Latest science news in Health & Medicine

Marijuana Treatment Reduces Severe Epileptic Seizures

53 min ago from Scientific American

A rigorous study validates a cannabis-derived treatment for a rare, drug-resistant childhood epilepsy -- Read more on

A molecule produced by a Thai liver parasite could be the solution to those non-healing wounds

4 hours ago from Physorg

Every day 12 Australian diabetics have a limb amputated because of a non-healing wound. Globally, it's one every 30 seconds.

Fighting forgery with paper fingerprints

4 hours ago from Physorg

Fingerprinting official documents could provide a cost-effective way to prevent forgery, new research shows.

Public Health: C.B.O. Has Clear Message About Losers in House Health Bill

5 hours ago from NY Times Health

The Congressional Budget Office’s assessment of the House’s health bill predicts dysfunctional markets for about one-sixth of the population.

Amy Reed, Doctor Who Fought a Risky Medical Procedure, Dies at 44

8 hours ago from NY Times Health

Dr. Reed and her husband turned a personal calamity into a crusade to spare other women from the medical procedure that harmed her.

Gene Study Shows Zika's Stealthy Spread

11 hours ago from MSNBC: Science

The Zika virus was spreading in Brazil for as long as a year before anyone noticed, and for weeks and months in places such as Miami, studies show.

How the GOP Health Plan Would Treat the Sick

13 hours ago from NY Times Health

Reporter Margot Sanger-Katz examines high-risk pools, the controversy at the heart of the health care debate.

CBO: New version of AHCA still leaves 23M uninsured

13 hours ago from UPI

GOP lawmakers' third try at healthcare reform faces an uncertain climate in the Senate -- and now a potentially harmful new analysis report, issued Wednesday.

Tissue-indepedent cancer drug gets fast-track approval from US regulator

14 hours ago from News @ Nature

Treatment will be given to patients based on a tumour’s molecular markers, rather than its location in the body.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22054

Fund to curb outbreaks and chronic disease on the chopping block

14 hours ago from News @ Nature

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stands to lose 12% of its budget through proposed cuts in the American Health Care Act.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21963

Labeling a bacterial cell 'jacket': Team invents scientific method to track cells implicated in immune diseases

15 hours ago from Physorg

You have three to five pounds of bacteria living in and on your body right now. That's some 38 trillion bacteria, researchers estimate. Your immune system has to manage all...

Study shows how hand amputation, reattachment affect brain

15 hours ago from UPI

University of Missouri researchers have discovered how hand amputation and reattachment affect the brain and how those changes impact the patient.

Hospital Protocol Helps Thwart Serious Infection

16 hours ago from UPI

A new regulation requires New York state hospitals to follow a protocol to rapidly diagnosis and treat the infection called sepsis, and studies suggest it works.

$24.1 million lottery jackpot claimed two days before expiring

16 hours ago from UPI

Lottery officials in New York said a $24.1 million jackpot has been claimed only two days before the ticket would have expired.

New Map Tracks Germs' Travels Around Hospitals

16 hours ago from Live Science

In a yearlong study, researchers watched bacteria populate a newly opened hospital.

FDA: Controller for heart pump recalled over deaths

17 hours ago from AP Health

Federal regulators say nearly 29,000 controllers for implanted heart pumps are being recalled after reports of 26 deaths linked to malfunctions....

New modified toy car designs offer children with disabilities more options

17 hours ago from Physorg

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed two new modified toy car designs for children with disabilities in an effort to encourage them to further explore, play, and engage in...

Population only part of tornado casualty story

17 hours ago from Physorg

New research out of Florida State University shows that the strength of a tornado has a significantly larger effect than population on the number of casualties.

Drop in cases of Zika threatens large-scale trials

17 hours ago from News @ Nature

Studies are struggling to recruit participants following a marked drop in cases of the virus.Nature 545 396 doi: 10.1038/545396a

Shedding light on how humans walk... with robots

18 hours ago from Physorg

Learning how to walk is difficult for toddlers to master; it's even harder for adults who are recovering from a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other condition, requiring months of intensive, often frustrating...

TSRI Scientists Find Simple Copper Complex Shuts Down Botulinum Neurotoxin Poisoning

18 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

Clostridium botulinum is the bacterium that causes the neurointoxication, which produces one of the most potent toxins on earth and is classified as a potential bioterrorism threat. While no cure...

Put Your Baby in a Box? Experts Advise Caution

19 hours ago from NY Times Health

The free cardboard boxes, which double as a baby’s first bed, aren’t regulated and have not been proven to reduce infant mortality.

Graco recalls 25K child car seats because of injury risk

19 hours ago from UPI

Graco Children's Products is recalling 25,494 convertible car seats because of serious injury risk, the safety officials said.

Family of geese emerge from Chicago hospital parking garage

19 hours ago from UPI

A mother goose led her newborn goslings to an Illinois harbor after they were born on the roof of a nearby hospital for the third straight year.

All eyes on Denver Broncos QBs Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch in first OTA work

19 hours ago from UPI

Trevor Siemian was the first quarterback under center when the Denver Broncos began their team-period work at their first OTA on Tuesday morning.

2 addiction counselors at halfway house die of drug overdose

19 hours ago from AP Health

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Two addiction counselors at a suburban Philadelphia halfway house died of opioid overdoses inside the facility on the...

Cincinnati Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick breaks hand in unknown, 'freak accident'

20 hours ago from UPI

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was on the sidelines for voluntary organized team activities due to a broken hand suffered in a "freak accident."

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien's new, hands-on approach benefiting Texans quarterbacks

20 hours ago from UPI

Standing a few yards behind Tom Savage, Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien had the perfect vantage point Tuesday to observe his starting quarterback.