Medical Treatments and Procedures
Mar 20, 2013 17:21 EDT
A new vaccine that has raised hopes of becoming a potent new tool in the battle against malaria seems to stop working in children after four years, according to research published Wednesday.
Mar 19, 2013 19:19 EDT
Physical therapy is often as effective as knee surgery when treating patients with tears to the meniscus or arthritis, according to a clinical study published on Tuesday.
Mar 18, 2013 08:22 EDT
A growing number of US parents oppose doctors' recommendations to vaccinate teenage girls against human papillomavirus (HPV), the main cause of cervical cancer, a study said Monday.
Mar 15, 2013 20:39 EDT
British surgeons said they have performed successful liver transplants on two patients using a revolutionary technique which keeps the organ warm and functioning while outside the body.
Mar 15, 2013 10:59 EDT
A person in the northeastern state of Maryland who recently died of rabies was found to have contracted the illness from an organ transplant done over a year ago, US health officials said Friday.
Mar 15, 2013 04:57 EDT
A small French study of 14 HIV patients who have remained healthy for years after stopping drug treatment offers fresh evidence that early medical intervention may lead to a "functional cure" for AIDS, researchers said.
Mar 15, 2013 01:08 EDT
England off-spinner Graeme Swann faces up to two months' rehabilitation after surgery on his injured elbow, officials said on Friday, raising hopes he will be fit for this year's Ashes double-header.
Mar 14, 2013 23:30 EDT
Wallaby David Pocock has been ruled out of rugby for nine months following knee surgery in a shattering blow for the key flanker and former Australian captain.
Mar 14, 2013 19:32 EDT
A small French study of 14 HIV patients who have remained healthy for years after stopping drug treatment offers fresh evidence that early medical intervention may lead to a "functional cure" for AIDS, researchers said Thursday.
Mar 14, 2013 18:46 EDT
Sixth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych became the first player to reach the men's semi-finals at the Indian Wells Masters on Thursday, beating Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-4.
Mar 14, 2013 11:25 EDT
Pope Francis had part of a lung removed "many, many years ago", the Vatican said Thursday after the 76-year-old's historic election.
Mar 13, 2013 15:44 EDT
A drunk driver who killed a young couple on their way to a hospital to give birth -- and whose baby died the next day -- was indicted Wednesday for fleeing the scene, a prosecutor said.
Mar 13, 2013 14:54 EDT
Scientists said Wednesday they had unravelled the genetic code of the tapeworm, unearthing data that should lead to more efficient drugs against the dangerous intestinal parasite.
Mar 12, 2013 20:55 EDT
Vaccination in the United States against H1N1 "swine" flu, which swept the world in 2009-10, carried a small but tolerable risk of Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disorder that can cause muscle weakness or temporary paralysis, a study published, on Wednesday, said.
Mar 11, 2013 22:56 EDT
Australian scientists on Tuesday hailed a breakthrough discovery in the hunt for a vaccine against a savage facial tumour disease threatening the endangered Tasmanian devil with extinction.
Mar 11, 2013 16:33 EDT
A single dose of an experimental anti-inflammatory treatment reduces heart muscle damage during an angioplasty operation to open blocked arteries, a study found Sunday.
Mar 11, 2013 10:17 EDT
Lawmakers from Tunisia's secular opposition Monday denounced remarks attributed to an MP from the Islamist Ennahda party that female circumcisions in Africa are carried out for "aesthetic" reasons.
Mar 10, 2013 06:51 EDT
An implant device designed by US firm Boston Scientific to prevent strokes in high risk people helps avert blood clotting, a new study said.
Mar 09, 2013 13:54 EST
Spain's 75-year-old King Juan Carlos left hospital Saturday, nearly a week after undergoing lower back surgery, his seventh operation in three years.
Mar 07, 2013 03:12 EST
At a small and peaceful clinic on the outskirts of Yangon, 20 volunteers tend to 300 HIV patients abandoned by a health care system allowed to crumble during decades of brutal military rule in Myanmar.