| Aug 14, 2011
Among the hundreds of drastic and unproven weight loss plans, the controversial hCG diet may take the cake.
Discredited by researchers in the 1970s, the near-starvation diet restricts followers to 500 calories a day for six weeks. At the same time,...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 4:06 PM
At the end of last year, things were looking up for the business that feeds off UCF sports.
The football team was fresh off a Conference USA title. The basketball team was on a 14-game winning streak. All of those victory vibes had university financial...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 12:50 PM
(Reuters) - Pharmasset Inc said its hepatitis C shot showed positive results in a trial involving patients who have not been previously treated for the infection, sending its shares to a life-high on Tuesday morning.
In a mid-stage trial named PROTON, 98...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 8:24 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Contrary to popular belief, intrauterine contraceptive devices might actually protect women against developing cervical cancer even though they don't stop the infection that commonly leads to the disease, according to the results of...
| Sep 14, 2011
GovernorRick Perry came under fire for a 2007 Executive Order he issued to have preteens vaccinated for HPV.
Wednesday morning, Perry met with more than 8,000 students at Virginia's Liberty University, the world's largest Christian university....
| Sep 20, 2011
| 12:42 PM
Back Off, Mom. Parents Who Hover Impede Kids' Activity (Source: Time.com)
Parents, if you want your kids to get more exercise, you'd be wise to get out of their way.
In a new study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 3:31 AM
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Roche's bone strengthening drug Boniva is as good for pain relief as single dose radiotherapy in patients whose prostate cancer has spread to their bones, according to data from a late-stage trial released on Sunday.
| Sep 27, 2011
At least three dozen doctors in Illinois received payments and perks exceeding $100,000 from drug companies between 2009 and early 2011, according to an updated database that now includes information from a dozen pharmaceutical firms.
Doctors in the...
| May 23, 2011
| 3:53 PM
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's highly anticipated hepatitis C drug won U.S. approval, promising far higher cure rates for the liver-destroying disease and setting up a head-to-head marketing battle with a rival new medicine from Merck & Co.
Incivek, a pill...
| May 31, 2011
| 2:09 PM
Keith Richards' autobiography "Life," which was published in paperback last month, contains some nuggets of special interest to Hampton Roads rock fans. One particular scene in the book relates to the Rolling Stone's 1975 show at Hampton Coliseum.
| Jun 15, 2011
| 3:57 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - New labeling rules for sunscreens should make it easier for U.S. consumers to choose products that will protect them from sunburn, skin cancer and premature aging.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ruled on Tuesday that sunscreens...
| Jun 23, 2011
A funny thing happened on the way to Tom Girardi’s Major League Baseball career. He was riding the bus to Albuquerque with dreams of joining a farm club and making it to the big leagues. The bus pulled into a parking lot at a diner, and Girardi went...