A University of North Carolina scientist who has been chasing viruses for decades may hold the key to a cure.
The delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has been making headlines as it has quickly become the most prevalent strain …
The COVID-19 pandemic has made us painfully aware of the fragility of life. More than a half-million Americans have died of the virus, and dea…
Regrowing nerves & enhancing your mood are just two of the surprising potential health benefits of mushrooms.
University of Virginia researchers say a group of HIV-preventing drugs could prevent age-related dry macular degeneration, the most common cause of blindness, and they hope to begin clinical trials later this year.
UVA researchers say a group of HIV-preventing drugs could prevent age-related dry macular degeneration, the most common cause of blindness, and they hope to begin clinical trials later this year.
Immunity to COVID-19 infection lingers for at least five months, researchers reported — and probably longer than that.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here's a by-the-numbers look at the disease that affects 1 in 8 American women.
QUESTION: What are the early warning signs of Parkinson’s disease? I was just diagnosed with it after noticing hand tremors for nearly a year,…
Having a baby before age 20 markedly cuts a woman’s lifetime chance of developing breast cancer, studies show. What if young women could take a drug that would mimic that cancer-preventing effect of full-term pregnancy?
A cure for the common cold has been frustratingly elusive. Researchers in California may have cracked the case.
The study doesn’t draw a cause-and-effect conclusion about PPA and autism. And because it was done in the lab, it’s too soon to tell what the findings mean for humans. But researchers say it’s another reminder about the importance of eating home-made, healthy foods during pregnancy.
A hunt for hope is revived after wreckage of Alzheimer's drugs.
About noon most days, the Lieber Institute for Brain Development in East Baltimore gets a case - that is, a brain. It arrives in an inconspicuous red cooler. Almost immediately, resident neuropathologist Rahul Bharadwaj gets to work, carefully inspecting it for any abnormalities, such as tumors or lesions.
Over the last two years, Kenze Messman has been diagnosed with several chronic illnesses. And one of the ailments causes the 17-year-old to have allergic reactions to almost everything.
Over the past year, at least 17 people have been hospitalized after being injected with products made from umbilical cord blood, a little-known but fast-growing segment of the booming stem cell industry, according to state and federal health officials and patient reports.
QUESTION: What can you tell me about the valsartan recall? I have been taking the Solco product for some time. When I spoke with the pharmacis…
QUESTION: What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia? My aunt has dementia, but they don’t know if she has Alzheimer’s dis…
Michael's little brothers - Santino, "Sonny," and Giovanni, "Gio" - needed a bone-marrow transplant, and when his parents told him that he was a donor match, Michael told them that he wanted to save his brothers and would give them some of his.
Doris Tyler lay on the examining table as the doctor stuck a long, thin tube into her belly. The doctor pulled back a plunger, and the syringe quickly filled with yellow blobs tinged with pink.
A University of Virginia neuroscience lab may have discovered how to load immune cells into the brain to battle neurodegenerative diseases wit…