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U.S. panel: Wait on anthrax vaccine testing for kids

The federal government must perform more tests on adults before it can ethically move forward with controversial anthrax vaccine trials in children, members of a federal bioethics panel said. 

FDA experts cast doubt on heart device's readiness

A device designed to repair the leaky mitral value of heart patients too sick for open-heart surgery has gotten a skeptical review from Food and Drug Administration experts. The report, which concluded the makers of the MitraClip Clip...Show More Summary

'Brazilians,' other forms of pubic hair removal may carry risk

Perhaps you were thinking that removing your pubic hair was giving you a nice clean look? Think again, says a group of dermatologists.

From teens' sleeping brains, the sound of growing maturity

Listening in on the electrical currents of teenagers' brains during sleep, scientists have begun to hear the sound of growing maturity. It happens most intensively between the ages of 12 and 16 1/2: After years of frenzied fluctuation,...Show More Summary

Studying drug-resistant HIV in Los Angeles County

Widespread use of anti-HIV drugs in Los Angeles County could reduce new AIDS cases by almost 40%, but would also double the number of cases in which the virus had developed a resistance to drug therapy, according to a USC and Rand Corp. study.

Concussion suspected? You'rrrre outta the game, neurologists urge

Concussion research has yet to turn up therapies that can diminish the consequences of a mild traumatic brain injury or shorten the duration of its symptoms, the nation's leading group of neurologists concluded on Monday. But in athletics,...Show More Summary

FDA issues salmonella warning for ProtiDiet protein bars

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat certain ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream bars due to possible contamination with salmonella, according to an FDA statement Monday.

Low-fat milk doesn't help toddlers' weight, study says

Giving toddlers skim or 1% milk to keep them from growing overweight doesn’t seem to work, according to a study out Monday that gives pause over the common advice to avoid whole milk from age 2.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Here's why you've got a hangover.

Did you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a few too many green beers? Are you experiencing the medical condition commonly known as a hangover? 

Many parents say no to HPV vaccine, but other vaccination's up: study

Parents forgo vaccines for their teenage kids for a number of reasons, researchers said Monday in a paper reporting findings from the annual National Immunization Survey of Teens, which was published in the journal Pediatrics.  ThatShow More Summary

Alzheimer's drug developers to get new FDA marching orders

Experimental drug treatments promising to slow or reverse the progression of Alzheimer's disease will need to be assessed with a new and more subtle set of rules, a pair of FDA officials wrote this week. The resulting new guidelines, predict some researchers, should allow Alzheimer's drugs under development to travel a faster path to the U.S. Show More Summary

'Functional cure' for HIV linked to early drug treatment

A French medical study involving 14 people with HIV who discontinued drug therapy for years without becoming ill may provide new clues for controlling the virus that causes AIDS.

Match Day 2013 results are good for future internal-medicine patients

America’s future doctors are increasingly interested in become primary-care physicians -- good news for America’s future patients.

Knot Yet: Getting married later can have economic costs, benefits

Americans are getting married at ever-older ages, and a new report says this trend may be partly responsible for the shrinking of the middle class.

'Sugar-free' baked goods, with sugar? What is a dieter to do?

As if studying product labels to keep tabs on calories, carbs and fat grams wasn't painful enough, now dieters have this to worry about: one bakery's "goodies that taste good without being bad" are actually quite naughty, after all.

Recipient of transplanted rabies-infected organ dies

A Maryland transplant recipient has died of rabies after receiving an infected organ from a donor, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Friday.

FDA to probe new diabetes drugs, precancerous changes in pancreas

The Food and Drug Administration has announced that it will investigate whether a new class of Type 2 diabetes drugs sometimes called the "gliptins" may increase patients' risk of developing precancerous changes in the pancreas, as well as of developing acute pancreatitis.

Pope Francis has only one lung. Is it enough?

His predecessor was the first pope to retire due to deteriorating health -- a condition no doubt exacerbated by frequent world travel and a demanding schedule.

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