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Scans show changes to brains of 'injured' Havana U.S. embassy workers

24 Jul 2019

Advanced brain scans of U.S. Embassy employees who reported falling ill while serving in Havana revealed significant differences, according to a new study published on Tuesday that does little to resolve the mystery of injuries the Trump administration had characterized as a "sonic attack." | Video

Scans show changes to brains of Havana U.S. embassy workers who reported illness

24 Jul 2019

Advanced brain scans of U.S. Embassy employees who reported falling ill while serving in Havana revealed significant differences from a control group, according to a new study published on Tuesday. | Video

Studies explore treatments to prevent cluster headaches, quell migraines

10 Jul 2019

(Reuters Health) - Two drug trials may promise some relief for people who suffer migraine headaches as well as those who have cluster headaches, a rare but intensely painful type of headache thought to be related to migraine.

Oral Novo Nordisk diabetes drug poses no more heart risk than placebo: study

11 Jun 2019

An experimental oral form of a Novo Nordisk drug for type 2 diabetes posed no greater risk of serious heart problems or death than a placebo in patients at high risk for such complications, according to data from a large study presented on Tuesday.

Experimental drug delays type 1 diabetes onset in mid-stage trial

09 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - In people at high risk for type 1 diabetes, 14 days of therapy with the experimental drug teplizumab delayed development of the disease by a year or more, according to results from a mid-stage study presented Sunday.

Vitamin D fails to prevent type 2 diabetes in large study

07 Jun 2019

(Reuters Health) - If you're talking vitamin D and expecting it to lower your risk of getting type 2 diabetes when you get older, it's time to lower your expectations.

Most face transplant patients continue to report better quality of life

30 May 2019

(Reuters Health) - Doctors at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston say most of the face transplant patients they have been following for about five years are continuing to show improvement in quality of life.

Progesterone only prevents miscarriage in women with history of pregnancy loss

08 May 2019

(Reuters Health) - Giving progesterone to women with bleeding early in pregnancy doesn't prevent pregnancy loss, except among women who have had a previous miscarriage, according to a study of 4,153 women treated at 48 hospitals in the UK.

St. Jude doctors claim cure for 'bubble boy' disease

17 Apr 2019

Relying on the trickery used by the AIDS virus to infect people, doctors at two medical centers say they have cured 10 infants of so-called bubble boy disease, a genetic defect that leaves children, typically boys, without an immune system.

More heart, lung transplants possible with therapy to clear Hep C from donor organs

03 Apr 2019

(Reuters Health) - The presence of hepatitis C in potential organ donors has long prevented hearts and lungs from going to patients who desperately need them, but that prohibition may soon disappear thanks to a technique that attacks the virus before it can gain a foothold in the recipient.

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