Hospital-owned physician practices linked to higher prices
Outpatient care may cost more when hospitals own the medical practices or employ the physicians, a U.S. study suggests.
Health risk assessments may benefit elderly
When healthy elderly people fill out health risk questionnaires and get personalized counseling, they have better health behaviors and use more...
Florida baby gets second chance at life after doctors remove tumor
Abigail Jones’ parents have been preparing for their daughter’s death since she was 30 weeks old in the womb.
Miami surgeons remove Haitian girl's massive tumor in 12-hour surgery
An 8-year-old Haitian girl has a new lease on life after surgeons at a Miami hospital removed a massive tumor that stretched her eye, nose and grew...
Puzzling reaction: Sudoku brainteasers trigger man's seizures
Sudoku puzzles can be brainteasers, but one man's brain had an unusual response to solving the numerical grid puzzles: He developed seizures.
Outpatient medical care prices are rising, study finds
As hospitals have acquired more doctor practices, prices for outpatient medical services have gone up, according to a new study that will fuel...
The popular candy flavor that may offer migraine relief
The Ache: About 14 percent of Americans reported experiencing a migraine or severe headache in the previous three months, according to a 2012...
Debate over early-stage cancer: To treat or not to treat?
To treat or not to treat is becoming a hot question.
People with Sedentary Lifestyles Are at Increased Risk of Developing Kidney Disease
* Each 80 minutes/day (assuming 16 awake hours/day) increase in sedentary duration was linked with a 20% increased likelihood of having chronic...
Cambodian man on trial for infecting more than 100 with HIV
An unlicensed medical practitioner who infected more than 100 villagers in northwestern Cambodia with HIV by reusing unclean needles went on trial...
Johnson & Johnson's Stelara succeeds in Phase III Crohn's disease trial
Johnson & Johnson's Stelara was significantly better than placebo at inducing clinical response and remissions in patients with moderate to...
Japan acknowledges possible radiation casualty at Fukushima nuclear plant
Japan on Tuesday acknowledged the first possible casualty from radiation at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant, a worker who was diagnosed...