| Oct 13, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Drugs that interfere with the action of folic acid can produce a sharp increase in certain birth defects if taken during the first trimester of pregnancy, Israeli researchers reported today in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. It is well-...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Etta James is suffering from chronic leukemia and considered terminally ill, according to her doctor. Etta James is best known for songs including "At Last" and "Tell Mama."...
| May 14, 2012
| 4:34 PM
When health officials test Lake Michigan for high levels of bacteria, the results don't come in for about 18 hours — which doesn't do swimmers …...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 12:28 PM
After long delays, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an order today prohibiting certain uses of the cephalosporin class of antimicrobial drugs in cattle, swine, chickens and turkeys.
This may sound like yawnsville to some but it's a big...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 12:41 PM
Every woman will experience menopause, some in the normal course of aging and some before. It can bring on a host of symptoms in addition to hot flashes. But there are things that women can do, from improving their diet and exercising to finding the right...
| May 5, 2012
| 9:18 AM
Test-tube babies have higher rates of birth defects, and doctors have long wondered: Is it because of certain fertility treatments or infertility itself? A large new study from Australia suggests both may play a role.
Compared to those conceived...
| May 16, 2012
For years, doctors have believed that urine is germ-free, so examining it for bacteria has been the standard procedure for diagnosing various maladies, including urinary tract infections.
But researchers at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 7:36 AM
Dr. Burton agrees that cost issues are a major difference between ER treatment and urgent care options.
“There is a substantial price difference, but it depends upon the medical problem and what level of treatment is required before you can make...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:58 AM
The American Academy of Pediatrics is modifying its stance on circumcision for the first time in more than a decade, acknowledging that the health benefits outweigh the risks of the procedure, which involves removing the foreskin of a baby boy's penis....
| Sep 28, 2012
| 1:35 PM
Life hasn't been easy for Jay Jay Martin and his parents Dustin and Lesley so far, but they all deal with it.
A normal day for Jay Jay includes seven changes of his catheter and taking a daily regiment of antibiotics to keep him as healthy as possible....
| Jul 24, 2012
| 12:31 PM
Q: After I have an orgasm, I get really, really angry. I want my boyfriend to go away and leave me alone. He's the first and only man who has figured out how to make me orgasm, and we've been together for years, so I don't think it is specifically...