| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Accidents as minor as a slip of the knife while chopping onions can turn dangerous for patients with hemophilia, who lack the necessary proteins in their blood to stem the flow from a wound.
People with severe hemophilia typically receive regular...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:39 PM
UC Irvine announced Wednesday that it had been awarded an $8-million grant to establish one of six centers around the country tasked with creating a database of brain cell activity, expected to help develop treatment for a number of diseases.
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Children on Medicaid and their parents may have a reason to smile more: A study by University of Florida researchers shows that a Medicaid policy change in Florida and Texas that reimburses pediatricians and other medical primary care providers for...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Even as he approached the end of his ninth decade, Dr. Harris Ripps was still pursuing his lifelong passion — unlocking the mysteries of the human brain.
The 87-year-old West Boca resident died Sept. 18 in Boston, inciting an outpouring of...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 2:08 PM
An American physician exposed to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is expected to be admitted to the National Institutes of Health, officials at the Bethesda-based agency said Saturday in a statement.
NIH officials said that the patient, who was...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Doctors are urging pregnant Hispanic women to be more aware of the potential birth defects that affect children of Hispanic mothers in seemingly higher rates than other ethnicities.
According to a major finding in a report released by the March of Dimes,...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Did prehistoric mothers suffer from postpartum depression?
Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook, a psychology professor at Chapman University, in Orange, Calif., has been researching whether the condition can be considered a so-called disease of modern civilization...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 12:03 PM
It was a decade ago that Michael Phelps visited several local high schools to warn students against underage drinking in the aftermath of his first drunken-driving charge. Now the most decorated Olympian ever faces drunken-driving charges again, is...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 6:11 PM
— Top geneticists from Harvard and the National Institutes of Health in Washington D.C. joined Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and others Tuesday in opening the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine.
The new nonprofit research center and the state of...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:29 PM
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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:25 AM
For more than 40 years, Erik Drewniak has been plagued by high fevers and chills and never knew why.
Whenever he got a 104 or 105-degree fever that would linger for a day or two, he and his family always figured that was just "how he got sick." He...