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Clinical trial for Zika vaccine shows promise. But will it prevent infection?

A Zika vaccine developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has cleared the first phase of clinical trials. Findings were published in The

Donald Trump makes history — with massive cuts to Utah's national monuments

President Donald Trump announced huge cuts to Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments in Utah today

How researchers and institutions can help stop the spread of fake science

A team of Canadian researchers that studied so-called predatory journals is suggesting a 'co-ordinated response' from scientists, institutions and patients to combat the spread of

Doctors: Over a year to see if uterus transplant successful

Doctors in Dallas say it took over a year to determine if a woman who received a womb transplant would become the first in the U.S. to give birth.

Does living near a busy road have an effect on heart health?

A new U.S. study has found that living near a busy road is associated with peripheral artery disease and high blood pressure in those already at high risk for heart disease, adding

Quebec investing $35M to launch public psychotherapy program

Quebec has announced that it will be investing $35 million to begin providing psychotherapy treatments for those suffering from depression, anxiety, and other mental health

'The CRA lied to us' about tax credit, say diabetes advocacy groups

Diabetes Canada and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation obtained an internal Canada Revenue Agency memo outlining a new procedure to assess disability tax credit

Conservatives accuse Liberals of diabetes tax grab

Health groups joined forces on Sunday with the Conservative opposition to accuse the Liberal government of trying to raise tax revenue on the backs of people with diabetes.

WHO reviewing dengue vaccine amid concerns it could make infection worse

The manufacturer of the first approved vaccine for dengue has warned it could worsen the mosquito-borne disease in people who have not previously been infected.

Anti-vaccine parents value liberty and purity not fairness and safety

New research suggests focusing on liberty and purity to reach vaccine-hesitant parents.

Choline, found in eggs and meat, may make blood clot faster

Researchers trying to figure out how meat causes heart disease came up with another explanation: an essential nutrient called choline may do it.

Thanks to CVS, Aetna and Apple, virtual medicine is getting the marketing boost

Telemedicine has long struggled with consumer awareness and adoption. That's finally starting to change.

Why that new bill requiring cursive in Illinois schools is good news

Learning to write in cursive teaches kids to be better spellers and activates both left and right brain regions

4 Ways To Beat Holiday Stress

People who are over-burdened often make time for everybody and everything but themselves, and that takes a toll.

Regular exercise and staying slim can lower the risk for a hard-to-treat type of

Those who got the recommended amounts of exercise had an 11 percent lower risk of heart failure.

Hospital hosts ‘Stop the Bleed’ classes after Las Vegas shooting

The outreach program, created by the American College of Surgeons and federal partners after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, teaches citizens like business

CVS makes $69B offer for Aetna insurance

Drugstore operator CVS is making a $69 billion offer for insurer Aetna as it tries to position itself as a one-stop shop for Americans health care needs with prescription drugs,

Doctors make big money testing urine for drugs, then ignore abnormal results

Spending on urine screens and related genetic tests quadrupled from 2011 to 2014 to an estimated $8.5 billion a year, according to a KHN analysis.

Diagnosing President Trump? Why psychiatrists should not be involved in

Though some mental health professionals have been publicly declaring that President Trump is mentally unstable, such statements could alienate people who support the president,

A woman with a transplanted uterus gave birth - a first for the US

Doctors at Baylor University say a woman born without a uterus has delivered a baby after a successful transplant, the first time the surgery has worked outside of the Swedish

Mice gnawing on dried fish, an unapproved George Foreman grill close Philly

Philadelphia Department of Public Health officials temporarily closed 23 restaurants, markets and stores between Nov. 16 and Nov. 30.

Holiday children's books gift picks from the Free Library

The book selection team offers its picks for gift giving this season.

Facebook unveils parent-controlled messenger app just for kids

Facebook on Monday announced it would be rolling out a preview of Messenger Kids in the United...

Why Is Giving Birth So Hard?

New theories are challenging a long-standing notion that the difficulty of childbirth is simply an evolutionary trade-off.

The Consumerist Church of Fitness Classes

Gyms provide ritual and community, serving as a sort of religion. They also promote values American culture already worships—capitalism and overwork.

This public health expert says he has a solution to mass shootings

Is there a way to prevent mass shootings like the one in Sutherland Springs, Texas? Let's start by treating violence like a disease, says Dr. Gary Slutkin.

A new study finds IUDs dramatically reduce the risk of cervical cancer

The risk of cervical cancer in women with IUDs was one-third lower than women without them, said the review in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, which included 16 previous

Is daylight saving time worth the trouble? Research says no.

Studies show that injuries and illnesses rise when the clocks change. Some states may end the practice; others could make it permanent.

Trump's 'global gag rule on steroids' threatens Congolese clinics

The global gag rule, which every Republican administration has enacted since Reagan, bans international organizations that receive US aid money from providing abortions or

Kenyan health providers call Trump's global gag rule 'a death sentence' for

President Donald Trump cut US funding to any international organization that administers or even discusses abortion with its patients. A Kenyan health group is traveling across the

HIV-positive community says Ont. ruling is first step of long process

A move by the Ontario government to limit the prosecution of HIV-positive people who don't disclose their status to sexual partners is being called a step in the right direction by

Simple new tool could help doctors spot dementia

Canadian researchers say they may soon be able to easily identify adults who are on the path to Alzheimer’s disease, using a tool that works in a similar way to a pediatrician’s

Patient's 'Do Not Resuscitate' tattoo presents ethical dilemma for doctors

When a patient arrives at hospital unconscious, it’s assumed that doctors should do all they can to revive her or him. But what if that patient has the words “Do Not Resuscitate”

Hospitals find asthma hot spots more profitable to neglect than fix 

Baltimore’s prestigious medical centers make millions from emergency treatment, hospital records show.

GOP Senator says it’s hard to fund $14 billion children’s health program—then

That puts health care for millions of American children at risk.

CVS Health-Aetna deal may mean more services for consumers

Patients also may find the CVS-Aetna combination much more involved in managing their care, especially for those with expensive chronic conditions

If worried about future medical costs, here are 3 ways to invest your way into

No one knows what the future of health care will look like, but retirees can still plan for tomorrow based on things they know today.

CVS and Aetna CEOs: Our $69 billion merger will reduce health costs for

"Over the next couple of years, you'll see a dramatic change," CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo says.

First baby from a uterus transplant born in the U.S.

A hospital official says that the first birth as a result of a womb transplant in the United States has occurred.

Doctors still grapple with how to treat depression

Once diagnosed with depression, patients frequently face the question: "Are you interested in therapy, medications or both?"