By Lecia Bushak | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:14
Previously one of three states that barred children from participating in medical marijuana programs, Illinois recently passed a bill expanding access to both minors and adults who suffer from seizures.
By Matthew Mientka | Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:22
A slight but noticeable loss of brain volume among patients with schizophrenia taking antipsychotic drugs doesn't affect cognitive functioning, researchers say.
By Dana Dovey | Thu, 07/17/2014 - 18:10
Although what people say following surgery may seem funny, in reality it's not actually their fault.
By Justin Caba | Thu, 07/17/2014 - 14:22
FDA-approved Ruconest is the first drug of its kind capable of treating acute attacks caused by a potentially fatal disorder, hereditary angioedema, in both adults and adolescents.
By Ben Wolford | Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:14
Doctors are over-prescribing useless, harmful drugs while under-prescribing effective, harmless ones. Epidemiologists are trying to stop this.
By Lecia Bushak | Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:51
Aaron Romero filed a lawsuit against DEA agents in Las Vegas after they paid the former drug addict in crack cocaine to assist in an undercover drug bust.
By Justin Caba | Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:25
Prescribing niacin to raise “good” cholesterol levels does not lower heart attack and stroke risk, but it does cause severe side effects and increases a patient’s risk of death.
By Susan Scutti | Wed, 07/16/2014 - 15:04
Smoking may increase suicide risk, researchers say, and when policies to limit cigarette smoking have been enacted, suicide rates have declined.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:00
Chronic pain patients enrolled in a year-long telecare program were twice as likely to see improvement as patients who received the usual care (and the usual drugs).
By Justin Caba | Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:13
The size and shape of pills could determine whether the patient will adhere to their medication regimen.
By Susan Scutti | Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:34
Dr. Suzanne Sisley, a researcher who had gained federal approval to study medical marijuana, was terminated from her university position in June.
By Dana Dovey | Sat, 07/12/2014 - 16:15
A new candidate vaccine for dengue fever has proved to be both effective and limited in a recent study.
By Susan Scutti | Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:32
Mallory Loyola was first to be arrested on Tuesday under a new Tennessee law allowing prosecutors to charge a woman with criminal assault if she uses illegal drugs during her pregnancy and her baby is harmed as a result.
By Dana Dovey | Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:34
Researchers from San Francisco have developed a new compound that offers exciting insight into degenerative illnesses and may be the first step into an eventual medication for conditions of this type.