Doctors blast Trump's mental illness focus to fight violence

Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting. “The concept that mental illness is a precursor to violent behavior is nonsense,” said Dr. Louis Kraus, forensic psychiatry chief at Chicago’s Rush University Medical College. “The More...

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By admin On Monday, February 19th, 2018
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How the flu becomes deadly

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By admin On Sunday, February 18th, 2018
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These may be the most germ-ridden places in your office

With up to 4,000 Americans dying weekly from the flu, getting the virus is a risk you don’t want to take. But it’s not just about who you come in contact with, it’s also what you come in contact More...

By admin On Sunday, February 18th, 2018
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Flu vaccine is one of the least effective in years

The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the strain of the virus that’s causing most illnesses this season. Preliminary figures released Thursday suggest the vaccine More...

By admin On Saturday, February 17th, 2018
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Flu season shows signs of leveling off

NEW YORK — This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off. Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and More...

By admin On Friday, February 16th, 2018
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This flu season could become the worst in a decade

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By admin On Friday, February 16th, 2018
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New blood test can help diagnose traumatic brain injuries

CHICAGO — The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval. The move means Banyan Biomarkers can commercialize its test, giving the company an early More...

By admin On Thursday, February 15th, 2018
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This year's flu vaccine more effective for kids

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By admin On Thursday, February 15th, 2018
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Lena Dunham says she had a total hysterectomy

Lena Dunham says she is coming to terms with her permanent infertility. The “Girls” creator and star wrote a personal essay for Vogue about her decision to undergo a hysterectomy late last year.  Dunham More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight AIDS virus?

For more than a decade, the strongest AIDS drugs could not fully control Matt Chappell’s HIV infection. Now his body controls it by itself, and researchers are trying to perfect the gene editing that made More...