By Susan Scutti | Tue, 03/11/2014 - 17:14
The American Society of Clinical Oncology described a “perfect storm” of future challenges, including a doctor shortage and fast growing population of survivors, which could undermine access to cancer care.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 03/11/2014 - 14:04
A new study estimates that 20 percent of all post-op orthopedic trauma patients are "doctor shopping," which has led to a general increase in drug use.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:06
Girls who are obese at 11 years old show lower academic achievement at ages 11, 13, and 16 compared with those of a healthy weight, even after factoring out a number of possible influences.
By Susan Scutti | Mon, 03/10/2014 - 16:09
In Tuscon, Ariz., a 2-year-old-boy saved his mother bleeding from a dog bite by using FaceTime, a video chat app.
By Susan Scutti | Mon, 03/10/2014 - 15:02
Schizophrenia, which typically begins in early adulthood, is a chronic brain disorder with symptoms that may include delusions, hallucinations, trouble with thinking and concentration, and a lack of motivation.
By Susan Scutti | Mon, 03/10/2014 - 11:49
Pfizer announced a nationwide recall of three lots of its antidepressant Effexor XR and a generic version of the drug (Venlafaxine HCl) after a pharmacist discovered one capsule of Tikosyn, an antiarrhythmic medication, in a bottle.
By Susan Scutti | Fri, 03/07/2014 - 16:41
Novartis' Jakavi showed promise in patients with a type of incurable blood cancer; analysts say it has the potential to become a blockbuster drug with sales of more than $1 billion.
By Susan Scutti | Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:31
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in order to boost public awareness about the importance of screening for cancers of the colon and the rectum.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 03/04/2014 - 07:00
Among some of the scariest illnesses, we list three — chosen based on the large populations they affect, the number of deaths, and how they could one day grow into pandemics.
By Susan Scutti | Mon, 03/03/2014 - 17:11
A new study finds that older adults who binge drink — even though their overall intake is moderate — increase their risk of dying, compared to moderate drinkers who do not binge.
By Susan Scutti | Mon, 03/03/2014 - 17:00
A new study finds female physician-researchers spend more of their time on parenting and household tasks in the early stages of their career. Surprised?
By Susan Scutti | Fri, 02/28/2014 - 15:00
People with chronic insomnia show more plasticity — more adaptability to change — and also more activity in the motor cortex, the region of the brain that controls movement.
By Susan Scutti | Fri, 02/28/2014 - 11:05
Researchers have discovered how mutations in the PRKACA gene may contribute to a particularly severe form of Cushing’s syndrome.