Americans say discussions about clinical trials should be part of standard of care
6 hours ago
An overwhelming majority of Americans (86%) agree that health care professionals should discuss clinical trials with patients diagnosed with a disease as part of their standard of care, according to a new national public ...
Court battle over UK baby raises ethical conundrum
8 hours ago
A five-month legal battle over the fate of a terminally-ill British baby that drew the attention of Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump has also stoked an often angry debate about medical ethics and the courts.
Charlie Gard parents drop legal fight, agree to let him die
Jul 24, 2017
The parents of Charlie Gard, whose battle to get their critically ill baby experimental treatment stirred international sympathy and controversy, dropped their legal effort Monday, saying tearfully that it was time to let ...
Doctor who linked kids' lead exposure to health issues dies
Jul 20, 2017
A pediatrician and University of Pittsburgh researcher who linked lead exposure in children to health and intelligence issues has died. Dr. Herbert Needleman was 89.
Researchers identify critical need for standardized organ donation metrics
Jul 20, 2017
Across the country, there are 58 Organ Procurement Organizations (OPO), which are responsible for recovering and distributing organs and tissues for life-saving and life-enhancing transplants. Each OPO is designated to serve ...
Stem cell clinics and businesses are registering for-profit, pay-to-participate
Jul 19, 2017
The Future Science Group (FSG) journal Regenerative Medicine, today announces the publication of a new Perspective article, in which Leigh Turner (University of Minnesota, MN, USA) discusses the urgent need for careful screening ...
Few awards for women faculty in medicine and rehabilitation, analysis shows
Jul 18, 2017
While the proportion of full-time female faculty in physical medicine and rehabilitation has risen to more than 40 percent over the last two decades, the proportion of women receiving awards and honors from a major professional ...
Generic medicines hit Novartis profits
Jul 18, 2017
Swiss drugmaker Novartis on Tuesday posted a drop in first half profits amid fierce competition for generic medicines and pricing pressures but said it was set to reach annual targets.
Your credit score soon will get a buffer from medical-debt wrecks
Jul 14, 2017
For many consumers, an unexpected health care calamity can quickly burgeon into a financial calamity. Just over half of all the debt that appears on credit reports is related to medical expenses, and consumers may find that ...
Low doses of radiation could harm cardiovascular health, study suggests
Jul 13, 2017
Ionizing radiation, such as x-rays, has a harmful effect on the cardiovascular system even at doses equivalent to recurrent CT imaging, a new study published in the International Journal of Radiation Biology suggests.