New treatment boosts survival rates for lung cancer patients

The results are huge.

A single injection protects monkey from HIV infections

It’s not exactly a vaccine, but it’s the next best thing.

Rats successfully sniff out tuberculosis in children

The rats are much more efficient than the conventional test.

Human drugs could help cure the transmissible cancer that is wiping out Tasmanian devils

Good news for the little devils!

The CDC thwarted 220 cases of pathogens with ‘unusual’ antibiotic resistance last year alone

If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? It better be the CDC.

Marijuana legalization helps decrease opioid consumption, research shows

In states where both recreational and medical marijuana was legalized, opioid prescriptions dropped about 14%.

Researchers zero in on Lyme disease’s ability to resurface months after treatment

Its not really the bacteria that does most damage — it’s our bodies’ response.

Eating out linked with hormonal disruptions, researchers say

Researchers discover a 35% increase in the levels of a chemical substance linked to asthma, type 2 diabetes, and infertility, in those who dined at restaurants the previous day.

Viruses can infect so many different hosts because they evolve in a way that we’ve never seen before

They just keep on changin’.

World-first case of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, identified in the UK

The man’s partner tested negative for infection, and authorities traced the man’s sexual partners to ensure that the strain didn’t spread.

Pill shows promise in treating peanut allergies

It’s not a cure — but this oral treatment makes people less susceptible to life-threatening allergic reactions.

H7N9 Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) Vaccine Trials Begin

Could we be drawing close to finally defeating this disease?

Hip hop music teaches children to recognize stroke and act quickly, study finds

Music can save lives, too.

Doctors restore patient’s sight with stem cells, offering new hope for cure to blindness

Researchers safely and effectively implanted a specially engineered patch of retinal pigment epithelium cells derived from stem cells to treat people with sudden severe AMD.

Human-secreted malaria antibody could usher in an effective, long-term treatment

Not one day too soon!

Most Americans aren’t really healthy, study finds

Unfortunately… not so many good news this time.

Planning a trip to Brazil? Do not forget your yellow fever vaccine

There is no cure for yellow fever, but there is a vaccine.

Lead exposure might be responsible for 10 times more premature deaths than previously thought

Scientists have discovered that nearly 412,000 yearly deaths in the US can be attributed to lead contamination.

Poor sleep linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease

The findings underline the importance of good sleep for preserving brain health.

Scientists invent phone app that accurately monitors blood pressure

The research team also manufactured a new type of sensor and incorporated it in a phone case.