| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:34 AM
NEW YORK -- The death of Hall-of-Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn from mouth cancer has renewed calls to end the use of chewing tobacco from its traditional place in the game. Gwynn, 54, died June 16 after two surgeries to remove malignant growths inside...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:51 AM
The media were buzzing recently with the findings of a Cleveland Clinic study showing that weight-loss (bariatric) surgery is helping many obese patients reverse Type 2 diabetes.
Has diabetes actually been cured by surgery? For many people, the answer...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:00 PM
From head coach Frank Beamer’s practice routines to football helmet studies in the school’s biomedical engineering department, Virginia Tech takes a serious approach to player safety in areas of contact and concussions.
We published a...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 9, 2014
| 4:28 AM
How do public health experts handle research when they know they cannot offer subjects the best medical treatment possible — only "less than the best" solutions?
It poses serious ethical issues, especially when children are involved in the...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Suicide and Older Adults
Suicide rates have become noticeably higher in both middle age and older adult populations in the last few years. According to the National Institutes of Health “white males age 85 and older consistently have had the...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:14 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the marketing of an electronic medical device intended to treat migraine headaches.
In an announcement released Tuesday, officials said the transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS, device...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
10 Health Tips to Help Reduce Falls
Falling is costly. Falls cause both physical and economical tolls in senior populations. The medical costs linked to injuries sustained from falls in adults over 65 was $30 billion in 2010, according to the Centers...