Skip to content

Health News

News Related to Health News

  1. EEOC Takes Aim At Employer Wellness Programs

    By Michelle Andrews Do it or else. Increasingly, that’s the approach taken by employers who are offering financial incentives for workers to take part in wellness programs that incorporate screenings that measure blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass index, among other things. The controversial

    Read Full Article
  2. Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental vaccine designed to stop breast cancer in its tracks appeared to be safe in a preliminary trial. Fourteen women with breast cancer that had spread were injected with a vaccine that targets a specific protein,

    Read Full Article
  3. Preventable Hospital Patient Problems Down: Report

    Dec. 2, 2014 -- Preventable problems such as infections, bed sores, and medication errors fell 17 percent at U.S. hospitals from 2010 to 2013, according to a federal government report. The report said the 1.3 million fewer problems during that time saved the lives of about 50,000 patients and about

    Read Full Article
  4. Specialty Drugs to Cost Consumers More Next Year

    By Julie Appleby Americans with health coverage – including those who buy it through government insurance exchanges and Medicare beneficiaries – are likely to pay more out-of-pocket next year for so-called “specialty drugs,” which treat complex conditions, according to two studies from consulting fi

    Read Full Article
  5. ACA May Unravel if Exchange Subsidies Struck

    By Julie Rovner Exactly what would happen to the Affordable Care Act if the Supreme Court invalidates tax credits in the three dozen states where the federal government runs the program? Legal scholars say a decision like that would deal a potentially lethal blow to the law because it would undermin

    Read Full Article
  6. Officials Designate 35 Ebola Treatment Centers

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Thirty-five hospitals across the United States have been designated as Ebola treatment centers, and more will be designated in the coming weeks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. These centers ha

    Read Full Article
  7. Could a 'Mediterranean' Diet Extend Your Life?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There are hints in a new study that eating the much-lauded Mediterranean diet may help boost longevity. Researchers found that the regimen -- rich in whole grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, fish and olive oil -- a

    Read Full Article
  8. Mammograms for 40-Somethings Supported by Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with breast cancer in their 40s commonly lack well-known risk factors for the disease, according to new research that could fuel debate about preventive screening for this age group. The study of 136 wome

    Read Full Article
  9. Too Few Prostate Cancer Patients Get These Meds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many men on hormone therapy for prostate cancer aren't getting bone-strengthening drugs they may need, new Canadian research contends. Hormone therapy, which suppresses male hormones called androgens, helps stop cancer c

    Read Full Article
  10. Quick Epinephrine Use Urged for Allergic Reaction

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People having a severe allergic reaction need immediate treatment with the medication epinephrine, newly released guidelines say. But, not all medical personnel are aware of the importance of epinephrine, according to the

    Read Full Article
Displaying 121 - 130 of 27383 Articles << Prev Page 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Next >>

WebMD Video: Now Playing

Click here to wach video: Dirty Truth About Hand Washing

Which sex is the worst about washing up? Why is it so important? We’ve got the dirty truth on how and when to wash your hands.

Click here to watch video: Dirty Truth About Hand Washing

To help me get to sleep: