For most people with asthma, a couple of puffs from an inhaler filled with steroids makes breathing easy.
commonly occurring large chromosomal deletions that are seen in many cancer types contain areas harboring multiple functionally linked genes whose loss, they posit, confers a survival advantage on growing tumors.
South Korea is saying this morning that its customs officials are stepping up their inspections targeting smuggled capsules that contain the powdered flesh of dead human babies. How’s that for something to wash down with your third cup of coffee this
Dentists may soon be getting a potent new weapons with which to wage the global fight against cavities.
Develop cheap rapid tests for detecting sexually transmitted diseases, and lose the ability to track that those diseases are becoming resistant to the last antibiotics that work reliably against them.
Over the past decade, there has been a steady stream of information promoting the health benefits of fish oil capsules.
Infants born to women who used the anti-HIV drug tenofovir as part of an anti-HIV drug regimen during pregnancy do not weigh less at birth and are not of shorter length than infants born to women who used anti-HIV drug regimens that do not include te
The new antismoking technique uses nanoparticles to trigger an immune response.
U.S. regulators have approved use of a powerful Johnson & Johnson antibiotic to treat plague
While delivering his remarks at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner, comedian Jimmy Kimmel addressed the issue of marijuana legalization.
Ardbeg, makers of extremely peaty Scotch whisky, has launched samples of its product into space. Not as a gift from Earth to extraterrestrial races, nor even as a refreshment for human astronauts -- no, the idea is to study how whisky ages in zero-gr
A medication that could be a faster-working alternative to Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs got approval from the Food and Drug Administration Friday.
Many women may think birth control pills and condoms are better at pregnancy prevention than they actually are, a new study suggests.
Teenagers are showing up in Los Angeles emergency rooms after drinking inexpensive liquid hand sanitizers to get drunk.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Stendra (avanafil), a new drug to treat erectile dysfunction.
A federal judge declared Gov. Rick Scott's order requiring drug testing for some 85,000 state workers unconstitutional Thursday.
The Republican-led New Hampshire House on Wednesday passed legislation that would allow seriously ill patients to use marijuana.
Chinese state media say police have arrested nine people and detained 54 others in a crackdown on chromium-tainted gel capsules made from industrial waste.
You know how it is: first you get an assignment for Fortune magazine, and the next thing you know, you're taking pictures of people smoking pot.
Did you know that roughly 10% of the American population suffers from depression?
Two Merck drugs for treating male baldness and enlarged prostate will now carry extended labels to add more possible sexual side effects, US regulators said.
To fight our insane wars, we’re wrecking our soldiers’ ability to live with themselves and function in society.
study published today in the journal Science describes a simple behavioural procedure that reduces heroin addicts’ cravings and could also prevent them from relapsing after they’ve kicked the habit.
The growing taste for prescription opioids in the US is a concern. What is it about our way of life that necessitates such relief?
This is a story about what can happen when no one is looking.
But the large health care system here that Dr. Trescott helps manage has placed controls on how painkillers are prescribed, like making sure doctors do not prescribe too much. Doctors on staff have been told to abide by the guidelines or face the con
In a highly personal piece, a dad in his mid-50s asks why he shouldn't carry on enjoying the occasional spliff
large-scale stem cell manufacturing and research
Each year, millions of Americans don't fill their prescriptions because they can't afford to.
The business of medical biotechnologies operates within an extraordinarily complex regulatory system.