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  • Vaccines can protect us from deadly meningitis

    Vaccines can protect us from deadly meningitis
    Deadly diseases often strike quickly and without warning, leaving behind heartbroken families and many unanswered questions. Fortunately, modern medicine provides us with access to vaccines that can prevent lethal diseases. One of the most beneficial of...
  • Oklahoma Right to Try expands access to experimental drugs

    Ted Harada says that, statistically, he shouldn't be alive today. The 43-year-old former manager for FedEx in Atlanta was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, in August 2010, and the average lifespan for someone with the...
  • Sudden cardiac arrest is nation's leading killer; Newport News widow advocates for AEDS in all work places

    Sudden cardiac arrest is nation's leading killer; Newport News widow advocates for AEDS in all work places
    She will never know if her husband would have survived if he'd received appropriate help within the critical four-minute window. Larry Wiese, 51, an engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding, collapsed at his desk on April 28, 2014. Colleagues heard him...
  • Vaccinogen brings momentum on cancer vaccine research to Baltimore

    Vaccinogen brings momentum on cancer vaccine research to Baltimore
    Three and a half decades after Michael Hanna Jr. began exploring the concept of using the body's own immune system to fight cancer, the idea is driving Baltimore's latest biotechnology promise. The company Vaccinogen, drawing on research that Hanna began...
  • New England editorial roundup

    The Daily News of Newburyport (Mass.), Feb. 27, 2015 Thirty years ago, few people outside the realms of academic research or the government had heard of something called the Internet. Now, it's hard to imagine how we could get by without it. The leap in...
  • Study: Smokers may tap into multiple sources for nicotine

    The first peek at a major study of how Americans smoke suggests many use combinations of products, and often e-cigarettes are part of the mix. It's a preliminary finding, but it highlights some key questions as health officials assess electronic...
  • Mark Phelan: The story behind making the DeLorean prototype

    Nobody knew the DeLorean sports car would become a cultural touchstone and a famous failure when Visioneering Inc. in Fraser, Mich., began building the production prototype of the gull-winged, stainless steel two-seater in November 1979. Compared to...
  • Fitness Files: Placebo may have a role in treatment

    Perched on my general practitioner's examining table Monday, I waited to renew a prescription. A quick knock and he appeared, wearing a pleated surgical mask. He said, "Might be getting the flu. My son had it this weekend. Started him on Tamiflu...
  • Ag secretary: Smartphones could tell buyers what's in food

    In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offers this idea: Use your smartphone. Vilsack told members of Congress on Wednesday that consumers could just use their phones to scan...
  • Experimental Ebola drug ZMapp begins clinical trials in Liberia

    Experimental Ebola drug ZMapp begins clinical trials in Liberia
    ZMapp, the experimental Ebola drug that won notoriety when it was given to a handful of infected aid workers at the height of the epidemic, will now begin clinical testing in Liberian treatment centers, U.S. health authorities said. "Although ZMapp...
  • UnitedHealth tightens rules covering hysterectomies

    UnitedHealth, the largest U.S. health insurer, said Thursday it is tightening its coverage rules on hysterectomies. The company says it will require health care professionals and facilities and providers to notify it in advance if they plan to perform...