I had to smile when I read Newsweek reporter Sharon Begley’s column this week.
This is discouraging: A new study involving 590 physicians and medical students at 11 New York and New Jersey hospitals reports that more than two-thirds of those docs and would-be docs think it’s just fine to accept gifts and payments from drug and
Late on Friday, a federal advisory panel gave the thumbs down to flibanserin (Girosa), Big Pharma’s latest — and perhaps most hyped — attempt to come up with a Viagra equivalent for women.
The Food and Drug Administration isn’t bound by the advisory
Are you over 40 and wondering if it’s too late for you to write your Great American Novel or produce other great work? Research indicates there’s still time. Hey, it worked for Grandma Moses.
That’s the provocative proposition that Paul Rosenblatt, a professor in the University of Minnesota’s department of family social services, makes this week in the journal Family Science Review.
The Associated Press has run a couple of great articles this week about the health risks associated with getting too many medical tests. It’s a topic Americans seem to have difficulty discussing rationally.
Women who eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods may lower their risk of developing age-related cataracts, a study published Monday in the Archives of Ophthalmology has found.
Last week, the Chicago Tribune ran an article that re-emphasizes how hope for a cure for a chronic, debilitating illness often outpaces science.
In this case, the illness is chronic fatigue syndrome, a little understood medical condition that’s belie
Research psychologist Jesse Bering presents a fascinating discussion of the history and meaning of the slang term “fag hag” — a woman who supposedly hangs around with gay men because of her unattractiveness and inability to attract straight men.
Talk about opening up a hornets’ nest.
The finding will undoubtedly raise concern among the parents of the 35,000 or so Minnesota kids who play hockey.
For two days running, Sunday’s New York Times article on how we pay a mental price for all our electronic gadgets has been ranked #1 on that newspaper’s most e-mailed list.
As reported in the Washington Post on Friday, two new reports accuse WHO of “exaggerating the threat posed by the [H1N1] virus and failing to disclose possible influence by the pharmaceutical industry on its recommendations for how countries should
Head injuries are no laughing matter, of course, but it’s amazing how so many people have had strange objects thrust into their skulls — and survived the experience unharmed.
The randomized controlled trial (RCT) is generally considered the gold standard of research.
But even its findings can be misrepresented, or “spun” — and right in the published study’s own abstract and conclusions.
According to media reports, Botox injections are causing many actors to lose leading parts in films.
If you haven’t weaned yourself off processed foods yet, two recent articles may (finally) get you started.
Both articles deal with what food manufacturers add to their products.
It’s not appetizing reading.
Whenever I sit down to write about the health dangers of tanning, that old phrase, “I wish I had a dollar for every time I…” jumps into my mind.
I’ve written about this topic so many times.
Parents: If you want your children to succeed in the world, don’t keep telling them they’re smart.
People with type 2 diabetes who take care of their gums may be better able to control their blood sugar levels — and thus their diabetes, a new Cochrane review of past studies suggests.