Stories about Medicine

Jan 19 2017

New Law Would Allow People to Drive Cars Into Water Protectors

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other Native Americans believe the project, which would carry oil from North Dakota to a shipping point in IL, threatens drinking wate...

Jan 11 2017

What to know about influenza before peak flu season

CDC monitors certain key flu indicators (for example, outpatient visits of influenza-like illness (ILI), the results of laboratory testing and flu hospitalization and de...

Jan 05 2017

No evidence sugar-free soft drinks will help with weight loss

The head of the British Soft Drinks Association, Gavin Partington, told The Guardian that "scientific research shows that low-calorie sweeteners, such as those found in...

Jan 04 2017

Kids of obese parents at risk of developmental delays, study says

A team from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) in the USA analysed data from more than 5,000 women and their c...

Jan 04 2017

Texas judge issues injunction barring anti-discrimination provisions of ACA

In the waning hours of 2016, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor unleashed a freakish ruling that fundamentally alters the balance between medical treatment and religious f...