| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
One of the many ways in which humans' evolved characteristics clash with a fast-changing post-industrial society can be seen in the female egg.
Even before a woman passes the age of 30, the quality of the oocytes she carries begins a downturn in...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:18 PM
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced its approval of two new drugs and a diagnostic test that can be used to treat advanced or inoperable melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin disease.
Advanced melanoma has joined a wide range...
| May 30, 2013
After her melanoma, Cheryl Stratos is mostly back to a normal life, running a business and driving her teenage son to weekend events, but there are reminders that it could all come back: The sores all over her body, the high fevers, the hair loss --...
| May 30, 2013
| 4:16 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Popular smoking cessation treatments - such as nicotine replacements and antidepressants - improve people's chances of kicking the habit without much risk, according to a review of past research.
"It seems very clear that...
| May 19, 2013
| 8:22 AM
WASHINGTON -- Over the last decade, former Navy Secretary Richard J. Danzig, a prominent lawyer, presidential advisor and biowarfare consultant to the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security, has urged the government to counter what he called a...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 10:18 AM
If you're concerned about corporate crime, 2012 looked like a pretty successful year for the good guys.
The Thousand Oaks biotech giant Amgen paid $762 million in fines and penalties and pleaded guilty to a federal charge related to illegal marketing of...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The Securities and Exchange Commission has accused Stiefel Laboratories, a subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline, and the subsidiary’s former chief executive of defrauding employees and other shareholders by buying back the company’s private stock...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:34 PM
21 Jump Street finishes on top of the box office. James Murdoch exits another board. Rosie O'Donnell hits the road....
| May 11, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Liberal advocacy groups are stepping up their attacks on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), charging this week that the think-tank has been the recipient of tens of thousands of dollars in Pennsylvania taxpayers' money. Citing documents...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Does your health care non-profit have an impact on the community? GlaxoSmithKline wants to know. The pharmaceutical company is holding its 16th annual IMPACT awards to recognize community-based nonprofits that provide access to healthcare for the...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 1:56 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who've ever had genital warts may have a somewhat higher risk of several types of cancer — possibly including common skin cancers, a new study suggests.
The findings, reported in the Journal of Infectious...