| Sep 5, 2012
| 6:51 PM
Just hours before the 2012 NFL season kicked off, a new study suggested that professional football players were three times more likely to have neurodegenerative diseases than the general population.
When researchers specifically looked at Alzheimer's...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 12:32 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About one in four parents of children with a serious and often fatal genetic condition say they feel judged by doctors when they want life-sustaining treatment for their newborns, in a new study.
The majority of parents of...
| Dec 1, 2012
NANGALE, Tanzania — Huddled with his younger brother, the young man laughs easily, conspiratorially, at the commotion caused by the presence of curious foreigners in his family's modest compound outside this small village.
But when you ask 19-...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 2:06 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New, non-invasive tests for chromosomal disorders should be reserved for pregnant women with a higher-than-average risk of having a baby with Down syndrome, doctors said this week.
The screening tests, which find small amounts...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Barb Shaeffer would love to meet with you this afternoon, but not until 2.
The 85-year-old has a noon meeting to plan a Christmas party, and there's no telling how long that might take. Shaeffer knows the holiday is four months away, but if you don't...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 9:33 AM
A group of 80-year-olds is making scientific waves because of an uncanny ability to age gracefully, from a cognitive standpoint. The moniker they've been given by scientists is "SuperAgers," because as they age, their brains seem immune to typical...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Donating is one way people help in the fight. Now there's another way you can take part in the fight against cancer.
A huge study is taking place and researchers need 300-thousand people and they hope at least 600 people in this region will sign up. Two...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 4:04 PM
(Reuters) - A new supercomputer-based network will allow doctors to use genomic sequencing to speed cancer treatment and could increase survival chances for patients, its creator, billionaire healthcare businessman Dr. Patrick Soon Shiong, said on...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 1:53 PM
Oftentimes, individuals diagnosed with some form of cancer ask themselves and their physicians, "Could I have done something to prevent this?"
Women who are concerned about breast cancer also may wonder if they can prevent this potentially deadly...
| Oct 8, 2012
This week on the morning news we're "thinking pink." We've partnered with North Shore LIJ to delve into the topic of breast cancer as one in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. We'll talk about...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 1:51 PM
PASADENA, Calif. (KTLA) -- The 95th Rose Queen was officially crowned in a ceremony Thursday at the Pasadena Convention Center.
Vanessa Manjarrez, 17, from Mayfield Senior School, was selected from among the seven young women named to the 2013 Tournament...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Laurie Stein received the worst possible news she could've gotten about her own health nearly a decade ago. In June 2003, at the age of 34 and just eight months after giving birth to a baby girl, she was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer.