Can umbilical cord blood rejuvenate your brain?
A protein in human umbilical cord blood seems to rejuvenate the brains of old mice, researchers report. It's a long way from helping you, though.
New Medicare rules starting Jan. 1 will pay doctors differently
New Medicare regulations going into effect Jan. 1 aim to change up how doctors take care of their patients.
Many people stop taking life-saving drugs after heart attacks
Within two years after a heart attack, nearly one in five people stop taking life-saving cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, research finds.
This sweat band measures your blood sugar
Researchers trying to find a way to make wearable health technology real say they've taken a big step with a device that generates sweat.
Taxing sweet drinks can cut obesity, WHO says
Governments should tax sugary drinks to fight the global epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
New CAR-T cancer treatment offers hope for those with few options
A new cancer treatment called CAR-T has helped more than a third of lymphoma patients with just months to live.
Here's why the NIH wants to spray bacteria onto kids' skin
Wanted: A few adults and kids who don't mind having some bacteria sprayed on their skin. The hope is a cheap, easy treatment for eczema.
People with eczema have a new drug choice
The FDA approved a new, injectible drug on Tuesday to treat serious cases of eczema.
People with nut allergies may not be allergic to all nuts, study finds
People who think they're allergic to tree nuts such as walnuts or almonds may not really be, doctors reported Monday.
Most kids should try a little peanut, new guidelines say
Even babies with the highest risk of a peanut allergy should get a dose of peanut, because an early taste can prevent allergies later, doctors say.
More people think they have food allergies, but we don't know for sure
More Americans than ever before say they have food allergies, but there's in fact not much evidence to back this up, experts said Wednesday.
Fracking May Worsen Asthma in People Living Nearby
Fracking may worsen asthma in people who live nearby, according to an 8- year study in Pennsylvania.
Lone Star Tick Bite Linked to Rising Number of Meat Allergies
A tick-related meat allergy has quietly spread across the southern and eastern U.S. In recent years the number of cases has steadily risen and no one seems to know why.
Why Your Family Really Needs That Puppy
Dogs, which are already shown to reduce rates of allergies and asthma, may provide kids with yet another benefit: reducing anxiety.
Go Ahead- Give Your Kid That Pony. Or A Puppy.
Babies exposed to dogs and farm animals may be less likely to develop asthma by the age six, a Swedish study suggests.
Obama: Climate Change May Fuel Spread of Diseases
Meaner allergy seasons are a symptom of climate change but looming next is the advance of once-distant diseases to the U.S., President Obama said.
Pricey new drug prevents heart attacks in high-risk patients
A new heart drug cuts cholesterol levels to once unthinkable lows, according to results released Friday from a highly anticipated study.
Slashing medical research would cost jobs and stall advancement, experts say
Trump's budget would stall advances, cut jobs and threaten America's status as the world leader while costing more in the long run, health advocates say.
New obesity gene identified for some people of African descent
Researchers have found a genetic variation unique to about 1 percent of people of African descent that can add about six pounds of extra weight.
Read this before you go out to shovel your driveway
It's common wisdom that shoveling snow can give you a heart attack. Canadian researchers found it's true.
Yes, Christmas can kill, and it's not the cold weather
Scientists in New Zealand have confirmed that deaths spike around Christmas time, and you can't blame the cold weather.
Study funded by food makers disputes advice to cut sugar intake
The review was funded by the International Life Sciences Institute, which includes among its members Coca Cola Co, PepsiCo, Mars Inc and Hershey Co.
6 things an ER doctor wants you to know about heart attacks
TV's most likeable dad, Alan Thicke, died Tuesday at the age of 69.
New map of death in America finds huge differences
A new map looking at death across America finds where you live really can determine what kills you.
E-Cigarettes are dangerous health threat to kids, surgeon general warns
The handheld devices not only deliver harmful nicotine, but vape smoke can be loaded with other chemicals.
Smoking even one cigarette a day on average can kill you
Even people whose smoking doesn't add up to much more than about one or two cigarettes a day die earlier than people who never smoked, a study finds.
There's a gene that may affect how much you like to drink
Researchers said they've found a gene that might help explain why so many people find alcohol irresistible while others find it easy to refrain.
Lowering cholesterol more with new drugs clears people's arteries some
Taking cholesterol down to unprecedented low levels with new drugs clears people's arteries a bit. But does that translate to less heart disease?
These new guidelines broaden recommendations for taking statin drugs
If you are middle-aged and have even one risk factor for cardiovascular disease, you might need statins to prevent a stroke or heart attack.
Smoking may be more deadly than HIV, researchers say
Smoking is so deadly that it may be more likely to kill HIV patients than the virus itself is. Another report shows smoking causes dozens of mutations
New immune-stimulating cancer drugs may damage the heart, study finds
Doctors have found a downside to new drugs that harness the immune system to fight cancer: They may cause potentially fatal heart damage.
Sidewalks and green spaces make for healthier Americans
Big cities win out over smaller communities when it comes to healthy, happy residents and it's because of sidewalks, parks and public transport.
Batteries may fail suddenly on some models of heart defibrillators
Two people have died after the batteries failed early in two implanted heart defibrillators made by St. Jude Medical.
Former teen heartthrob David Cassidy reveals dementia, quits touring
The onetime star of "The Partridge Family" reportedly struggled to remember the lyrics to songs during a weekend concert in California.
Testosterone treatment doesn't help men think better, study finds
Testosterone treatment did not improve older men's memory or mental function, researchers said Tuesday.
Merck is dropping tests of a once-prmising Alzheimer's drug
A drug company has stopped one big test of an Alzheimer's drug because it's not helping patients.
Ohio grandma was expected to die. Then she woke up
Just two months ago, the family of Eloise Barnette was saying good-bye.
The real brain food could be fresh veggies and olive oil, study finds
A Mediterranean diet that's loaded with fresh vegetables, fruit and the occasional drink could help preserve your brain into old age.
Who's the better doctor? Try a woman
Patients treated by women are less likely to die of what ails them and less likely to have to come back to the hospital, researchers found.
Family of unarmed senior killed by police calls shooting 'unjustifiable'
The family of Francisco Serna called the shooting by Bakersfield, California, 'unjustifiable.'
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