Deathly Delays For Veterans Seeking Health Care Benefits

By | Thu, 04/24/2014 - 17:04

The American Legion released figures for fiscal 2014's second quarter showing how some regional offices of the VA averaged more than 300 days when deciding disability claims for veterans.


The FDA's New E-Cigarette Regulations Bank On The Unknown

By | Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:27

The FDA plans to propose new regulations for companies involved with the sale or manufacturing of electronic cigarettes, similar to rules set in place for tobacco products.


What Effect Has Medical Marijuana Had On Teen Pot Use?

By | Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:29

Brown University researchers have determined there has been no increase in marijuana use among adolescents related to state legalization for medical purposes.


70% Of Americans Say Birth Control Should Be Covered

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:39

Birth control should be required under personal health plans. At least, that's what 70 percent of the country thinks.

Some New ACA Enrollees Face Long Lines, Doctor Shortage

Doctor Scarcity Leaves Obamacare Enrollees ‘Medically Homeless’

By | Sat, 04/19/2014 - 17:49

Some new insurance beneficiaries of plans offered on the new online health exchanges lack sufficient numbers of clinicians, some say.

Flavored Cigars Rising In Popularity Among Youth

As Flavored Cigars Attract More Youth, Should Regulations Be More Strict?

By | Sat, 04/19/2014 - 14:25

Though the overall smoking rate continues to fall, American adolescents and young adults are substituting cigarettes for cigars.


FDA Warns Against Fibroid Removal Procedure, Fearing It May Spread Cancer

By | Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:38

Uterine fibroids aren't always dangerous, but the process to remove them usually is, prompting an FDA warning.


Your Dermatologist's Free Drug Samples Aren't Really Free

By | Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:20

Dermatologists with access to free samples are more likely to write prescriptions for higher price tag medicines when compared to their peers who do not receive free samples.

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Arizona Law Passes Allowing Surprise Health Inspections At Abortion Clinics

By | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:40

Arizona House Bill 2284 allows state authorities to conduct inspections at abortion clinics without first obtaining a warrant.


Middle Aged Drowning Deaths On The Rise, With Men At Much Higher Risk

By | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:32

A new CDC report found the number of deaths from drowning has gone down over a 12-year span ending in 2010 for all age groups except one: people between the ages of 45 and 84.


Air Canada Tightens E-Cig Policy After 'Vaping' Complaint

By | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:13

After a woman complained that flight attendants turned a blind eye to a passenger using an e-cigarette during a recent flight, Air Canada has now restated their ban of onboard "vaping."


Free NYC Condoms Selling Like Hotcakes In The Dominican Republic

By | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:37

New York City’s free condom program, paid for by taxes from its citizens, has now become a profit-making business in the Dominican Republic.


Tennessee Is Making Parts Of Pregnancy Illegal

By | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:35

Pregnant mothers in Tennessee may soon face criminal charges if they pass on their drug addictions to their unborn children.


FDA Signs Off On New Diabetes Drug Tanzeum

By | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:58

Tanzeum, a GLP-1 receptor agonist, could help reduce symptoms for the millions of Americans living with type 2 diabetes.


People Of Color Live In Areas With More Air Pollution

By | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:00

Researchers find that, on average, people of color are exposed to 38 percent higher levels of nitrogen dioxide outdoor air pollution when compared to white people.