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By Carol Kuruvilla A 19-year-old Chicago teen may one day hold the key to curing colon cancer. If his previous successes are any indication, Keven Stonewall is well on his way to becoming the kind of scientist who leaves a … Continue reading
By T. Christian Miller and Jeff Gerth Starting in 2007, Dr. Daniel Budnitz, a scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Medication Safety Program, began tracking an obscure but unsettling statistic about children’s health. Each year, more and … Continue reading
By Martha Rosenberg Have you ever noticed how warnings about dangerous prescription drugs always seem to surface after the drug is no longer marketed and its patent has run out? Whether it’s an FDA advisory or a trial lawyer solicitation about … Continue reading
By Jodie Gummow If there weren’t already enough good reasons to legalize pot, the discovery that marijuana may have the medical potential to cure people from debilitating illnesses, as the following inspirational stories suggest, may prove to be the most … Continue reading
By Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson For her 40th birthday in October 2011, Khadijah Tribble had one wish: to jump out of an airplane. “I had been planning the event for four months,” Tribble recalled. The jump never happened. But it wasn’t because … Continue reading
By Phil Galewitz When Lisa Boncler gashed the side of her head on the gate to her front yard, she immediately called her neighbor for a ride to the emergency room. In this fast-growing Houston suburb, six … Continue reading
Now all scientists have to do is to develop medicines that manipulate the genes to prevent high blood pressure, diabetes, and other related diseases. Scientists Find Genetic ‘Switch’ For Obesity.
Hmmm, is this on humanitarian grounds or is there some possible new “breakthrough” drug or technology that may make more money for the suppliers of those drugs? This is however, good news. Britain bans exports of execution drugs to US … Continue reading
This is some really scary stuff… Scientists find new superbug spreading from India | Reuters.