While vaccines are helping to curb the pandemic, easier and better treatments are needed, especially as virus variants spread.
A gene therapy that makes use of an unlikely helper, the AIDS virus, gave a working immune system to 48 babies and toddlers who were born without one, doctors reported Tuesday.
Bariatric surgery can be a difficult decision for treating obesity, as patients and their doctors weigh the risks and side effects of the procedure against the benefits of the weight loss that usually follows.
Doctors have made progress with an unusual treatment for children with brain tumors: Dripping millions of copies of a virus directly into kids’ brains to infect their tumors and spur an immune system attack.
As your child goes through phases of infancy you might notice an increase in the amount and frequency of crying. It is important to remember this is a short time and normal in your child’s development. It does have an end.
Ingestion of button batteries by small children can lead to serious injuries and can be fatal if not detected and removed urgently.
Three academic experts recently reviewed hundreds of videos on YouTube and found that popular messages on the website may unknowingly perpetuate stigma and misconceptions about depression.
Pregnancy, birth and life with a newborn in the middle of a pandemic has brought on high anxiety, ever-shifting hospital protocols and intense isolation for many of the millions of women who have done it around the world.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering “Wisdom, Power, Control,” a free virtual diabetes management course.
Millions of colonoscopies, mammograms, and other cancer screenings were suspended for several months last spring in the United States and elsewhere as COVID-19 swamped medical care. Now researchers are studying the impact.
AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine provided strong protection against sickness and eliminated hospitalizations and deaths from the disease across all age groups in a late-stage study in the United States.
More Americans now qualify for yearly scans to detect lung cancer, according to new guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
A recent national study adds strong evidence that mask mandates can slow the spread of the coronavirus, and that allowing dining at restaurants can increase cases and deaths.
February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors’ offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year. Flu has virtually disappeared from the U.S.
With demand for COVID-19 vaccines outpacing the supplies, a frustrated public wants to know: How can we get more right away? The problem: “It’s not like adding more water to the soup,” said vaccine specialist Maria Elena Bottazzi of Baylor College of Medicine.
It is important that parents, family members and children are aware of the precautions and best steps to take when encountering a snake.