The Best And Worst Places To Grow Old, Globally

By | Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:00

A new report finds while people around the world are living longer, social policies to support their later-life wellbeing are inadequate in one-third of all countries.


If You've Got Knee Pain, Acupuncture Probably Won't Help

By | Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:00

Both laser and needle acupuncture failed to offer greater benefits than sham acupuncture treatments for patients with moderate to severe chronic knee pain.


Hospital-Acquired Deadly Diarrhea Nearly Doubled In 10 Years

By | Tue, 09/30/2014 - 13:03

Infections with C. difficile, which can cause deadly diarrhea, nearly doubled in U.S. hospitals between the years 2001 and 2010.


New Viagra Ad Encourages Women To Begin Erectile Dysfunction Discussion

By | Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:08

The first Viagra TV commercial advertising the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug to women, and not men, will begin airing Tuesday on shows, including "CSI," "Blue Bloods," and "48 Hours."


Can California's New Law Finally Put An End To Date Rape?

By | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:35

California has become the first state to clearly define affirmative sexual consent, while also adopting requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.


Where In The World Are Doctors Zapping Your Brain?

By | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:48

Different brain stimulation target sites are often nodes along the same network, so when treating diseases in the future, doctors may find the best site by first identifying the brain network.


For Teens, Condoms And The Pill May Not Be Cutting It Anymore

By | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:17

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends an IUD or subdermal implant such as Implanon and Nexplanon as the first-line choice for teens who choose not to be abstinent.


How Direct Eye Contact Can Impact Your Self-Awareness

By | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:52

Our physical self-awareness becomes more intense when we are the object of someone else’s direct stare.


Illegal Organ Transplants Are On The Rise Around The World

By | Fri, 09/26/2014 - 19:00

Many factors obscure the details of organ trafficking, so much so that nobody knows how many organs are being traded across the world.


Perfectionists Are More Likely To Commit Suicide Than The Rest Of Us

By | Fri, 09/26/2014 - 16:29

A new study finds perfectionism to be a bigger risk factor for suicide than previously thought, especially for those in demanding professions, such as doctors and architects.


Which Countries Are Fastest In Giving Patients Access To Cancer Drugs?

By | Fri, 09/26/2014 - 13:32

Access to cancer drugs may vary considerably across the globe due to both the timing of regulatory approval and the differences in national procurement procedures.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Everything You Need To Know About Saturday's Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

By | Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:21

This Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a time when you can properly dispose your expired, unneeded, or unwanted drugs at one of over 5,200 collection sites across the country.


How To Survive A Crash Landing (Not That You'll Need It)

By | Thu, 09/25/2014 - 17:21

A half-day safety course offered at British Airways’ flight training center teaches frequent flyers how to brace themselves for a crash landing.


Tourette Syndrome Tics Might End With A Neurochemical Tweak

By | Thu, 09/25/2014 - 16:14

GABA, a chemical in the brain, plays a vital role in controling the involuntary movements and vocal tics associated with Tourette syndrome.


African Leaders Shun Isolation As Nations Pledge Ebola Support At UN

By | Thu, 09/25/2014 - 14:51

Four themes emerged at the UN meeting in response to Ebola: the necessity for massive and quick action, the worsening effects of isolation, the commitment of military resources from supportive nations, and the need for a new vaccine.