| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Several states have enacted laws in recent years that require doctors who perform abortions at clinics to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. These laws, masquerading as measures to protect the health of women, are nothing more than underhanded...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
The handshake is an important way that many people communicate nonverbally. It's a standard gesture when we say hello, goodbye, and make an agreement. We've been doing it for millennia. But hands carry germs that can spread infections...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Good news for people who like oil more than bread: People on a low-carbohydrate diet lowered certain risk factors for cardiovascular disease and lost nearly three times as much weight as those on a low-fat diet, a new study found.
| Sep 2, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Which diet is the best for you? Whichever one you can stick with, according to a new meta-analysis of 48 different trials involving nearly 7,300 overweight and obese adults.
The findings, described in the Journal of the American Medical Assn., or JAMA,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Common ingredients in cosmetics often hide in plain sight on the product label because of an international movement to establish uniform names, based in science and Latin. So wheat germ, prized for its vitamin E, becomes Triticum vulgare, and oatmeal,...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:45 PM
McDonald's Golden Arches have been tarnished by a food safety scandal in China, labor issues in America and flat U.S. sales. To restore the shine to those arches, it's time for the fast-food behemoth to acknowledge the growing consumer demand for food...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 9:20 AM
QNB helps Bucks groups collect school supplies
QNB recently participated in the Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive organized by United Way of Bucks County, Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce, and Quakertown Alive. Stuff the Bus is a campaign designed to...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 6:16 PM
When Ryan James Yezak's workplace hosted a blood drive a few years back, he told his boss he would be happy to donate.
Then the West Hollywood resident found out that as a gay man, he was banned for life from giving blood under a federal regulation...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Why doesn't the American Medical Association or the insurance companies recognize Chinese medicine? I have been to general practitioners, two medical spine specialists, three orthopedic medical specialists and physical therapists with little results for...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Medicare is the 800-pound gorilla in the waiting room of health care reform. Health care costs are going up for everyone, but Medicare covers 50 million Americans -- more than any other single insurer. In 2009, total health care...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:42 PM
To fight the spread of germs, doctors should ditch the handshake and greet their patients with a fist bump instead, a new study says.
Through a series of tests, researchers at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at...