New Drugs Trail Many Old Ones In Effectiveness Against Disease

Despite the more than $50 billion that U.S. pharmaceutical companies have spent every year since the mid-2000s to discover new medications, drugmakers have barely...

Make Summer Great For Your Health

It is only a few weeks away—SUMMER! My childhood memories bring back trips in my parent’s car in the summer and hearing that song...

It Just Won’t Come Off (Part 2)

(In part 1, we discussed the main issues for people who just can’t seem to lose weight no matter what they are trying.  In...

Health: It Just Won’t Come Off (Part 1)

It’s frustrating!  You have changed around your eating habits or you have begun walking every day.  You have cut out some of the higher calorie...

Study: Prescription Drugs Cost Least At Costco And Most At CVS

Some of the most popular prescription drugs that recently became available in generic form are sold at the lowest prices at Costco and at...

FDA Proposes Tighter Rules For Emergency Defibrillators

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing new rules aimed at improving the reliability of emergency defibrillators following some 45,000 reports of device...

Sweet Drinks Tied to Higher Calorie Consumption in Kids

Children who drink sugar-sweetened beverages consume more calories than other children and the beverages are the main reason for that higher calorie intake, a...

Health: Time for Action

The chances are that if you are reading this column, you have some interest in health, wellbeing and wellness in general.  You might even...

Quitting Smoking Helps Hearts, Even With Weight Gain

People who have quit smoking have a lower chance of suffering a heart attack or stroke than current smokers, even if they put on...

U.S. FDA Says Zithromax Can Cause Fatal Irregular Hearth Rhythm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Tuesday that the antibiotic azithromycin, sold as Zithromax, can cause a potentially fatal irregular heart rhythm...

U.S. Warns Health Officials To Be Alert For Deadly New Virus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday warned state and local health officials about potential infections from a deadly virus...

Superbug Reports On The Rise Across The Country

Health officials are reporting an alarming increase in some dangerous superbugs at U.S. hospitals. These superbugs from a common germ family have become extremely resistant...

Studies: Too Much Salt May Trigger Autoimmune Diseases

Increased salt consumption may be a key culprit behind rising rates of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, researchers reported on Wednesday in a...

Is that L’Chaim Worthwhile?

Isn’t it a wonderful custom that we have?  We take a small shot of whisky, say “L’Chaim” and swig it down.  According to Rabbi...

Just Say Don’t: Doctors Question Routine Tests And Treatments

Now there are 135. That's how many medical tests, treatments and other procedures - many used for decades - physicians have now identified as almost...

Poll: 1 in 8 Americans Has Type 2 Diabetes

A staggering one in eight Americans has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll suggests. And more than one third of...

Study: Wide Salt Reduction Could Prevent Thousands Of Deaths

The United States could prevent up to half a million deaths over the next decade if Americans cut their salt intake to within national...

FDA Approves First Retinal Implant For Rare Eye Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first artificial retina, an implanted device that replicates some of the function of the retina,...

Food Addictions (Part 2)

Last week, we discussed the brain’s role in food addiction. To recap: When people were exposed to their favorite foods but not allowed to...

US Health Advocates Ask Gov’t For Safe Sugar Limits In Drinks

Anti-obesity advocates who want to curb Americans' sugar habit on Wednesday asked the government to set a safe level for added sugars in soda...

Need Surgery? Good Luck Getting Hospital Cost Info

Want to know how much a hip replacement will cost? Many hospitals won't be able to tell you, at least not right away —...

Food Addictions (Part 1)

Do you find yourself eating when you’re not hungry?  Do you sometimes feel sluggish or fatigued after overeating?  Do giving in to cravings and...

FDA Warns Of Fake Flu Medicine

There's a warning about scammers looking to profit off of the flu epidemic. The FDA is warning consumers to avoid fraudulent products that claim to...

WHO Issues New Guidelines For Salt, Potassium In Diets

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued new guidelines on Thursday recommending that adults consume less salt and include a minimum of potassium in their...

Analysis: Medicare Premium Support Idea Rising From Ashes?

Just months after President Barack Obama's re-election ended Republican hopes of controlling U.S. healthcare policy, one of the most controversial Republican proposals for Medicare...

Bills, Bills, Bills Replace The Co-Pay, Sapping Time And Money

Many Americans who visit the doctor this year are in for some unexpected pain. A growing number, many of them in employer-sponsored health plans, are...

Could An Earlier Lunchtime Help You Lose Weight?

Want to lose weight? Eating lunch earlier rather than later may help you out. Dieters who ate early lunches tended to lose more weight than...

CDC: More U.S. Adults Need Vaccines, And Not Just For Flu

The flu isn't the only illness adults should be immunized against, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday, as a new study found current adult...

CDC: Flu seems to level off except in the West

New government figures show that flu cases seem to be leveling off nationwide. Flu activity is declining in most regions although still rising in...

U.S. Researchers Tracking Flu Through Twitter

Researchers and computer scientists at Johns Hopkins University have devised a way to track cases of influenza across the United States using the microblogging...

US Mental Health Experts Urge Focus On Early Treatment

The U.S. mental health system has huge gaps that prevent millions of people with psychological problems, including children and teens, from receiving effective treatment...

Choosing a Doctor

With our constantly changing medical system, how does one choose a primary care physician?  What does one take into account when making this very...

U.S. Government Investment Gives Flu Vaccines A Shot In The Arm

As early as next year, more modern and more effective vaccines will hit the market, thanks to investments by the U.S. government and pharmaceutical...

Flu Remains Widespread In US; Eases In Some Areas

Flu remains widespread in the United States and 29 children have died of complications from it, but there are signs the epidemic is easing,...

Measles Deaths Fall But Vaccine Gaps Threaten Progress

Fatal cases of measles have fallen by nearly 75 percent globally since 2000, but big outbreaks in Asian and African states with low vaccination...

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Israel To Test COVID-19 Vaccine By October

Israel's national lab, the Defense Ministry's Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) in Nes Tziona, will begin clinical trials on humans for a coronavirus...