- Foreign investors in fizzled development at wit's end Updated: May-05-16 12:54 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Foreigners who had been banking on their investments in a biomedical research facility and a hotel and rental cottage project in northern Vermont to get green cards are scrambling to find a backup now that the project's developers are accused of misusing hundreds of millions of dollars of investors' money in what investigators called a "massive eight-year fraud scheme."
- Study: 'Biggest Loser' contestants have slower metabolisms Updated: May-03-16 5:35 pm
CHICAGO - A new study has found that many competitors on NBC's "The Biggest Loser" leave the show with a slower metabolism, making it more difficult to keep off the pounds.
- IMS Health and Quintiles merging in $9 billion stock deal Updated: May-03-16 3:26 pm
NEW YORK - Health care data company IMS Health and Quintiles, which helps drug companies with clinical trial research, said Tuesday they are merging in an all-stock deal worth nearly $9 billion.
- Study: Football concussions and resuming play vary by age Updated: May-02-16 9:50 pm
CHICAGO - Younger football players are more likely to return to the field less than a day after suffering concussions than those in high school and college, according to a new study.
- Zika researchers hold conference in Atlanta amid outbreak Updated: May-02-16 5:07 pm
ATLANTA - While Zika may be on the minds of researchers right now, little is known about what viruses could be on the horizon, making it a challenge to identify epidemics before they spread around the globe, a top researcher said Monday.
- Study: 7 of 10 most profitable US hospitals are nonprofits Updated: May-02-16 4:05 pm
CHICAGO - Seven of the 10 most profitable U.S. hospitals are nonprofits, according to new research, including one in Urbana, Illinois, where hospital tax exemptions are headed for a contentious court battle that soon could determine whether medical facilities are paying their fair share of taxes.
- Monkey bars alert: Playground concussions are on the rise Updated: May-02-16 8:22 am
CHICAGO - Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved.
- Hassan starts study of health care worker shortage Updated: Apr-30-16 11:46 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Gov. Maggie Hassan is creating a commission to study New Hampshire's shortage of health care workers.
- Research supports blaming warmer waters for lobster decline Updated: Apr-29-16 5:45 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut researchers found no pesticides in lobsters collected in Long Island Sound in late 2014, a new study has found, boosting evidence that warming water temperatures are the main culprit in a huge crustacean decline that has decimated the local lobster industry.
- At the Vatican, Biden seeks common cause with pope on cancer Updated: Apr-29-16 1:55 pm
VATICAN CITY - Vice President Joe Biden found common cause with Pope Francis on Friday at the Vatican for a global commitment to fund cancer research.
- The Latest: Biden's grand welcome at Italian PM's residence Updated: Apr-29-16 9:24 am
VATICAN CITY - The Latest on Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Vatican City and Rome (all times local):
- Michigan first lady christens Detroit pink elevator project Updated: Apr-28-16 11:44 am
DETROIT - Michigan first lady Sue Snyder has christened a campaign involving a pink elevator in Detroit to raise funds benefiting the Susan G. Komen organization for breast cancer research.
- Purdue-Arizona State and Florida-Duke in Jimmy V Classic Updated: Apr-27-16 7:00 pm
NEW YORK - Purdue will face Arizona State and Florida will meet Duke in the 2016 Jimmy V Classic.
- Biden to push for global collaboration in cancer research Updated: Apr-27-16 5:38 pm
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden will push for international cooperation in the fight against cancer in a speech at the Vatican.
- At Harvard's newest center, researchers look for happiness Updated: Apr-27-16 4:06 pm
BOSTON - For those mired in the eternal quest for health and happiness, there's some good news. Harvard is on the case.
- Boxing, football legends hail research into brain damage Updated: Apr-26-16 3:45 pm
WASHINGTON - Former football star Herschel Walker and former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes say they are all too aware of the toll that blows to the head can take on an athlete's brain.
- Could marijuana help treat painkiller and heroin addiction? Updated: Apr-26-16 3:44 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an alternative to painkillers.
- Study of body-mind mysteries wins Wellcome Book Prize Updated: Apr-25-16 2:16 pm
LONDON - Neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan won the medically themed Wellcome Book Prize on Monday with "It's All in Your Head," an exploration of the mysteries of psychosomatic illness.
- North Dakota man in clinical trial to fight leukemia Updated: Apr-24-16 9:15 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A North Dakota man with leukemia has been accepted into a clinical trial program in Seattle.
- NY commissions study of Brooklyn health care Updated: Apr-23-16 8:25 am
ALBANY, New York - New York health officials have commissioned a study of health care in in central and northeastern Brooklyn and options for improving it.
- Study: No suicide risk for anti-smoking pills Chantix, Zyban Updated: Apr-22-16 6:49 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Seven years after U.S. regulators slapped their strictest warning on two popular smoking-cessation medicines citing risks of suicidal behavior, a large international study found no such risk.
- Eastern Tennessee unveils prescription drug abuse center Updated: Apr-22-16 1:39 pm
JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee - East Tennessee State University has announced the formation of a new research center that will focus on combating the prescription-drug-abuse epidemic in the region.
- $3M helps boost U. of Michigan research commercialization Updated: Apr-22-16 5:42 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - A $3 million gift is helping the University of Michigan start a fund to help bring potential developments in the engineering and medical research fields to market.
- VA study on whether dogs can heal vets with PTSD has critics Updated: Apr-21-16 1:45 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - Army veteran Joe Aguirre opens a restaurant door, then steps aside to let his golden retriever take point. "Clear," Aguirre commands, and 3-year-old Munger pivots right, left, then right again, sweeping the room for potential threats.
- Ayotte-backed bill for breast cancer research to be signed Updated: Apr-21-16 12:33 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A bill that U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte helped introduce to benefit breast cancer research is awaiting President Barack Obama's signature.