| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:29 PM
They have the shape, feel and nicotine of tobacco cigarettes, but e-cigarettes should not be regulated like tobacco products, makers of the popular new product say.
The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Assn., an industry group, is lobbying to avoid Food...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Many of the twins delivered via cesarean section could have been safely delivered the old-fashioned way, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Twin births have been on the rise for three decades, fueled mainly by use of...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Humans don't always behave in their own best interests, and that includes the way we walk. Or don't.
A recent survey showed that most people — 94% of those surveyed nationwide — know that walking is good for their health. And nearly as...
| Oct 23, 2013
So far this year, more than 300 people have gotten sick from bacteria called Salmonella heidelberg. Almost three-quarters of them live in California.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that chicken produced in three Central...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:07 PM
The infants who get the rotavirus vaccine aren’t the only ones who benefit. New research shows that older children and even adults were less likely to be hospitalized with the gastrointestinal virus after the vaccine was introduced in the U.S. in...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:30 PM
A 15-year-old boy became this year’s first human case of plague in the nation, New Mexico Department of Health officials reported this week
The teenage boy, of Torrance County in central New Mexico, was in a hospital in stable condition, according...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Over the last decade, the maker of the potent painkiller OxyContin has compiled a database of hundreds of doctors suspected of recklessly prescribing its pills to addicts and drug dealers, but has done little to alert law enforcement or medical...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:13 PM
The HPV vaccine may be controversial, but it works, new research shows.
The rate of HPV infection among teenage girls dropped from 11.5% in the “pre-vaccine era” to 5.1% in the “vaccine era,” researchers from the Centers for...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Around 35% of women experience violence at the hands of their partners or other sexual violence, the World Health Organization reported Thursday, in the first systematic study to examine global data on violence against women.
Working with colleagues...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Flu researchers Yoshihiro Kawaoka and Ron Fouchier found themselves in the middle of a firestorm when, in 2011, they reported how, in separate experiments, they had created mutant strains of the H5N1 bird flu that were able to pass easily between...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:15 AM
“Fifty Shades of Grey” isn’t just a fun, racy read, according to a new study that finds the bestseller glamorizes violence against women.
Analyzing the naughty novel, psychologists at Michigan State University and Ohio State...