RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A long-awaited study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms a link between tainted tap water at a U.S. Marine Corps base in North Carolina and increased risk of serious birth defects and childhood cancers.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. | Evansville-area leaders have taken a major step forward in their efforts to expand medical education in southwestern Indiana with the signing of letters of intent to participate in a new interdisciplinary health science research and education campus.
Randy Schekman, right, professor at the University of California, Berkeley, holds up his lifetime campus parking pass that he was given by Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, left, after winning the Nobel Prize in medicine during a news conference Monday in Berkeley, Calif. Two Americans and a German…
INDIANAPOLIS | The Colts used some down time Saturday night to support coach Chuck Pagano and raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Indiana.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. | Gabe Spalding is sculpting light to try to kill tumors and pain centers while preserving surrounding healthy tissue in the human body.
Gabe Spalding, a professor of physics at Illinois Wesleyan University, describes his research in a lab at the school's Center for Natural Science Building in Bloomington, Ill. Spalding is directing international, cutting-edge research in which physicists are working with biomedical researche…
Two studies have raised gnawing worries about the safety of vitamin supplements and a host of questions.
Babies don't learn to talk just from hearing sounds. Scientists discovered that starting around age 6 months, babies begin shifting from the intent eye gaze of early infancy to studying mouths when people talk to them.
Babies don't learn to talk just from hearing sounds. New research suggests they're lip-readers too.
A rising number of parents in more than half of states are opting out of school shots for their kids. And in eight states, more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners do not get all the vaccines required for attendance, an Associated Press analysis found.
BALTIMORE — Sabrina Oliver looked forward to good schools and safer streets when she moved her family from her crime-ridden and trash-strewn West Baltimore neighborhood to the suburbs, but was surprised to discover another benefit as well — a dramatic improvement in their health.
A vaccine against cervical cancer hasn't been all that popular for girls. It may be even a harder sell for boys now that it's been recommended for them too.
The number of athletic children going to hospitals with concussions is up 60 percent in the past decade, a finding that is likely due to parents and coaches being more careful about treating head injuries, according to a new federal study.
The whooping cough vaccine given to babies and toddlers loses much of its effectiveness after just three years, which is a lot faster than doctors believed, and that could help explain a recent series of outbreaks in the U.S. among children who were fully vaccinated, a study suggests.
Muscle atrophy in older people is a big problem, but a common blood pressure drug shows promise in regenerating muscle and also in protecting against its wasting away from inactivity.
Fifteen years ago, Dr. Lawrence H. Diller ignited a national debate over the steep rise in children being diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and treated with stimulant medication.
Developing more sensitive screening methods so physicians can detect cancer sooner is only part of the battle. Making these screenings available to the public is another key step. To accomplish that, researchers face several hurdles, one of which is knowing whom to screen.
A new study from the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity suggests that a chocolate milkshake and a line of cocaine might not be so different.
Families are opening up their lives to Hopkins researchers seeking the causes of autism, even before birth
When Ginny Russo goes into labor sometime at the end of May, her first call will be to her doctor. Her second: to the researchers who want to collect her baby's placenta, umbilical cord blood and first dirty diaper.
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