| Oct 28, 2010
| 7:23 PM
Last week, after the launch of a new database detailing doctors' financial ties with drug companies, Dr. Daniel Carlat sat at his computer and began searching for information about colleagues.
He found several doctors who had potentially compromising...
| Nov 9, 2010
| 2:52 PM
Tonya McKinney couldn't wait to get her children vaccinated against the human papilloma virus (HPV). After attending an HPV conference in 2006, the Hampton Roads organizer of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser wanted the protection for both...
| May 10, 2011
| 2:49 PM
Heart patients who used common pain relievers called NSAIDs even briefly are at much higher risk of having a repeat heart attack or of dying than those who stay away from the drugs, which include such widely used over-the-counter medications as...
| May 23, 2011
| 3:53 PM
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's highly anticipated hepatitis C drug won U.S. approval, promising far higher cure rates for the liver-destroying disease and setting up a head-to-head marketing battle with a rival new medicine from Merck & Co.
Incivek, a pill...
| May 31, 2011
| 2:09 PM
Keith Richards' autobiography "Life," which was published in paperback last month, contains some nuggets of special interest to Hampton Roads rock fans. One particular scene in the book relates to the Rolling Stone's 1975 show at Hampton Coliseum.
| Jun 13, 2011
| 3:01 AM
In 1980, I moved my family from Maryland to the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona to work on an issue most people are not comfortable talking about — diarrhea. At the time, diarrhea, which is preventable and treatable, was rampantly...
| Dec 21, 2010
| 4:56 PM
UCF basketball's historic first appearance in the Top 25 this week is more than a source of bragging rights for the team, its boosters and fans.
The national ranking couldn't come at a better time for the business behind the basketball.
| Dec 22, 2010
| 1:16 PM
Gardasil, the vaccine that can prevent most cases of cervical cancer in girls, has won the FDA's blessing as a vaccine to prevent anal cancer, a rare but growing diagnosis in the United States.
The drug agency's approval for Gardasil as an anal cancer...
| 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...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 12:41 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is to stop using GlaxoSmithKline's cervical cancer vaccine Cervarix from next September and will instead offer girls Merck & Co's rival product Gardasil.
The move underscores Gardasil's lead in a $1 billion-plus worldwide...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 10:30 AM
Fido needs a flu shot.
During this busy holiday season, as more pooches go to "doggie motels" while their owners travel, vets are increasingly offering vaccinations against a relatively new strain of canine influenza that induces coughing fits, fever,...