By Susan Scutti | Tue, 03/11/2014 - 17:14
The American Society of Clinical Oncology described a “perfect storm” of future challenges, including a doctor shortage and fast growing population of survivors, which could undermine access to cancer care.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 03/11/2014 - 14:04
A new study estimates that 20 percent of all post-op orthopedic trauma patients are "doctor shopping," which has led to a general increase in drug use.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:06
Girls who are obese at 11 years old show lower academic achievement at ages 11, 13, and 16 compared with those of a healthy weight, even after factoring out a number of possible influences.
By Lizette Borreli | Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:56
A Virginia family pleads with the drug company Chimerex for the unapproved medication — Brincidofovir — to save their sick son from a serious adenovirus infection.
By Susan Scutti | Mon, 03/10/2014 - 15:02
Schizophrenia, which typically begins in early adulthood, is a chronic brain disorder with symptoms that may include delusions, hallucinations, trouble with thinking and concentration, and a lack of motivation.
By Lizette Borreli | Mon, 03/10/2014 - 13:21
A 24-year-old psychology student at the University of Ottawa claims to have the ability to have voluntary out-of-body experiences before going to sleep, and considers it normal, but is it?
By Susan Scutti | Mon, 03/10/2014 - 11:49
Pfizer announced a nationwide recall of three lots of its antidepressant Effexor XR and a generic version of the drug (Venlafaxine HCl) after a pharmacist discovered one capsule of Tikosyn, an antiarrhythmic medication, in a bottle.
By John Ericson | Sun, 03/09/2014 - 14:00
A new blood test can determine a patient's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment within three years.
By Susan Scutti | Fri, 03/07/2014 - 16:41
Novartis' Jakavi showed promise in patients with a type of incurable blood cancer; analysts say it has the potential to become a blockbuster drug with sales of more than $1 billion.