Gastric Bypass

Do Bariatric Surgery Restrictions Improve Outcomes?

By | Wed, 02/27/2013 - 09:23

A Medicare policy limiting where people can undergo weight-loss surgery to so-called "centers of excellence" was not responsible for reducing complications from the procedures, according to a new study.

Advanced breast cancer inching up in young women

By | Wed, 02/27/2013 - 09:21

More young women are being diagnosed with advanced, metastatic breast cancer than were three decades ago, a new study suggests - although the overall rate of cancers in that group is still small.


Nestle Buys U.S. Medical Foods Firm Pamlab

By | Tue, 02/26/2013 - 09:33

Nestle has agreed to buy U.S. medical foods company Pamlab, the latest in a string of recent acquisitions as the world's biggest food group expands in health and nutrition.

Carestream Health For Sale, May Fetch $3.5 Billion - Sources

By | Tue, 02/26/2013 - 09:23

Carestream Health Inc, which provides medical imaging systems and other healthcare technology solutions, is looking for a buyer in a deal that could fetch as much as $3.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Trevor Fetter

Tenet Swings To Profit As Outpatient Visits Rise

By | Tue, 02/26/2013 - 09:21

Tenet Healthcare Corp on Tuesday reported a profit for the fourth quarter versus a year-earlier loss as outpatient visits to its hospitals rose.

Tanning Parlors May Misinform Clients About Risks

By | Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:03

Tanning facilities often given inconsistent or incorrect information about the risks associated with indoor tanning and may let kids as young as 10 or 12 tan, according to a new study from Missouri.


Dynavax Slides As FDA Rejects Adult Hepatitis B Vaccine

By | Mon, 02/25/2013 - 09:01

U.S. health regulators denied approval for Dynavax Technologies Inc's adult hepatitis B vaccine and sought additional data to evaluate its safety, delaying the market entry of a faster-acting and less frequently needed vaccine for the liver-attacking infection.

Dr. Michael Weit

Insight: Cancer Drugs Proving Worth Earlier In Testing

By | Mon, 02/25/2013 - 08:58

Michael Weitz was out of options. The Californian had endured chemotherapy, radiation and surgery but his lung cancer still spread to his bones and brain.


Most Women Misunderstand IUD Birth Control

By | Fri, 02/22/2013 - 09:39

In a new survey, most women had inaccurate perceptions about the safety and effectiveness of intrauterine devices (IUDs) in preventing pregnancy, say U.S. researchers, who urge doctors to talk more about the benefits of the devices.


EU Agency Recommends Sanofi, Merck Pediatric Vaccine

By | Fri, 02/22/2013 - 09:35

The European Medicines Agency recommended approval of Hexyon, a new 6-in-1 pediatric vaccine from Sanofi Pasteur MSD, a joint venture between Merck and Sanofi, the companies said on Friday.

Teen Dating

Psychological Effects Of Bullying Can Last Years

By | Thu, 02/21/2013 - 16:28

Kids who were bullied and acted as bullies themselves were at higher risk for depression, anxiety and panic disorder years down the line, in a new study.

Flu Vaccine

Flu Vaccine Worked In Just Over Half Of Americans Who Got It

By | Thu, 02/21/2013 - 16:26

A U.S. government analysis of this season's flu vaccine suggests it was effective in only 56 percent of people who got the shot, and it completely failed to protect the elderly against an especially deadly strain circulating during flu season.


Adults Cut Back Fast Food, But U.S. Kids still eat too much fat: CDC

By | Thu, 02/21/2013 - 09:37

American adults have made a little progress in recent years in cutting back on calories from fast food, but children are still consuming too much fat, U.S. health researchers say.

Ernst & Young

Express Scripts Accuses Ernst & Young Of Stealing Trade Secrets

By | Wed, 02/20/2013 - 14:11

A unit of Express Scripts Holding Co has sued Ernst & Young and one of the accounting firm's former partners for stealing trade secrets and corporate data to boost Ernst & Young's own healthcare business.

FDA warns against codeine use in children after tonsillectomy

By | Wed, 02/20/2013 - 14:09

U.S. health regulators on Wednesday issued the strongest possible warning to physicians to avoid prescribing codeine to children after surgery to remove tonsils, adenoids or both.