| Sep 19, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Did prehistoric mothers suffer from postpartum depression?
Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook, a psychology professor at Chapman University, in Orange, Calif., has been researching whether the condition can be considered a so-called disease of modern civilization...
| Sep 5, 2014
We often hear health care discussed in terms of big numbers — millions and billions. Take diabetes, for example. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 26 million Americans have diabetes and its treatment and impact...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Supporters of scleroderma patients packed the house and helped raise more than $153,000 at the recent Laugh Out Loud for Scleroderma benefit for the Southeast Florida Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation.
The event, staged at the Seminole Hard Rock...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Fifty people in Texas will be monitored daily for possible Ebola symptoms, including 10 who are considered at high risk because of their exposure to a patient now being treated for the deadly virus, public health officials said Friday.
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:29 PM
La reciente muerte del actor y comediante Robin Williams, quien fue encontrado ahorcado el pasado lunes en su vivienda al norte de San Francisco, ha puesto sobre el tapete el tema de la depresión extrema.
Porque no es lo mismo sentirse triste, que estar...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:25 AM
For more than 40 years, Erik Drewniak has been plagued by high fevers and chills and never knew why.
Whenever he got a 104 or 105-degree fever that would linger for a day or two, he and his family always figured that was just "how he got sick." He...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Doctors are urging pregnant Hispanic women to be more aware of the potential birth defects that affect children of Hispanic mothers in seemingly higher rates than other ethnicities.
According to a major finding in a report released by the March of Dimes,...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 2:08 PM
An American physician exposed to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is expected to be admitted to the National Institutes of Health, officials at the Bethesda-based agency said Saturday in a statement.
NIH officials said that the patient, who was...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 6:00 PM
U.S. officials on Friday broadly defended the response to the country's first case of Ebola, although one acknowledged that while the government was confident of containing the virus, it had been "rocky" in Dallas where the patient is in serious...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:35 AM
This month, Maryland banned high-proof liquors like Everclear and other inexpensive tipples. Self-proclaimed public health activists claimed such "high octane" liquors increased the likelihood of binge-drinking and sexual assaults on college campuses....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:01 PM
A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday.