Asthma attacks declining among U.S. children

Children with asthma in the U.S. are having fewer asthma attacks, missed school days, and visits to the hospital, according to a new Vital Signs report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Study of first-graders shows fetal alcohol spectrum disorders prevalent in U.S. communities

A study of more than 6,000 first-graders across four U.S. communities has found that a significant number of the children have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), with conservative rates ranging from 1 to 5 percent in community samples. The new...

High exposure to radiofrequency radiation linked to tumor activity in male rats

High exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) in rodents resulted in tumors in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts of male rats, but not female rats or any mice, according to draft studies from the National Toxicology Program (NTP).

World Cancer Day: UN agency chief urges greater access to diagnosis, prevention and treatment services

A patient being prepared for cobalt therapy at a hospital in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Induced labor after 39 weeks in healthy women may reduce need for C section

Healthy first-time mothers whose labor was induced in the 39th week of pregnancy were less likely to have a cesarean delivery, compared to a similar group who were not electively induced at 39 weeks, according to a study funded by the National...

Over $46 billion lost to premature cancer deaths in BRICS economies, UN research finds

The IAEA Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy supports low and middle income countries in the...

Roadmap to guide progress toward replacing animal use in toxicity testing

The strategic roadmap from the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods...

NIH launches partnership to improve success of clinical trials for patients with Parkinson’s disease

The National Institutes of Health is teaming with government, biopharmaceutical, life science and non-profit organizations to overcome obstacles and increase success for advancing promising treatments for Parkinson’s disease (PD). Part of the NIH...

Molecular Secrets Revealed: Antipsychotic Docked in its Receptor

Antipsychotic drugs – which transformed mental health care following their chance discovery in the mid-20th Century – may finally be poised for a long-overdue makeover incorporating structure-based design. Scientists funded by the National Institutes...

Graduates of early childhood program show greater educational gains as adults

Students who participated in an intensive childhood education program from preschool to third grade were more likely to achieve an academic degree beyond high school, compared to a similar group that received other intervention services as children,...