| Apr 10, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Hundreds of representatives from the public and private sector are in Orlando for an inaugural prescription drug abuse summit, which included keynote presentations Tuesday from the White House drug czar and a top U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 3:52 PM
Medical experiments on chimpanzees are largely unnecessary and should be rare, concluded a report released Thursday from special panel of the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academies of Science.
The authors did not recommend an outright ban,...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 11:42 AM
New statistics from the American Cancer Society show a slight decline in cancer death rates between 2004 and 2008, but a few types of cancer are on the rise.
Figures released last week, in Jan. 2012, show a drop in cancer death rates of 1.8 percent...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:40 AM
A second patient at Hays Medical Center is suing after contracting a strain of hepatitis C linked to a traveling hospital technician.
Tom Walters of rural Catharine filed a lawsuit Monday against a Pennsylvania hospital and two medical staffing agencies....
| Oct 12, 2012
| 4:06 AM
Among America's 10 most populous states, Pennsylvania is the only one that does not license or regulate a particularly ugly form of intentional deformity.
A license is not necessary in Pennsylvania to operate a commercial establishment where steel...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:07 PM
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against a Columbia-based medical staffing agency claiming it acted negligently in 2008 by hiring and placing a medical technician who allegedly went on to expose the plaintiffs to hepatitis C.
The lawsuit also says...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:45 PM
By ANNA KNOBLACH
There is a reason that marijuana is an illegal substance. While the effects from medicinal marijuana have been scientifically proven to slow AIDS wasting, reduce the negative effects of chemotherapy and alleviate...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 3:35 PM
As Massachusetts closed another compounding pharmacy for unsanitary conditions, a report released Monday argued that the state boards that regulate those pharmacies are doing an inadequate job.
Released by Massachusetts Rep. Edward J. Markey, the...
| May 4, 2012
| 8:21 AM
As tattoos have become more mainstream in our culture, more and more teens at younger and younger ages are hitting up their parents to be inked.
But there are so many considerations besides just age, including health considerations.
And one of the...
| May 5, 2012
| 9:52 PM
Touring together for the first time in more than two decades, the reunited members of the Beach Boys will catch a new wave into Orange County.
The Beach Boys' 50th Anniversary Tour kicked off last month to enthusiastic crowds. As part of their tour of...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:35 PM
Health officials in Maryland confirmed Monday the state's first hepatitis C case directly linked to traveling medical technician David Kwiatkowski, whose arrest by federal law enforcement officials in July in connection with a hepatitis C outbreak in...