| Sep 27, 2014
| 6:17 PM
The National Institutes of Health announced Saturday it expects to admit a patient exposed to the Ebola virus in the "coming days."
The patient is an American doctor who was exposed to the virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone, according to a...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 1:26 PM
As the Ebola virus ravages West Africa, two American health workers who contracted the disease in Liberia were airlifted back to the United States to be treated with an experimental drug. They have since recovered.
But colleagues of a doctor in Sierra...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 25, 2014
| 6:21 PM
My 7-year-old son has fallen in love with Rainbow Loom, the wildly popular sets of pegs and rubber bands kids use to weave friendship bracelets and necklaces.
On a recent weekend, I bought him several new packages of rubber bands, as well as a...
| May 27, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Countless famous footsteps have crossed the White House's entrance hall, but on Tuesday, some of the country's top science and technology dignitaries had to dodge a hovercraft made of foam and a paper bowl whizzing across the shiny pink-and-white marble....
| May 28, 2014
| 10:47 AM
It's hard to imagine a starker good news/bad news scenario than the one spelled out in a new national study on bullying.
First, the good: The number of students in 6th through 10th grades who reported being bullied at least twice in a month fell from...
| May 28, 2014
| 9:38 PM
With the focus on concussions in young athletes intensifying across the nation, the White House on Wednesday unveiled a raft of initiatives aimed at preventing mild traumatic brain injury and improving its diagnosis and treatment in children.