Health News

New Standards for Prescription Labels
Patient confusion over prescription labels has lead to a new campaign to provide necessary and more user-friendly information on medical drug containers.
Prematurely Deciding Preterm Infants' Health
Frequently, late-preterm infants (born between 34 and 37 weeks of gestation) receive the same treatment as full-term infants. However, new research shows that treating late-preterm babies as though they are developmentally mature can be damaging to their health.
Winter Tips for the Indoor-Allergy Sufferer
Suffering from indoor allergies now that winter is keeping you indoors? Use these tips to make staying inside a pleasant and sneeze-free experience.
Sweet Sixteen Gone Sour
A study finds that by the age of 16, bad habits and lifestyles are at the "point of no return," especially among women.
Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Injection Recall
Cumberland Pharmaceuticals is issuing a voluntary recall of 6 lots of its Acetadote injection used to treat ingested toxic quantities of acetaminophen.
Hardly a Shot in the Dark
A study from the University of Maryland has found that few eligible young women choose to take the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine, and, of those who do, relatively few take the recommended three doses. HPV is a known cause of cervical cancer.
Is Folic Acid All It's Cracked up to 'B'?
Next week marks National Folic Acid Awareness Week. A new meta-analysis from the University of Oxford, England, suggests the water-soluble B vitamin may not quite live up to its lauded reputation.