New estimates show that least 56,000 people become infected with the AIDS virus every year in the United States -- 40 percent more than previous calculations, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Researchers experiment with a chemical compound they say can produce the benefits of aerobic activity without the perspiration.
Mercury from amalgam dental fillings may be toxic to children and developing fetuses, the FDA now admits.
by By JoNel Aleccia - Health Writer. A rare form of tuberculosis caused by illegal, unpasteurized dairy products, including the popular queso fresco cheese, is rising among Hispanic immigrants in Southern California and raising fears about a resurge
An outbreak of salmonella food poisoning first linked to uncooked tomatoes has now been reported in nine states, U.S. health officials said Tuesday. Lab tests have confirmed 40 illnesses in Texas and New Mexico as the same type of salmonella, ri
Silver-colored metal dental fillings contain mercury that may cause health problems in pregnant women, children and fetuses, the Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday after settling a related lawsuit.
The FDA is warning new Moms about a nipple cream product that should be no longer on the shelves; yet a quick check on the web found this product still being sold at such internet stores as Amazon.com, Vitapal.com, and Drugstore.com.
Smoke Nazis in the Chicago area rolled over a pipe smokers' convention--and some individual freedoms along the way.
Current and former military personnel accounted for about 20 percent of U.S. suicides in 2005, according to a government study.
Already Britain's oldest employee, 101-year-old Buster Martin now aims to become the world's oldest marathon runner by completing the London Marathon and celebrating with a pint of beer and a cigarette. Sprightly and bearded, he completed
After years of insisting there is no evidence to link vaccines with the onset of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the US government has quietly conceded a vaccine-autism case in the Court of Federal Claims.
First, drugs. Next, smoking. Now, Health Nazis have targeted the obese. Big Food joins Big Oil and Big Tobacco as the new Axis of Evil.
Arizona CHANGE contacted the Arizona Office of Oral Health and found that fluoridation is regulated in this State by the Department of Environmental Quality. The answers to these questions will be explored as CHANGE embarks on a series of investigati
Authorities reported the "black yeast" in bottled water used to get local residents used to the river water that will be the main water source in Albuquerque next fall, poses little risk to the public....[faith in government builds a
Nicknamed Mpower and based on a partly successful program for fighting drug-resistant tuberculosis, the report suggests raising taxes, banning smoking, enforcing laws, monitoring use, warning people, and offering free help.
Big Brother, the nanny state, Big Government--call it what you will. But in the coming years, what you eat will likely be more than your own business.
[gotta love that title] A new study provides more proof that childhood vaccines with mercury as a preservative -- no longer on the market -- did not cause autism, researchers reported.
Are anti-smoking zealots using totalitarians tactics, as some claim? 70 years ago, another society was just as committed and left a good blueprint for today's health officials.
We can hear the men's cheers from here. According to a study published in the New England Journal Of Medicine staring at a woman's breasts can prolong a man's life.
At last-- a toy from China without lead-- DIYers at risk also: tape,duct tape,window glazing fingered in tests.-- Mesothelioma, anyone?
An Indonesian fisherman who feared that he would be killed by tree-like growths covering his body has been given hope of recovery by an American doctor - and Vitamin A.
A list of the 12 Germiest Places. How many do you come into contact with each day? Some will not apply to everyone. For instance, some people don't fly. Others may not use handbags.
"... the immigration department’s focus is different," she said. "It cannot afford to import people into the country who are going to be a significant drain on our health resources."
The Mysterious Case Of Robert R And The Pieces To The AIDS Puzzle In the October 29th Chicago Tribune came out with the story of how genetic analysis of 25 yr old blood samples showed the most predominant strain of AIDS first emerged in Haiti in the
A Southern California couple is facing criminal charges after allegedly being caught with 375 pounds of “bathtub” cheese at an open-air market. They were arrested for selling a variety of unlicensed cheeses to the public and on felony cheese making c
Is MRSA officially something that Americans should put on their list of worries? News of a child dying in Brooklyn from the "Super Bug" is sure to put school boards across the country on alert.
The "Super Bug" MRSA is the talk of TV and print media this week. School officials nationwide are taking steps to calm fears that schoolchildren may be at risk. MRSA can be beaten simply by washing your hands. But back in 1918, there was an
Two drug-resistant "superbugs" are becoming more common across the US including one that causes hard-to-treat ear infections in children, researchers reported on Tuesday. Another, called methicillin-resistant staph aureus of MRSA
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Swedish women on long-term sick leave outnumber men 2 to 1 because of family care-giving and inequality in the workplace, a study found.
Lipsticks tested by a U.S. consumer rights group found that more than half contained lead and some popular brands including Cover Girl, L'Oreal and Christian Dior had more lead than others, the group said. [explains a lot;-)]