It's likely something you haven't heard about unless you've recently given birth -- delayed cord clamping. More hospitals are now waiting to cut the cord, particularly in preemies, who need the extra support, but Silicon Valley is now stepping up by mandating a three-minute delay for all newborns.
Emergency rooms are intimidating for people of all ages, but they can be even more daunting for patients over age 65. Now. innovative emergency departments around the country are taking the lead and offering specialized care to these elderly patients.
A specialized team of doctors is working to help cancer patients preserve their fertility and get treatment. Ten months ago, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, or SCCA, opened its oncoreproduction clinic. It's staffed with experts in fertility and cancer, all in the same place.
Surgery and chemotherapy have long been the primary treatment options for colorectal cancer. Even then, survival rates can be low, if not detected early. Now, researchers are fighting back with a simple vaccine meant to activate the body's immune cells and destroy cancer cells. There is hope it might also target other deadly cancers.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — If Roland Henry had died in a different part of the country, his organs might have been recovered. And lives could have been saved.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Matt Every was suspended for 12 weeks Friday for what the PGA Tour said was a violation of its conduct policy on drugs of abuse. Every said it was legal prescription for cannabis to treat mental health.
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who fled from New York to London rather than face charges in a botched silicone injection that killed a Maryland woman pleaded guilty Friday to criminally negligent homicide, prosecutors said.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri officials are asking St. Louis police to provide security for an upcoming hearing on the state's effort to end the abortion license for a St. Louis clinic.
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo still warrants being classified as a global emergency, even though the number of confirmed cases has slowed in recent weeks.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California authorities have invalidated test scores of 1,400 pharmacists because more than 100 questions from the state licensing exam were leaked online.
LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency has recommended that the world's first Ebola vaccine be approved, after it was administered to hundreds of thousands of people in Africa.
NEW YORK (AP) — Vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. are still rising, though at a slightly slower pace.
MIAMI (AP) — An armed Border Patrol agent roamed the hallways of an emergency room in Miami on a recent day as nurses wheeled stretchers and medical carts through the hospital and families waited for physicians to treat their loved ones.
The parents of a newborn who died in a Pennsylvania hospital's neonatal intensive care unit allege in a lawsuit that hospital officials failed to protect their son from a lethal bacterial infection that had already killed two other premature babies.