Doctors Don't Do Well With Money Incentives

Why Paying Doctors More To Do A Better Job Won't Work [VIDEO]

By | Sun, 10/12/2014 - 17:36

Paying your doctor to do better is a gamble patients may be better off not taking.


Is Pedophilia A Criminal Behavior Or A Mental Condition?

By | Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:29

A published op-ed argues in favor of removing the barriers to pedophiles seeking help, but the very nature of the disorder and the crimes it inspires may not allow for such a dispassionate solution to the problem.

Medicaid Study

Low-Income Americans Are In Favor of Medicaid Expansion

By | Thu, 10/09/2014 - 13:09

A new study conducted by members of the Harvard School of Public Health reveals that a large majority of low-income adult Americans support the expansion of Medicaid coverage.


The Restaurant Industry Is Practically Built For Sexual Harassment

By | Wed, 10/08/2014 - 15:21

A new study has revealed what many have already suspected: Restaurant workers experience more sexual harassment than workers in any other industry, and it's tipping that may be to blame.


Tougher Access For Painkillers Is Coming (And The Wrong Approach To Safety)

By | Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:58

This week marks the beginning of hydrocodone's move to the more restrictive schedule 2 drug classification, which the DEA hopes will help curb the high rates of prescription drug abuse.

ebola screening

US Working On New Screenings For Ebola, But Still No Travel Ban

By | Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:05

President Barack Obama said on Monday that the government would develop expanded screening of airline passengers for Ebola.

Cannabis Use

20 Years Of Research Finds Weed Isn't All That Bad

By | Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:00

The WHO's expert advisor on addiction combed through 20 years of data surrounding the mental and physical effects on marijuana use.

Ultrasound gel

FDA Looks To Shut Down NJ Company Over Contaminated Ultrasound Gels

By | Sat, 10/04/2014 - 11:48

A New Jersey ultrasound gel manufacturer has been selling contaminated products that have led to infections in Michigan, according to the FDA. The federal agency sought to shut down the company this week.

texas abortion

Court Lets Texas Enforce Strict Abortion Rules, Forcing Many Clinics To Close

By | Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:45

A federal court ruled that Texas could enforce restrictions on abortion clinics that critics of the new rules say will force all but seven facilities in the state to shut down.

Stroke Effects on the Brain

Hospitals Aren't Giving Patients Proper Post-Stroke Care

By | Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:48

A stroke can cause major brain damage. But in far too many cases, doctors say, hospitals aren't giving patients recovery treatment that can prevent long-term effects.


British Journal Urges WHO To Declare Climate Change A Public Health Crisis

By | Thu, 10/02/2014 - 17:56

A recent editorial by the British Medical Journal's editor in chief has called on the World Health Organization to finally declare climate change a public health crisis.

Medical Marijuana

Over 90% Of Medical Marijuana Users Say It Works

By | Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:48

Ninety-two percent of medical marijuana users in California said cannabis prescribed by a doctor helps alleviate symptoms and treats a "serious medical condition."


FDA Sets Final Cybersecurity Recommendations For Medical Device Manufacturers

By | Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:22

The agency is now recommending manufacturers submit plans for security updates when asking for product approval.


Supreme Court May Have To Decide Whether Some Obamacare Subsidies Are Even Legal

By | Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:34

A federal judge in Oklahoma has ruled the subsidies to help consumers pay for their insurance under the Affordable Care Act cannot go to residents in states that are not running their own insurance exchanges.


You May Not Like It, But Setting A Minimum Price For Alcohol May Save Lives

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

A new study highlights the benefits that may come from a minimum price for alcohol, suggesting that it may be an effective method in reducing the number of alcohol-related injuries and death.