Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:20:00 -0500“Seventy-one million baby boomers are heading for the risk age. It will be the biggest epidemic in medical history,” said Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, who co-discovered all three early-onset familial Alzheimer’s disease genes. "Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts," premieres January 25 at 10 pm ET on PBS.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:57:00 -0500New biotech developments could offer chronic pain sufferers new relief.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:21:00 -0500A new study suggests an effective method for inoculating the public against fake news.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:12:00 -0500If you're one of the millions who will be impacted, there are things you can do now to make sure you don’t perish along with the doomed law.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:12:00 -0500The way forward, Califf says, requires putting science above politics, and focusing on creating new ways to prove medicines help patients without causing undue side effects.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:05:00 -0500Trump has said he favors medical marijuana and states' rights. His attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions opposes legalization. Marijuana business executives weigh in on how entrepreneurs in the industry can protect themselves and their companies in this ambiguous political climate.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:27:00 -0500Diagnosing serious diseases and conditions via just listening to voice snippets is possible. Are we about to get a doctor in every room thanks to Alexa, Siri and Google Home?
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:20:00 -0500A potentially harmful and lethal new stunt among teens and children involves handling flaming hand sanitizer, or lighting your hands on fire after rubbing hand sanitizer in your palm and fingers. Parents need to warn teens of the potential for permanent disfigurement as well as death.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:35:00 -0500It's easy to dismiss biotechnology forecasting, modeling and valuation as guesswork, support for wishful thinking or a method by which to reverse engineer whatever arbitrary outcome the modeler wants to justify. Thankfully we can do better.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:28:00 -0500Donald Trump says that one of his first priorities will be to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Congressional Republicans say they want to repeal Obamacare but that they want to replace it with something else later. Looks like that will leave millions of people in a lurch. Cartoon by Joe Heller.
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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:45:00 -0500With obesity being a global epidemic and nutrition so important to health, why are many medical schools still failing to teach enough about obesity and nutrition?
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:17:00 -0500The millions of women nationwide who marched on Saturday will play a deciding role in whether or not President Trump will muster accelerating growth in coming years. Trump has promised 4% growth during his presidency and 25 million new jobs within a decade.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:00:00 -0500These days, it seems China is beating America at almost everything. Take obesity: A recent study published shows that China can now lay claim to having a greater percentage of obese men and women than in the United States.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:33:00 -0500Poor Americans insured by Medicaid may face co-pays and premiums under proposals like Healthy Indiana that Dr. Tom Price wants to pursue as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:46:00 -0500Dentists say maintaining good oral health in retirement can save your life and your money. Older adults represent at least a third of a dentist's patient population. And Dr. Steven Mascarin, DDS said seniors should know that dentists are aggressively courting them with special offers and discounts.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:52:00 -0500While 1989 hardly seems like the distant past, the (few) female engineers in the aerospace sector at the time were encouraged to adhere to a dress code that basically translated to skirts, pantyhose, and heels.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:57:00 -0500Think bullying or assault of any group is not your issue as long as you are not a member of that group? Think again.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:30:00 -0500Obama set the precedent for departing from his own signature law that Trump can use to dismantle it.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:49:00 -0500President Donald Trump wasted no time in chipping away at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (sometimes called "ACA" or "Obamacare"), signing an executive order giving federal agencies the authority and discretion to roll back certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:56:00 -0500President Trump wasted no time in moving forward on Obamacare. He has signed an executive order that basically starts the dismantling of Obamacare and directs the Department of Health and Human Services and other responsible agencies to start development of a free market health care program.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:02:00 -0500One potential candidate for Food and Drug Administration commissioner has supported the idea of allowing drugs on the market as long as they're safe but before they've been proven to be effective. But a new FDA report lists 22 examples of therapies and vaccines whose early promise didn't pan out.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:16:00 -0500The Federal Trade Commission may not be ready to approve Walgreens acquisition of Rite Aid on concerns a divestiture of hundreds of stores to Fred's Pharmacy isn't preserving competition.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:46:00 -0500Here are the 5 possible scenarios for the marijuana industry under President Trump.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:46:00 -0500Taste is not fixed. Deliciousness is even more subjective than we think. And making ourselves self-conscious about our food choices can help us reduce temptations by making those temptations less tempting.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:12:00 -0500Trump may have a stealth health plan to offer universal coverage. Will he follow through?
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:18:00 -0500Yes, for just $66, you can purchase a a 1- to 2-inch egg-shaped stone to put in your vagina. Why exactly would you want to put a stone in your vagina?