| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:53 AM
The Illinois Attorney General on Wednesday announced the state was part of a $105 million settlement with GlaxoSmithKline LLC to resolve allegations that the company unlawfully promoted its asthma drug Advair and antidepressants Paxil and Wellbutrin....
| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Charles F. Farthing, a physician who was at the forefront of care for HIV/AIDS patients and who drew attention to the need for an AIDS vaccine by announcing his willingness to inject himself, has died. He was 60.
Farthing, who collapsed in a Hong Kong...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
A proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana will appear along with the governor's race on the November ballot in the state of Florida. Regardless of their candidate preferences, Florida voters will be able to decide whether medical...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
If trial lawyers and out-of-state billionaires have their way, Florida will join states like California and Colorado by creating a massive industry selling things like marijuana cookies, lollipops and candies — all in the name of "medicine." In...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:43 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- Ukrainian cross-country skier Marina Lisogor has tested positive for a banned substance, the country's National Olympic Committee said Saturday.
“The International Olympic Committee's Disciplinary Commission officially informed...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
It seems the "anti-vaccine" movement is still alive and well and has become a hot topic on Twitter and Facebook again. Unfortunately, much of what I've read on these sites seems to be inaccurate and based on a lot of emotion and very little science....
| May 1, 2014
| 3:12 PM
Existing antidepressants, if they work at all, can take weeks to work, and for the deeply depressed, that can mean the difference between life and death. Researchers have discovered and tested an agent that, in mice at least, appears to reverse hopeless...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Lying awake at night staring at the ceiling is never fun. But we all experience this insomnia at some points in our lives. When sleeplessness becomes chronic, it can cause other health and lifestyle problems. Dr. Audrey Liu, a sleep specialist at Mercy...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Tammy Russo always loved to travel to far-flung corners: Morocco, Bhutan, Indonesia. But after her father was diagnosed with cancer, she channeled her wanderlust to destinations they could enjoy together: Italy, Greece, Sedona, Ariz.
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 38 and have headaches each month around the first day of my period. Over the last year or so, they seem to be getting more severe and lasting longer -- sometimes up to three days. Why might this be happening? Are there ways to...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 12:51 PM
The face of cholesterol testing just got a lot younger.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised guidelines for annual well-child visits, adding a recommendation that all children ages 9-11 get a lipid screen, which calculates total...