHICAGO - Heading takes the heat in youth soccer, but limiting rough play might be a better way to prevent concussions and other injuries, a nine-year study of U.S. high school games suggests.
- Cherokee Nation students sought for asthma study Updated: Jul-13-15 3:05 am
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma - A Cherokee Nation and University of Tulsa study to determine whether making changes at home or school reduces asthma among children is seeking 90 Cherokee families to participate.
- Annual New Hampshire cancer fundraiser nets $3.1 million Updated: Jul-12-15 10:34 am
LEBANON, New Hampshire - More than 5,000 participants raised more than $3.1 million for cancer care and support in The Prouty - an annual fundraiser for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock medical center.