Health News

Affordable Care Act in Action
A number of provisions from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect this New Years Day. Meanwhile, Republicans are mounting their offense to repeal the law.
Obesity Costs Take the Cake
Are you at your optimum weight? If not, don't fret. Knowledge is power, and the more you know, the more you can do to make 2011 your Healthy Weight Year.
Television Kills
You already know that exercise improves your heart health, but apparently the amount you exercise might not matter if you are spending too much of your day watching television.
TB Therapy Risky for Elderly
Tuberculosis (TB) affects one third of the world's population. In some, the disease is latent, meaning it is inactive and non-contagious.
Nevermind Mindfulness
Mindful meditation -- a combination of gentle yoga maneuvers and meditation -- doesn't appear to help those with the chronic pain condition known as fibromyalgia.
Would You Pay for a Crystal Ball?
If you could take a test to find out if disease is in your future, would you take it? Researchers at Tufts Medical Center set out to answer that question.
Drug-Mania Lacks Support
As prescriptions for antipsychotic drugs become increasingly common, concerns about their effectiveness are also on the rise.
Scammers Posing as FDA Demanding "Fines"
The FDA has issued a warning to the public about extortion plots in which criminals are impersonating FDA officials over the phone and illegally demanding money from unsuspecting victims.
Potential Salmonella in Toronto-Based Greens
Boncheff Greenhouses, Inc. out of Canada has issued a voluntary recall of cilantro and parsley due to potential Salmonella bacteria, which can cause serious infections.
Alcohol Prep Pads and Swabs Recalled
Over-the-counter manufacturer Triad Group is recalling all lots of alcohol prep pads and swabs due to potential bacterial contamination.