Attendees at the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, the industry’s largest annual event, unexpectedly got a taste of the government shutdown Tuesday. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s keynote address was delivered via video conference from a meeting room in Washington, D.C. to thousands of investment bankers and health-care executives, and his audio cut
Orgasmic dysfunction is when a person has trouble reaching an orgasm despite sexual arousal and stimulation. In this article, learn about the causes and symptoms of orgasmic dysfunction and how to treat it. What is orgasmic dysfunction? Orgasmic dysfunction can affect men and women of any age. Orgasmic dysfunction is the medical term for difficulty
Type 2 diabetes is a serious and prevalent disease, but numerous myths surround this condition. Diabetes causes blood sugar levels to become too high, and it damages the body. In some cases, it can be fatal. Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects 30.3 million adults in the United States, according to the Centers
An experimental therapy has shown promising results in fighting a particularly aggressive breast cancer with limited treatment options. A new experimental treatment shows promise for people with triple-negative breast cancer. A recent study has revealed that the novel treatment decreased the growth and spread of triple-negative breast cancer in mice. The approach uses a protein
A new study in mice reveals that Candida albicans — a fungus largely perceived as harmless — can cause memory problems and brain abnormalities that resemble those characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease. C. albicans is the most common and best-studied cause of fungal infections in humans. Candida albicans is a species of fungus that grows naturally
After announcing two major deals in December, GlaxoSmithKline CEO Emma Walmsley is optimistic about her efforts to transform Britain’s largest drugmaker. “I think we have tremendous opportunities to improve both operating performance and to get radical about reshaping our portfolio,” Walmsley told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on “Squawk Alley” on Monday. Walmsley took the helm of
New research is suggesting that there may be physical structural differences in the brains of adolescents who are regularly bullied. A recent study charts brain changes linked to bullying. According to the National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics, between one and three students in the United States report being bullied at
A clinical trial has just launched to assess the effectiveness of a newly developed breath test that could help diagnose multiple forms of cancer. A new breath test currently under trial could help diagnose multiple forms of cancer at an early stage. Researchers from the Cancer Research United Kingdom Cambridge Institute have recently developed an
Food allergies are a widespread problem. However, while many adults in the United States are convinced that certain food items will cause them to have an allergic reaction, a new study reports that their fears are likely unfounded. Food allergies are common but not nearly as widespread as people may believe. According to recent studies,
Silicon Valley has spent years promising to disrupt the $3.5 trillion health-care industry. In 2018, venture investors — from the Bay Area, Boston and elsewhere — poured billions of dollars into the sector, funding start-ups that aim to bring down the costs of care while improving quality and access to the right providers. Some of
Many believe that childbirth can protect women against breast cancer, but new findings suggest that this benefit may take 2 decades to make an appearance. Childbirth may initially increase breast cancer risk. The risk of developing breast cancer differs between individuals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that several factors come into
Since my company, Rock Health, began researching and tracking funding into the digital health space in 2011, we’ve reported steady growth nearly every year. 2018 was no different, with a massive $7.9 billion in venture filling start-ups’ coffers. But the signals we’re seeing — large, late-stage rounds at high valuations and shorter periods between early
New research uncovers fresh evidence to suggest that frequent exposure to negative emotions may have an important impact on the functioning of the immune system. Do you often feel sad or angry? This could affect how your body reacts, researchers warn. Many studies have shown that chronic exposure to stress, anxiety, and negative moods generally
Scientists have taken a key step in the pursuit of a cure for diabetes that restores the body’s ability to make insulin. Researchers find that a ‘cocktail’ of two classes of drug can help the body produce insulin. They have created a new drug cocktail that can induce insulin-producing cells to regenerate at a rate
Oxycodone is a type of pain-relieving medication that doctors may prescribe to help people manage moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is an opiate (narcotic) analgesic. Opiate analgesics change how the brain and central nervous system respond to pain. These chemical changes stop a person from feeling pain in the same way as they did. This
Recent research into aging has challenged the notion that colder temperatures can increase lifespan simply by slowing metabolic rate. How much impact does a colder temperature really have on lifespan? Instead, it has revealed that genes determine the extent to which low temperature can influence a person’s lifespan. The research is the work of scientists
An ambitious project to clean up a vast tide of ocean pollution has been sidelined. The project’s 2,000-foot-long screen — which was already failing to capture plastic while stationed more than 1,000 miles off the coast of California — broke apart just before New Year’s under the constant wind and waves of the Pacific Ocean.
Femoral neuropathy, or femoral nerve dysfunction, refers to any disorder that results from damage to the femoral nerve. The femoral nerve is one of the largest nerves in the body. It begins in the pelvis and separates into several smaller branches. These nerve branches control the movements of various leg muscles. The femoral nerve itself
Naya Health, the maker of a $1,000 breast pump that was supposed to be “revolutionary,” has shut its doors after the company was unable to find an investor or buyer. The start-up emailed its users on Wednesday about the decision and took down its website. The email was forwarded to CNBC. “We are sorry to
Aloe vera is a plant species with several medicinal and nutritional uses. The plant has green, gel-filled leaves. Many people use the gel to treat burns and wounds, and it is also available as juice. Aloe vera juice is a popular choice at many health food cafes and natural food stores. In this article, learn
Health-care stocks did not just survive a volatile 2018. They thrived. The S&P 500 sector ended the year up 4 percent, the only positive area of the market, while components of the XLV health-care ETF such as Eli Lilly, Merck and Pfizer ended with double-digit gains. The party might not be over yet, the sector
A federal judge in Texas who recently declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional has stayed his ruling to allow for appeals. That means “Obamacare” remains in effect while litigation continues. In a ruling issued Sunday, Judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth wrote that he stands by his earlier conclusion that the entire law is invalidated
New research, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, suggests that a genetic susceptibility to type 2 diabetes may be a cause of erectile dysfunction. New research finds evidence that erectile dysfunction and type 2 diabetes are genetically linked. Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects approximately 30 million adults in the United States. There are several
An Orlando clinic is using a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop virtual reality (VR) technology for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans and emergency services workers. The University of Florida’s RESTORES clinic has been testing VR therapy, which uses the tech to expose veterans to the scenes and
New research finds that magnesium may hold the key to understanding how vitamin D levels relate to health and disease. A recent study investigates the importance of magnesium in vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, has enjoyed something of a celebrity status, receiving praise for a multitude of health benefits.
At the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, the liver transplant group is busy handling an onslaught of patients who have come from all over the country in hopes of a chance at life. For many, a liver transplant is their last hope, after being diagnosed with a deadly disease sweeping the nation at epic proportions.
The Food and Drug Administration is looking for “pathways” to legalize the sale of CBD oil and other cannabis-based compounds in food and beverages in a move that could remove one of the last remaining legal hurdles for companies hoping to sell such products across state lines. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb outlined steps the agency
Growing up, I had the picture-perfect family. I lived in a beautiful home in the suburbs of Detroit with my parents and younger brother. I had every opportunity in the world, attended private schools, and even made it onto the honor roll. I was involved in dance, theater, and many of the school sports teams.