May 23, 2017

The HPV vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer in women also might lower the risk in young men of oral infections that can cause mouth and throat cancers, a new study finds.

These cancers are rising fast, especially in men, and research suggests that HPV, the human papillomavirus, is spreading…

Descendants of syphilis study emerge

May 16, 2017

TUSKEGEE, Ala.  — Decades later, it still is hard to grasp what the federal government did to hundreds of black men in rural Alabama — even if you are among their descendants, lighting candles in their memory.

For 40 years starting in 1932, medical workers in the segregated South…

'Gray death' is the latest opioid street mix causing worry

May 09, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — It's being called "gray death" — a new and dangerous opioid combo that underscores the ever-changing nature of the U.S. addiction crisis.

Investigators who nicknamed the street mixture have detected it or recorded overdoses blamed on it in Alabama, Georgia and…

Artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow

May 02, 2017

WASHINGTON  — Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work.

Today, premature infants weighing as little as a…