Wellness

At-home mothers on the rise, new research shows

The researchers said one of the most striking demographic differences between at-home mothers and working mothers is their economic well-being, with about 34 percent of at-home mothers living in poverty, compared with 12 percent of working mothers.

Electrical device helps paralyzed men move legs

Electrical device helps paralyzed men move legs

"There is no miracle cure on the way," said Peter Ellaway, an emeritus professor of physiology at Imperial College London, who had no role in the study. "But this could certainly give paralyzed people more independence and it could still be a life-changer for them."

UK scientists make body parts in lab

UK scientists make body parts in lab

"It's like making a cake," said Alexander Seifalian at University College London, the scientist leading the effort. "We just use a different kind of oven."

Chili’s nixes autism event after backlash

Wendy Fournier, president of the National Autism Association, said in a phone interview that she was "shocked" by the backlash and "this group of individuals that is trying to pigeonhole us as anti-vaccine."

Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

Experts decode germs’ DNA to fight food poisoning

"This really is a new way to find and fight infections," said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Survey confirms gains in health insurance sign-ups

Survey confirms gains in health insurance sign-ups

"The Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as 'Obamacare,' appears to be accomplishing its goal of increasing the percentage of Americans with health insurance," said Gallup's analysis of the findings.

Pfizer reports promising results for cancer drug

The outcome wasn't as positive as some initial results reported earlier in the tests, said University of Michigan business professor Erik Gordon, who studies the biomedical industry but isn't affiliated with the trial.

Cardiac device keeps heart going

Cardiac device keeps heart going

"I feel good," said Rivera, acknowledging that while his heart is still weak, "I have peace of mind, which makes it feel that much better."

Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

"Heroin is life-threatening," said his mother, Patty DiRenzo.

Gay men divided over use of HIV prevention drug

Gay men divided over use of HIV prevention drug

"If something comes along that's better than condoms, I'm all for it, but Truvada is not that," said Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.