The majority of American doctors responding to a new survey said they see no ethical problem with the practice of prescribing placebos to patients without their knowledge.
Former chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan told Congress on Thursday that he was shocked that self-regulation in the financial markets had not functioned the way he anticipated.
Director of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff has challenged claims made by civil liberties groups about the number of people not allowed to fly on U.S. airlines.
Investors who have been hoping that the U.S. economy will be given a clean bill of health in the near future may want to think again.
Parents may be careful to protect their children from a number of threats to their health, including toxic chemicals and potentially harmful medications.
The amount of money spent on Medicaid could place significant stress on federal and state budgets over the next decade, according to forecasts from the U.S. Department and Health and Human Services.
The U.S. government is mistaken if it thinks that it can help the American people by interfering with the free market, according to Texas Representative Ron Paul.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may have decided that the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is safe, but the Canadian government has made it clear it thinks otherwise.
It was several months ago that President Bush signed a $170 billion stimulus package that he said could help prevent the U.S. from slipping into recession – now, there is talk of introducing another, similar measure.
A court case that is currently in the federal courts in Pittsburgh could help set a precedent for how law enforcement officials handle global positioning system data.
Retirees who have been fretting over the state of the stock market and their nest egg have a bit of good news to look forward to – social security benefits are rising by 5.8 percent in 2009.
A new law that took effect in Nevada this month aims to help protect data gathered by businesses about their customers, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Investor Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the world, has announced that he is buying American stocks.
Approximately 160 patients may be at risk of developing a staph infection, following a North Carolina hospital’s admission that it had neglected to sterilize surgical instruments.
Each year, millions of foreign visitors to the U.S. are fingerprinted at the airport – but did you know that some banks may also require prints from American citizens?
Questions about the effects of trace amounts of pharmaceuticals that are found in Americans’ drinking water continue to cause concern among both scientists and members of the public.
With something as serious as your health at stake, you might expect doctors to be able to look at medical research data and produce meaningful results for patients.
An increasing number of older people are looking to reverse mortgages to boost their cash flow in retirement, according to new figures from a trade group.
A new poll reveals a shifting attitude about the role of big government in helping the U.S. out of the credit crunch.
Just a few years ago, men and women on the cusp of retirement may have been feeling very good about their nest egg.
Some studies have suggested that the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) could be linked to a number of different health problems, ranging from heart disease to cancer, even in low doses.
President Bush has described the government’s bailout plan – decried by some as meddling in the free market – as an "essential short-term measure" to free up credit and unfreeze the economy.
New Hampshire hospitals that are guilty of serious errors may soon be required to report these missteps to the public, under a new law that is under consideration in the state.