Morphine's serious side effect as a pain killer, its potential to create dependency, has been almost completely eliminated in research with mice by genetically modifying a single trait on the surface of neurons.
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Brittle tendons in mice reveal potential downside of drugs attracting interest as therapy against muscle wasting, short-cut to bulging biceps.
Enrollment in California community college nursing programs has increased by 60% over the past three years, with minority enrollment increasing by 13%.
Advisers to presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama, John McCain discussed the health care proposals of their respective candidates.
Scientists have found that field mice have evolved a unique way of ensuring faster fertilisation, a phenomenon which could explain some cases of infertility in humans.
Vermillion's collaboration with Johns Hopkins University on the development of novel biomarkers that can be applied toward disease detection, classification and monitoring of prevalent cancers.
Survey reveals a significant disconnect: Americans overwhelmingly support reforms that would ensure that all uninsured Americans have access to quality, affordable health care.
Vaccines have led to many of the world's greatest public health triumphs, but many deadly viruses, such as HIV, still elude the best efforts of scientists to develop effective vaccines against them. An improved understanding of how the immune system operates during a viral infection is critical to designing successful anti-virus vaccines. Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have added an important dimension to this knowledge.
Tengion Inc. organ regeneration technology the Tengion Neo-Bladder, is expected to be featured on the CBS Evening exploring the current landscape and future potential of regenerative medicine.
Mistrust of the health care system, as well as a strong preference for curative treatment, might in part explain why blacks are less likely than whites to use hospice care.
JAMA articles discuss health care waste and electronic health records.
How US hospitals have begun to improve their informed consent processes amid mounting concern about patient safety and lawsuits arising from botched communications?
Direct-to-consumer marketing of prescription drugs has altered the doctor-patient relationship.
Liver transplant is a life saving treatment option for people with end-stage liver disease. Unfortunately, the need for donor livers far exceeds the supply.
Opinion pieces discuss the health care proposals of Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.
Bush administration filed arguments in a lawsuit that veterans have no legal right to specific types of medical care.
Washington Post examined how hospitals are creating education programs that focus on the challenges minority and immigrant populations face in navigating US health system.
Patches coated on one side with microscopic needles can facilitate transdermal delivery of clinically-relevant doses of a drug that normally cannot pass through the skin.
Study of human genetic recombination has found remarkably high levels of individual variation in genetic exchange, the process by which parents pass on a mosaic-like mixture of their genes.
What do you say, what can you do when someone you love is bedridden in a hospital or suffering from a serious disease? To kick-off National Patient Recognition Week, a week-long observance beginning to demonstrate the importance of compassion, empathy, and connection, Dr. Sharon Langshur, a co-founder of CarePages.com, has some simple advice for patients' friends, families and caregivers.
Say or do something.
Newspapers featured editorials and opinion pieces related to health care and the presidential election.
A hologram is a recording of an optical interference pattern created when laser light shone on an object is made to overlap with a separate beam of light that does not pass through the object. When light is shone onto the interference pattern, a 3D image of the original object is recreated.
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