Mar 6, 2014 — A second child seems to have been cleared of the AIDS virus, thanks to heavy-duty drugs started just hours after birth. This spring researchers plan to test that approach in 60 more newborns.
Mar 4, 2014 — No one wants to die in the hospital, hooked to a ventilator. But undergoing chemotherapy just to ease symptoms or to buy a bit more time increases that likelihood for patients with terminal cancer.
Mar 3, 2014 — States are legalizing marijuana even though there's no clear understanding of its impact on health. The drug hasn't been subjected to the kind of rigorous medical research that would find that out.
Mar 2, 2014 — Last July, when the FDA approved unrestricted sale of Plan B One-Step, it also granted the drug's maker three years of protection from generic competition. Now the agency has reconsidered.
Feb 28, 2014 — Narcotic painkillers are risky for small kids. But so are some popular pills to treat diabetes, high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats.
Feb 28, 2014 — First responders nationwide are expanding use of Narcan, used to treat heroin and other opioid overdoses. But the drug is pricey — and only one company makes it.
Feb 26, 2014 — Not enough people get screened for colon cancer, and minority or low-income people are even less likely. But simply sending people a test and following up by phone or mail got results.
Feb 26, 2014 — Researchers say they can replace DNA in human eggs with genetic material from another woman to prevent devastating disorders in children. But big questions remain on safety and ethics.
Feb 26, 2014 — A regional transplant service built a centralized surgical center in St. Louis where organs are removed from donors. The approach has shaved hours from the time it takes to get organs to patients.
Feb 25, 2014 — Most people diagnosed with the devastating Lou Gehrig's disease will lose their ability to speak. But one man in Washington state recorded his own voice onto a machine that will one day talk for him.