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CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The medical school professors no longer want Kadiatou Fanta in the classroom. Her boyfriend has broken up with her. Each day the 26-year-old eats alone and sleeps alone. Even her own family members are afraid to touch her months after she survived Ebola...
WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental Ebola drug has been used to treat two American aid workers and a Spanish missionary priest. Could Liberian doctors be next? The Liberian government said Monday that it will receive doses of the drug to treat two doctors in the country. They...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients' DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths. The Cologuard test from Exact Sciences detects irregular mutations in stool samples that...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patient DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths. The Cologuard test from Exact Sciences detects irregular mutations in a patient's stool sample that...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Spanish missionary priest is the third Westerner with Ebola to be treated with an experimental drug that's never been tested in people and is said to be in very limited supply. Spanish authorities' disclosure on Monday raised further ethical questions about...
A new study looks at the effect of concussions on loss of consciousness and an Austin doctor points out something surprising about the findings. Additional information from the study: Most concussions resulting from player-to-player collisions occurred on the front of the head (...
Texas children will be heading back to school soon and a Central Texas doctor says before they do, they should head to their doctor's office...to make sure their shot records are current. He says “another vaccine recommended for children going into junior high would be the HPV...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The circumcision season among Kenya's Bukusu ethnic group brings a festive atmosphere: music, food and free-flowing beer. For the uncircumcised men from other tribes in the area, however, it is not time to party, it's time to flee. At least 12 men from...
With the recent passage of VA reform legislation, the head of the Texas Medical Association says Texas doctors and those across the nation got what they wanted, but time will tell if it does the trick.