Health Care

Artificial sweeteners toxic for gut microbes

Professor Ariel Kushmaro , John A. Ungar chair in biotechnology in the Avram and Stella Goldstein-Goren Department of Biotechnology Engineering and member of t...


James P Allison and Tasuku Honjo win Nobel prize for medicine

Jedd Wolchok is the chief of melanoma and immunotherapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY. "We neutralise these and the white blood cells can ...


Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for pioneering work in evolutionary science

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says the three researchers who were awarded this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry "harnessed the power of evolution" ...


Local Doctor: It’s time to get your flu shot

Still, 25 percent is better than zero protection, right? Here's what you need to know. It eclipses the estimates for every flu season going back to the winter...


Trio wins chemistry Nobel for work on antibody drugs and detergents

Smith from the University of Missouri and Sir Gregory P. Winter from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in the United Kingdom shared the other half. She th...


Pro-Turkey rebels leave North Syria

Under the agreement, a 15-20 kilometre (9-12 mile) wide corridor is to be established by October 15 from which all jihadist fighters must withdraw, paving the w...


Nobel Medicine Prize awarded for cancer research

This function is controlled by proteins that act like accelerators and brakes, which help to strike the right balance between destroying risky microbes and avoi...


USA surfer dies from 'brain-eating amoeba'

You can not be infected with Naegleria fowleri by drinking contaminated water and the amoeba is not found in salt water. "After the start of symptoms, the d...


Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids

Children look at screens for too long every day, and don't exercise and sleep enough, and it's affecting their cognitive ability, researchers have said in a new...


American, Japanese win Nobel for cancer research

Whereas both proteins have proven to be effective targets for treating different types of cancer, PD-1 has shown stronger results for the so-called immune check...


Texas surf resort closed for 'brain-eating amoeba' testing

An out-of-state patient diagnosed with a brain-eating amoeba prompted the closure of a Waco water park. Naegleria fowleri can not be contracted by swallowi...


World's first-ever human case of rat disease found in Hong Kong

A medical team from the University of Hong Kong assessed the unnamed patient, who had recently undergone a liver transplant, the South China Morning Post re...


Past year saw record number of flu deaths, CDC says

In recent years, flu-related deaths have ranged from about 12,000 to 56,000 people, per CDC reports. "The flu vaccine protects those who receive it as well ...


Amazon unveils new Echo smart home devices in India

Los Angeles-based startup Aiva Health got a shot in the arm from the Google Assistant Investment Program to support development of its artificial intellig...


CDC:80,000 people died of flu last winter in US

Prevention. The most important thing is to get the influenza vaccine which is easily and conveniently provided at all of our Northwestern Medicine Immediate Car...


WellCare to Buy Aetna's Part D Plans Ahead of CVS Deal

The company adds the sale doesn't affect Aetna's individual or group Medicare Advantage, Medicare Advantage Part D or Medicare Supplement products or plans. M...


Amy Klobuchar Weighs In On Her Confrontation With Brett Kavanaugh

Yes, we drank beer. "Senior year in high school, people were legal to drink". Yeah, we drank beer, and I said sometimes, sometimes probably had too many beers, ...


Senate panel advances Kavanaugh to full Senate

While Thursday's hearing prompted the bar association to recommend an investigation, another group that had endorsed Kavanaugh went one step further: the ed...


Limiting your child's screen time could improve cognition

However, only one in 20 U.S. children in the study met the three recommendations advised by the Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines to ensure good cognitiv...


Jefferson County bird tests positive for West Nile Virus

In most instances, people infected with West Nile virus show no symptoms or relatively mild symptoms. While most people with the virus never develop symptoms ...