Study Ties More Deaths, Types of Disease, to SmokingBreast cancer, prostate cancer, and even routine infections. A new report ties these and other maladies to smoking and says an additional 60,000 to 120,000 deaths each year in the United States are probably due to tobacco use.
New Technology Uses Breath To Detect Deadly DiseasesSomething as simple as your breath could be the most accurate diagnostic tool for everything from asthma to cancer.
NIH Creates Network to Tackle Mysterious Diseases The government is expanding its "mystery disease" program, funding a network at six universities around the country to help diagnose patients with diseases so rare they've been told they're undiagnosable.
Research: Bacteria Can Live On Airplane Surfaces For A Week+Before you take your next flight, you may want to take along a little extra hand sanitizer. New research shows bacteria can hang around on airplane surfaces for more than a week.
Neurological Disease Confirmed in Va. Horse An equine neurological disease caused by a virus has been confirmed in a horse from Northern Virginia.
Tooth In Child's Brain Sheds New Light On Tumor Formation
FDA: Dog Illnesses Linked to Jerky TreatsThere's been a mysterious outbreak of illness connected to jerky treats. Since 2007, about 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have been sickened after chewing on jerky products. Nearly 600 dogs have died.
Studies Test How Early In Life To Peek Inside DNAFully mapping someone's genes to look for health risks is full of ethical challenges.
Study: Organ Donor With Rabies Had 2 Raccoon BitesAn Air Force recruit whose organs were donated to four patients, including a kidney recipient who died of rabies, had at least two untreated raccoon bites several months before he became sick.
CDC Probes Mystery of Rabies Transplant SurvivorsThe federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's digging deeper into the case of a rabies-infected organ donor.