New antiviral drugs that can actually cure hepatitis C are proving so effective, that doctors are now doing what had previously been unheard of. They're transplanting infected livers into patients who are on liver transplant wait lists, and then curing the hepatitis C afterwards. It's something that used to be impossible.
Superstar Michael Jackson, actor Jon Hamm, and fashion model Winnie Harlow all had or currently have vitiligo, a condition that causes the skin to lose pigment, leaving white patches behind. Researchers are now testing a topical cream designed to safely repigment areas of skin.
After a stroke, you might experience paralysis, numbness, depression, and problems with memory, speech, understanding, and attention, but it is possible to recover with hard work and dedication.
A new kind of doctor is appearing in cities across the country. Instead of treating symptoms or illness, functional medicine doctors focus on the patient and individual reasons behind the problems. Comprehensive personal and health screenings are followed by adjustments in nutrition, activity, and lifestyle, instead of drugs. Learn how a functional medicine doctor changed one woman's life.
Acute myeloid leukemia, also known as AML, is an aggressive cancer that attacks the bone marrow. Around 30,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with it each year. It's the most common type of leukemia in older adults, yet it continues to have the lowest survival rates, but now, a new drug combination is stopping it in its tracks.
About 3.1 million people in the United States are living with inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD. It's a disruptive condition that can cause chronic inflammation in part or all of the digestive tract, leading to abdominal pain and diarrhea. Now, researchers have found a key to potentially shutting off the disease and its symptoms.
The human heart beats about 65 times a minute. It maintains life and it talks to fat. That's according to researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia, who say the heart releases substances that travel through the blood and communicate with fat cells. That could be a game-changer in the fight against obesity.
Joan Mowery hits the gym twice a week as part of her recovery from a broken hip.
"I thought my son was dead, just based on the impact," said Alexandria Matthews, a paramedic in Arizona. "I thought, there's no way that he could have survived, because the whole back end was crushed up to our backs."
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor has signed into law a bill that guarantees all students a state-funded meal of their choice, even if their parent or guardian has unpaid meal fees.
VIENNA (AP) — Roger Bannister, 1954. Eliud Kipchoge, 2019?
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — More than a decade after back-to-back civil wars ravaged Liberia its people still await justice for countless abuses, and many say the lack of accountability is worsening a mental health crisis.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will ban smoking on state parks and beaches starting next year under legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will be the first state to require abortion medication on college campuses under a law signed Friday by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's president has pardoned and ordered the release of 52 young women who were jailed for having or assisting with abortions.
CAIRO (AP) — The World Health Organization has launched a vaccination campaign in two southeastern provinces in Sudan to contain a cholera outbreak following flash floods that swept the country in late August.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders said Thursday that he never considered dropping out of the presidential race after suffering a heart attack last week and characterized his recovery as "so far, so very good" despite acknowledging that the incident left his heart "with some damage."
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. continues to rise, now reaching about 1,300 cases and at least 26 deaths.