Skin cancer

Uninsured, immigrant and minority communities in the United States may not be as aware of skin cancer as they should be, a recent study suggests. At a medical clinic in southern Florida, researchers surveyed members of these communities and found that nearly 25 percent had never...

Tendon Problems

Two simple tests that can be done in a doctor’s office may be able to rule in or out a painful hip condition that is usually hard to diagnose without magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to a small study. A common overuse injury, gluteal tendinopathy can be treated...

Thailand Investigates 4 Cases Zika

Thailand is investigating four suspected cases of Zika-related microcephaly in three babies and a 36-week old unborn baby, the public health minister said on Tuesday, in what could be the first cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in Southeast Asia. Several countries in Southeast...

Talc

Two lawsuits ended in jury verdicts worth $127 million. Two others were tossed out by a judge who said there wasn’t reliable evidence that the talc in Johnson & Johnson’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer. So who’s right? And is baby powder safe? Most...

Zika

A man in Spain may have passed the Zika virus to his wife through sex, even though he’d previously had a vasectomy, according to a new report of the case. The 53-year-old man and his 51-year-old wife had gone on vacation to the Maldives islands in the Indian Ocean in early...

Zika

Patients who take medicines derived from blood plasma or urine are not at increased risk of catching Zika, even if the body fluids come from countries where the virus is prevalent, Europe’s drugs regulator said on Wednesday. Plasma-derived products are used to treat some...

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is essential for normal neurological function, according to a 2013 Journal of Internal Medicine study, which found that low levels of some types of the vitamin could help predict your risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Looking to take back control of your health? Some...

Finger Chips

Even if you haven’t chowed down on chicken fingers since your School House Rock days, your inner kid still knows that having a special sauce for dipping, drizzling, or dunking makes any meal that much more awesome. Condiments might not seem like a major player in your overall...

Brain Cancer

Brain cancer is now the deadliest form of childhood cancer in the United States, surpassing leukemia as treatment advances have allowed doctors to cure many blood-related cancers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. In 1999, nearly one in three children...

Cigarettes

A group of African-American doctors is calling on President Obama to ban the sale of menthol-flavored cigarettes, which data shows are heavily favored among black smokers. The African-American Tobacco Control Leadership Council sent a letter to the president in August, asking him...