An advisory panel yesterday recommended that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strip two popular asthma drugs—GlaxoSmithKline's Serevent and Schering Plough's Foradil—from the market...
A new study indicates that drugs called thiazolidinediones used to control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes may do more harm than good. Scientists report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) that women who take the meds have reduced spine and hip bone density and have double the risk of fracturing bones if they're on the pills for more than a year...
Seems money trumps health when it comes to losing weight. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association today found that people were more likely to stick to weight-loss programs if they were offered cash incentives...
Disease-fighting crusaders say they are on the cusp of eradicating Guinea worm disease, which can be checked with simple public health interventions
The presidential wannabe scoffs at pouring millions into studying grizzly bear DNA, but scientists say it's key to preserving the species
Do Antibacterial Soaps Do More Harm Than Good?
Scientists have created an entire bacterial genome with off-the-shelf chemicals
Stop blaming the bird for your turkey daze.
A pheromone-gene link raises questions about the decline of nasal know-how
Scientists have a hunch that the gray hairs we dread (or welcome) may arrive sooner with stress
Nearly 100,000 people die every year from bugs that they pick up in health care facilities; experts say most of these infections are preventable
America prepares for the next lunar missions
Bones secrete a hormone that affects sugar metabolism and body weight, offering hope for a novel treatment for type 2 diabetes
Could be. A new study shows some laser printers emit potentially harmful particulate matter
Breast cancer incidence parallels estrogen-progestin use among menopausal and postmenopausal women
Study shows threat of on-the-spot license suspension a greater deterrent to drunk driving than postconviction punishment
It depends on what color you like.
Vitamin and antioxidant deficiencies linked to increased asthma incidence and intensity in adolescents
In a hydration-obsessed culture, people can and do drink themselves to death.
Antibacterial soaps and other cleaners may actually be aiding in the development of superbacteria.