Infant who survived in 1920s sideshow incubator dies at 96
17 hours ago
Lucille Conlin Horn weighed barely 2 pounds when she was born, a perilous size for any infant, especially in 1920. Doctors told her parents to hold off on a funeral for her twin sister who had died at birth, expecting she ...
Cyberattacks remain serious threat to health providers
20 hours ago
(HealthDay)—Cyberattacks remain a serious threat to small providers as well as big institutions, according to a report published in Medical Economics.
Explainer: What is VX nerve agent and how does it work?
21 hours ago
The substance that could be responsible for the death Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was the VX nerve agent, according to preliminary reports from Malaysian police.
HIV+ kidney failure patients face hurdles in receiving necessary transplants
Feb 23, 2017
A new study finds that HIV-infected individuals with kidney failure are less likely to receive a kidney transplant—especially from living donors—than their uninfected counterparts. The study appears in an upcoming issue ...
Med-tech startup looks to take physical, financial pain out of brow lifts
Feb 22, 2017
Zift Medical has a small footprint, but it's hoping to have a major impact in aesthetic medicine.
The fascinating history of hiccups
Feb 16, 2017
If you've ever had a friend try to scare your hiccups away, you know how annoying and useless it is. A few years ago, it even proved deadly for a Texas man when a buddy who claims he was just trying to startle the victim ...
The best place to find your Valentine
Feb 14, 2017
(HealthDay)—If you're still searching for your perfect Valentine, maybe you've been looking for love in all the wrong places.
Aetna, Humana call off $34 billion deal
Feb 14, 2017
Major health insurers Aetna and Humana called off their $34 billion combination after a federal judge, citing concerns about prices and benefits, rejected the deal.
Why you should donate your data (as well as your organs) when you die
Feb 14, 2017
Most people are aware they can donate their organs when they die. Doing so is very important: Each deceased donor can save several lives if he donates his organs and tissue and they are used for transplantation. Support for ...
Women in academic cardiology are significantly less likely to be full professors
Feb 13, 2017
The first study to evaluate sex differences in academic ranking among academic cardiologists has found that women were significantly less likely than men to be full professors, even when adjusting for factors such as age, ...