| Jul 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Prominent senators, the American Medical Assn., human rights activists and a federal judge agree: The force-feeding of more than 40 hunger strikers at the prison at Guantanamo Bay is a disgrace. What's more, it also appears to be a violation of...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 9:54 AM
The recent disclosure by actress Angelina Jolie that she had undergone elective bilateral mastectomies to reduce her risk of breast cancer provides an opportunity to understand the science behind the BRCA gene mutation she carries. Jolie's mother died...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 6:49 PM
The woman in the TV commercial is identified as Julie, a mother of two. She's sitting on a bench in a nice yard containing a kids' play structure. A little boy swings in the background.
"Two years ago," Julie says, "my son Caleb began having seizures....
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:13 PM
As the use of hormone reduction therapy becomes increasingly common in the treatment of prostate cancer, a new study has linked the practice to an increased risk of acute kidney injury.
In a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:27 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. gay-rights movement has achieved many victories in recent years — on marriage, military service and other fronts. Yet one vestige of an earlier, more wary era remains firmly in place: the 30-year-old nationwide ban...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:12 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It's the leading contributor to deaths worldwide yet most people with high blood pressure don't know they have the condition and even for those who do, treatment is mostly ineffective, according to a large new study....
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:31 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite concerns that iron supplements may increase children's risk of malaria in regions where it is common, a new study found kids in Ghana who received nutrient powder with iron were no more likely to get the disease than...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 12:35 PM
When Blake Lynch went to donate blood last spring, hoping to help a friend with sickle-cell anemia, he was turned away.
Not because he is feeble. Or sick. But because he's gay.
"I was embarrassed. It's a very personal question on this questionnaire...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:25 PM
Five organizations in Pennsylvania that serve low-income families, mentally ill people and groups that traditionally lack health insurance will split $2.7 million to hire "navigators" to explain Obamacare insurance to consumers.
The recipients include...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Imagine the government ordering millions of new customers to buy from your industry — and giving them money to make purchases.
Now imagine that the government won't tell you how many new customers you'll have, how you'll get paid and that you...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 4:26 PM
A list on a news and opinion website that ranked Hagerstown among the 15 worst cities to have a baby is rankling local leaders, who called the survey flawed and meaningless.
They aren’t alone.
Sean Mussenden, a lecturer at the University of...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Almost 1 in 3 American adults is believed to have high blood pressure, which increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, dementia and such non-life-threatening problems such as erectile dysfunction. In principle, the condition is easy to diagnose, and...