| Mar 19, 2013
Thirty years ago, when the world faced the terrifying prospect of an untreatable disease known as AIDS, big drugmakers saw an opportunity and raced to develop new medicines.
Today, as the world confronts the crisis of antibiotic resistance, the industry...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 1:39 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - Antibodies to a high-risk type of a virus that causes mouth and throat cancers when transmitted via oral sex can be detected in blood tests many years before onset of the disease, according to a World Health Organisation-led team of...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 7:42 AM
(Reuters) - About 80 million Americans suffer from heart disease, the nation's No. 1 killer, and most are on multiple drugs.
Some cardiologists think prescribing has gotten out of hand.
The criticism was voiced by a number of leading heart doctors who...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 1:06 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who take a certain type of diabetes drug to lower blood sugar levels may be at an increased risk of developing an inflamed pancreas, according to a new study.
Glucagonlike peptide 1(GLP-1) therapies that include...
| Mar 5, 2013
At Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, course registration is a case in economics. Every student is allotted a bag of points and must spend them bidding against each other for seats in classes.
The more popular the class, the more...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 11:19 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Fighting the tobacco industry's tactics in the world's poorest countries and ensuring the best vaccines get to those most in need are key to cutting the number of cancer deaths worldwide, according to a report by specialists in the...
| Jun 5, 2013
Chef Art Smith doesn't do small. Never has.
So it's no surprise his new cookbook — "Art Smith's Healthy Comfort" — has a really big subtitle: "How America's Favorite Celebrity Chef Got It Together, Lost Weight, and Reclaimed His Health!"...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:15 PM
An advisory panel to the Food & Drug Administration has recommended approval of a new sleep drug that targets the brain's wakefulness centers, but suggested the agency should consider a dose of the drug, called suvorexant, lower than that proposed by...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 6:47 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Facing diverse and ceaseless protests, the Boy Scouts of America is signaling its readiness to end the nationwide exclusion of gays as scouts or leaders and give the sponsors of local troops the freedom to decide the matter for...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 6:53 AM
It's a virus just about everyone is carrying around. "It just stays there and it just basically is asleep for several years," says Dr. Maurice Duggins of the Kansas University School of Medicine.
When it wakes up, the shingles virus brings a red...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Obituary for Kengla, Kenneth William, M.D.
Kenneth William Kengla, M.D. passed away on January 27, 2013. He was 73 years old. Dr. Kengla was an Orthopedic Surgeon for 35 years in Orange County. He attended USC Medical School, was a member of...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 9:46 PM
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a group promoting far-right legislation. Its tax exempt status is currently challenged, as its sole purpose is to formulate legislation promoting extremely conservative points of view and helping the...