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Cancer Patient Gets First Totally Artificial Windpipe

In a milestone for the fast-evolving field of tissue engineering, a 36-year-old geology student from Africa is breathing through a […]

Botulism Strikes Two Who Tasted Spoiled Potato Soup

If you absolutely must have some botulism toxin in your body, please make sure it’s put there by a health […]

Americans Get An F On Fat

Did you really think people in this country were getting slimmer? Of course not. But the latest look at obesity […]

Families Of Service Members Will Get Condolence Letters After Suicides

The White House has decided to reverse its policy of not sending condolence letters to families of service members who […]

Breast-Feeding Can Be Worth HIV Risks In Developing World

In the West, HIV and breast-feeding are generally considered incompatible. HIV-positive women are told to avoid breast-feeding all together, to […]

A Road Map For Ending Malaria Deaths

Late last year, the World Health Organization said it’s possible to end deaths from malaria as soon as 2015. It […]

To Friend Or Not: The Facebook Challenge For Doctors

Even before Facebook said it would add Skype video and group chats, it was challenging enough for doctors to navigate […]

Doctors Overuse Stents In Stable Patients

Now they tell us. Heart specialists who sifted through a registry of more than 600,000 people treated with catheters, inflatable […]

Colorectal Cancer Deaths Declining, But Millions Still Aren’t Getting Screened

Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is taking a page from TV anchor […]

Thanks From Shots

A while back we asked for your help in gauging how we did in redesigning Shots early this year. We […]

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