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Gene Therapy May Be Breakthrough for Boys With 'Lorenzo's Oil' Disease October 05, 2017

In study, treatment put brakes on the deadly neurological illness in most patients for 2 years

Respiratory Disease Death Rates Have Soared September 29, 2017

More than 3.9 million Americans died from COPD over last 35 years, new data shows

Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC September 28, 2017

Timely vaccination can prevent three-quarters of cases in newborns

Lady Gaga's Fibromyalgia Puts Illness in the Spotlight September 22, 2017

Daily struggle with chronic pain, disability defines patients' lives, experts say

Parents Say Schools Don't Help Kids With Mental Health, Chronic Disease September 18, 2017

Selena Gomez's Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center Stage September 15, 2017

Superstar needed the donated organ because of her autoimmune disease

Smoking, Poor Diet Lead Global Death Causes September 15, 2017

But disease study of 195 areas also finds some hopeful signs with many people living longer

Harvey's Floodwaters Harbor Many Health Hazards August 30, 2017

Contaminated water can cause infections, displace residents who lack needed meds

When Stress Hormone Falters, Your Health May Suffer August 11, 2017

Study suggests lack of variation in cortisol levels could be linked to ills like inflammation, cancer

Kidney Disease May Boost Risk of Abnormal Heartbeat August 10, 2017

And, the worse the kidney problems, the greater the odds of the heart condition, researchers say

Asthma Drug May Help Kidney Patients Regain Sense of Smell August 03, 2017

Problem is common in chronic kidney disease and can lead to malnutrition and other health issues

Parents, Get Your Teens Their Vaccines! July 17, 2017

More than 1 in 3 don't know when their teen's next shot is due, survey finds

Early Parkinson's May Prompt Vision Problems July 11, 2017

Changes in sight could signal disease a decade before motor symptoms surface, study suggests

Lack of Health Insurance Can Shorten Lives: Study June 29, 2017

Review of U.S. data shows more illness and death when adults are uninsured

Gene Sequencing May Reveal Risks for Rare Diseases June 26, 2017

But doctors can be taught to minimize patients' anxiety, study says

Immunizations for High Flyin' Travelers June 26, 2017

Don't leave home without them

When is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism? June 22, 2017

Repetitive behaviors, restricted interests occur in both disorders, make correct diagnosis tricky, researchers report

Rogue Genes May Cause Some ALS Cases June 21, 2017

Most people with Lou Gehrig's disease have no known family history of it

Many Chronic Illnesses Linked to Suicide Risk June 20, 2017

Odds 9 times higher for people with traumatic brain injury, study suggests

High-Intensity Exercise May Be Bad for the Bowels June 16, 2017

Hydration and proper food intake might help prevent gut trouble, researcher says

Can People 'Sniff' Out Illness in Others? May 30, 2017

Study suggests humans use vision and smell to detect infection more than thought

People With Pre-Existing Health Issues Fear Repeal-and-Replace Bill May 12, 2017

Older, sicker Americans worry they may bear brunt of GOP efforts to curtail a popular Obamacare protection

Coming This Summer: More Ticks and a Deadly New Tick-Borne Disease May 11, 2017

People need to be extra cautious when outdoors, with more of the critters after a mild winter

U.S. Moves to Avert Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine April 28, 2017

Brazil outbreak of mosquito-borne illness has officials worried, and transmission to U.S. is possible

Did Syphilis Cause Painter Goya's Hearing Loss? April 28, 2017

Hearing expert says maybe, but there are other possibilities

Are Kids' Vaccines a Victim of Their Own Success? April 27, 2017

The shots have cut disease rates so low that some parents underestimate the threat, doctors say

Illness From 'Kissing Bug' Now Widespread in U.S. April 18, 2017

Without early treatment, Chagas disease can cause heart failure

New Bowel Disorder Treatments Needed, FDA Says April 17, 2017

For now, no cure exists for irritable bowel syndrome

FDA OKs 1st At-Home Genetic Tests for 10 Disorders April 06, 2017

Saliva analysis can indicate higher risk of Parkinson's disease, among others, agency says

For Some, Too Much Sweat Takes Emotional Toll April 06, 2017

Those who perspire excessively may have hyperhidrosis

'Right-to-Try' Laws: A Patient's Best Last Chance or False Hope? April 06, 2017

Proposal would allow the gravely ill access to experimental therapies that may or may not work

Good Sleep Does Get Tougher With Age April 05, 2017

Review suggests many seniors struggle to get deep, restorative slumber, adding to health problems

Hepatitis Infection May Raise Risk for Parkinson's Disease March 30, 2017

New study adds to evidence that these conditions might be linked somehow

U.S. Medical Experts Issue Warning on Yellow Fever's Advance March 09, 2017

Brazil outbreak has officials worried, and transmission to United States is possible

How the Neanderthal in Your Genes Affects Your Health February 23, 2017

The DNA appears to influence certain human traits and diseases, scientists say

More Evidence Ties Gum Health to Stroke Risk February 23, 2017

Study shows increasing risk of brain blockage with more severe gum disease

U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations February 06, 2017

HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

2.5 Million U.S. Women Have Condition That Can Cause Infertility February 03, 2017

Pelvic inflammatory disease often caused by sexually transmitted infections, CDC experts say

Smoking Costs World $1.4 Trillion a Year in Disease, Lost Productivity January 31, 2017

Tobacco-related diseases caused 12 percent of deaths among smokers aged 30 to 69 in 2012, study finds

Scientists Create Part-Human, Part-Pig Embryo January 26, 2017

One goal of this stem cell research is to create organs for transplant

Obamacare Boosted Coverage for the Chronically Ill, Study Finds January 23, 2017

4 million with conditions like heart disease, asthma gained health insurance

8 People Infected in Rare U.S. Outbreak of Rat Virus January 20, 2017

Those handling rodents in breeding facilities in 2 states contracted Seoul virus, CDC reports

Truckers' Poor Health: An Accident Waiting to Happen? January 19, 2017

Multiple medical conditions tied to 2 to 4 times the odds of a crash, study suggests

Wearable Sensors May Spot Illness Before Symptoms Start January 12, 2017

New technology could help sense infections, type 2 diabetes and other conditions, scientists say

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Disfiguring Tumor Condition December 29, 2016

17 of 24 children with neurofibromatosis type 1 saw improvement, but more study needed

Ebola Vaccine Appears Very Effective in Trial December 23, 2016

Drug manufacturer says it will seek regulatory approval by end of 2017

'Superbug' Gene Spotted on U.S. Pig Farm December 05, 2016

Study suggests potential resistance to a last line of antibiotics for humans

Can Surgery Trigger Rare Muscle Disorder? November 23, 2016

Still, the likelihood of developing postoperative Guillain-Barre syndrome remains slight, researchers say

U.S. Heart Disease Rates Fell 20 Percent Since 1980s: Study November 14, 2016

Researchers chalk it up to better meds, prevention efforts

MS Symptoms May Develop Earlier in Darker, Cooler Climes November 04, 2016

Study results suggest latitude affects timing of disease onset

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