The Food and Drug Administration may soon require drug companies to expand antidepressant warning labels to include increased suicide risk for young adults, according to a plan put forth by FDA officials at an advisory hearing Wednesday.
With rising up-front deductibles and widening coverage gaps, Medicare beneficiaries search for plans that will include their prescription drugs. A report looks at the changing Medicare benefits and what reforms newly elected Democrats may pursue.
British authorities found traces of radiation at 12 locations, including two British Airways planes, while investigating the poisoning of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko last week.
Non-surgical treatments, such as physical therapy and painkillers, are as effective as surgery in alleviating back pain for herniated discs, a new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association says. Correspondent Susan Dentzer discusses the findings.
The federal government estimates that approximately 100,000 Americans die each year after acquiring one or more infections during their hospital stays. A new study reveals the roots of this problem, as well as its economic impact on the health care…
People should receive angioplasties to unclog arteries in the first 90 minutes following a heart attack, though they often don't receive the treatment in time, the American Heart Association said at a recent meeting. An expert discusses this and other…
Thousands of would-be nurses are waitlisted at community colleges -- the main affordable choice for them. At the same time, the United States is facing a nursing shortage and importing nurses from abroad because of the high demand.
A recent study discovered that an antioxidant called resveratrol found in red wine made obese mice live longer and healthier lives. This was the first study to reveal the resveratrol has survival benefits in a mammal and could be applied…
A new study says early screening could save the lives of thousands of smokers. Despite the finding, some in the medical community question both the cost and accuracy of the test. Health correspondent Susan Dentzer explains the findings.
With the increased number of wounded U.S. soldiers from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, technology is being developed to replace injured faces with prosthetic sculptures. Researcher and sculptor David Hanson discusses the new robotic technology and the problems associated…
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