Gun Deaths Still Tell A Story Of Racial Divide

By | Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:30

A new study reveals the racial disparities in America's gun death rates, and Columbia University researchers are calling for a better plan of action.


Kids Eat Healthier If Mom And Dad Went To College

By | Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:31

Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar than their peers, but all kids, no matter their background, did not eat sufficient amounts of whole grains and low-fat milk.

Caregiver reading to patient in wheelchair

Why Patients Who Need End-Of-Life Care Should Go Abroad

By | Thu, 09/18/2014 - 15:15

The Institute of Medicine proposes what the United States Health System should do regarding end-of-life care. In short, start over.

Sex Survey Requirement Gets Personal In College

Should Colleges Require Students To Give Details Of Their Sex Life?

By | Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:18

One school has decided to get personal with its required sex education surveys.


Lawmaker Says He Takes Anti-HIV Drug, Urges Wider Use

By | Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:02

An openly gay San Francisco lawmaker went public on Wednesday with his daily use of a highly effective HIV-prevention drug and urged more at-risk city dwellers to do the same.


New Ad Campaign Fights Against Pot Prejudices And Taboos

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:23

The Marijuana Policy Project aims to educate the public on safe and legal marijuana use with their Consume Responsibly campaign.


U.S. Lawmakers Want To Curb Antibiotic Use On Farms

By | Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:15

After a Reuters investigation found antibiotic use is widespread in poultry farms, two U.S. lawmakers are calling for action.


Over 100,000 Immigrants May Lose Obamacare Coverage

By | Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:12

The Obama administration said 115,000 people could lose their health insurance under Obamacare after Sept. 30, because of unresolved data problems involving their citizenship or immigration status.


Obama To Send 3,000 Troops To Africa To Tackle Ebola

By | Tue, 09/16/2014 - 09:09

President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that the U.S. will send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up response.

Nail salon

New York City Needs To Step Up Nail Salon Inspections: Watchdog

By | Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:55

Public Advocate Letitia James recommended that the city set up its own team of inspectors to complement a state-led force of 27 who are responsible for an estimated 5,000 salons in New York.


Could A C-Section Have Saved This Mom And Her Twins?

By | Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:18

A Staten Island mother and her twins died after doctors chose not to perform a C-section. Now the family says it's going to sue the hospital.

Blood pressure

Mild Hypertension May Be Getting The Wrong Treatment

By | Sun, 09/14/2014 - 19:00

Should patients with mild hypertension be given blood pressure-lowering drugs? Researchers are concerned they're unnecessarily taking these drugs.

Birth Control Lawsuit To Cut Off Daughters' Access

Why A Missouri Lawmaker's Attempt To Deny Daughters' Access To Birth Control Will Ultimately Fail

By | Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:58

A Missouri lawmaker renews his case to personalize health care coverage in order to deny birth control access to his daughters.


Dept. Of Justice Says Colon Health Product Isn't Backed By Science

By | Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:56

Bayer claimed Phillips Colon Health can "defend against" occasional constipation, diarrhea and other problems, but did not have reliable scientific evidence to support those claims.

Welfare-For-Weed Loophole

Colorado Residents May Be Able To Use Welfare Money To Buy Weed

By | Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:47

Welfare recipients in Colorado and Washington can currently use EBT cards to purchase cannabis products from marijuana dispensaries, but for how long?