Latest Medical research News

Thanks to a $1 billion gift, most Johns Hopkins medical students will no longer pay tuition

Jul. 08, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

Most medical students at Johns Hopkins University will no longer pay tuition thanks to a $1 billion gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Monday. Starting in the fall, the donation will cover full tuition for medical students from families earning less than $300,000. Living...

Infant mortality rate rose 8% in wake of Texas abortion ban, study shows

Jul. 01, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

In the wake of Texas' abortion ban, the state's infant death rate increased and more died of birth defects, a study published Monday shows. The analysis out of Johns Hopkins University is the latest research to find higher infant mortality rates in states with abortion restrictions....

US surgeon general declares gun violence a public health crisis

Jun. 26, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general on Tuesday declared gun violence a public health crisis, driven by the fast-growing number of injuries and deaths involving firearms in the country. The advisory issued by Dr. Vivek Murthy, the nation's top doctor, came as the U.S....

FDA warns maker of Sara Lee and Entenmann's not to claim foods contain allergens when they don't

Jun. 25, 2024 23:40 PM EDT

Federal food safety regulators said Tuesday that they have warned a top U.S. bakery to stop using labels that say its products contain potentially dangerous allergens when they don't. U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors found that Bimbo Bakeries USA — which includes...

Today in History: June 21, U.S. Constitution goes into effect

Jun. 21, 2024 00:19 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 21, the 173rd day of 2024. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins today. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 21, 1788, the United States Constitution went into effect as New Hampshire became the...

Florida medical marijuana patients get an unexpected email praising DeSantis

Jun. 18, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has more than 700,000 medical marijuana patients and Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis — who is battling a proposal to allow recreational use of marijuana — wants them all to know what a great job he's doing. The Department of Health last week sent a...

Lower your risk of falling as you get older with these simple steps

Jun. 15, 2024 09:03 AM EDT

One in four older adults in the U.S. will fall each year, putting them at risk of injury, broken bones and even death. Falls are a growing public health concern as the country's population sees record numbers of people turn 65 — now and in the future. But common as falls may be,...

UCLA names new chancellor as campus is still reeling from protests over Israel-Hamas war

Jun. 12, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the University of Miami was chosen Wednesday to become the next chancellor of the University of California, Los Angeles, where the retiring incumbent leaves a campus roiled by protests over Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza. Dr. Julio Frenk, a...

Past COVID infections may help protect against certain colds. Could it lead to better vaccines?

Jun. 12, 2024 15:46 PM EDT

If you’ve been sick with COVID-19, you may have some protection against certain versions of the common cold. A new study suggests previous COVID-19 infections lower the risk of getting colds caused by milder coronavirus cousins, which could provide a key to broader COVID-19...

New research explores how a short trip to space affects the human body

Jun. 11, 2024 18:40 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Space tourists experience some of the same body changes as astronauts who spend months in orbit, according to new studies published Tuesday. Those shifts mostly returned to normal once the amateurs returned to Earth, researchers reported. Research on...