January 3, 2011 The chief executive of UMass Memorial Health System apologized for bad judgment in using models to recruit potential donors of bone marrow. The practice was not appropriate for an academic medical center.
January 3, 2011 Now that the new year is upon us, here are some healthy tips for 2011. For starters, we found 25 bits of advice for dieters. And then there's a roundup of changes that the federal health overhaul could bring to you.
December 29, 2010 In about a year poultry and meat sold in supermarkets will have to carry nutrition labels like the ones already on packaged foods. For the first time consumers will be able to see at a glance how much and what kinds of fat are inside.
December 28, 2010 A contest to find the best essays about the effect of doctors' orders on health costs has named its winners. The top stories were about people who had health insurance, but still struggled to pay their medical bills.
December 27, 2010 Even the wonkiest among us rarely refer to the law by its given name: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. So what should we call the law remaking the nation's health care system?
December 23, 2010 Writer Helen Branswell says in an article in Scientific American that American pig farms are virtual "flu factories" because monitoring of animal health is so weak.
December 21, 2010 Federal officials are pushing ahead with new rules that would let them weigh in on whether a health insurance company’s proposed premium increases are reasonable.
December 17, 2010 Models in blue wigs and short skirts helped attract potential bone marrow donors to a Massachusetts registry. Insurers were then billed as much as $4,300 for the lab tests.
December 17, 2010 Documented fraud by the pharmaceutical industry has been accelerating lately, an advocacy group finds. Fines and settlements paid by drug companies since 1991 those penalties totaled $19.8 billion. Most were levied in the past five years.
December 15, 2010 When it comes to what kids eat, who should have the biggest say? People are chiming in on a post about a lawsuit filed against McDonald's in California. Vote in our survey.
December 15, 2010 Dannon has agreed to pay the government $21 million in a settlement after the Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint about misleading ads for yogurt. The company won't
December 15, 2010 Members of the American Medical Students Association have turned the tables and now grade their schools on how well they manage industry conflicts. In the group's third annual report, med schools are doing a little better.