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Excessive social media use during the pandemic is a predictor of symptoms of depression and secondary trauma, a new study by researchers at Pennsylvania State University and Jinan University in Guangzhou, China, suggests.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Dr. Timothy Albertson said Friday evening that he hopes COVID-19 patients at Sacramento’s University of California, Davis Medical Center will be willing to join a clinical trial of the experimental antibody cocktail that President Donald Trump said he’s taking to combat the disease.
SAN JOSE, Calif. – How risky is it to fly during the coronavirus pandemic?
Around 90% of U.S. adults are at risk of contracting COVID-19, according to a study from Stanford University.
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor using computer science to detect cancer and discover new drugs has won a new $1 million award for artificial intelligence.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been proven to prevent certain types of oral and genital cancers and other health problems. However, in a study published this week in Lancet Public Health, researchers found that more than half of the parents of adolescents who have not received the HPV vaccine had no intention to initiate the vaccine series for their children.
An experimental blood test was highly accurate at distinguishing people with Alzheimer’s disease from those without it in several studies, boosting hopes there soon might be a simple way to help diagnose this most common form of dementia.
The first experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. is on track to begin a huge study next month to prove if it can fend off the coronavirus, while hard-hit Brazil is testing a different shot from China.
A National Institutes of Health program is collecting medical data in Spokane this week as part of a nationwide effort to gather information that will fuel research and promote individualized, precision medicine.
Lisa Brown joined the Washington Legislature in 1993 and rose to the highest level of power in the state Senate. Many of her legislative accomplishments came as the leader of the party in power, and they include changes to insurance coverage for people seeking mental health care, public dollars for construction in Liberty Lake and restoring the Fox Theater.
We applaud the winners of this year’s Lasker prizes, but can’t help but wonder how much more could be achieved if science and public health could be inoculated against politics.
Democrats pressed for changes Tuesday to a $6.3 billion medical research bill as Republican leaders prepared to try pushing the measure through the lame-duck Congress by next week.
Sanctuaries around the country are preparing for an influx of retired private lab chimps like Foxie now that the federal government has stopped backing experiments on humankind’s closest relatives. Their challenge will be finding the room and resources to house and rehabilitate the animals.
With his striking beard and starched uniform, former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop became one of the most recognizable figures of the Reagan era — and one of the most unexpectedly enduring. His nomination in 1981 met a wall of opposition from women's groups and liberal politicians, who complained President Ronald Reagan selected Koop, a pediatric surgeon and evangelical Christian from Philadelphia, only because of his conservative views, especially his staunch opposition to abortion.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas put up $3 billion in taxpayer money and promised cancer breakthroughs. But a criminal investigation, widespread rebuke from scientists and the resignations of embattled state officials came faster than medical discoveries. The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas launched in 2009, flaunting the second-biggest trough of cancer research dollars in the country. Nobel laureates eagerly took jobs with the agency and celebrity Lance Armstrong lent visible and then-coveted support. It was an unprecedented state-run battle against a worldwide killer.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The National Cancer Institute confirmed Friday that federal officials are taking a closer look at a troubled $3 billion cancer-fighting effort in Texas that is under a criminal investigation over a lucrative taxpayer-funded grant awarded by the state agency. The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas touts its status as an NCI-approved funding entity — an exclusive group headlined by the nation's most prominent cancer organizations. The list is fewer than two dozen and includes the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and federal entities like the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
LONDON (AP) — Nearly everywhere around the world, people are living longer and fewer children are dying. But increasingly, people are grappling with the diseases and disabilities of modern life, according to the most expansive global look so far at life expectancy and the biggest health threats. The last comprehensive study was in 1990 and the top health problem then was the death of children under 5 — more than 10 million each year. Since then, campaigns to vaccinate kids against diseases like polio and measles have reduced the number of children dying to about 7 million.
Breast cancer patients taking the drug tamoxifen can cut their chances of having the disease come back or kill them if they stay on the pills for 10 years instead of five years as doctors recommend now, a major study finds. The results could change treatment, especially for younger women. The findings are a surprise because earlier research suggested that taking the hormone-blocking drug for longer than five years didn't help and might even be harmful.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether companies can patent human genes, a decision that could reshape medical research in the United States and the fight against diseases like breast and ovarian cancer. The justices' decision will likely resolve an ongoing battle between scientists who believe that genes carrying the secrets of life should not be exploited for commercial gain and companies that argue that a patent is a reward for years of expensive research that moves science forward.
Mammograms have done surprisingly little to catch deadly breast cancers before they spread, a big U.S. study finds. At the same time, more than a million women have been treated for cancers that never would have threatened their lives, researchers estimate. Up to one-third of breast cancers, or 50,000 to 70,000 cases a year, don't need treatment, the study suggests.