Health News

Rx Combo May Trigger Serious Reactions
Some things just don't mix — and that applies to medications. One antibiotic combined with statins may be dangerous. Fortunately, other types of antibiotics may be safer when mixed with statins.
FDA Notifies Public of Hidden Ingredient in V26 Slimming Coffee
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use V26 Slimming Coffee, a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites and possibly in some retail stores.
FDA: Sit and Slim II Contains Hidden Drug Ingredients
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use Sit and Slim II, a product promoted and sold for weight loss on various websites and possibly in some retail stores.
Patient-Doctor Communication May Make Heart Imaging Safer
As the value of medical imaging as a lifesaving tool has increased in recent years, so has patients' radiation exposure from these procedures. The American Heart Association (AHA) released a statement about heart imaging in an effort to reduce unneeded radiation exposure.
Myth Buster: The Truth About Popular Diets
It seems like there are literally hundreds of diets that people discuss, both in a positive and negative light. But how do you know if they work?
A Heart Test to Save Athletes' Lives
Could a relatively simple test for heart abnormalities save athletes' lives? Recent research suggests that it might.
The Possible Dangers of Sodium in Pills
Hamburgers, potato chips and some prescription medications — what could all of these things have in common? Their sodium content may be putting people at risk for heart problems.
Chest Pain Differences Between Men and Women
Chest pain can be a sign that the heart may not be working properly. Could the characteristics of that pain point to different diagnoses for men and women?
Cutting Out Sugary Drinks for Better Health
Cutting down on sugary sodas and energy drinks may not only help you stick to your calorie goal; it also might help reduce your disease risk as well.
Machines Not Better at CPR
When someone’s heart stops, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) may save his or her life. Both CPR machines and people can perform CPR to help keep the heart pumping.