What's The Best Way To Treat Obesity? New Guidelines Show The Way To Lose Weight

By | Sat, 11/16/2013 - 18:28

New guidelines released jointly by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology give primary care providers and patients alike guidelines on how to tackle obesity.


Typhoon Haiyan Aftermath 'Worse Than Hell' As Death Toll Reaches Into The Thousands

By | Sun, 11/10/2013 - 16:35

Filipino officials estimate that the death toll from Typhoon Haiyan could reach as many as 10,000 people.


FDA Approves Aptiom Anti-Seizure Drug For Epilepsy

By | Sat, 11/09/2013 - 17:32

A new anticonvulsant drug Aptiom was recently approved by the FDA to treat epileptics living with partial seizures, the most common type of seizures.


Preventable Breast Cancer Deaths Linked To Poverty In UK

By | Sat, 11/02/2013 - 16:25

Researchers found that 450 breast cancer deaths in the UK each year could be attributed to being economically deprived, which is correlated with later diagnosis of tumors.


FDA Approves Hydrocodone Painkiller Zohydro ER

By | Sun, 10/27/2013 - 16:35

The FDA approved the first single-entity hydrocodone extended release prescription painkiller on Friday, recognizing the risks of widespread drug abuse and overdose.


Younger People With Fibromyalgia Face More Severe Symptoms, Worse Quality Of Life

By | Sat, 10/26/2013 - 17:56

While greater physical health and quality of life are commonly associated with youth, a study of fibromyalgia patients found that younger patients living with the chronic pain disorder fared worse.


Nearly 500,000 Apply For Health Insurance Using Exchanges Despite Glitches; Obama Is ‘Not Happy’

By | Sun, 10/20/2013 - 17:27

After an embarrassing start to the health insurance exchanges, President Obama told his team that there are no excuses for not having the website ready.


Mosquito That Carries Yellow Fever, Dengue Spotted In California

By | Sat, 10/19/2013 - 18:01

Aedes aegypti, the mosquito species that transmits yellow fever and dengue fever, has arrived in California.


Do Tasers Kill? Death Of Florida Teen Stirs Debate Over Stun Gun Safety

By | Sat, 10/12/2013 - 19:27

Although Tasers are believed to be a safe alternative to guns, policemen and other law enforcement tend to use them when force is not warranted.


The IUD Makes A Contraceptive Comeback: Is An Intrauterine Device Right For You?

By | Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:31

With the negative legacy of the Dalkon Shield slowly fading from public memory, more women are turning to IUDs, one of the most effective forms of contraception.


President Of Argentina Cristina Fernandez Ordered To Rest After Brain Bleed Discovered

By | Sun, 10/06/2013 - 14:40

Doctors discovered that President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was suffering from a chronic subdural hematoma, likely the result of a mild skull trauma from August.


Federal Health Insurance Marketplace Unavailable This Weekend As White House Rushes To Fix Glitches

By | Sat, 10/05/2013 - 17:40

During off-peak hours this weekend, the federal health insurance marketplace, a key component of the Affordable Care Act, will go offline in order for programmers to fix some technical errors.


The 'Thigh Gap': An Elusive And Dangerous Weight-Loss Trend Fueled By Social Media

By | Sat, 10/05/2013 - 14:12

Websites focusing on the 'thigh gap' are popping up everywhere, causing concern among eating disorder experts who believe the fad is fueling unhealthy behavior.


Use of Propofol In Executions Could Result In Anesthetic Shortage, EU Sanctions

By | Sun, 09/29/2013 - 18:47

The state of Missouri plans to execute a death row inmate next month using for the first time a lethal dose of the widely-used anesthesia drug propofol.


FDA Approves 'Artificial Pancreas' System For Diabetics

By | Sat, 09/28/2013 - 14:04

The MiniMed 350G is the first approved device in an FDA program aimed at bringing a replacement pancreas to the market for people living with diabetes.