At age 78, Milton Jones feel like he's earned his Medicare benefits."I imagine so," he says. "I paid taxes all my life."Today, Jones is retired. He volunteers and calls bingo once a week at his local community center. But for 30 years, he worked in Pittsburgh's steel mills."
The parasite responsible for the intense fevers, chills, and headaches of malaria has proven elusive to the scientific effort to come up with a vaccine.So Dutch researchers are trying a new approach — "vaccinating" people by having them get bitten by mosquitoes carrying the malaria parasite, similar
More than 70 percent of Americans now own cellphones, and many of those users have wondered, at some point, whether regularly holding a phone to the head might lead to brain cancer.But Siddhartha Mukherjee, an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University, found thatdespite years
Some parents think testing their kids for genes to see if they're at risk for common health problems like cancer or high cholesterol sounds like a fine idea, according to a survey just published in the journal Pediatrics.Dozens of direct-to-consumer genetic tests for adults are already bein