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World<p>Facebook said Wednesday the personal data of up to 87 million users was improperly shared with British political consultancy Cambridge …

3 People in Uganda Died From the Marburg Virus. What's That?

A severe, highly fatal virus called Marburg has infected and killed three people in Uganda. While that’s a small number of infections, any cases of …

For Patients With Heart Failure, Little Guidance as Death Nears

Ricky Hurst’s doctors told him last year that there was nothing more they could do. His heart was failing and he should get his affairs in order. The end was coming.<p>His family gathered. He spoke to his pastor and resigned himself to death. “If it was meant to be, it was meant to be,” he said.<p>But. …

Medicine

4 reasons why US health care is so expensive

<b>(CNN) —</b> Health care spending in the United States increased by about $933.5 billion between 1996 and 2013, according to an analysis published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. More than half of this surge was a result of generally higher prices for health care services.<p>Joseph L. Dieleman, lead …

Health Care

How Doctors Are Getting Rich on Urine Tests for Opioid Patients

Want to turn that pain clinic into a real moneymaker? Open your own urine-testing lab and start billing Medicare.<p>The cups of urine travel by express …

Cancer cells destroyed in just 3 days with new technique

Cancer cells are relentless, possessing the vexatious ability to develop resistance to current therapies and making the disease hugely challenging to …

What is bipolar II disorder? Symptoms and treatment

Bipolar II disorder is a form of the psychiatric disorder known as bipolar disorder. All forms of bipolar disorder cause unusual mood swings and …

Is your plastic water bottle bad for your health?

We asked the experts<p>Could many modern ailments be traced to a surprising culprit: namely the chemicals in plastic containers? While the idea may …

New antibody promises single unified treatment for many neurological diseases

Scientists believe that the underlying cause of many neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, is the buildup of misfolded …

The FDA says ecstasy is a ‘breakthrough’ drug for PTSD patients

It's a big step forward for a controversial treatment.<p>Ecstasy doesn’t sound like something you do in a doctor’s office. But the Food and Drug Administration wants that to change. The FDA just approved the substance, more clinically known as MDMA, as a ‘breakthrough’ drug—and will work to move it …

Ecstasy (Drug)

This common drug stops muscle growth, study says

Gym-goers trying to bulk up should avoid taking ibuprofen, a study has found.<p>Experts say long-term regular use of the anti-inflammatory drug can …

Cocoa compound could 'delay or prevent' type 2 diabetes

With diabetes reaching epidemic proportions, the search is on for innovative ways to reduce the burden. Breaking research finds hope in the most …

What happens to the brain as we age?

Brain aging is inevitable to some extent, but not uniform; it affects everyone, or every brain, differently. Slowing down brain aging or stopping it …

Humanity

How do broken bones heal?

A fall, followed by a crack - many people are no stranger to this. Broken bones are painful, but the majority heal very well. The secret lies in stem …

3D Printed Blood Vessels Offer New Possibilities for Testing Drugs

Bioprinting enthusiasts envision a future where we’ll be able to print functional human organs on demand, putting an end to transplant waiting lists …

Emerging Technology

Genetically Engineering Pigs to Grow Organs for People

Scientists announce the birth of 37 pigs gene-edited to be better for human transplant.<p>The idea of transplanting organs from pigs into humans has been around for a long time. And for a long time, xenotransplants—or putting organs from one species into another—has come up against two seemingly …

Genetic Engineering

Exclusive: Woman Can Move Again After a Breakthrough Stroke Treatment

The first person to receive deep brain stimulation (DBS) for stroke recovery is performing far better than her doctors anticipated.<p>Two years ago, …

Making A Better Brain: Scientists Just Discovered a New Kind of Brain Cell

New Neurons<p>Mapping exactly how the human brain functions is, perhaps, the most promising step when it comes to transforming how humans operate on a …

Neuroscience

Newly discovered gut microbe could treat diseases beyond the stomach, such as MS

We tend to think of bacteria as bad news, but some types found in our stomaches can bring great health benefits, such as those that feed on dark …

Microbiology

Ovarian cancer: Statins might be effective with diet control

Laboratory tests have shown that statins, which are drugs used to control cholesterol, can kill ovarian cancer cells. But tests on human patients …

Vitamin D guidelines may be changed following new study

A new study finds that, contrary to popular belief, vitamin D-2 and D-3 do not have equal nutritional value. With vitamin D deficiency on the rise, …

Scientists Have Uncovered The Atomic Structure of a Key Alzheimer's Protein For The First Time

This is huge.<p>For the first time, scientists have revealed the chemical structure of one of the key markers of Alzheimer's disease, capturing …

Simple blood test could detect cancer symptoms a decade before they become dangerous

Researchers say the procedure could be available as early as 2019<p>A <b>universal blood test</b> that detects cancer years before symptoms appear is on the …

Cannabis-derived compound may help treat schizophrenia

New research paves the way for a new schizophrenia treatment, by testing the effect of a cannabis compound on rats. The study suggests that the …

10 unusual things you could be allergic to

You may not have thought of these less obvious allergies.<p>Do you have an allergy? You're not alone. Almost half of all people in the UK suffer from at …

Biomedicine

Recovery position should not be used on most casualties, study finds

It has been a key part of first aid manuals for decades, but the recovery position should no longer be used on casualties after an accident, new research suggests.<p>Emergency room doctors have found that placing victims on their side in the recovery position can make it harder for first aiders to …

Statins could reduce risk of breast cancer death by 38%, research shows

Statins – drugs that lower cholesterol – could reduce the risk of death from women diagnosed with breast cancer by as much as 38%, a new analysis has found, prompting fresh calls for clinical trials.<p>The new analysis of seven previous observational studies was presented at the American Society of …

Cancer

Allergy treatment: Scientists claim breakthrough that could lead to cure for all intolerances

Scientists in Australia claim to have discovered what could be a life-long cure for potentially fatal allergies to peanuts, shellfish and other …

When will you die? An AI can tell by just looking at images of your organs

Most current systems can only diagnose diseases and not predict death.<p>Australian scientists have built an artificial intelligence system that can …