The government is moving the morning-after pill over the counter but only those 15 and older can buy it - an attempt to find middle ground just days before a court-imposed deadline to lift all age restrictions on the emergency contraceptive.
Food companies are betting snacks like potato chips, jelly beans and gum with a caffeinated kick could be a popular way to provide a jolt of energy. The Food and Drug Administration is closely watching the marketing of these foods and wants to know more about their safety.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released new statistics that show upper arm lifts in women have increased 4,378 percent in the last decade, and a Eugene plastic surgeon said he has noticed the trend in his practice.
Even though less than 1 percent of pregnant women choose home birth, the American Academy of Pediatrics released new recommendations they hope will make these types of deliveries safer.
The rise of these superbugs, along with increased pressure from the government and insurers, is driving hospitals to try all sorts of new approaches to stop their spread.
Large specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak last year would be subject to federal safety inspections and manufacturing standards under a new Senate proposal introduced Friday.
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The latest bad news in the hunt for an AIDS vaccine: The government halted a large U.S. study on Thursday, saying the experimental shots aren't preventing HIV infection.
Scientists have identified a hormone that can sharply boost the number of cells that make insulin in mice, a discovery that may someday lead to a treatment for the most common type of diabetes.
The gorgeous weather has brought people outdoors, but all that sunshine could be dangerous for your health.
One Coquille family has turned what seemed to be a heart-breaking tragedy into something that is helping children all over the world.
More parents need to talk with their teens about the dangers of abusing Ritalin, Adderall and other prescription drugs, suggests a new study that finds discouraging trends on kids and drug use.
Jordan McDonald wears his on his right leg, Grant Jensen wears his on his left. But what the two share runs much deeper than which leg they partially lost to an uncommon form of cancer.
Don't take the cinnamon challenge. That's the advice from doctors in a new report about a dangerous prank depicted in popular YouTube videos but which has led to hospitalizations and a surge in calls to U.S. poison centers.
Why do I bother pointing out the calorie cost of something like a bite or sip of food or drink? Why just calories rather than the whole range of nutrients in various foods? First, while calories are not the be-all and end-all, they certainly matter. And while the mix of protein, fat and carbohydrates in a food does matter, just knowing how many calories there are in a particular quantity of a particular food can be a quick and useful reference point once you know that an individual’s average caloric intake should be about 2,000 per day.