Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that smell-deficient mice who ate the same amount of fatty foods as mice who could smell, gained twice their normal weight. In addition, mice...
Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 at 01:32 PM EDT
Tumor Gene Testing Urged to Tell if Drug Targets Your Cancer
Colon cancer. Uterine cancer. Pancreatic cancer. Whatever the tumor, the more gene mutations lurking inside, the better chance your immune system has to fight back.
That's the premise behind the recent approval...
Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 at 11:45 AM EDT
Ice Bucket Challenge Originator to Get Help With Medical Bills
The man who inspired the ice bucket challenge to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research will have his own medical bills covered for a while.
The Salem News reports that Pete Frates and his...
Monday, Jul 3, 2017 at 03:21 PM EDT
Soy 'Milk'? Even Federal Agencies Can't Agree on Terminology
Dairy farmers want U.S. regulators to banish the term "soy milk," but documents show even government agencies haven't always agreed on what to call such drinks.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture "fervently"...
Almost 10 percent of newborn babies in the United States are born premature according to a new report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NBC News reported.
The report also...
Friday, Jun 30, 2017 at 02:37 PM EDT
Hold the Nitrites: Are Hot Dogs Healthier Without?
Backyard cooks looking to grill this summer have another option: hot dogs without "added nitrites."
Are they any healthier?
Oscar Mayer is touting its new hot dog recipe that uses nitrite derived from...
Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 at 05:21 PM EDT
Science Says: Pregnant or Trying? Don't Let Zika Guard Down
he Zika virus may not seem as big a threat as last summer but don't let your guard down — especially if you're pregnant or trying to be.
While cases of the birth defect-causing virus have dropped sharply...
Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 at 06:07 PM EDT
New CBO Report Finds Deep Medicaid Cuts in GOP Bill
The Senate health care bill’s Medicaid cuts would grow even deeper after a decade, according to a new report Thursday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, leaving more people without coverage under...
Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 at 03:02 PM EDT
Large Study Links Key Pesticide to Weakened Honeybee Hives
A common and much-criticized pesticide dramatically weakens already vulnerable honeybee hives, according to a new massive field study in three European countries.
For more than a decade, the populations of...
Thursday, Jun 29, 2017 at 06:50 AM EDT
40 Health Bill Demonstrators Arrested Outside Senate Offices
The Republican Party's long-promised repeal of "Obamacare" stands in limbo after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote on legislation to fulfill the promise.
The surprise development...