A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the less expensive and radiation-free ultrasounds can detect kidney stones as well as the more expensive CT scans. Also, the FDA is investigating the increase in testosterone therapy by older men.
A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital...
The center is a key part of a $91 million vaccine manufacturing plant at Texas A&M...
Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice. The authors said they are not recommending any changes in how people use artificial sweeteners based on their study, which included some human experiments.
A major manufacturer is removing the tiny plastic particles from its toothpaste.
When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work — problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle.
A Detroit-area cancer doctor accused of putting people through unnecessary treatments and then billing insurers for millions of dollars pleaded guilty to fraud Tuesday, admitting that he knew his patients often didn't need chemotherapy.
The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.
Researchers in Boston say that generic statins are more effective than name-brand cholesterol pills.
More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday. That's nearly 17,000 young children dying every day.
The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.
The potentially deadly enterovirus D-68 presents danger to young children.
Pediatric researchers found that 11 million prescriptions for antibiotics in kids may be unnecessary.
An anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation's heroin and painkiller abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children who accidentally swallow relatives' prescriptions, a federal study says. Some children have died.
Research from the American Heart Association found that controlling blood sugar levels may not be enough to avoid heart disease and diabetes. Plus, doctors are calling on wealthier countries to help fight the Ebola virus outbreak.
Oregon Parents credit cannabis oil with not only keeping their 4-year-old daughter alive as she battles deadly cancer, but with increasing her mobility, so she can attend school.
The CDC is tracking the disease that is currently affecting twelve states.
Haiti has received a large shipment of treatment packets to help it deal with an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya amid a rainy season expected to result in a surge of new cases in the country.
A new study suggests that doctors in many hospitals are unnecessarily prescribing multiple antibiotics for several days when just one would do the job. Health officials say overuse of antibiotics is helping to breed dangerous bacteria that are increasingly resistant to treatment.
Some current or former heavy smokers may benefit from a new lung cancer test even if they're 65 or older — although they experience more false alarms, suggests an analysis that comes as Medicare is debating whether to pay for the scans.
Managers at more than a dozen Veterans Affairs medical facilities lied to federal investigators about scheduling practices and other issues. Richard Griffin, the VA's acting inspector general, said his office is investigating allegations of wrongdoing at 93 VA sites across the country, including 12 reports that have been completed and submitted to the VA for review.
Introducing a new portable end prep tool ideal for metal fabricating shops and other applications where compressed air isn’t available.
Researchers say a new flu drug called Peramivir is safe and effective in treating patients. Plus, kidney and thyroid cancers in children are on the rise.
Key discoveries about breast cancer, Parkinson's disease and the body's handling of defective proteins have earned prestigious medical awards for five scientists. The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation announced the winners Monday. Each prize includes a $250,000 honorarium. The awards will be presented Sept. 19 in New York.
A fourth American who contracted Ebola in West Africa was expected to arrive in the U.S. for care today and will be treated at an Atlanta hospital where two other aid workers successfully recovered from the disease.
Introducing the new HLAE gearbox for use in food processing, pharmaceutical and other industries with stringent manufacturing hygiene standards.
For nearly a decade the Homeland Security Department has stockpiled supplies, from respirators and surgical masks to hand sanitizer and antiviral medications, in case of a pandemic. But the agency stocked up without knowing exactly what it needed and now most of the gear and medicine on hand will be unusable after next year.
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