| Mar 10, 2008
The product: Contestants on the current season of NBC's "The Biggest Loser" have been taking a slightly offbeat approach to shedding pounds. In addition to sweating on treadmills and sticking to near-starvation diets, they've been chewing gobs of gum --...
| Jun 2, 2008
Throw out any thoughts that weight reduction surgery is a shortcut to svelte. The surgery, performed on about 200,000 Americans a year, is a last resort to rescue people in danger of dying early from the health consequences of their extreme obesity....
| Dec 16, 2007
A neighbor shaved Matsepang Nyoba's head with an antiquated razor. Blood beaded on her scalp. Tears trickled down her cheeks, but not because of the pain. She was in mourning, and this was a ritual.
Two days earlier, her newborn baby girl had died in the...
| Nov 30, 2009
Some drugs are so common that consumers -- at their peril -- don't think twice about them. But each drug, whether prescription or over-the-counter, poses risks. To highlight these risks, we offer up a few details on five of the most-prescribed...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Q: I have suffered with migraines for decades and rely on sumatriptan (Imitrex) to control my pain. The other day I was visiting friends, and I felt the all-too-familiar start of a bad headache (pain behind my right eye).
I didn't have any medication...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Some of the illnesses reported at Edison Middle School in Wheaton this week were caused by the norovirus, a contagious virus that causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain, according to the DuPage County Health Department.
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:05 AM
BROOKINGS - South Dakota swine producers and veterinarians have been closely monitoring the developments surrounding Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus infections over the past several months. In early May 2013, the industry was informed that this...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:05 AM
While mucking out stalls can be therapeutic, manure is also a valuable tool to observe the status of a horse's gut and overall health. The average 1,000 pound horse produces around nine tons of manure every year. With so much manure being produced,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:06 AM
The Florida Department of Health has confirmed four cases of salmonellosis, linked to Foster Farms chicken. Three cases reside in Miami-Dade County and the fourth case was reported in Brevard County. The Department is working together with the CDC and...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Q: I read on your website about women desperate to reduce their libido. I used to suffer from the same unwelcome sexual desires. I think my sex drive was due to excess testosterone.
I fixed this problem by drinking spearmint tea in the morning and the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:47 PM
Patients in the Aberdeen area and across the nation might notice their physicians getting less willing to order antibiotics for common maladies like a cold, the flu or a fever.
That's because many bacteria are building a resistance to the medications...