In an editorial this week in the journal Gastroenterology, University of Pennsylvania physicians argue that the current methodology of screening older people with a history of familial colorectal cancer every five years is not justified.
In what is being called a medical mystery, 14 patients in the same unit in one of Detroit, Michigan's largest hospitals all came down with Salmonella infections. Officials are saying the illnesses are not food-related.
This September marked the 26th year of National Recovery Month, a countrywide observance to promote substance abuse issues and encourage people to seek help. But how exactly does it work — and who are the people who say it saved their life?
People who regularly face a "substantial" risk of HIV infection should take preventative anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment, the World Health Organization said in new guidelines released Wednesday.
A new meta-study published in the 'Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics' has found the number of children injured by TVs falling on them, in particular small children, is on the rise. The study looked at data from many countries.
In the evolving world of new food creation scientists say they have developed a new "prebiotic" pasta that battles illness. It is enriched, they say, with a fibre that fights diabetes and bad cholesterol, among other health problems.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has accused drugs maker Bayer of illegally promoting the effect of its probiotic, a collection of bacteria that it says “support digestive health.” However, the Justice Department will not pursue the charge.
A debate has been created after a paper was published in the British Medical Journal, suggesting the new U.S. Dietary Guidelines, to be published this fall, are biased and based on an incomplete survey of current studies.
With the use of medical marijuana becoming accepted and following legislation enacted by a number of U.S. states, health professionals are considering whether cannabis requires a microbiological safety standard.
Recently Turing Pharmaceuticals increased the price of its medication Daraprim more than 50-fold overnight. This led to a series of complaints from the public and health professionals. The company has now dropped the price.