Medicine

Obesity’s a crisis but we want our junk food

Published 04/01/2013

WASHINGTON — We know obesity is a health crisis, or every new year wouldn't start with resolutions to eat better and get off the couch. [more…]

Analysis: Entering the age of the $1 million medicine

Published 03/01/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - The Western world's first drug to fix faulty genes promises to transform the lives of patients with an ultra-rare disease that clogs [more…]

Walking linked to fewer strokes in women

Published 03/01/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who walk at least three hours every week are less likely to suffer a stroke than women who walk [more…]

Biogen Lou Gehrig’s disease drug fails in key trial

Published 03/01/2013

(Reuters) - An experimental drug to combat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease in the United States, failed to work in an important [more…]

France may curb use of riskier oral contraceptives

Published 03/01/2013

PARIS (Reuters) - French health regulators are studying limiting the use of contraceptive pills that carry health risks and will stop reimbursing prescription costs of [more…]

Sperm donor fighting child support payments

Published 03/01/2013

TOPEKA, Kan. — TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A Kansas man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple after answering an online ad is fighting the state's [more…]

Memorial friends laugh and cry as they remember Sam Featherstone

Published 03/01/2013

EVANSVILLE — Despite the many awful things associated with cancer, the first thing Ian Barron noticed when he saw his friend Sam Featherstone after his [more…]

Cancer takes the life of a local hero in Sam Featherstone

Published 02/01/2013

NEWBURGH — Sam Featherstone, the Newburgh teen whose determination to conquer pediatric brain cancer has seen more than $200,000 raised over the past few weeks [more…]

Clinton receiving blood thinners to dissolve clot

Published 01/01/2013

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton continues to recover in a New York hospital where she's being treated for a blood clot in [more…]

FDA seeks to ban trans fats in processed foods due to health risks

Published 01/01/1970

BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed banning artificial trans fats in processed food ranging from cookies to frozen pizza, citing [more…]