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Medical Research

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  • Malaria vaccine is a letdown but could still reduce cases

    The world's leading malaria vaccine candidate appears to be a disappointment, with final study results showing it doesn't work very well and that initial protection fades over time. Despite the dismal results — it protects about one-third of...
  • Deadline nears for decision on Indiana needle-exchange bill

    With only days left in Indiana's legislative session, the question of whether to legalize needle-exchanges in areas of the state at highest risk for HIV outbreaks, like the one that has infected more than 130 people in a rural southern county, remains...
  • Grant helps Kane enhance childhood obesity programs, launch new one

    Grant helps Kane enhance childhood obesity programs, launch new one
    Kane County's childhood obesity rates continue to be high, but a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be helping the county's Health Department tackle the issue. The Kane County Health Department received a three year $90,933...
  • Lake Forest Hospital adds clinical trials for cancer patients

    Cancer patients living in the northern suburbs will have another destination to go to for clinical trials when a new facility opens at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital later this summer. The Northwestern Medicine Developmental Therapeutics Institute...
  • Study: Lake County ranks among healthiest, but obesity on the rise

    Study: Lake County ranks among healthiest, but obesity on the rise
    Lake is one of the healthiest counties in Illinois, according to a recently released report, but the work to improve residents' health is far from over, Lake County Health Department officials said. "It's great that we rank as one of the healthiest...
  • Sperm bank sued after donor details emerge 7 years later

    He was good on paper: Eloquent, mature, healthy and smart to boot. That's why Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson say they chose Donor 9623 to be the biological father of their child. Then last June, almost seven years after Collins gave...
  • Report: Delays, staffing shortages at Maryland VA medical centers

    Report: Delays, staffing shortages at Maryland VA medical centers
    The Veterans Health Administration medical center in Cecil County was so understaffed that at one point, federal investigators report, three doctors were caring for 5,000 patients. "I am not able to think of any acceptable or practical way to do all that...
  • Promising Ebola drug protects rhesus monkeys

    The newly-refined version of a medication that showed early promise against the Ebola virus has proved highly effective in a small group of monkeys infected with the strain of Ebola responsible for the recent epidemic in Western Africa. The experimental...
  • Depression among new parents is not limited to those who go the childbirth route

    Depression among new parents is not limited to those who go the childbirth route
    Adopting a child is supposed to be a joyous event, but for some mothers it is far from a Hallmark moment. The adoptive moms feel powerless, worthless and hopeless, they can’t sleep or eat, or they sleep or eat too much and they withdraw from the...
  • There's scientific consensus on guns -- and the NRA won't like it

    There's scientific consensus on guns -- and the NRA won't like it
    After the Sandy Hook tragedy, reporters often called me to ask for information on firearms. They wanted to know whether strong gun laws reduced homicide rates (I said they did); and, conversely, whether permissive gun laws lowered crime rates overall (I...
  • Abortion restrictions relying on 'junk science,' rights advocates say

    In Montana, the Legislature has approved and sent to the governor a bill that would require a fetus to be anesthetized before an abortion is performed so it would not feel pain. In Arizona and Arkansas, doctors are now required to tell women that drug-...