The holiday season should be a time for relaxation, but for people in the hospital – or their families and friends – the period can be fraught with chaos, one author claims.
As the hearings regarding the impeachment of Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich continue, the state attorney general has denied a request that state taxpayers fund his defense.
As the government moves toward the adoption of electronic health records, the Department of Health and Human Services has announced new privacy guidelines for the treatment of these records.
The Food and Drug Administration has repeated its opinion that the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is safe, but also says it will conduct further tests and keep analyzing studies.
Ponzi schemes – in which existing investors are paid with new investors’ money – have been in the news a lot lately, with the revelation of Bernard Madoff’s fraudulent investment fund sending ripples across the world.
Yahoo is attempting to set the industry standard regarding how it manages user data by cutting the amount of time that it keeps information on individuals’ searches.
By the end of this year, American homeowners could be facing a collective loss of $2 trillion on their properties’ value, new figures reveal.
At first, the idea of being able to access a person’s criminal record dating back several years may seem convenient – but what if there are errors?
Does your daily skincare routine involve the application of a product containing estrogen?
Although the massive swings of the stock market are not for everyone, some experts have suggested that short-term gains can be made if investors follow a savvy strategy – particularly as so many stocks are selling at record-low prices.
Privacy and civil liberties groups have raised concern over new parameters that expand the number of people whose DNA can be collected by the government.
Pharmaceutical company Wyeth paid for favorable medical journal articles to be written about its hormone therapy products, according to claims by a U.S. senator.
Employees of Verizon Wireless accessed the cell phone records of President-elect Barack Obama without permission, the company has admitted.
The New York Police Department has run into problems while trying to seek faster surveillance approval for investigating terror suspects.
As the winter closes in and hours of sunshine grow less common, people who are concerned with their health may want to consider taking supplements that contain vitamin D.
Although conventional wisdom advises that retirement planners invest 80 percent of their money in stocks and 20 percent in bonds, recent economic events have made some question the wisdom of this plan.
A company that marketed web surveillance technology and six of its client companies are being sued by a group of customers who claim the practice violated privacy laws.
The financial events of the past year or so have not made it easy for many people to sleep easily, but retirees may be among the worst-hit groups.
Women of childbearing age, pregnant women, nursing mothers, babies and children would no longer be advised to limit their fish consumption due to mercury risks, under new draft proposals by the FDA.
The $85 billion bailout of AIG in September may have frustrated many taxpayers, but the government insisted that the move was necessary to prevent further economic turmoil.
The U.S. government is headed in "the wrong direction" by giving bailout money to various groups who have asked for it, according to Representative Ron Paul.
New statistics from a government agency reveal that Americans’ use of alternative medicine – including natural supplements – is rising.
When you are filling out your 2008 taxes, you may want to take extra care to make sure everything is accurate – because the IRS has said it will be scrutinizing returns even more carefully than in years past.