medicine

Many US Nobel Prize winners immigrants

They live in different places, work at different universities and dedicate their careers to studying different topics. But there's one thing at least four of this year's US Nobel Prize laureates share.

US, UK scientists share Nobel Prize for Medicine

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine has been jointly awarded to William Kaelin Jr., Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza for their pioneering research into how human cells respond to changing oxygen levels.

FDA concludes examination of Parkinson's drug

The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it had not identified any "new or unexpected safety findings" related to a drug used to treat psychosis in Parkinson's patients, though it did find potentially troubling prescribing practices.

NYT: Study says e-cigs are safer than the real deal

In the last several years, e-cigarettes have exploded onto the smoking scene, marketed as a safer alternative, and a method to kick the smoking habit. A new study says, for those purposes, they work, but it falls short of deeming them safe overall. And for one major reason: teenagers.