| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Sports injuries from repetitive motion and overuse are on the rise among young athletes. Dr. Jason Smith, director of Riverside Sports Medicine in Newport News, counsels parents to let their children try multiple sports, to take at least a couple of...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday they found smallpox vials from the 1950s in a Food and Drug Administration storage building in Bethesda, Maryland, and transferred them to the CDC's high-containment laboratory in Atlanta...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:40 PM
A possible deal for USC to acquire or enter into an affiliation with the biomedical powerhouse Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla has collapsed and talks have been formally canceled, officials said Thursday.
According to statements from both...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Sam Hawgood, the dean of UC San Francisco’s medical school and interim chancellor of that campus since April, was nominated Wednesday to become the permanent leader of the research-powerhouse university.
UC system President Janet Napolitano...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:35 PM
National Institutes of Health workers preparing to move a lab in Bethesda, Md., found an unwelcome surprise in a storage room this month: six vials of smallpox.
There is no evidence that any of the vials was breached, and no lab workers or members of...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Everyone loves a medical mystery, except the afflicted patient and his or her family who shuffle from doctor to doctor in search of an explanation for a disorder whose name, origin, prognosis and cure are all unknown. Now, the National Institutes of...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:35 PM
ATLANTA An incident that potentially exposed dozens of workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to anthrax is the latest in a series of safety problems at the Atlanta-based facility in recent years.
Earlier this month, lab workers at the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:17 AM
More than three decades after the emergence of HIV and AIDS sparked a massive campaign to curb infection, public health officials in Chicago and across the country are worried by a recent uptick in diagnoses of HIV — the precursor to AIDS —...
| 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...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
If you’re close to your parents, chances are there are many things they’ve passed on to you that you’ve taken to heart — and possibly one you hope they haven’t.
If you’ve got poor blood cholesterol levels and you...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Ladies, how likely would you be to take a pregnancy test in the bathroom of a bar?
Bars and restaurants in Alaska are set later this year to have home pregnancy test dispensers installed in their bathrooms.
Forget all of the awkwardly comedic...