Posted 6:52 PM 5/24/2013
WASHINGTON (AP) - Health officials are investigating cases involving patients who suffered complications after being injected with potentially contaminated medications made by a Tennessee specialty pharmacy. The Food and Drug Administration said Friday the problems involve seven (More)
Posted 6:26 PM 5/23/2013
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Shoppers in the U.S. will soon have more information about where their meat comes from after new federal labeling rules went into effect Thursday. The rules require labels on steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered. (More)
Posted 5:40 PM 5/23/2013
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Health officials investigating a cluster of mysterious illnesses in Alabama closed their investigation Thursday after determining the illnesses were unrelated and no new bacteria or viruses were involved.
The investigation involved 10 people who became sick and were (More)
Posted 5:11 PM 5/22/2013
(AP) - In a medical first, doctors used plastic particles and a 3-D laser printer to create an airway splint to save the life of a baby boy who used to stop breathing nearly every day.
It's the latest advance from the booming field of regenerative medicine, making body parts in the (More)
Posted 10:08 PM 5/21/2013
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A mysterious respiratory illness has left five people hospitalized and two dead in southeast Alabama, state health officials said Tuesday. Seven people have been admitted to hospitals with a fever, cough and shortness of breath in recent weeks, Alabama (More)
Posted 10:36 AM 5/20/2013
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Do your kids love chocolate milk? It may have more calories on average than you thought.
Same goes for soda.
Until now, the only way to find out what people in the United States eat and how many calories they consume has been government data, which can lag (More)
Posted 11:53 AM 5/17/2013
WASHINGTON (AP) - The organic food industry is gaining influence on Capitol Hill, prompted by its entry into traditional farm states and by increasing consumer demand.
That's not going over well with everyone in Congress.
Tensions between conventional and organic agriculture boiled (More)
Posted 6:13 PM 2/5/2013
Feb. 5, 2013 -- Healthy young men who watch TV for more than 20 hours a week have almost half the sperm count of men who watch very little television. But men who do 15 or more hours of moderate to vigorous exercise every week have sperm counts that are 73% higher than those who exercise for less than five hours a week, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Posted 9:03 PM 11/20/2012
Nov. 20, 2012 -- The old saying "You're only as old as you feel" has new life, backed up by a new study.
Researchers found older people with positive views on aging were 44% more likely to recover fully after severe disability than those with negative views on aging.
People with positive attitudes about aging also had a slower decline in their ability to do daily tasks such as dressing and bathing.
Posted 7:54 PM 11/16/2012
Nov. 16, 2012 -- Air pollution may be bad for older brains, a new study shows.
Older adults who live in areas of high pollution did not do as well on tests of memory and other thinking skills, according to a new study.
"We know that air pollution is harmful for a child's developing brain," says researcher Jennifer Ailshire, PhD. She is a National Institute on Aging postdoctoral fellow at the Andrus Gerontology Center of the University of Southern (More)
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Posted 4:36 AM 11/7/2012
President Barack Obama's victory in Tuesday's election ensures that the health reform law, the signature accomplishment of his first term, will move forward.
Throughout the campaign, Gov. Mitt Romney vowed to repeal and replace the law if he became president.
The law, also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, will for the first time guarantee that all Americans have access to health insurance starting in 2014.
Posted 10:59 PM 10/25/2012
Posted 10:00 PM 10/22/2012
Oct. 22, 2012 -- An influential panel of government advisors says hormone replacement therapy shouldn't be prescribed to women after menopause to stave off chronic medical conditions like heart disease or osteoporosis.
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