| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Via Jonathan Cohn and Kevin Drum, it transpires that the House GOP majority is crafting a new healthcare "reform" program to substitute for the Affordable Care Act. It should surprise no one that the new plan incorporates two provisions that have been...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 6:09 PM
Andrew Jacobs Jr., a former longtime Indiana congressman known for turning down pay raises and PAC donations as well as for being an early opponent of the Vietnam War, died Saturday at his Indianapolis home. He was 81.
He had been in declining health...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Many people delay an attempt to stop smoking because of possible weight gain that may follow. But a new study concludes that a few extra pounds won't hurt your heart as much as smoking will. The findings, published March 13, 2013, in The Journal of the...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 5:33 PM
For the 78 million American adults who are obese and may be ready to lose a significant amount of weight, a new study has some advice: Don't go it alone.
The study was conducted with a grant from Weight Watchers International and carried out, in part,...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:39 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older men who take testosterone are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke or die over the next few years, new research indicates.
The study included men who were in their early 60s, on average. Most of them already...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:43 PM
Despite a steep drop in the number of smokers in the United States over the last three decades, researchers say that cigarettes remain a growth industry for the rest of the world because of expanding population.
In a package of studies published...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
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When it comes to your "health numbers," your two blood pressure values are important to know--and keep under control. New guidelines for managing high blood pressure in adults, released Dec. 18 in a report in the Journal of the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Doctors are fueling the nation's prescription drug epidemic and represent the primary source of narcotic painkillers for chronic abusers, according to a new government study.
The finding challenges a widely held belief that has long guided policymakers:...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:42 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Sleep-deprived surgeons don't make any more mistakes than usual during gallbladder operations, a new study suggests.
Whether doctors had been up doing emergency surgery the previous night did not affect a patient's risk of...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Men over 65, as well as younger men with diagnosed heart disease, were at least twice as likely to have non-fatal heart attacks in the 90 days after they were prescribed testosterone medication than were men of the same age and health status who did not...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:06 PM
A vegetarian diet may help lower blood pressure, researchers who reviewed data from 39 previous studies said Monday.
The researchers suggested that a vegetarian diet could be an alternative to drugs for people whose blood pressure is too high -- a...