A UCLA-led study confirmed that immunotherapy drug Keytruda demonstrated greater effectiveness with less treatment-linked side effects than the standard chemotherapy medicine docetaxel.
Weight loss surgery offers substantial benefits to extremely obese people by keeping fat at bay and significantly minimizing the risks of Type 2 diabetes and heart-related diseases.
Former US President Jimmy Carter shared the sudden death of his 28 year-old grandson in an emotionally-filled announcement to his Maranatha Baptist Congregation barely two weeks after telling the public that he’s cancer-free.
A Canadian-based study suggests that women who take antidepressant pills have 87% risk of giving birth to children with autism but some experts cautioned that the outcomes of the research aren’t sufficient enough to link the effects of antidepressants to autism
“Quiet or Sensitive Santa” programs at local malls across North America offer children with autism a unique meet-and-greet experience with Christmas’ most recognizable figure.
A team of Spanish researchers developed a vaccine that was found effective in protecting camels from MERS infection, a breakthrough study suggests.
Veterans prove that Floatation Therapy and Beekeeping are novel ways of dealing with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
A super condom developed by Texas A&M University Health Science Center-based scientists promises to make sex pleasurable and protects against HIV.
A large ovarian cancer-related screening involving 200,000 women over a 14-year period claimed that blood screening reduces risk of death by 20% but data remained largely vague and inconclusive.
UK experts urge the British government to fortify flour-based products with folic acid to prevent or at least minimize cases of birth defects among babies.
A report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed a record-high drug overdose deaths in 2014 which was the highest since 1970 prompting health authorities to call for tighter regulation for prescription drugs like extremely strong chronic pain relievers.
Cancer appears to have leveled off in affluent countries but dramatically increases in less developed societies as more and more people have become accustomed to unhealthy Western lifestyle and habits.
Dutch-led horror film study revealed that watching scary movies is linked to increased levels of blood coagulant protein which facilitates blood loss protection in the body during life-threatening situations.
A decision from the New York State Supreme Court orders the New York City Health Department to discontinue its forced immunization program for pre-schoolers.
A South Carolina legislator files a bill that places cumbersome restrictions on men’s access to erectile dysfunction pills in an attempt to raise public discussion on women’s reproductive health rights especially the right to abortion.