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Pediatricians admit struggles with disclosing errors

When a child’s health is at stake, parents may expect complete candor from doctors and pediatricians – but in reality, is this always the case?

Pfizer accused of suppressing study results

A lawsuit has been filed against pharmaceutical firm Pfizer, alleging that the company attempted to suppress negative research about its epilepsy drug, Neurontin.

Melamine OK in small doses, FDA says

Despite a health scare in which tens of thousands of Chinese babies have fallen ill due to melamine in their formula, the Food and Drug Administration has said that products containing small amounts of the chemical are not dangerous for adults.

Hospital disinfectants could create resistant bacteria

We expect hospitals to use disinfectants and other cleaning products to kill germs and protect us, but new researchers suggest this practice – if administered incorrectly – could have dangerous consequences.

Report: Few hospitals offer good palliative care

Those who are seriously ill may want to think twice about entering a hospital in the southern U.S., following the results of a new study.

Doctors call for FDA recall of kids’ cold medicines

Over-the-counter cold medicines for children have come under fire from some doctors and health experts, who claim they are not safe for youngsters.

Detoxify your life

Recent news about toxins in plastic bottles, the water supply and common household cleaning products may cause people to feel a bit helpless about how to protect themselves against dangerous chemicals.

Report: Nursing homes may not be adequately protecting health

More than 90 percent of nursing homes were cited for at least one violation of federal standards last year, according to a Health and Human Services Department report.

Cost of biotech drugs rises

People who rely on a number of specialty biotech drugs to treat their health conditions saw prices rise by 8.7 percent last year, an AARP investigation found.

Congress warned about cell phone health risks

Health risks connected with cell phone use have not adequately been explored, an expert has warned a congressional subcommittee.

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