What we know about the illness that might be linked to vaping

Health officials in the U.S. have confirmed a patient has died after contracting a serious lung disease that may be linked to vaping. The death in Illinois could be the first in... Read more »

Heart attack patients with mild cognitive impairment get fewer treatments

A new study finds people who have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which lies on the continuum of cognitive decline between normal cognition and dementia, are less likely to receive proven heart attack... Read more »

Evolution designed by parasites

While analyzing interactions between parasites and hosts, a substantial amount of research has been devoted to studying the methods parasitic organisms use to control host behavior. In “Invisible Designers: Brain Evolution Through... Read more »

A novel technology for genome-editing a broad range of mutations in live organisms

The ability to edit genes in living organisms offers the opportunity to treat a plethora of inherited diseases. However, many types of gene-editing tools are unable to target critical areas of DNA,... Read more »

Dementia caregiving takes toll on sleep

(Reuters Health) – Family caregivers for dementia patients don’t sleep as long or as well as other adults of the same age, a new study suggests. In an analysis of the combined... Read more »

Companies file suit in Canada challenging new rules to lower drug prices

(Reuters) – Five pharmaceutical companies said on Friday they have filed a complaint in a Canadian court challenging the constitutionality of new Canadian regulations meant to lower patented drug prices, setting up... Read more »

VA facilities offering cochlear implants to vets are few and far between

(Reuters Health) – Even though American veterans are at high risk for the type of hearing loss that may be improved with cochlear implants, many of them live hours from a VA... Read more »

CDC flags one death and nearly 200 cases of lung illnesses in U.S, possibly tied to vaping

(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it had identified 193 potential cases of severe lung illness tied to vaping in 22 states as of Aug.... Read more »

International traveller with measles visited Disneyland

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Health authorities say a teenage girl travelling from New Zealand to Southern California this month was infectious with highly contagious measles and may have exposed others at Disneyland... Read more »

Parents can do better to keep their pot away from children

(Reuters Health) – As legal cannabis use becomes increasingly common in the U.S., most parents say they keep their pot out of children’s reach, but fewer keep it locked away, a study... Read more »