Morphine and similar powerful painkillers are sometimes prescribed to recent war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress along with physical pain, and the consequences can be tragic, a government study suggests.
Federal health officials are adding new safety warnings about risks of memory loss and elevated blood sugar to statins, the most widely prescribed group of cholesterol-lowering medications.
If you haven't noticed it yet, you soon will. The Obama administration has launch-ed a full-court press to sell the president's "signature" achievement, Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, to the American public as well as to the 800,000 American physicians it directly impacts.
So, what's up with the AMA? You know, the American Medical Association, venerated representative of the American physician, right? Wrong.
A first-of-its kind study released Thursday estimates that about 7 percent of the U.S. population carries in their mouths and throats a sexually transmitted virus that can cause a virulent form of cancer.
About 16 million Americans have oral HPV, a sexually transmitted virus more commonly linked with cervical cancer that also can cause mouth cancer, according to the first nationwide estimate.
Should people be allowed to leave Medicare? This is a real question, not a rhetorical one. Even though Medicare is said to be highly popular, indispensable and a great boon to American seniors, some people really want out.
An acid reflux drug often used for hard-to-treat asthma doesn't help children with the breathing disease and may cause side effects, a study in 300 children found.
America's obesity epidemic is proving to be as stubborn as those maddening love handles, and it shows no sign of reversing course.