Although new conflict-of-interest rules have been written for physicians and other health experts who sit on the panels that issue the U.S.
There’s been a lot of debate on the Web about whether or not Steve Jobs signed his own death certificate, as it were, when he postponed surgery for his pancreatic cancer for nine months in order to pursue “alternative” medical care.
Most of the spe
When we enter crowded public places with our iPod or other portable listening device plugged into our ears, it’s not just the music that’s making the experience more bearable.
Talk about driving a woman to drink.
For many years, we women have been advised that a one-a-day serving of alcohol (preferably a glass of red wine) would help lower our risk of heart disease.
The United Nations chose Monday, Oct.
Some sports-medicine physician specialists are speaking out against what they see as the massive overuse of M.R.I.
Yoga is effective at relieving chronic lower back pain, although no more effective than traditional stretching exercises, a new study — the largest and best designed on this topic to date — has found.
This is good news for the substantial (and grow
In the latest installment of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s excellent “Side Effects” series, reporter John Fauber raises serious questions about how data was presented in a 2009 study of a Medtronic spine-surgery product — one the company hopes to
The research — a meta-analysis of past studies — found that although vaccines provide adults aged 18 to 65 “modest protection” against influenza during most flu seasons, the evidence for protection in adults aged 65 or older is lacking.
Most of us know we should be eating more nutritious foods.
Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker has just published a new book, “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined,” which is getting some excellent reviews.
In what may be the most comprehensive study conducted to date on the personality of sperm donors, a team of Swedish researchers have found that such donors — in Sweden, at least — tend to be “stable, mature, and well-integrated.”
In her blog last week, surgeon and women’s health advocate Dr. Susan Love (“Dr.
Minnesotans’ heart-disease rate fell from 5.4 percent in 2006 to 4.9 percent in 2010 — a 9.3 percent drop.
Researchers found that the risk of heart attack in people with a 9p21 variant who ate a diet rich in fruits and vegetables was similar to that of people who didn’t have the variant.
U of M professor Dr. Timothy Wilt served on the task force that issued the new recommendation on prostate-cancer screening.
What many people don’t realize is that in some sports, concussions are more prevalent in female athletes.
New revelations of financial conflicts of interest between physicians and industry seem to be popping up in the news almost every week.
And this week was no exception.
On Wednesday, a team of researchers reported in the journal BMJ on the results
Men who take vitamin E supplements have a slight but statistically significant increased risk of developing prostate cancer, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
These findings add to the g
Taking vitamin and mineral supplements is associated with an increased risk of death in older women, a new study by researchers at the University of Minnesota has found.
The study findings, which were published Monday in the Archives of Internal Me