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Partial transplant reverses sickle cell

Half of patients in a clinical trial have safely stopped immunosuppressant medication following a modified blood stem-cell transplant for severe sickle cell disease, according to a study in the July 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association ...

Supreme Court sides with employers over birth control

A ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court that family owned corporations do not need to offer insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act will jeopardize access to birth control for millions of women, an executive with Planned ...

HIV testing should be part of the dialog

Friday is National HIV/AIDS testing day and what better time to quickly review your HIV IQ.

Does cereal have too many vitamins for kids?

Most parents are concerned about their kids getting enough vitamins. Should they also worry about giving their kids too much?

Cedars-Sinai to train Black barbers in hypertension detection

The head of Cedars-Sinai’s hypertension center will use an $8.5 million grant to help train Black barbers to check men for high blood pressure, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center announced Wednesday.

Caffeine affects teen boys more

Caffeine affects boys more than girls, but only after they hit puberty, according to a new study published in the latest edition of the journal Pediatrics.

Moles may predict breast cancer risk

Skin moles may indicate a woman's risk for breast cancer, according to two studies coming out this week in the journal PLOS Medicine. More moles could mean a slightly higher risk, particularly in middle-aged women, researchers say.

When Teachers Are Depressed, Preschoolers May 'Act Out' More

A teacher's state of mind may be key to preschoolers' behavior, a new study finds.

Five days to a fitter, healthier you

If kicking off a life-changing fitness and nutrition program seems daunting, try taking smaller steps to make it feel more manageable.

Natural remedy for hot flashes

Hot flashes can be one of the most uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, and so far western medicine has provided no cure.\

Fight back against spring allergies

Springtime brings warmer weather, outdoor family fun, BBQs, ball games, and for many Americans, the start of allergy season.

Kidneybuzz educates the public on kidney disease and diabetes

Studies have shown that African Americans are at higher risk of contracting kidney disease and diabetes. Although they represent only approximately 13 percent of the U.S. population, 32 percent suffer with this condition. Also, they are more likely to have ...

Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Diabetics have to take special care of their feet. The disease can cause peripheral neuropathy—otherwise known as nerve damage.

Watch Out for Prediabetes

Being overweight comes with chronic disease risks, such as higher cholesterol and higher blood pressure. These increase the risk of developing other diseases, including diabetes, which is at epidemic levels in the black community.

Basketball's Fitness Benefits a Sure Bet

The best way to celebrate "March Madness" is to get out and shoot some hoops yourself, an expert says.