Can Silicon Valley Cure Death? It's Trying

By | Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:41

Tech giants are investing millions in research to prevent, or reverse, aging. On Wednesday, Google announced a $1.5 billion bet on new anti-death drugs.


FDA Grants Melanoma Drug Keytruda Accelerated Approval

By | Thu, 09/04/2014 - 17:00

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new melanoma drug as a last-ditch treatment option.

healthcare spending

Medicare Costs Growing At Lower Rate Than Anticipated: CMS

By | Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:03

A report from CMS estimates health spending growth at 3.6 percent for 2013 while also projecting a decline in the number of uninsured by nearly half from 45 million in 2012 to 23 million by 2023 due to Obamacare.

CVS Removes Cigarettes And Changes Its Name

CVS Quits Tobacco For Good, As Competitors Pursue Separate Paths

By | Wed, 09/03/2014 - 15:33

CVS Pharmacy has decided to ban the sale of tobacco products and move its business ethos toward a healthier customer-focused industry.


ALS Researchers Aren't Sure Where To Spend Their Windfall

By | Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:52

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has passed the $100-million mark. Where will all that money go?

The Food Debate: Is Junk Food In Schools A National Security Issue?

Federal School Lunch Law Sparks Debate Over Obesity

By | Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:11

New USDA guidelines prohibit all unhealthy foods and drinks in public schools.

citizen-pot grower

The Government Needs Your Help Growing 1,400 Pounds Of Marijuana

By | Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:08

The National Institute on Drug Abuse needs the help of citizen-pot growers following DEA's decision to amplify its research stock from 46 pounds to 1,433 pounds.

Whoopi Goldberg

NY Medical Marijuana Laws Are 'A Bit Restrictive,' According To Whoopi Goldberg

By | Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:31

Whoopi Goldberg, who lives in New York and suffers from glaucoma, recently hailed Gov. Cuomo's decision to allow medical marijuana in New York. However, she says it doesn't go far enough.

Veterans Will Now Receive More Access To Mental Health Care

Obama Plans To Expand Mental Health Care Access For Vets

By | Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:30

Veterans will receive lower interest rates on mortgages and more access to mental health care through President Obama's new plan.

UN Wants To Regulate E-Cigs And Study Health Effects

UN Health Agency Says E-Cigs Aren't Much Different From Normal Cigarettes

By | Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:15

The UN announced regulation proposals for electronic cigarettes and strategies to get them out of the hands of teens.

Orange Trees Are Under Seige By A Disease-Carrying Bug

Florida Orange Trees Threatened By Asian Bugs Carrying Bacteria

By | Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:24

Florida oranges are under attack from an Asian bug that carries with it a deadly crop-killing virus.

morning-after pill

White House Accommodates Religious Nonprofits Unwilling To Pay For Birth Control

By | Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:14

A new compromise from the White House lengthens the distance between religious nonprofits and the birth control products they find objectionable.

teen mother

Women Over 40 Are Having More Kids, While Teens Abstain

By | Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:23

The teen birth rate declined by a substantial 10 percent in 2013 to just 26.6 births per 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 19.

Some Politicians Banned From ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

House Administration Members Banned From ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By | Wed, 08/20/2014 - 15:43

The House Administration has been warned not to upload ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos on their accounts.


Iowa Lawmaker Arrested For Having Sex With Alzheimer's-Stricken Wife

By | Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:42

Iowa State Rep. Henry Rayhons has been charged with having sexual contact with his wife after doctors deemed her too incompetent to give consent.