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Mental health epidemic hits American young adults
Depressed teenagerTuesday March 19, 2019 7:21AM ET
A report released by the American Psychological Association finds the rate of adolescents reporting symptoms of major depression increased 52% between 2005 and 2017 from 8.7% to 13.2% among youth from the ages of 12 and 17.
Number of fatal heart attacks in US hits historic low
heart attacksTuesday March 19, 2019 5:58AM ET
Yale researchers tracking more than four million people for more than 20 years say Americans are now less likely than ever to suffer fatal heart attacks.
With single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight
MouseMonday March 18, 2019 7:58AM ET
It was surprisingly simple. University of California, Berkeley, scientists inserted a gene for a green-light receptor into the eyes of blind mice and, a month later, they were navigating around obstacles as easily as mice with no vision problems.
WHO says aiming to halt DRC Ebola outbreak within six months
Tedros Adhanom GhebreyesusFriday March 15, 2019 9:15AM ET
The deadly Ebola outbreak raging in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo should be over within six months, the head of the World Health Organization said Thursday.
Tiny robotic tool developed to detect, kill cancer cells
cancer cellsFriday March 15, 2019 8:00AM ET
Canadian scientists developed a kind of magnetic \"tweezers\" that can precisely bring minuscule bead robot into live human cancer cell, pointing to a new option for diagnosing and killing cancer.
HIV type 2 is more serious than previously believed
HIV type 2Thursday March 14, 2019 4:46PM ET
HIV-2 was considered to be a milder variant of HIV, but a new Swedish study shows that it can still develop to AIDS if left untreated.
Vietnam reports over 18,078 measles cases in 56 cities and provinces
Vietnam measlesThursday March 14, 2019 7:36AM ET
Of over 18,078 cases of rash in 56 cities and provinces countrywide, around 3,000 cases are positive for measles virus, said the Ministry of Health.
Your risk of a deadly cancer is linked to your blood type
Pancreatic cancerWednesday March 13, 2019 7:45AM ET
People with different blood types have different risks of developing pancreatic cancer, Norwegian research shows.
Eye scan may detect early signs of Alzheimer's
Alzheimer'sWednesday March 13, 2019 5:46AM ET
American scientists found that a quick, non-invasive eye exam might see signs of Alzheimer\'s disease in a matter of seconds.
Anti-malarial shows promise in human clinical study
malariaTuesday March 12, 2019 7:39AM ET
An experimental drug, called DSM265, cured seven volunteers of a Plasmodium falciparum infection, a malaria parasite that is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide.
Women treated worse than men after heart attack
Women heart attackMonday March 11, 2019 7:25AM ET
An “ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction,” or STEMI, is a heart attack where one of the main arteries to the heart is blocked and the electrocardiogram shows a typical heart attack pattern.
Encouraging results: Your own plasma may help stop hair loss
Hair lossSaturday March 9, 2019 7:21AM ET
Going bald may seem to be a fact of life for many men and women as they age, but there are new treatments that could make a difference.
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