The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around.
U.S. health officials on Wednesday released new...
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 07:02 PM EDT
Women Keep Dressing Like ‘Handmaids’ at Statehouses
Women across the country are using creative methods to get their message on reproductive rights to their local and state legislative bodies by channeling the characters from the dystopian novel, "The Handmaid's...
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 02:30 PM EDT
FDA Wants To Stop Pharma From 'Gaming' Generic Drug System
The Food and Drug Administration is trying to stop pharmaceutical companies from "gaming" the system by blocking or delaying generic competition, Reuters reported.
The agency plans a public meeting on July...
June 21 is the third annual International Yoga Day, which thousands of yogis across the world marked at mass gatherings. It's estimated that over 36 million Americans practice yoga annually, spending more...
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 at 08:02 AM EDT
GOP Medicaid Cuts Would Hit States Battling Opioid Epidemic
The Republican drive to roll back Barack Obama's health care law is on a collision course with a national opioid epidemic that's not letting up.
Medicaid cuts resulting from the GOP legislation would hit...
Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 06:03 PM EDT
They're Back! Numbers of Ticks are High Across New England
Tick numbers are on the rise across New England, raising the prospect of an increase in Lyme and other diseases associated with the blood suckers.
Much of the region got a respite last year as the drought took...
Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 at 07:55 AM EDT
India's No-Meat, No-Lust Advice for Pregnant Women Ridiculed
India's government is advising pregnant women to avoid all meat, eggs and lusty thoughts, but doctors say the advice is preposterous, and even dangerous, considering India's already-poor record with maternal...
Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 03:39 PM EDT
'Human Project' Study Will Ask 10,000 to Share Life's Data
Wanted: 10,000 New Yorkers interested in advancing science by sharing a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years.
Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 03:50 PM EDT
Too Hot to Handle: Study Shows Earth's Killer Heat Worsens
Killer heat is getting worse, a new study shows.
Deadly heat waves like the one now broiling the American West are bigger killers than previously thought and they are going to grow more frequent, according to a...
Sunday, Jun 18, 2017 at 06:40 PM EDT
Six Experts Resign From President's HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel
Scott Schoettes, Counsel and HIV Project Director at Lambda Legal, explained in a Newsweek op-ed Friday that he and five colleagues decided to leave their posts on the council in protest of the Trump administra...