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  • Experimental chikungunya vaccine shows promise in human trial

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An experimental vaccine being developed by U.S. government scientists to prevent the painful mosquito-borne viral disease chikungunya has shown promise in its first human trials but remains years away from approval for widespread...
  • Salud: Depresión no es lo mismo que tristeza

    Salud: Depresión no es lo mismo que tristeza
    La reciente muerte del actor y comediante Robin Williams, quien fue encontrado ahorcado el pasado lunes en su vivienda al norte de San Francisco, ha puesto sobre el tapete el tema de la depresión extrema. Porque no es lo mismo sentirse triste, que estar...
  • Ohio doctor leads cervical cancer study of promising drug

    Ohio doctor leads cervical cancer study of promising drug
    An Akron physician is leading a national clinical trial with the goal of improving survival rates for cervical cancer patients worldwide. Dr. Charles Kunos, medical director of radiation oncology at Summa Akron City Hospital, is heading a National Cancer...
  • New genetic test helps identify some mystery illnesses

    New genetic test helps identify some mystery illnesses
    William Smith's disease has grim milestones. At 2, the Gambrills triplet known as Mick couldn't walk or talk as well as his siblings. In kindergarten, he started losing language and motor skills. At 12, he needed a wheelchair and a feeding tube....
  • Top cardiologist touts vegan diet to patients

      Top cardiologist touts vegan diet to patients
    Dr. Kim Williams thought he followed a heart-healthy diet: He avoided red meat and fried foods. He ate his chicken breast without the skin. But in 2003, the Chicago cardiologist realized his level of LDL, the so-called "bad" cholesterol, was too high....
  • Dr. Peter O. Kwiterovich Jr., expert on lipid disorders

    Dr. Peter O. Kwiterovich Jr., expert on lipid disorders
    Dr. Peter O. Kwiterovich Jr., an internationally known expert on lipid disorders who was the founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Lipid Clinic and was an early advocate for routine cholesterol screening in children, died Friday of prostate cancer...
  • Hobby Lobby and the contraception it opposed

    Hobby Lobby and the contraception it opposed
    In the recent Hobby Lobby decision addressing the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandate for women's contraception, the U.S. Supreme Court raised several issues about religious freedom and the rights of corporations. What it didn't consider was whether...
  • American Ebola patients become serum test subjects

    American Ebola patients become serum test subjects
    There is no vaccine or proven treatment for patients stricken with Ebola, but two ailing Americans who were infected with the deadly virus while working in the West African nation of Liberia have become test subjects for an experimental serum that they...
  • EVMS received grant to offer certificate in medical Spanish

    EVMS received grant to offer certificate in medical Spanish
    The Batten Educational Achievement Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation has given almost $450,000 to establish a program at EVMS for a certificate program in medical Spanish. The Spanish Bilingual Clinician Certification & Longitudinal Service...
  • Ebola outbreak could spur action for Md. scientists working on vaccine

    Ebola outbreak could spur action for Md. scientists working on vaccine
    Public health officials have just one tactic to battle the unrelenting Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa — quarantine — but as the disease continues to spread, scientists in Maryland are among those close to discovering other weapons....
  • Mystery Ebola virus serum manufactured by San Diego firm

    Mystery Ebola virus serum manufactured by San Diego firm
    An experimental serum given to Christian aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus was manufactured by a San Diego pharmaceutical firm using plants, the company and U.S. health authorities disclosed Monday. As Dr. Kent Brantly fights for his life...