Evidence is sorely lacking for the value of any over-the-counter remedy to treat most coughs.
Although earlier studies in animals suggested a connection, the new research should reassure parents whose children need surgery, experts say.
Higher race prices, more summer and winter races, and just about the same number of competitors on the road.
Going plastic free starts with cloth bags and straws. Suddenly, you’re … making your own toothpaste?
Planning to take advantage of Presidents’ Day mattress sales? Here are eight pitfalls to avoid so you buy a mattress you’ll happily sleep on for years.
A shortlist of places to find wholesome food, color-therapy yoga — and even a lavender latte.
So-called conservative management can ease symptoms without dialysis in some people with kidney disease. But many of them are never given the option.
The Friday Breeze Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes, who reads everything on health care to compile our daily Morning Briefing, offers the best and most provocative stories for the weekend. Happy Friday! Did you guys get as big a kick out of the #healthpolicyvalentines hashtag as I did? (I feel I’m talking to the right crowd …
The United States is the only industrialized country that doesn’t guarantee its citizens paid family leave. A proposed bill could change that.
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New data from a CDC survey finds that in up to 19 percent of pregnancies, women are unsure if they want to be pregnant, a state of mind doctors need to be in tune with when counseling them, researchers say. Public health news looks at AIDS death rates in the South; depression’s harmful role in …
But African Americans still have the highest death rate and the lowest survival rate of any racial or ethnic group for most cancers. “The message is progress has been made, but we still have a long way to go,” said Len Lichtenfeld, interim chief medical officer for the cancer society.
The antivaccination claims–that childhood illnesses help boost immunity–touted by Darla Shine, the wife of White House communications director Bill Shine, have been debunked by health experts. Meanwhile, Facebook says it is looking for options to remove the antivaccine information that flourishes on its site.
But the flu vaccine is still doing a pretty good job. Interim estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate the vaccine offers about 47 percent protection against all influenza infections.
Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the world when he announced that he’d used gene-editing technology on human embroyos–crossing a line that many had looked at as uncrossable in terms of ethics. In response, the World Health Organization will be forming a committee to offer guidance on the technology.
From apps to help track insulin, to digital pills, to implants that help paralyzed people walk, the technological boom is opening up a world of possibilities that would have at one point been called science fiction.
While Insys Therapeutics, which profited wildly from the sale of a powerful fentanyl spray known as Subsys, was under investigation by federal prosecutors for its marketing practices in 2015. At that time the company’s founder, John Kapoor told then-CEO Michael Babich that Babich would be the one who was going to shoulder the blame — …
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ORLANDO, Fla. — Imagine going to the doctor and finding out before you leave the exam room how much your prescribed drug will cost, avoiding sticker shock at the pharmacy. Or what if you could wear a tiny device at the top of your back that would gently nudge you to sit up straight whenever …
The last time heroin landed Marissa Angerer in a Midland, Texas, emergency room — naked and unconscious — was May 2016. But that wasn’t her first drug-related interaction with the health system. Doctors had treated her a number of times before, either for alcohol poisoning or for ailments related to heavy drug use. Though her …
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