A University of North Carolina scientist who has been chasing viruses for decades may hold the key to a cure.
We must remain vigilant,the column says. We need to focus on what we can control in our own lives to slow the spread of COVID-19. Don’t ease up now. We have made so much progress — let’s not move backwards.
Experts say Oklahoma and the U.S. must take advantage now to slow down the novel disease's spread as much as possible to earn dividends later — but COVID isn't going away anytime soon.
Immunity to COVID-19 infection lingers for at least five months, researchers reported — and probably longer than that.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here's a by-the-numbers look at the disease that affects 1 in 8 American women.
Having a baby before age 20 markedly cuts a woman’s lifetime chance of developing breast cancer, studies show. What if young women could take a drug that would mimic that cancer-preventing effect of full-term pregnancy?
A cure for the common cold has been frustratingly elusive. Researchers in California may have cracked the case.
The study doesn’t draw a cause-and-effect conclusion about PPA and autism. And because it was done in the lab, it’s too soon to tell what the findings mean for humans. But researchers say it’s another reminder about the importance of eating home-made, healthy foods during pregnancy.
A health-care startup called Partner Therapeutics began last year with a single product: a leukemia medicine approved in 1991 that doctors rarely prescribe anymore. The drug, Leukine, made so little money that its previous owner did not even bother to disclose sales. It just dumped them on revenue reports under “other.”
A hunt for hope is revived after wreckage of Alzheimer's drugs.
About noon most days, the Lieber Institute for Brain Development in East Baltimore gets a case - that is, a brain. It arrives in an inconspicuous red cooler. Almost immediately, resident neuropathologist Rahul Bharadwaj gets to work, carefully inspecting it for any abnormalities, such as tumors or lesions.
Over the past year, at least 17 people have been hospitalized after being injected with products made from umbilical cord blood, a little-known but fast-growing segment of the booming stem cell industry, according to state and federal health officials and patient reports.
Here are some highlights in innovative treatments by Dr. Daniel Nader, chief of staff at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Tulsa.
Dear Dr. Blonz: My doctor determined that I have osteoporosis in my back and hips. (I am 67.) She now wants me to take a prescription bisphosphonate drug.
They include not believing everything you read on the internet and there is a new screening that can catch lung cancer in its earliest stages.
Dear Dr. Fox: Some of my friends and I have adopted dogs from shelters and dog rescue organizations, and it seems like they are making a lot o…
Dear Doctor: I recently saw a TV show in which a physician said sweets cause dementia. Is this true? As a sweet-aholic, I hope not.
Michael's little brothers - Santino, "Sonny," and Giovanni, "Gio" - needed a bone-marrow transplant, and when his parents told him that he was a donor match, Michael told them that he wanted to save his brothers and would give them some of his.
Doris Tyler lay on the examining table as the doctor stuck a long, thin tube into her belly. The doctor pulled back a plunger, and the syringe quickly filled with yellow blobs tinged with pink.
The researchers were able to send macrophages — large immune cells that target and destroy infections — into the brains of mice, a feat previously believed impossible without radiation.
Animal studies show limiting food intake to eight to 12 hours a day can boost cognitive and physical performance.
Because Zika affects stem cells in a fetus' brain, scientists theorized that it might be able to infect stem cells in brain tumors.