Overweight US service members are 41 percent less likely to transition to clinical obesity when stationed at military facilities located at high altitude.
A new device uses the space-tested concept of capillary flow to diagnose infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.
When the bacterium Yersinia pestis enters the lungs, it causes pneumonic plague, a disease that is 100 percent fatal if untreated. The way in which Y. pestis evades the immune system and kills people in a matter of days has largely confounded scientists, until now.
An article recently published in the International Journal of Surgery shows the potential applications for Google Glass in the surgical setting, particularly in relation to training.
The discovery could lead to new therapies and better diagnostics, resulting in fewer hospitalizations of children with respiratory syncytial virus, the most common cause of admission in children under the age of 1.
A 3-D laboratory method has been developed to test asthma and allergy medications that could reduce the need to test the drugs on animals.
The drug sirolimus slows progression of a severe and progressive lung disease called lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), but the drug can cause fatal complications for those patients needing lung transplant.
Spacelabs Healthcare is recalling the Arkon Anesthesia System with Version 2.0 Software due to a software defect that may cause serious adverse health consequences, including hypoxemia and death, according to an FDA announcement.
Grastek, a sublingual allergen extract manufactured by Merck & Co Inc, has received FDA approval as an immunotherapy for the treatment of Timothy grass pollen-induced allergic rhinitis.
The protein DDX21 has been found to block the cellular replication process that takes place when an influenza virus infects a human cell, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin.