| Oct 17, 2012
| 10:43 AM
Taking a multivitamin may help prevent cancer in healthy middle-aged men, according to a new study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:30 AM
I was a little confused by Marie-Alberte Boursiquot's recent letter ("Catholic doctors for traditional marriage," Oct. 20). The headline over it says traditional marriage, but in her letter she uses the term "authentic marriage."
I had never heard that...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 4:00 AM
More than 30 years of scientific research have shown that children do best when raised by two loving, committed parents, regardless of gender. This is the conclusion reached by a comprehensive review of virtually every study on the subject conducted by...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 9:36 AM
State health officials in an article in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association criticized the oversight of compounding pharmacies and said the facilities need to take more responsibility in protecting patients from tainted drugs.
| Oct 26, 2012
| 6:04 PM
The Massachusetts pharmacy at the heart of a probe into a deadly meningitis outbreak may have violated federal health laws, U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigators said Friday, saying mold and bacteria were found in areas where drugs were mixed....
| Oct 27, 2012
| 5:12 PM
Evaristo Ramos Lardizabal M.D., 82, of Hagerstown, Md., passed from this life on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center.
Born Oct. 14, 1930, in Manila, Philippines, he was the son of the late Tomas Lardizabal and Rosario Ramos Lardizabal San...
| 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 8, 2012
| 1:49 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Taking probiotics on top of a course of antibiotics may help ward off the diarrhea that often comes along with antibiotic treatment, a new review of past studies suggests.
When researchers combined trials of all types of the...
| May 9, 2012
| 4:40 PM
The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to make more prescription-only drugs available without a prescription.
Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, testified at a hearing in March that medicine needs to...
| May 10, 2012
| 11:44 AM
The Supreme Court's ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, expected in June, will determine the future for countless Americans. Health care reform debates have elevated the plight of millions of uninsured Americans to the national...
| May 21, 2012
| 1:39 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New recommendations from chest and cancer doctors call for lung cancer screening in older adults with a long history of smoking a pack a day or more — but also highlight the possible harms of screening, including a high...