| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Hormone replacement therapy has plummeted among U.S. women since the Women’s Health Initiative cut short its Estrogen Plus Progestin Trial in 2002, when study results revealed that women who took the two-hormone therapy suffered adverse effects...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:19 PM
In the 11 years that researchers, physicians and womens' health advocates have been skirmishing over the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy, one hope had proved tantalizingly persistent: that newly menopausal women who used the therapy...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 3:04 PM
A new diet drug went on the market Tuesday. It’s expensive and has to be taken the rest of the patient’s life to continue to work. It comes with a long list of possible side effects, including common ones such as dizziness, fatigue and...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:06 PM
An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday voted to keep the diabetes drug Avandia on the market with a slate of restrictions on its use, and suggested that although evidence of the drug's safety problems may have been overblown,...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:15 PM
In another major setback for efforts to develop a vaccine to boost immunity to the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV, a key clinical trial was ordered shut down this week after an independent panel of safety experts found that participants...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 12:42 PM
“World War Z,” author Max Brooks' best-selling novel about the aftermath of a worldwide zombie epidemic, has an almost supernatural ......
| May 2, 2013
| 5:30 AM
About 11% of Americans over age 12 take an antidepressant, making the drugs the most widely used medication in the United States. And with more than 51 million in-patient surgeries performed annually in the United States, a substantial overlap between the...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Cocaine dependence is a devilishly difficult addiction to break, owing to the drug's unique chemical ability both to reward users and to disrupt their impulse-control mechanisms. But a surprising drug combination may offer an equally clever way to...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 8:03 AM
When Irish director Ciarán Foy was 18 years old, a gang of kids in hoodies beat him with a hammer ......
| Feb 27, 2012
Bonnie Addario didn't even know there was a word for what was happening to her. As if lung cancer weren't bad enough, the 54-year-old had lost 30 pounds off her normally 130-pound frame. Her life was limited to her husband's Barcalounger, where she had to...
| Mar 24, 2012
Drinkers the world over have been thrilled by the notion that resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine, might be some kind of anti-aging powerhouse.
The supposed wonder substance can make perilously chubby lab rats live as long as their slim...