India battles big pharma over cough syrup abuse, reducing supplies
Indian regulators are privately pressuring major drug firms to better police how they sell popular codeine-based cough syrups to tackle smuggling...
Listeria outbreak mystery: Weird chemistry tainted caramel apples
Researchers may have finally found the source of a 2014 Listeria outbreak that was traced to caramel apples, a new study finds
Diverticulitis on the rise in US since 2000
Diverticulitis, a disabling colon problem that can cause pain, obstruction and fever, became more common in the U.S. from the late 1990's to the...
Higher risk of surgery seen with Bayer Essure contraceptive, study says
Women implanted with Bayer AG's Essure permanent contraception device were more than 10 times more likely to require post-procedure surgery than...
Chinese firm says plans to 'mass produce' Ebola vaccine
A Chinese firm plans to mass produce a military-developed vaccine against Ebola, even as the epidemic which killed more than 11,000 people in West...
US prescription opioid misuse and deaths increase
The proportion of people reporting use of prescription opioids for reasons other than medical necessity fell between 2003 and 2013, but use...
Women less likely to be taking post-heart attack meds
Women appear less likely than men to take all the medications needed after a heart attack to help prevent repeat episodes, a Canadian study suggests.
Well: A Placebo Can Make You Run Faster
A new study of the power of placebos in athletic performance found that runners improved their times after a placebo injections of saline....
'Smart shorts' offer real-time feedback on runners' performance
Achieving the perfect form while running can be a difficult fete for many, especially for those who enjoy jogging as more of a hobby.
Why coffee makes you poop
If you’re like a lot of guys, your morning cup of Joe leaves you bright-eyed and ready to take on the day—just as soon as you’re done pooping.
4 essential elements of a healthy doctor-patient relationship
It’s easy to focus on the basics when evaluating your doctor: Did he go to a good medical school? Does she have a good reputation with colleagues...
Planned Parenthood Changes Fetal Tissue Policy
The decision was meant to combat videos that contended that officials sought to profit from the programs, which provide fetal tissue to...