A major new study provides evidence of a possible link between cellphone exposure and cancer, at least in rats — findings that are likely to spark a fierce new debate about the 21st century’s most ubiquitous tech gadget.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
Nutrition advocates have long asked for the added sugars line on the label because it's impossible for consumers to know how much sugar in an item is naturally occurring, like that in fruit and dairy products, and how much is…
By Michael Ollove, Stateline
The Joint Commission, a nonprofit that accredits health care organizations and programs, calls maternal deaths “sentinel” events. “For every woman who dies, there are 50 who are very ill, suffering significant complications of pregnancy, labor and delivery,” Dr. William Callaghan,…
By Sandra G. Boodman, Kaiser Health News
A contentious, long-running battle focuses on the largely unfettered ability of surgeons with minimal expertise to perform high-risk procedures.
By Laura Santhanam
The Canadian government is working with indigenous communities to improve well-being and prevent suicide.
By Todd Bookman, WHYY
The sheer number of genetic tests has exploded in the past decade or so. There are now thousands of different testable genetic disorders.
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
Zika may stand convicted of causing devastating birth defects but there still are lots of questions about how much of a threat the virus poses to pregnant women, and what to do about it.
By PBS NewsHour
A study by the Centers for Disease Control published this week shows sleep-deprived teenagers are more likely to receive sports injuries and become involved in automobile accidents. One of the study’s authors, Dr. Anne Wheaton, spoke with Hari Sreenivasan about…
By Ed Silverman, STAT
The cost of insulin more than tripled — from $231 to $736 a year per patient — between 2002 and 2013, according to a new analysis.
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