Harvard Medical School

Pharmacist Dan Darlington works at his desk located next to the prescription pick up counter at the Walgreens flagship store in the Empire State Building, Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Doctors ignore advice on sore throats, bronchitis

CHICAGO (AP) — Repeated warnings that antibiotics don’t work for most sore throats and bronchitis have failed to stop overuse: Doctors prescribed these drugs for most adults seeking treatment at a rate that remained high […]


Researchers prepare reagents for the DNA sequencing of patient samples on the school's campus in Houston. (AP Photo/Baylor College of Medicine, Agapito Sanchez)

Gene scans solve mystery diseases in kids, adults

They were mystery diseases that had stumped doctors for years — adults with strange symptoms and children with neurological problems, mental slowness or muscles too weak to let them stand. Now scientists say they were […]


Writer Michael Crichton (AP Photo)

Early Crichton novels to be released as e-books

NEW YORK (AP) — Ten early novels that Michael Crichton wrote under pen names while he was in medical school are coming out as e-books. Open Road Integrated Media announced Thursday that it was releasing […]


Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page (AP Photo)

Google CEO discloses vocal cord problem

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google CEO Larry Page is finally disclosing the health problem that spooked investors last summer when he mysteriously lost his voice. In a Tuesday post on his Google Plus profile, Page […]


Dr. Philip Low

Philip Low on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with inventor and neurotechnologist Philip Low. The founder of NeuroVirgil, he has worked with Stephen Hawkings and was recently named as “A Scientist to Watch,” by The Scientist Magazine.


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Newfound hormone holds hope for diabetes treatment

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have identified a hormone that can sharply boost the number of cells that make insulin in mice, a discovery that may someday lead to a treatment for the most common type of diabetes.


Knee replacements

Study: Therapy as good as surgery for knee repair

(AP) – Physical therapy can be just as good for a common injury and at far less cost and risk, the most rigorous study to compare these treatments concludes. Therapy didn’t always help and some people wound up having surgery for a torn meniscus.


McKenna Pope

Parents struggle to find gender-neutral toys

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 13-year-old girl’s campaign to get Hasbro to make an Easy-Bake Oven that isn’t purple or pink so it would appeal to her little brother is a fresh sign of movement in an old debate.



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