Scientists find cell types behind schizophrenia

The biology of schizophrenia is difficult to study, since hundreds of genes are implicated in the disease. But now, scientists have identified the few cell types behind the disease. Scientists come one step closer to finding the cause of schizophrenia. The international team — led by researchers from the Karolinska Institutet

Man, 23, committed suicide at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene

ABILENE, Texas — A 23-year-old man died Wednesday night after shooting himself at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.According to police, the man -- who's name has not been released -- walked up to the triage window at 8:55 p.m. and told a nurse his blood type and that he was

How To Avoid Medical Debt In Your Retirement

<div _ngcontent-c20 innerhtml=" Shutterstock Throughout our working lives, our employers usually provide us with health insurance. Often these plans have low deductibles so our exposure to significant medical debt

SA medical engineers have built a EpiPen replacement that costs R200 a shot

The ZibiPen is a lifesaving piece of technology designed to deliver adrenaline during instances of anaphylaxis. Photo: Robyn Walker/ South African team has created the ZiBiPen, which delivers a shot of adrenaline from a replaceable, R200 cartridge. The reusable pen costs R1,000 and is intended to last five years.The

Heart, diabetes devices pump up Medtronic's quarterly profit

Medtronic's fourth-quarter profit topped analysts' estimates on Thursday on higher demand for heart valves and diabetes devices such as insulin pumps. Medtronic, the world's largest standalone medical device maker, sells everything from minimally invasive therapies to spinal and heart devices, and it has been launching new