Two studies in women with breast tumors and a third in people with head-and-neck cancer have found ways to improve the quality of life of patients as they’re being treated for their disease.
President Barack Obama announced $86 million in projects to improve detection of concussions in children and research their effects, an effort to reassure parents concerned by the rise of brain injuries in youth sports.
About 2.1 billion people, or almost one-third of the world’s population, were obese or overweight last year, researchers estimated after examining data from 183 countries.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health wants scientists to include more female laboratory animals and cells in early studies to better understand how women respond differently to medications.
Four medicines to treat alcoholism worked to reduce addiction, a study found, providing evidence that may overcome skepticism and spur greater use of the drugs.
Women younger than 50 who are obese and have a common form of breast cancer have a higher risk of dying from the disease than women with the cancer who are normal weight, researchers said.
President Barack Obama’s choice as the next health secretary, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, will hear lots of criticism of the president’s health-care overhaul tomorrow at her first confirmation hearing.
Roche Holding AG won U.S. approval for the first test to screen for cervical cancer that will serve as an alternative to a Pap smear.
An effort to find new uses for drugs that have failed in clinical trials may offer hope for Alzheimer’s patients, a top U.S. health research scientist said.
Three days after announcing a $17 million donation to Harvard, activist investor Bill Ackman disappeared into a roomful of scientists to decide where his and his wife’s next gift should go.