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Medical Research

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  • Quarantines among legal tools available if Ebola outbreak widens

    WASHINGTON As the web of infection widens, questions about the U.S. government's legal authority to contain the Ebola virus are increasing, even as federal officials attempt to keep public panic at bay by diverting the focus from the hypothetical. Beyond...
  • Lead paint is still a threat, but it shouldn't be

    Lead paint is still a threat, but it shouldn't be
    If you or someone you know is planning work on a pre-1978 home, please make time to take precautions against the possibility of lead poisoning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that about 500,000 U.S children ages 1 to 5 have...
  • Obesity in teens linked to cancer risk later

    Obesity in teens linked to cancer risk later
    Obesity and inflammation in late adolescence are associated with increased risk for colon and rectal cancer in adulthood, a new study of Swedish males suggests. The 35-year study found that 16- to 20-year-olds who were obese had more than twice the...
  • FDA panel votes to keep severe warning on Pfizer anti-smoking drug

    (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc failed to convince the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove a black box warning on its controversial quit-smoking drug Chantix, with an advisory panel to the agency voting against the removal on Thursday. A majority of the...
  • 'The problem of Ebola is in three countries in Africa,' WHO official says

    Amid continuing consternation about the spread of the Ebola virus to two nurses in a Texas hospital from a Liberian patient, the World Health Organization on Thursday sought to keep the focus on West Africa's burgeoning and unprecedentedly large Ebola...
  • Toddler critically injured in New Hampshire bouncy house accident

    MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - A New Hampshire toddler was hospitalized in critical condition after a gust of wind lifted a bouncy house he was playing in with his brother, authorities said. The crash of the inflatable house on a farm in Nashua on Sunday...
  • Magnetic stimulation gains in depression treatment

     Magnetic stimulation gains in depression treatment
    A machine that sends magnetic pulses into a patient's brain has become the new frontier of depression treatment, promising to ease symptoms for those who have found little relief from medication or talk therapy. The treatment, known as transcranial...
  • Malpractice laws that favor doctors fail to cut health costs: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For decades, it's been the conventional wisdom that U.S. healthcare costs are high because doctors order expensive tests to protect themselves from malpractice lawsuits, but new evidence says that assumption is wrong. The...
  • Pot tied to fewer brain injury deaths: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who use marijuana may be more likely to survive a serious head injury than people who don't, a new study suggests. At one hospital, the death rate after traumatic brain injury was lower among people who tested...
  • New breast cancer treatment cuts five weeks of radiation to a matter of minutes

    New breast cancer treatment cuts five weeks of radiation to a matter of minutes
    Marlene MacGregor knew she was going to be a medical guinea pig, but she agreed anyway. Doctors at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital offered the 70-year-old Nottingham resident several options after a biopsy revealed she had Stage 1 breast cancer. After...
  • Kaiser leads HMOs in providing recommended care in state

    Kaiser leads HMOs in providing recommended care in state
    Kaiser Permanente was the only HMO to earn a top four-star rating for providing recommended care, according to California's latest report card on insurers and medical groups. The scores issued Wednesday focus on California's 10 largest HMOs, the six...