Knowing the Outlook Could Improve the Outcome

Scientists continue to advance their understanding of how breast cancer develops and progresses. Knowing where the disease is headed offers powerful new alternatives.

High Blood Pressure: A Good Sign?

High blood pressure is usually seen as a bad thing. However, high blood pressure may be a good sign for kidney cancer patients being treated with Sunitinib.

Steroid Creams for Eczema

Many parents are scared to use corticosteroid creams or lotions on their children with eczema because of the risks of potential side effects. This avoidance can lead to poorly managed eczema in children.

Mad Science

It's mad science. Researchers have found a way to program computers so they can't forget fast enough and begin to show signs of a kind of virtual schizophrenia.

Rein in Antibiotic Resistance

Kids on ventilators often develop infections because the breathing tubes provide an easy route for bacteria to get stuck in the respiratory tract.

Do Even More Children Have Autism?

According to the CDC, autism affects 1 in 110 children. But that number may grossly underestimate how many children and families actually suffer.

HIV Drugs for Tropical Diseases

Here in the United States, we don't think much about the terrible diseases that affect so many people in poorer countries around the world. Diseases like malaria kill millions of people. Now, scientists have made a discovery that could lead to lifesaving drugs.

Getting the Heart to Repair Itself

A heart attack is a serious thing, and the risks to your health do not end once you have recovered. Your heart can get badly damaged from a heart attack. Now, scientists have created a new way to repair an injured heart.

Keep Your Feet Attached

Diabetes is a disease that can lead to all sorts of other health problems. In severe cases, patients may require amputation of a limb. But now, patients have another option besides amputation if their foot gets badly infected.

Quicker Way to Know Sooner

A mom sits in her pediatrician's office and fills out a checklist about her baby. Someday, just such a simple screening may be available to diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in infants.


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