| May 28, 2014
| 9:38 PM
With the focus on concussions in young athletes intensifying across the nation, the White House on Wednesday unveiled a raft of initiatives aimed at preventing mild traumatic brain injury and improving its diagnosis and treatment in children.
| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:28 AM
How do public health experts handle research when they know they cannot offer subjects the best medical treatment possible — only "less than the best" solutions?
It poses serious ethical issues, especially when children are involved in the...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Two years after Florida formed a task force to curb the spike in babies born addicted to painkillers, the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter has won a federal grant to study the drugs' effects on the developing brain.
The hope is to determine how...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Suicide and Older Adults
Suicide rates have become noticeably higher in both middle age and older adult populations in the last few years. According to the National Institutes of Health “white males age 85 and older consistently have had the...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
10 Health Tips to Help Reduce Falls
Falling is costly. Falls cause both physical and economical tolls in senior populations. The medical costs linked to injuries sustained from falls in adults over 65 was $30 billion in 2010, according to the Centers...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Migraine disorder is an elephant in the room of medicine, says Dr. Andrew Charles, professor of neurology and director of the Headache Research and Treatment Program at UCLA. "All physicians — anybody in any kind of medical practice — knows...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:14 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the marketing of an electronic medical device intended to treat migraine headaches.
In an announcement released Tuesday, officials said the transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS, device...
| May 7, 2014
| 6:30 PM
After a roughly six-hour operation, surgeons at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have successfully inserted a device in the brain stem of a deaf 3-year-old boy in the hope that it will help him to hear.
The operation, the first in a clinical...
| May 9, 2014
| 2:56 PM
At a lab on the edge of the Johns Hopkins University's East Baltimore medical campus, researchers grow tumors on mice so they can try and cure them. But one day, the cancer wouldn't grow.
They tried again and again for months. Figuring there must be...
| May 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: NIH News in Health
Teeth help us bite, chew, speak clearly and smile. Even babies need healthy teeth. But teeth need proper care to stay healthy and strong. It's never too early to start on the path to good dental health....
| May 8, 2014
| 7:24 PM
It isn't often that one hears the word "stellar" used to describe a federal form.
Nevertheless, that's the term Annetta Cheek, a leading advocate of clarity in how government communicates with citizens, uses to praise the form that took the Grand...