Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins and...
Friday, Jun 9, 2017 at 11:57 AM PDT
'Beating Heart in a Box' Promises Major Medical Revolution
The most current method and technology available for heart transplants is an estimated 50 years old but new technology may revolutionize how heart transplant surgeries may change in the near future, reported NBC...
Thursday, Jun 8, 2017 at 05:56 PM PDT
FDA Asks Company to Pull Its Opioid Opana Because of Abuse
The Food and Drug Administration has asked Endo Pharmaceuticals to remove Opana ER, an extended release form of the opioid drug oxymorphone made by the drug company, from the market because it has such a high...
Thursday, Jun 8, 2017 at 03:38 PM PDT
Zika Birth Defects in US Territories Similar to Other Places
A report released Thursday shows Zika had about the same impact on birth defects in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories as it did in other places hit by the epidemic.
About 1 in 20 women infected with...
Last week had National Doughnut Day. Global Running Day is here Wednesday, giving you a good excuse to work off those treats.
Here are six reasons why you should join more than 1.2 million people from 185...
Monday, Jun 5, 2017 at 12:31 PM PDT
Drugs Score Big Wins Against Lung, Prostate, Breast Cancers
Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even a "uni-drug" that may fight many forms of the disease.
Monday, Jun 5, 2017 at 06:21 AM PDT
Quickly Reporting Cancer Complications May Boost Survival
If you're being treated for cancer, speak up about any side effects. A study that had patients use home computers to report symptoms like nausea and fatigue surprisingly improved survival — by almost half a...
Robots are becoming smarter and have become a part of our daily lives more than ever, from the work they do in hospitals and restaurants to helping around the house.
But some of these robot personal assistants...
Friday, Jun 2, 2017 at 07:32 AM PDT
This Device Combats Ebola and Extremists in Africa
In some villages deep in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where bridges may just be felled trees and there are few roads or telephones, a growing network of solar-powered radios is doing double duty, NBC...