Injured Veteran Receives First Total Penis, Scrotum TransplantThe Johns Hopkins reconstructive surgery team has successfully performed the first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world.
Baboons Escape Research Center With Barrel Used As A LadderIn a real life game of "Barrel of Monkeys," four baboons escaped a Texas research center after turning their toy barrel into a makeshift ladder.
Goldman Sachs Asks 'Is Curing Patients A Sustainable Business Model?'Turning the search for medical remedies into a numbers game, analyst Salveen Richter called potential "one shot cures" a bad business decision that will hurt a company's bottom line.
I-Team: Retired Texas School Teachers Struggle To Afford PrescriptionsMost public school teachers did not get into the profession to get rich but for their years of service, the Texas government promised teachers a small pension at retirement and affordable healthcare the rest of their life.
Studies Link Legal Marijuana With Fewer Opioid PrescriptionsCan legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction? Pot can relieve pain, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it as a lower-risk alternative to opioids.
First Case Of Super-Resistant Gonorrhea Reported In UKPublic Health England is investigating the case of a man infected with a multidrug-resistant form of gonorrhea. The man caught the sexually transmitted infection in southeast Asia.
Selfie Medicine: Phone Apps Push People To Take Their PillsTake two tablets and a selfie? Your doctor's orders may one day include a smartphone video to make sure you took your medicine.
Antibiotic Use Soars As Resistance Crisis WorsensDespite the continued rise of antibiotic resistance, new research shows worldwide use of antibiotics skyrocketed between 2000 and 2015.
UnitedHealthcare To Pass Drug Rebates On To Some CustomersThe nation's largest health insurer plans to give some customers a break at the pharmacy counter starting next year.
FDA Chief Wants More Mail Inspectors To Stem Opioid InfluxThe head of the FDA wants to more than double the number of packages that his agency inspects, an effort to stem the flow of opioids that runs through the international mail supply.
Scientists Say They Have Successfully Reversed Alzheimer’s Disease In MiceA team at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute have completely reversed the disease in experiments on mice.
Stuck In Opioid Crisis, Many Medical Officials Turning To AcupunctureAlthough long derided as pseudoscience, acupuncture is increasingly being embraced by patients and doctors as an alternative to the powerful painkillers behind the nation's opioid crisis.