Eliza O’Neill is a four-year-old from South Carolina who was diagnosed with Sanfilippo syndrome, which is a rare, deadly disease that causes one to lose the ability to speak and walk. Most of those diagnosed don’t live far into their teens.
Thanks to a "bionic eye," 55-year-old Roger Pontz is seeing again. The Reed City, Mich., resident had lost most of his vision as a teenager to retinitis pigmentosa. This group of inherited diseases that refer to retinal degeneration cause a gradual decline in the photoreceptor cells responsible for ...
The Black Death was one of the most devastating sicknesses to spread across Europe. Now for the first time ever, scientists have studied the Black Death bacterium's entire family tree to understand how some family members evolved to be so deadly.
Perhaps due to the current backlash over prescription painkillers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, and Ohio, the Food and Drug Administration finally took a hint and rejected a new painkiller that was up for approval.
On April 20, Kraft Foods Group, Inc., a Columbia, Mo., establishment, issued a recall for 96,000 pounds of Oscar Meyer Classic Wieners' due to mislabeled packages. A press release provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) states that some of the products do not accurately list i...
A diet high in fat can have a negative impact on our health, particularly when it comes to an increased risk of cancer. A recent study conducted by researchers from the Fondazione IRCCS National Cancer Institute in Milan, Italy, suggests that women who consume a diet heavy in saturated fats could dr...
Once thought to be slowing down, the Ebola Virus outbreak is still ongoing, totaling 242 cases and over 140 deaths in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Mali has also reported suspected cases of the virus.
Pregnant mothers may want to be more careful when it comes to what they're exposed to. Scientists have found that when mothers are exposed to trauma, illness, alcohol or drugs, these stressor may activate a single molecular trigger in the brain cells and activate psychiatric conditions.
For first-time parents, the night time cries of a newborn can be exhausting, aggravating and above all, libido-killing.
Scientists at Johns Hopkins University discovered a molecular inhibitor in lab mice and rabbits that could provide a new target for developing drugs to prevent atherosclerosis (the main cause of heart attacks) in humans.
A latest study found that two to three percent of the population suffer from hyperhidrosis, uncontrolled sweating. This has a serious impact on person both physically and emotionally.