- March of Dimes to announce new research center in Chicago Updated: Jun-02-15 4:11 am
CHICAGO - A leading nonprofit group is bringing together researchers at three medical institutions - including two in Chicago - to focus on how gene functions affect premature birth.
- Novel government cancer study will test precision medicine Updated: Jun-01-15 12:04 pm
CHICAGO - The federal government is launching a very different kind of cancer study that will assign patients drugs based on what genes drive their tumors rather than the type.
- Cancer treatments got gentler, yet kids' survival improved Updated: Jun-01-15 1:22 am
CHICAGO - The move to make cancer treatments gentler for children has paid a double dividend: More kids are surviving than ever before, and without the long-term complications that doomed many of their peers a generation ago, new research shows.
- Researchers use altered herpes virus to fight skin cancer Updated: May-31-15 2:04 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Researchers are using a modified version of the herpes virus to fight the deadliest form of skin cancer, which strikes about 70,000 Americans a year.
- Study: Many cancer patients could be spared brain radiation Updated: May-31-15 1:39 pm
CHICAGO - A major study could change care for many of the hundreds of thousands of people each year who have cancer that spreads to the brain from other sites. Contrary to conventional wisdom, radiation therapy to the whole brain did not improve survival, and it harmed memory, speech and thinking skills, doctors found.
- Study sees benefit from more extensive breast cancer surgery Updated: May-30-15 12:58 pm
CHICAGO - Having a little extra tissue taken off during breast cancer surgery greatly lowers the risk that some cancer will be left behind and require a second operation, according to a new study that could change care for more than 100,000 women in the United States alone each year.
- 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.