| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:04 AM
AbbVie Inc. posted better-than-expected first-quarter earnings on Friday, propelled by another strong quarter of sales of the blockbuster drug Humira.
The North Chicago-based pharmaceutical company said Friday that revenue rose 5.4 percent to $4.56...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:09 PM
A rare occurrence in the earliest days of a pregnancy produces an unusual and mystifying outcome: Identical twin fetuses are conceived of the same meeting of egg and sperm. And despite their shared DNA, one of the twins has Down syndrome (the most...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper will remain in a Los Angeles jail pending another court hearing next month, the latest development in the ongoing sexual assault investigations against the former safety that stretch across five states.
Friday marked the 38-...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:52 PM
To see 2-year-old James Paglio of Fort Meade playing on the floor, his cherry-red cheeks glowing as he tows a toy truck behind a sofa, you'd never know that he suffers from kidney disease so severe he often needs up to 15 medications a day and has been on...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Since 1966, residents 65 or older have been able to sign up for Medicare, the federal government's health plan for seniors. But there are now private plans available, as well as a drug plan, giving people more options — but also raising more...
| May 13, 2014
| 7:49 PM
The heated takeover fight over Allergan Inc., the maker of Botox, continued Tuesday with the Canadian pharmaceutical company Valeant vowing to increase its $46-billion offer this month.
Meanwhile, the Canadian firm's partner in the offer, activist...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:05 PM
PEOPLE are living longer, which is good. But old age often brings a decline in mental faculties and many researchers are looking for ways to slow or halt such decline. One group doing so is led by Dena Dubal of the University of California, San Francisco,...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:23 PM
About a decade after the Food and Drug Administration first warned that antidepressant medications increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children, new research has found that kids and young adults starting on high doses of...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 3:20 PM
How can creatures as different in body and mind as present-day humans and their extinct Neanderthal cousins be 99.84 percent identical genetically?
Four years after scientists discovered that the two species' genomes differ by a fraction of a percent,...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The divers called her Naia, for “water nymph,” because they discovered her teenage remains in a dark, underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
She had been hidden there for more than 12,000 years — along with the bones of...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently heard on the news that there was a test that can predict Alzheimer's disease three years before it occurs. If that's true, who should be tested, and is there some way you can change the course of the disease in three years?...