A pregnant woman who lapsed into a brain-dead state late last year was removed from life support on Sunday after a Texas hospital complied with a judge’s order to disconnect her from the machines keeping her alive.
It is suggested that several large, costly studies currently underway on Vit-D aren’t likely to change the overall weight of the evidence for its futility.
Eyes today focus on a Fort Worth courtroom that finds itself at the intersection of a family’s desire and Texas law as the fate of a brain-dead woman and the status of her fetus are debated.
It arose in a single dog and has survived in canines ever since, with the cancer cells passing between animals when they mate.
If you want to lower your blood pressure — and reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke in the process — a new study suggests you may want to get plenty of sun.
A new study published in the British Medical Journal finds a small but significant increase in psychosis risk for people who suffer the loss of a family member in childhood.
Japanese fishermen have finished killing about 40 dolphins targeted for their meat as part of a larger group trapped recently in what activists say was the biggest roundup they have witnessed in the last four annual hunts.
With a majority of Americans now in favor marijuana legalization, President Barack Obama is now saying weed is no more dangerous to individuals’ health than alcohol.
Too much sitting everyday happens to the best of us, between work, driving, and after work. This can have severe adverse effects, especially among older men. Older men who spend a lot of time sitting are more likely to face heart failure down the road, a new study shows.
In his declaration, the governor called for voluntary “20% conservation of our water use” statewide.
The nascent domestic horse slaughter business was dealt another blow after the latest Congressional spending bill cleared the Senate and House without providing funding for meat plant inspectors.
The Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals wants Humane Officer Barry Accorti fired for allegedly shooting five kittens in a home’s back yard on Monday.
Sorry, America: Support for emergency care patients barely receives a passing grade and needs extra help, according to a new report.
Heavy Americans who drink diet beverages rather than those sweetened with sugar appear to eat more, according to a study released on Thursday that raised questions about the role lower-calorie drinks play in helping people lose weight.
With no approved medications to treat autism, more parents are turning to alternative therapies to help their kids.
Ordinary noises — screeching car alarms, knocking radiator pipes, even the whirr of a fan — can be intolerable to children with autism.
Mating between two distinct dolphin species created the clymene dolphin, a genetics study shows.
A young women conceived with help from a fertility clinic in Utah in the early 1990s is actually the biological daughter of the former clinic receptionist, genetic testing reveals.
The cases of two young women have generated sympathy for their families, but also have left some doctors and bioethicists upset about their treatment.
Test identifies endothelial cells in blood.
Researchers at the University of Maryland reported today that racism appears to accelerate aging in cells.
A judge ruled last week that an Oakland girl whose family wants her kept on life support is legally dead. The family wants her moved to long-term care. We’ll speak with physicians and ethicists about the definition of brain death, and confer with a grief counselor about how to make the difficult decision to remove a loved one from life support.
The desire to discourage is all too easily transmuted into the desire to criminalize, just as the desire to encourage metastasizes into the desire to mandate.
Vodka and texting, though not always the safest combination, could allow people to communicate when conventional wireless technology fails, according to scientists who used an evaporated form of the drink to text the message “O Canada” across their lab.
Who decides when to pull the plug when a person is pronounced brain dead? The answer to that question is, tragically, being hotly debated in Oakland, Calif., as a result of an elective surgery gone horribly wrong.
One country has already declared it a national emergency and alarm bells are ringing for banana lovers.
GlaxoSmithKline will stop paying doctors for promoting its drugs and scrap prescription targets for its marketing staff – a first for an industry battling scandals over its sales practices, and a challenge for its peers to follow suit.
Alana Saarinen sat at the piano, playing smoothly and with feeling. Behind her, plastic toys shared floor space with a book of plays she’d been writing. Her mother beamed.