- Planned Parenthood Refuses $500K Donation From Tucker Max: 'Planned Parenthood Would be Cooler if it Was a Giant Flight of Stairs, w/Someone Pushing Girls Down'
April 05 2012 9:42 AM
Controversial author of I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, Tucker Max attempted to give a $500,000 donation to Planned Parenthood--but his money was refused by the organization on principle.
- Dioxin Discovered in Eggs, German State Sees No Danger
April 04 2012 9:40 AM
German authorities said on Wednesday the highly poisonous chemical dioxin had been discovered above permitted levels in eggs from a German farm but they see no danger to the public.
- Why the Cancer Drug Rapamycin Causes Diabetes
April 03 2012 12:43 PM
Many organ transplant recipients and cancer patients depend on rapamycin, a drug that suppresses the immune system and targets proteins involved in cell division. But this highly effective drug has an unfortunate side effect: many of the people who take it develop diabetes. Scientists now say they've figured out the root of the problem by studying the drug's effects on mice.
- Burger King New Menu: 5 Best Items To Try
April 03 2012 11:41 AM
Burger King announced a new menu on Monday in an attempt to revive the brand and win over new customers with healthier and tastier meal options. The new menu features 14 brand-new items, but these five take the cake. Read about them, then go give them a try!
- Most Alcohol, Drug Abuse Starts In The Teens
April 03 2012 10:10 AM
A new survey of U.S. teenagers finds that most have used alcohol and drugs by the time they reach adulthood, and researchers say that could be setting up many of them for a lifetime of substance abuse.
- President Obama Takes A Shot At Supreme Court Over Healthcare
April 03 2012 10:05 AM
President Barack Obama took an opening shot at conservative justices on the Supreme Court on Monday, warning that a rejection of his sweeping healthcare law would be an act of judicial activism that Republicans say they abhor.
- What Supreme Court? President Obama Defends Healthcare Law, Skirts Debate
April 02 2012 10:15 AM
He didn't mention them by name, but they seemed to be on his mind. President Barack Obama defended his healthcare reform effort on Friday without mentioning the Supreme Court justices who hold the law's fate in their hands.
- Childbirth Takes Longer Now Than 50 Years Ago
April 02 2012 10:07 AM
Many tasks can be tackled more quickly now than 50 years ago, but delivering a baby naturally it seems is not one of them, according to a U.S. government study.
- Jewish Plastic Surgeon In Trouble For Making Fun Of Jews' 'Large Hooked' Noses
April 02 2012 4:24 AM
A Jewish plastic surgeon is facing the heat for creating and uploading a video on YouTube that makes fun of the physical traits of the Jews, especially their noses.
- Obesity Drugs Need Heart Studies, US Advisers Say
March 30 2012 10:21 AM
Heart safety studies should be required for new obesity drugs, U.S. drug advisers said on Thursday, possibly adding a new hurdle to the drugs' approval.
- 'Pink Slime' Producer Allows Tour of Plant to Bolster Image
March 30 2012 10:18 AM
A maker of the hamburger filler branded by critics as pink slime on Thursday allowed three state governors supportive of the beef industry and a handful of journalists to see it being made for the first time since a controversy erupted over use of the meat scraps.
- Electroacupuncture May Be Effective Treatment for Depression
March 29 2012 9:39 AM
Boosting the effect of acupuncture needles with small electric currents may be effective in treating depression, a study in Hong Kong has found.
- Autism Rates in US Reach New Height
March 29 2012 9:35 AM
About one in 88 children in the United States has autism or a related disorder, the highest estimate to date, U.S. health experts said on Thursday.
- WHO: Europeans Named The World's Heaviest Drinkers
March 28 2012 9:58 AM
People in Europe drink more alcohol than in any other part of the world, downing the equivalent of 12.5 litres of pure alcohol a year or almost three glasses of wine a day, according to report by the World Health Organisation and the European Commission.
- Medical Marijuana Aids in HIV Treatment and Suppression, Study Shows
March 28 2012 8:29 AM
A new research study says marijuana-like substances may help in treating and suppressing HIV.
- Glucose Mixture Can Thwart Cardiac Arrest
March 27 2012 10:03 AM
Patients showing heart attack symptoms who received a mixture of glucose, insulin and potassium from paramedics were half as likely to go into cardiac arrest or die than those who did not receive the dose, a study found.
- Opana: Prescription Painkiller New Scourge of Rural America
March 27 2012 9:50 AM
Opana is the hot new prescription drug of abuse, sometimes with tragic consequences. Back in high school in Houston, Texas, C.J. Coomer got good grades and played football. He was dark-haired and handsome, popular with his friends and doted on by his family.
- Xarelto: Johnson & Johnson Drug Shines In Trial Against Standard Lung-Clot Drugs
March 26 2012 9:48 AM
Johnson & Johnson's blood clot preventer Xarelto proved as effective as and safer than standard treatments against blood clots of the lung in a big study, possibly paving the way for it to become the eventual preferred treatment for the third most common cause of deaths in hospitals.
- Dick Cheney Waited Longer Than Average For Heart Transplant
March 26 2012 9:44 AM
At 71, former Vice President Dick Cheney was older than average for a heart transplant and had to wait longer than the typical patient as well -- 20 months compared with a year or less.
- Paul Allen: Why Microsoft's Co-Founder Donated $300 Million To Brain Research
March 23 2012 10:35 AM
Paul Allen, who helped co-found Microsoft alongside Bill Gates in 1975, has donated $300 million to The Allen Institute for Brain Science, based in Seattle. Allen helped establish The Allen Institute with his sister in 2003, pledging $100 million at the time and another $100 million since then.