The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether it’s okay to post composite “patient” reviews on a referral site or to fudge blood-iron readings to enable donations.
Antibiotics may prove to be just as effective in treating acute non-complicated appendicitis as an appendectomy, according to a new study from the University of Southampton. Appendicitis is caused by inflammation of the appendix dueShow More Summary
Taking popular heartburn medication for prolonged periods may lead to serious kidney damage, even in people who show no signs of kidney problems, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System. The drugs are sold under brand names such as Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium and Protonix.
(Washington University in St. Louis) The sudden onset of kidney problems often serves as a warning for doctors to discontinue patients' use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), sold under brand names Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium and Protonix, among others. Show More Summary
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has confirmed an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus at a duck farm in a southwestern county, its first such incident in 15 days, the farm ministry said on Wednesday.
Attempting to reach underserved markets, Gilead Sciences plans to use dating sites Tumblr and Snapchat as part of its new marketing strategy
LONDON (Reuters) - Superbug bacteria found in people, animals and food across the European Union pose an "alarming" threat to public and animal health having have evolved to resist widely used antibiotics, disease and safety experts warned on Wednesday.
Researchers have confirmed that ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – is actually a disorder of the brain and not just the result of “poor parenting” that leads to bad behavior. Those with ADHD were found to have structural...Show More Summary
Determining the health of your liver can be a difficult task because you can’t always tell there’s something wrong with it. You won’t necessarily feel liver pain or any other symptom directly related to the liver itself. Symptoms ofShow More Summary
Are shrimp safe for people to eat who have high cholesterol? Learn about things to consider when eating shrimp and how to prepare them in a healthful way.
A new subset of genes that only become active during stress and aging offer clues into how circadian rhythms might influence health and disease.
Patients with breast cancer can incorporate a variety of lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence, a new review suggests.
Vaccine mandates for school used to be about as nonpartisan an issue as we had in the US. There was broad bipartisan support for policies to assure that children are vaccinated before they attend school, and it was a policy that worked for decades. Unfortunately, increasing politicization of vaccine policy threatens to destroy that consensus and undermine public health.
Patients diagnosed with lumbar degenerative spine disease are more likely to receive the right care when a team of experts representing multiple medical specialties collaborate in reviewing the patient's needs and determining the best treatment option.
Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries The answers you get to this will depend on who formulates the response. The sleek 30-something...Show More Summary
Pooling information from across the public sector - dentist, hospital, psychiatric services - is improving lives in Bristol Steve Benson is happy. He’s just come out of a a 10-minute consultation with a GP he has never met, yet she was able to instantly pinpoint the help he needed. Show More Summary
More than 400 people were murdered by partners or ex-partners in three years in England and Wales. Report says doctors fail to spot those at risk GPs are missing vital opportunities to intervene and potentially save the lives of people experiencing domestic abuse, a leading charity has warned. Show More Summary
While trials show it boosts bone density and lowers anemia risk, heart risks also seen
Sit-ups, for the most part, is like counting cash in your wallet. In a way, they both feel good. But counting your money doesn’t help you earn more money. Banging out a bunch of ab-burning sit-ups also but doesn’t mean when you stand up you’ll have a six-pack. Show More Summary