Not Even 9 Years Old, Gardasil May Be On The Way Out

By | Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:45

A new HPV vaccine is slated to boost cervical cancer protection rates up to 90 percent, after less than a decade since the last approval.

AIDS india

India Set To Run Out Of Critical Free Drug For HIV/AIDS Program

By | Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:22

India could run out of a critical medicine in its free HIV/AIDS drugs program in three weeks due to bureaucratic bungling, a senior government official said.


New Viagra Ad Encourages Women To Begin Erectile Dysfunction Discussion

By | Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:08

The first Viagra TV commercial advertising the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug to women, and not men, will begin airing Tuesday on shows, including "CSI," "Blue Bloods," and "48 Hours."

Prescription Drug Abuse

Relieving A Headache Isn't Worth A Potential Overdose: Study

By | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:00

A statement from the American Academy of Neurology said the risk of overdose and addiction outweigh the potential benefits of prescribing painkillers.


Roche Breast Cancer Drug 'Unprecedented' In Extending Lives

By | Sun, 09/28/2014 - 09:36

Roche's new breast cancer drug Perjeta has shown "unprecedented" benefits in extending lives. Experts are now getting behind the drug.


Cancer Patients Who Lose Weight May Soon Boost Their Appetite With A New Drug

By | Sat, 09/27/2014 - 14:13

A new drug may soon help people with cancer, who have become anorexic and lost their appetite, regain weight and their craving for food.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Everything You Need To Know About Saturday's Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

By | Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:21

This Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a time when you can properly dispose your expired, unneeded, or unwanted drugs at one of over 5,200 collection sites across the country.


Is Your Prescription Giving You Pimples?

By | Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:00

Many prescription medications are known to have the unpleasant side effect of causing acne.


Salmonella Vaccines With Weakened Live Forms Work The Best

By | Fri, 09/19/2014 - 17:25

A recent study from Cambridge University has found that Salmonella vaccines containing weakened forms of the bacteria work better than those with only dead fragments.


Exercising During Chemo May Help To Shrink Tumors

By | Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:52

Combining exercise with chemotherapy shrunk tumors more than chemotherapy alone, a study found.


Good News: Vaccines Don't Spur Epileptic Seizures In Children

By | Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:43

In most cases where a child develops epilepsy following vaccination, the underlying cause is some genetic or structural defect, and not the shot itself.


Doctors Remind Parents How Important Flu Shots Are For Kids

By | Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:31

With flu season approaching, the CDC reminds us all that everyone over 6 months of age should be getting a flu shot, but this matter is perhaps most pressing for children.


One Dose Of An Antidepressant Changes Your Brain Dramatically

By | Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:51

A single dose of Lexapro, a commonly prescribed SSRI antidepressant, quickly produces dramatic changes in the architecture of the human brain.

Caffeine Overdose Is A Real And Deadly Occurence

Ever Wanted To Know How Much Caffeine Could Kill You?

By | Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:01

Caffeine can kill you if you have too much. Luckily, there's a calculator to tell you when it's time to stop.


Former Addicts Not Easily Swayed By New Temptations

By | Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:58

Columbia University has offered reassuring news to recovering addicts everywhere with their finding that those who are able to overcome one form of addiction are less likely to become addicted to other substances.