Scrubbing too much might be a problem, scientists say.
November 29, 2010 A new study is linking higher levels of triclosan to allergies in kids and Bisphenol-A exposure to changes in adult immune systems raises new health questions. But the concerns about these chemicals are far from settled.
November 29, 2010 A House committee investigation into Johnson & Johnson's spate of recent recalls continues for now, but when Republicans take over the committee in January, that could change.
November 29, 2010 Bravo Farms is recalling all of its cheese, including cheddar it makes for Whole Foods, after E. coli and listeria was found at its plant. Earlier this month, the company recalled gouda sold at Costco.
Mmmm. How about some flu germs with that stuffing?
November 24, 2010 We are a nation of procrastinators when it comes to getting a flu shot. That leaves us vulnerable to all kinds of respiratory illnesses, thanks to togetherness at Thanksgiving and other holiday times.
There's a lot going on with the little blue pill called Truvada made by Gilead Sciences of Forest City, Calif.
November 23, 2010 A large study shows that men who took the pill Truvada nearly every day cut their risk of HIV infection by 73 percent. But those who took their pills half the time just cut their risk by 50 percent.
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November 22, 2010 Ten years ago, the clinical staging prostate cancer test was supposed to help doctors decide how to treat it. New evidence shows the test is not a good predictor of how serious the disease is.
October 21, 2010 Listeria poisoning can cause fever, headache, nausea, and preterm labor, as well as death. Contaminated fresh fruits and vegetables, raw milk, and raw meats are frequent culprits, says the Food and Drug Administration.
October 20, 2010 A new survey by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that just 9 percent of mobile phone owners use phone apps that help them track or manage their health.
October 20, 2010 The new drug Pradaxa is the first to take on the dominance of warfarin - the blockbuster anti-clotting drug. The market is estimated at $12 billion a year.
October 19, 2010 Canada and Oregon have banned Brazilian Blowout after finding unacceptable levels of formaldehyde in the product. But the hair straightener's manufacturer says the product is 100 percent safe.
October 18, 2010 Chronic migraine sufferers willing to receive multiple BOTOX injections around the head and neck may minimize migraines for up to three months. There are an estimated 3.2 million migraine sufferers in America.
October 14, 2010 Chelation therapies sold over the counter or on the Web are concerning because they target patients with serious conditions who have few treatment options, FDA says.
What's important for consumers to know about food at a glance?
October 13, 2010 The Institute of Medicine left sugar off its list of top nutrients that should be included in the information on the front of food boxes and cans. It says there's no scientific agreement about how added sugar impacts health.
Does a woman diagnosed with breast cancer need more mammograms?
October 12, 2010 Even though the benefits are scant, many already terminally ill cancer patients get screened for additional cancers, a study finds. The tests get done out of habit and a lack of discussion between doctors and patients, the researchers suggest.
September 28, 2010 A Henry Ford Hospital ear surgeon says don't use cotton swabs to clean your ears because accidents with them can lead to deafness, paralysis and vertigo. A Michigan grandma found out the hard way.
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