- 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.
- Planned Parenthood seeks fed study of fetal tissue research Updated: Jul-29-15 9:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Under fire for its role in providing fetal tissue for research, Planned Parenthood asked the government's top health scientists Wednesday to convene a panel of independent experts to study the issues surrounding the little-known branch of medicine.
- 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.
- Big House vote to speed drug approvals, boost research Updated: Jul-10-15 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON - For the second time this year, the House used overwhelming bipartisan unity Friday to approve health legislation, this time voting to bolster biomedical research and streamline how the government approves drugs and medical devices.