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.
July 28, 2010 People who regularly checked in online, participated in weight loss chatrooms and emailed with experts kept more weight off than those who didn't.
July 28, 2010 The Gulf oil spill has caused 10 times the number of beach closures so far this year, compared to all of last year, says a new report. Swimming in polluted water can increase the risk of pinkeye, hepatitis and neurological problems.
July 14, 2010 Danish researchers find that men obese at age 20 were twice as likely to die at any point in life compared with those who didn't have a big, early weight problem.
July 8, 2010 Calories in need to go down, calories out need to go up, the International Food Information Council says.
July 6, 2010 Unlike cancer and heart disease, lower back pain doesn't have a specially organized interest group.
July 1, 2010 A federally funded study of testosterone supplements for older men was stopped after those receiving a daily gel had more cardiovascular problems.
June 21, 2010 A special coffee touted as a natural aid for romance contains a chemical cousin Viagra, the Food and Drug Administration says. The agency warns consumers to avoid the beverage.
April 9, 2010 Sleep apnea increases the chances you'll have a stroke. The hazard is independent of other known stroke triggers such as being overweight, smoking, or having high blood pressure or diabetes.
April 6, 2010 Hospitalizations due to accidental poisonings from narcotics, painkillers and sedatives increased by 37 percent between 1999 and 2006. The number of hospitalizations for heroin overdoses stayed flat during the same period.
March 3, 2010 The American Cancer Society says doctors and patients need to decide together on whether to test for prostate cancer. The balance of benefits and risks for a PSA test hinges on a man's health particulars.
February 5, 2010 Researchers say a valve in the tails of human sperm controls when they start moving. When the acid level drops inside the sperm, they start to wiggle.
January 13, 2010 Researchers have found the Y chromosome, which makes a human a male, is changing far more rapidly than had been thought and may be one of the most active spots for evolution in the human genome.
January 12, 2010 Dr. Eric Coris, a specialist in sports medicine at the University of South Florida, says Mark McGwire's use of steroids probably didn't help him stave off injuries or recover from them more quickly.