Barack Obama Perfectly Paid Tribute to Our Health Professionals on Twitter, and Yeah, People Miss Him So Much
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the United States, President Donald Trump's leadership—or lack thereof—has been anything but reassuring.
The President spent weeks of precious time dismissing the virus as a "hoax," his administration bungled a rollout of crucial testing kits, and his response team to the growing health crisis leaves a lot to be desired.
American Cancer Society Brutally Fact Checks Trump's Claim That He Is Responsible for Lowest Cancer Death Rate 'in Recorded History'
Last summer, former Vice President Joe Biden said on the campaign trail that his administration would prioritize cancer research and the search for a cure.
Donald Trump Jr., at a later campaign rally for his father, mocked Biden for supposedly insinuating that his administration would cure cancer.
Drone deliveries are shaping up to be the future of shipping, so naturally the race is on to see which service can most quickly utilize this relatively new technology to create more seamless and efficient delivery experiences.
It looks like we might have a winner.
Researchers Figured Out How Doctors Can Make People Healthier While Saving Billions in Health Care Costs, and It's Been In Front of Our Noses This Whole Time
"Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables" has been common advice for centuries, but soon it may be doctor's orders.
Researchers are calling for access to prescriptions for fruits and vegetables to prevent common ailments, rather than treating these ailments with medications after they've already shown symptoms. A new simulation by health professionals is bolstering this evidence.
Organ Transplant Recipients Contracted Breast Cancer From Their Organ Donor and All But One of Them Died
Few would argue with the importance of organ donation—138 million people in the U.S. have signed up as organ donors, and with more than 114 million Americans on the organ transplant waiting list as of August, the need for donors is greater than ever.
While typical complications for a recipient of a donated organ include rejection, surgery complications and infection, a recent case in the U.K. brought to light yet another risk even doctors couldn’t foresee: Donations by a woman with undiagnosed breast cancer resulted in four of the recipients of her organs contracting a “histologically similar” type of breast cancer over a period of 16 months to six years. Three out of four of them eventually died.
The National Portrait Gallery Just Unveiled Its Tribute to Henrietta Lacks, 'The Mother of Modern Medicine'
Henrietta Lacks’ story is only recently coming to public knowledge, which, given that her cells have benefited countless human lives and changed the course of modern medicine, is astounding. It is a wonder greater humanity did not know of her sooner, but her cellular capacities have been known within the scientific community for decades — and this is the major point of contention within her story.
The great-great-granddaughter of a slave, Lacks was born a person of little means. Her mother died when Lacks was a child, and her father abandoned her at her grandfather’s log cabin. She married a cousin with whom she grew up, and together they had five children, one of whom was developmentally impaired. She raised their first two children while her husband served the 1940s war effort as a Bethlehem steelworker; the other three followed upon his return after the war ended.
Before a potential drug is tested on humans, it must first undergo animal testing. The problem is, 30 percent of drugs that are used successfully on animals are toxic to humans. Another 60 percent of drugs that that work on animals fail to have any efficacy on humans.
An untold number of drugs that could be toxic or ineffective on animals could actually be helpful to humans, but we have no way of knowing it. Humans and mice, rabbits, dogs, and primates have many things in common, but in the end, we are simply different animals. Which means drug testing on non-human animals has limited value. Fortunately, scientists have come up with a better plan — based on computers.