| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:28 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's most influential pediatrician's group has endorsed gay marriage, saying a stable relationship between parents regardless of sexual orientation contributes to a child's health and well-being.
The American Academy of...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Taking drops of allergens under the tongue can be an effective alternative to allergy shots for preventing coughing, wheezing and chest tightness common this time of year among allergy sufferers, according to a Johns Hopkins doctor's review of dozens of...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 4:18 PM
In Connecticut, more than anywhere else, citizens have been following the news closely and engaging in the debate over gun control after the tragic shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
Now, after three months of discussion among...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 1:21 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breastfeeding does not seem to protect babies against becoming overweight or obese kids, a large, new study says.
"It's just a reality check that in itself, promoting breastfeeding, while a good thing and will have other...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 2:07 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - With some basic training, primary care doctors and nurses could treat uncomplicated sleep apnea cases, according to a new study from Australia that highlights the potential cost savings compared to treatment at specialty...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Already a breast cancer survivor before her 30th birthday, Lauren Wakefield knows she's one of the lucky ones.
"I found a lump one day and went in probably within the next two weeks after that," the 27-year-old wedding photographer said. "From the...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut responded to criticism by doctors groups that the insurer isn't paying for psychotherapy when it is provided in conjunction with other medical services.
Wallingford-based Anthem, the state's largest health...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DIGITAL TABLETS MAKE READING EASIER
Do you have to squint or reach for your reading glasses every time you pick up a book? Switching to an iPad, Kindle, or other digital tablet could help you read more quickly and easily, according to a study presented...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The daily broadcast of medical reports, scientific studies and sociological statistics can cause your ears to ring.
Sometimes a report will contradict the findings of another issued just days earlier. More often, compelling snapshots of the American...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DOZENS OF SUPPLEMENTS MARKETED ILLEGALLY
U.S. government investigators found that 20 percent of the 127 weight-loss and immune-boosting supplements they purchased online and in retail stores across the country carried labels that made illegal claims to...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 5:56 PM
DETROIT (AP) — It's been called one of medicine's "open secrets" — allowing patients to refuse treatment by a doctor or nurse of another race.
In the latest example, a white man with a swastika tattoo insisted that black nurses not be...