| Oct 17, 2012
| 2:02 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A drug approved to prevent seizures may also help obese people lose a few pounds when it's added to therapy and nutritional guidance, a new small trial suggests.
But people who took zonisamide also reported more side effects,...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 2:48 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men who love their tomatoes may have lowered odds of suffering a stroke, a study out Monday suggests.
Finnish researchers found that of more than 1,000 older men they followed, those with relatively high blood levels of the...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 11:15 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The cost of treating heart disease has become a key factor in decisions by U.S. cardiologists grappling with the nation's No. 1 killer.
Record prices for drugs and devices, reduced reimbursement by insurance plans and the...
| Sep 8, 2012
As we launch the 2013 Nelson Algren Short Story Awards Contest, we consider our relationship — as Chicago Tribune journalists — to the world of fiction. Though we are dedicated to the world of fact, we recognize that fiction can help us make...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:06 PM
An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday voted to keep the diabetes drug Avandia on the market with a slate of restrictions on its use, and suggested that although evidence of the drug's safety problems may have been overblown,...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 9:05 AM
"The personal is political" slogan emerged from the consciousness-raising of early feminist groups, and it informs William Chafe's new book, "Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal." This isn't to say that historian Chafe is burning any bras,...
| Sep 16, 2012
Four years ago, Karen Garner received a phone call she'll never forget.
Her husband, Jim, traveling on business in Savannah, Ga., called to tell her he was looking at the same bridge that they'd seen on a recent vacation.
She hung up the phone in her...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Three years after the Food and Drug Administration was taken to task for overlooking safety problems with the diabetes drug Avandia, a panel of FDA advisors met Wednesday to open a two-day review of the research that guided the agency's actions.
| Sep 13, 2012
As medical advances continue to deliver ever-more effective treatments for symptoms and diseases, some doctors say it's time to focus on keeping people from getting sick in the first place. In other words: Prevention needs to be the priority of the...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:17 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children of women who smoked cigarettes during pregnancy are more likely to have behavioral problems than those whose mothers didn't light up, says a new analysis.
"The evidence is emerging that smoking in pregnancy and the...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:53 PM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his latest health initiative this week: He’s banning elevators! OK, not really. But he did say he was planning to introduce legislation that would inspire New Yorkers to take the stairs by making staircases...