| Nov 21, 2011
Former FBI head Louis Freeh is launching a probe into the child sex-abuse scandal rocking Penn State....
| Feb 15, 2012
UCF's chief financial officer, Bill Merck, will give trustees an update this morning on the Internal Revenue Service's ongoing audit of Florida's largest public university. UCF is one of more than 30 colleges the IRS has been auditing over the past couple...
| Mar 24, 2010
A new study gives reassuring news about the safety of Fosamax and Reclast, bone-building drugs taken by millions of American women. It found that long-term use does not significantly raise the risk of a rare type of fracture near the hip.
| Aug 17, 2010
On their next visit to the pediatrician, parents of adolescent boys may be asked if they want their sons to get an expensive vaccine they've never before considered—the HPV shot.
Recently approved for boys, the three-dose immunization has been...
| Jun 10, 2010
Dawn Delott is wary of new vaccines and doubts she will let her daughter get the potentially lifesaving HPV immunization — let alone her son, for whom the stakes aren't nearly as high.
For parents already uneasy about vaccinating their children,...
| May 10, 2011
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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...
| Sep 4, 2009
Q: Can men be tested for HPV?
An: HPV stands for human papilloma virus, the virus that has been in the news extensively because of the recent approval of a vaccine (Gardisil from Merck) for the prevention of cervical cancer. HPV, a sexually transmitted...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 9:13 PM
Follow drug company money in Illinois, and it leads to the psychiatry department at Rush University Medical Center, a prominent headache clinic on the North Side of Chicago, a busy suburban urology practice and a psychiatric hospital accused of...
| Nov 24, 2009
The significant cardiovascular risks linked to Vioxx could have been identified nearly four years before the anti-inflammatory medication was taken off the market, a new study has concluded, but consumers and physicians didn't have access to such...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 9:13 PM
At drug company-sponsored seminars, Illinois doctors are speaking about dozens of commonly prescribed medications that help millions of patients. But questions have been raised about some of the drugs:
•Atypical antipsychotics such as Zyprexa (...