Nov 21, 2016 | 2016, Featured, National
Loneliness can be a problem for older people, especially when they’re in the hospital. Their children may have moved away. Spouses and friends may themselves be too frail to visit. So a California hospital is providing volunteer companions in the geriatric unit.
Sep 8, 2016 | 2016, Featured, National
In a small new study published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers who are pioneering an immune-based treatment for cancer report encouraging results among people with otherwise untreatable non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a blood cancer.
May 20, 2016 | 2016, Featured, NationalA late-stage trial will begin later this year in South Africa to test the effectiveness of an HIV vaccine that has shown promise in earlier trials, according to the National Institutes of Health. Results from an ongoing preliminary trial in South Africa and a previous...
Apr 4, 2016 | 2016, Featured, NationalHer chart said ‘Two weeks to fatal event.’ Ten years later, she’s still alive. Dates are important to a person who knows he’s dying of cancer. There’s the day when he learned he was sick. There’s the date of his first surgery, or of the first time a...
Feb 11, 2015 | 2015, Featured, National
Grabbing and removing a clot blocking blood flow to the brain, rather than just administering clot-busting drugs, dramatically improves the likelihood that patients will recover from a stroke, according to two highly-anticipated studies released on Wednesday.
Feb 5, 2015 | 2015, Featured, InternationalFrom robot guided lasers which destroy tumors but leave healthy brain tissue unaffected to drugs which can be directed to specific parts of the brain by magnets, BBC Click’s Dan Simmons looks at the future of brain cancer treatments. WATCH THE VIDEO