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First drug approved to treat rare form of muscular dystrophy

The Food and Drug Administration Monday approved the first drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare and lethal muscle weakening disorder that affects about 15,000 Americans.<p>The FDA's approval of the drug, Exondys 51, also known generically as eteplirsen, came over the objections of its own …

A Med Student Decides To Be Upfront About Her Mental Issues

At first Giselle wasn't sure what to put on her medical school application. She wanted to be a doctor, but she also wanted people to know about her own health: years of depression, anxiety and a suicide attempt. (We're using only her first name in this story, out of concern for her future …

Doctors detail story of devastated mom of first Zika-affected baby born in N.Y. area

By Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>, Staff writer<p>Across the United States, more than 340 pregnant women infected with Zika virus are waiting to find out what fate holds for their unborn children. The odds are not encouraging. Researchers estimate that the chances that a fetus will develop a severe brain defect …

Pregnancy

Telemedicine goes more mainstream, but cost remains obstacle

Virtual health care -— whether by phone, text or video — is rapidly becoming more common, but a new study says it's being stymied because doctors and hospitals can't afford to roll it out faster.<p>The report, by telehealth provider Avizia and the <i>Modern Healthcare</i> media group, also noted the most …

Digital Health

Doctors Test Tools to Predict Your Odds of a Disease

Program aims to calculate the likelihood that a patient has an illness, enabling doctors to order fewer tests and prescribe fewer antibiotics<p>Thomas McGinn, chairman of medicine at a major New York hospital system, is betting he can predict if a patient has strep, pneumonia or other ailments not by …

Medicine

White Doctors In Training Believe Some Disturbing Stuff About Black Patients

Racial disparities plague the health care system.<p>When it comes to emergency care, you may have a tough time if you're in pain and not a white man.<p>Previous research has shown that black and Hispanic patients who reported severe pain in the the ER were 22 percent less likely to receive pain …

Health Care

My Morning Routine for Health, Happiness, and Productivity

I admit I’ve never been much of a morning person. Looking back on my K-12 years, I have no idea how my mom managed to get me out of bed every …

Time Management

The Food Lab Pronto: Soak Your Pasta for Easy Skillet Baked Ziti

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Nothing says comfort to me like a nice baked pasta dish loaded with creamy sauce and cheese, and while California winters ain't exactly the kind that scream out for rib-sticking food, there's something about October that just makes me crave it no …

Scientists Find 15 Amazing Benefits Of Listening To Music

If you love listening to music, you’re in good company. Charles Darwin once remarked, “If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule …

Flute

Ebola study finds women in Guinea who appear immune to the virus

Scientists studying survivors of recent outbreak in west Africa say some women never contracted the virus despite having Ebola antibodies<p>A study of Ebola survivors in west Africa has found a group of women who appear to be immune to the deadly virus.<p>The discovery was made by a team of British and …

Disease

Why elephants could hold the cure for cancer

Elephants carry 20 copies of a tumour suppressing gene called TP53 which stops damaged DNA reproducing and causing tumours, scientists have found<p>Elephants may hold the key to fighting cancer after scientists found that they carry a large number of genes which suppress tumours.<p>Researchers have long …

Cinnamon apple pull-apart bread | Bijoux & Bits

I’m on a roll making food for people other than myself, incorporating far more carbs than I eat. It’s all just a tempt-fest I must resist. …

Dessert

Work that won Nobel Prize for medicine 2015

<b>The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been split two ways for groundbreaking work on parasitic diseases.</b><p>The research, by William C Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu, has led to drugs to treat diseases affecting more than 3.4 billion people around the world.<p>One of them, malaria, most …

Nobel Prize

This couple spent their honeymoon on a luxury safari in Tanzania — here's what it was like

They wanted a trip that was active and exciting but also luxurious.<p>They spent six days in the Singita Grumeti Reserve in northern Tanzania — which Conde Nast Traveler named the best hotel in the world — and six days in Zanzibar.<p>Morgan said the best parts about the trip was the privacy the couple …

Wildlife

Zambia: 5 reasons to visit now | CNN Travel

‘Remarkable’ Ebola vaccine created with 100% success rate

More than 7,500 people who came into contact with Ebola victims were protected from the deadly disease by a new vaccine<p>The deadly Ebola virus which has claimed the lives of more than 11,000 people may finally have been conquered after scientists developed a vaccine which is 100 per cent …

A neurosurgery case that this medical student won't forget

235 Shares<p>After the last elective case of the day, the neurosurgeon I was shadowing told me that he was on overnight call that evening, and that I …

Medicine

23 Glorious Cupcakes Inspired By Other Desserts

This is what happens when a cupcake and another dessert love each other very much.

Ebola Survivors May Be the Key to Treatment—For Almost Any Disease

Lina Moses sensed the ghost of Ebola as soon as her Land Cruiser entered the gate at Kenema Government Hospital. More than a hundred people had died …

Medical School Hopefuls Grapple With Overhauled Entrance Exam

It's T minus four days until exam day, and Travis Driscoll is practically living at his desk.<p>"Each day, I'm easily here for five hours," he says. "I haven't done much of anything else but studying for the last two months."<p>Driscoll is one of 13,000 medical school applicants across the U.S. taking …

12 Incredible All-American Recipes

Whether you're throwing a backyard bash or attending a patriotic potluck, these All-American recipes will take the cake.<p><b>1. Juicy Steakhouse Burgers</b><p>These burgers are tender, juicy and full of flavor -- just like the ones served at your favorite steakhouse. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Fresh Corn Salad with</b> …

Cooking

SugaryWinzy

20 Goals to Achieve Success in Your 20s

Being a 20-something is rough. It can mean desperately finding a job straight out of school, moving into your first apartment, doing your own taxes, …

Productivity