Legendary pharaoh Tutankhamun was probably killed by the genetic blood disorder sickle cell disease, German scientists said Wednesday, rejecting earlier research that suggested he died of malaria.
(AP) -- Fast decisions on life-and-death cases are the bread and butter of hospital emergency rooms. Nowhere do doctors face greater pressures to overtest and overtreat.
(PhysOrg.com) -- In 2010, most everyone knows about the dangers of lead. But, a researcher from West Virginia University warns pregnant women that lead can be harmful to their babies in even the smallest quantities.
Fresh understanding of the virus that causes chickenpox and shingles could lead to improved vaccines and diagnostic tests, a study suggests.
A study published in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine shows that positron emission tomography (PET)—a molecular imaging technique—combined with computer tomography (CT) colonography may provide a suitable ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- A simple blood test can now predict whether newborn babies are at high risk of developing allergies as they grow older, thanks to research involving the University of Adelaide.
A new study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet presents a new technique that makes drug testing possible through exhaled air for the first time. By examining people who had received emergency care for ...
(AP) -- Researchers are reporting the first scientific evidence that a hormone banned in sports can boost athletic performance.
After his heart transplant in 2005, Ramon Llenado underwent a biopsy every week, then every month, then every three months. Most heart transplant patients face a lifetime of these invasive tests, which involve snipping out ...
A simple blood test can identify people who are at risk for a heart attack, including thousands who don't have high cholesterol, according to researchers at Oregon Health & Science University.