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Medical Research

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  • Senate report confirms CIA had 'black site' at Guantanamo, hid it from Congress

    MIAMI In 2004, as the U.S. Supreme Court was poised to let Guantanamo captives consult lawyers for the first time, the CIA spirited some men who now face death penalty trials from a clandestine lockup at the U.S. Navy base and didn't tell Congress. Two...
  • What Doctors Know: Key heart failure culprit discovered

    Source: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai whatdoctorsknow.com Another piece of the puzzle has been found in the quest to eradicate heart failure. A team of cardiovascular researchers from the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of...
  • Joint Pain Interrupts Trial Of Merck Ebola Vaccine, Hospital Says

    GENEVA — A clinical trial of the Ebola vaccine by Merck and NewLink has been interrupted in all 59 volunteers in Geneva a week early "as a measure of precaution" after four patients complained of joint pains in hands and feet, the University of...
  • Medical debt makes up half of all overdue debt on credit reports, new study says

    Medical debt makes up half of all overdue debt on credit reports, new study says
    Even someone who has a good job and pays all of their bills on time can end up with a black mark on their credit report because of an unexpected medical bill, which is troubling, a federal agency said Thursday in a report offering insight into the medical...
  • Sippy cup clean; no charges for mom in toilet-bowl cleaner case

    Prosecutors are not pressing charges against a Volusia County woman accused of consuming non-toxic toilet-bowl cleaner with her two children last month. There was no evidence that Amelia West or her children consumed any kind of substance — even a...
  • Breast cancer prevention drug gives lasting protection, study finds

    Taking the cancer drug tamoxifen for five years drives down the incidence of breast cancer in women at high risk for the disease by close to 30%, researchers have found. And the medication's protective effects against breast cancer appear to last,...
  • Adult survivors of childhood cancer get help with late effects of treatment

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. With her bright eyes and peaches-and-cream complexion, Ashley Dado is a picture of youthful health. You'd wonder why this 22-year-old college senior needs regular mammograms and heart scans. To understand, you have to go back to when she...
  • American nurse exposed to Ebola admitted to Maryland hospital

    American nurse exposed to Ebola admitted to Maryland hospital
    An American nurse who was exposed to Ebola while volunteering in an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone arrived at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Maryland on Thursday, the NIH said in a statement. The nurse was transferred to...
  • Digital health records: pain and gain: Front Burner

    Digital health records: pain and gain: Front Burner
    Five years ago, America seemed headed the way of Star Trek's "Bones" McCoy. The 2009 economic stimulus poured nearly $26 billion into digitizing medical records. And doctors were eager to beam up their patients' records into virtual storage. More than...
  • Taking A Shot: Testing New Ways To Curb Concussions

    Taking A Shot: Testing New Ways To Curb Concussions
    WESTPORT — During one drill this fall at a Staples High football practice, players took their stances at the line of scrimmage and went full speed and full contact when the ball was snapped. Even though players were wearing big — some...
  • Bariatric surgery in a pill takes a step forward

    Bariatric surgery in a pill takes a step forward
    It's more of a glimmer of hope on the horizon than it is an actual drug right now. But an Indiana University lab has synthesized and fused a trio of gut hormones into a single agent and shown that obese rodents treated with the resulting molecule...