Survivors of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001 — and first responders who were on the scene that day — may have an increased risk for heart and lung diseases, a new study suggests.
The first child in the world to receive a double hand transplant is able to write, feed and dress himself on his own, just 18 months after the surgery, doctors say in an update published in a medical journal.
Research suggests persistent stress in young children can become toxic, causing brain changes that can interfere with learning and lead to disease in adulthood.
Hello and happy Saturday! Here’s our roundup of the week’s interesting and eclectic news in health and medical science.
A treatment for a common childhood blood cancer could become the first gene therapy available in the U.S.
It’s summer, the kids are out of school, and that means getting them outside — to the playground, the sports field, or lakeside at a cottage or camp. But such activities also mean exposure to the sun and the damage its penetrating rays can do to children’s tender and vulnerable skin.
Researchers studying a mass vaccination campaign against meningitis have found a surprising side-effect — the shots also offered moderate protection against gonorrhea.
Untreatable cases of “superbug gonorrhoea” have occurred, the World Health Organization says, as it calls for new drugs to treat the bacterial infection.
Stem-cell tourism involving patients who travel to developing countries for treatment with unproven and potentially risky therapies should be more tightly regulated, international health experts said.
Having higher than average levels of male hormones known as androgens — whether they occur naturally or by “doping” — can improve the performance of elite female track and field athletes enough to turn them into winners, according to a new study of world championship competitors.