Despite a massive increase in the use of statin drugs, Sweden saw no lowering of the rate of heart attacks in its population, according to a recent population-based study.
Researchers looked at the country’s population during the period from 1998 to 2003, when the use of statin drugs to control cholesterol levels increased more than threefold.
A forthcoming report in Science magazine argues that patient consent and confidentiality are under fire, after the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics recently adjusted its formal recommendations to doctors that, for the most part, now leave the patient out of the decision-making process over how much data researchers can mine from their unique genetic codes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed last week that the number of American adults who take their own lives jumped dramatically in the first decade of the 21st century.Why? Maybe it’s the economy, the report speculates.
Spirituality and science have had a strained relationship in recent years as heated emotions continue to surround certain debates. A recent study, however, points out that there are things about which the scientific and spiritually minded can agree, among them: Faith can have the power to heal.
Besides the fact that it doesn’t work and carries harmful side effects, Congress is now poised to give you one more reason to avoid taking a seasonal flu vaccine: a 75 cent per-dose tax. Save money and your health by avoiding the flu vaccine at all costs.
Whether you are on the road for a long summer vacation or a just a quick overnight trip, it can be difficult to get to sleep when you are away from the familiar sights, sounds and smells of home.
Here are some suggestions that will help you relax into a restful slumber.
Upon informing your doctor of your most unbearable afflictions, it’s likely that the prescription pad will come out and you’ll find yourself on a daily regimen of the latest wonder drug. But for all of the benefits your physician may tell you about a new drug, he may be ignorant of some ghastly side effects.
A major push begins today urging high-profile U.S. retailers to crack down on selling a host of products that contain chemicals with unsafe — or unproven — track records.
After giving birth four times via caesarean delivery, Lisa Epsteen wanted to have her fifth child vaginally. She found someone to help her through her high-risk pregnancy, and she thought he was on her side. That is until her doctor threatened to have police pick her up and drag her to the hospital for a surgical delivery.
Even while they are still medical school students and residents, future healthcare providers are already commonly given meals, gifts and industry-sponsored educational materials by pharmaceutical sales representatives.