'Superbugs' Hang Out on Hospital Patients
In the study, researchers tested 399 hospital patients and found that 14% had superbugs on their hands or nostrils right after admission. Superbugs...
Heart Patients Pay the Price When Nearby Pharmacy Closes
Nearly 24% of patients whose pharmacies closed failed to refill their statin prescription during 12 months of follow-up, compared with nearly 13%...
Girls' Online Sex Experience May Spur Risk Offline
In addition, girls who had been mistreated prior to the study were more likely to experience physical violence and HIV risk.
Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli Meats in 4 States
The illnesses in the outbreak, which first began more than two years ago, have been reported in Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
Buyer Beware When Purchasing Medical Test Strips
Pre-owned test strips or test strips not authorized for sale in the United States may be sold online through Amazon, eBay and Craigslist, or...
Even 'Weekend Warriors' Get a Boost To Life Span
The researchers classified them as "weekend warriors" if they exercised only one or two days a week, or as regularly active folks who spread their...
Why a Knee Replacement Can Go Bad
Knee replacement is a common procedure most often used to treat pain and disability caused by osteoarthritis. Deep infection is a rare but serious...
Replace Red Meat With Plant Protein for Heart Health
Your heart will thank you if you replace red meat with healthy plant proteins. Doing so will lower your odds for heart disease, according to a...
Scientists Generate 'Activity' in Dead Pig Brain
The cells of the brain remained viable six hours later, compared with other brains not preserved using the newly developed process, the researchers...
Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys’
A team of scientists say they have treated 10 "Bubble Boy' babies born with the disease called X-linked combined severe immunodeficiency, or...
More TV, Tablets, More Attention Issues at Age 5
Compared with their peers who spent no more than a half-hour in front of a screen each day, 5-year-olds who logged over two hours were six times...
Gulf War Legacy: Higher Risk of Birth Defects
Rates of major birth defects were similar for children of deployed and non-deployed veterans. And there was no difference in major birth defects...