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.
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.
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.
August 16, 2010 If a guy earns less than his wife or live-in girlfriend, he's more likely to cat around. On the other hand, women who made less than their mates are more prone to fidelity.
August 11, 2010 A survey shows that doctors aren't prescribing a pill that has been shown to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Confusion about side effects and the challenge of measuring success are two reasons why.
August 2, 2010 As Medicare analysts mull whether to pay for a $93,000 prostate cancer treatment nationwide, a debate over its worth rages in public comments to the government. Some critics have sought anonymity, fearing an online backlash.
July 29, 2010 Eight months ago, the Food and Drug Administration asked makers of beverages containing alcohol and caffeine to prove the drinks are safe. So far, nothing's been made public.
July 29, 2010 A new prostate cancer treatment that uses a patient's own white blood cells to effectively create a personalized vaccine has been approved. But no one really knows how it works.