Tag Archives: People

In Hawaii, Rat Lungworm Disease Infects People but Eludes Researchers

A tropical parasite transmitted through rats and snails has caught the attention of health officials in Hawaii. But few scientists have studied the infection once it makes its way into humans, and researchers can’t say for certain whether the disease is becoming more widespread. The parasite, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, typically resides in a rat’s pulmonary arteries… Read More »

Congress can end the marriage penalty for people with intellectual disabilities

We both have Down syndrome — but we haven’t let that stop us from succeeding in our careers or living life to the fullest. One of us works as a lobbyist who recently helped pass a bill that allows Americans with disabilities to save for retirement or college without jeopardizing their healthcare benefits. The other… Read More »

People With Cancer Are Using Complementary Medicine—Without Telling Their Doctors

One third of people with cancer are using complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs), reports the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in a new study published in the journal JAMA Oncology. But nearly a third of those don’t let their doctors know. According to the National Cancer Institute, CAMs are medical products and practices that… Read More »