| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:54 PM
Two of my favorite food groups, salt and sugar, were in the news this week. Grease and chocolate, meanwhile, managed to fly under the national radar, at least for the time being.
For salt, the news was good, although bad for anyone who has deprived...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 1:05 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Female doctor-researchers make an average of $12,000 per year less than their male counterparts, even after their work hours and area of specialty are taken into account, according to a study out Tuesday.
The wage gap...
| Jun 13, 2012
Phone therapy for primary-care patients with clinical depression is not only as effective as therapy at the doctor's office, it also can enable them to continue therapy, according to the results of a study by Northwestern Medicine in Chicago.
| Jun 13, 2012
| 5:59 PM
When Yolanda Medina, a Bronx mother of three children, bled to death on May 23rd at Montefiore Medical Center—because her aorta was cut during organ donation surgery—her passing left her brother, a kidney patient, bereft. “I am...
| Aug 4, 2012
As the Midwest crunches into sweet corn season, a new type will be appearing on grocery store shelves — even though shoppers have no way to recognize it.
It's genetically modified sweet corn from the biotech giant Monsanto, engineered to resist a...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 10:30 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- The use of medical imaging tests such as CT scans and MRIs has increased in recent years, leading to concerns about the risks of exposure to radiation.
The number of CT scans ordered per 1,000 patients nearly tripled between 1996...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 5:27 PM
Days before the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of the biggest overhaul of federal health care law in five decades, the nation’s most powerful group of physicians said Saturday it may push for major changes should the...
| Jun 17, 2012
Days before the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of the biggest overhaul of federal health care law in five decades, the nation's most powerful group of physicians said Saturday it may push for major changes — should...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 9:13 AM
Regarding the June 14, letter commenting on New York's proposed ban on sodas ("New York Mayor Bloomberg's ban on sodas should be backed") my interest soon changed to destain when the author listed "public subsidies" a culprit to the obesity epidemic,...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 2:12 PM
The American Medical Association called for mandatory pre-market safety testing of genetically engineered foods as part of a revised policy voted on at the AMA's meeting in Chicago Tuesday.
Currently biotech companies are simply encouraged to engage...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 12:31 PM
Mayor Bloomberg isn't the only one trying to check the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. At the annual meeting of the AMA, the largest physicians' group in the country, they voted for taxes on beverages with added sweeteners as a way to finance...