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Medical Research

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  • Man spends five years in jail awaiting trial as experts debate his mental health, competence

    Man spends five years in jail awaiting trial as experts debate his mental health, competence
    It's been five and a half years since Justin Evans' arrest near his grandparent's York County home, caught with a gun and cocaine in his pocket. He's had no trial. No conviction. No acquittal. Just delay after delay between trips to hospitals and...
  • How animal flus increase the risk of human pandemics

    How animal flus increase the risk of human pandemics
    Several nasty flu strains spread across the Midwest in April. One virus sickened thousands of dogs, shutting down shelters and doggie day care centers throughout Chicago. Another infected more than 100 poultry farms in states including Kansas, Missouri...
  • Schizophrenia's secrets begin to unravel

    Schizophrenia's secrets begin to unravel
    Schizophrenia is one of psychiatry's most puzzling afflictions, with a complex of symptoms that goes far beyond its hallmark hallucinations and delusional thinking. But new research has found connections among several of schizophrenia's peculiar...
  • Illinois medical marijuana approved for PTSD, osteoarthritis

    Illinois' new medical marijuana program would cover thousands, perhaps millions, more patients under expansive recommendations that an advisory board agreed to Monday. Osteoarthritis alone affects roughly 1.5 million people in Illinois. It is one of 11...
  • Veterans program pairs job services with mental health treatment

    Veterans program pairs job services with mental health treatment
    After Wallace Clayton served in the Army Special Forces in the mid-1970s, he says, he bounced from job to job for more than a decade. He worked in electronics assembly and repair, landscaping and home renovation — and never understood why he was...
  • Starfish babies offer glimmer of hope amid mass die-off

    Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of the Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn't surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast had spread to this site along the rocky...
  • DNA editing takes a serious step forward -- for better or worse

    DNA editing takes a serious step forward -- for better or worse
    It's a scenario that has haunted biologists since the dawn of the DNA age: the evil scientist custom-crafting a human being with test tubes and Petri dishes. So when a Chinese team revealed last month that it had used a new laboratory technique to alter...
  • Teen's battle with disease a daily routine of drugs, therapy

    Kierstin Ritchey may look like a typical teenager, but she has been dealing with a "quiet disease" all her life. Diagnosed at 6 weeks old with cystic fibrosis, Kierstin, now 15, has a daily routine of therapy, medication and treatment, each one with...
  • Weicker's Support Of AIDS Drug Brings Recognition At NIH

    Weicker's Support Of AIDS Drug Brings Recognition At NIH
    In the early 1980s, the AIDS virus was just emerging as a major public health problem. The drug AZT, virtually unknown to the public at the time, was identified by experts as a medicine that promised to help slow the spread of the deadly virus. The...
  • Doctors advise against long-term antibiotic treatment for Lyme Disease

    PITTSBURGH Impassioned debate, replete with criticisms and name-calling, rages over the cause of and treatment for lingering Lyme disease symptoms a topic of local importance considering the infection is now found in every Pennsylvania county and also...
  • Study's food swap confirms risks of colon cancer

    When African-Americans and rural South Africans swapped diets for two weeks, they also swapped risk factors for colon cancer. And the surprise is that it happened so quickly. The swap involved 20 African-Americans who ate South African fare including...