| 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...
| May 23, 2012
| 6:46 PM
ENCINITAS, Calif. - A new study shows men who donate blood dramatically reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke.
"I started giving blood in high school and I've been pretty consistent after that," blood donor Jason Janecek said. "I try to give...
| May 29, 2012
| 1:20 PM
Dr. Frank Anthony Faraino, a retired Baltimore thoracic and vascular surgeon whose career spanned more than four decades and who performed the first pacemaker implantation in Maryland, died Saturday of renal failure at his Timonium home.
He was 90....
| Aug 27, 2012
| 3:30 PM
For all the attention that violent crime gets in the media, the average American is much more likely to die from another largely preventable tragedy. Fatal drug overdoses have risen sharply in recent years. In Congress this month, Maryland Rep. Donna F....
| Aug 30, 2012
| 2:59 PM
In this corner, you have lightweight champion Doctor Helen Carter. And in this corner, heavyweight champ Ida Davidson.
Doctor carter refused to see Davidson because of a new policy at her Massachusetts clinic. She refuses to see patients over 200 pounds!...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 10:42 AM
While the premise of the letter that only marriage between a man and a woman "provides a safe environment for children (by connecting) them to their two biological parents" and that children raised by same-sex parents would fare worse later in life than...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:29 PM
Well, I am willing to go along with Ms. Currano on this one if she is able to explain how heterosexual marriages are not experimenting on children. When a pair of 20-somethings go down the aisle under the diagnosis of a gynecologist, I would suggest...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 9:06 PM
(Reuters) - Omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish such as sardines and salmon and once touted as a way of staving off heart disease and stroke, don't help after all, according to a Greek study.
Based on a review and analysis of previous clinical trials...