Health News

Is Your Antibiotic a Lightweight?
Teva Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall of antibiotic tablets after finding that some are underweight, meaning patients may not be getting their required dosage.
Early Warning System from the FDA
In response to a nationwide drug shortage that is causing serious morbidity and mortality in the United States and Canada, United States Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announced that she plans to initiate legislation that would require pharmaceutical companies to notify the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of impending shortages or cessations in production.
Beating Bacteria at Its Own Game
Researchers at NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have pinpointed a protein that helps bacteria detach from medical devices and spread in the body.
From Institutions to Independence
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius have announced a joint venture aiding 1,000 non-elderly, disabled Americans.
Period of Adjustment
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sent a letter to Congress outlining progress on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
A New Era of Fungal Infections
The incidence of pulmonary fungal infections is on the rise. In response, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) has issued a new clinical policy statement, replacing guidelines published in 1988, for the treatment of such infections.
Buckle Up!
Of all the ways to die, motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common in the United States. For those between the ages of 5 and 34, car crashes are the leading cause of death.
If Not for Your Health, How About Mother Earth?
Costly organic fruits and vegetables are all the rage among health-conscious consumers, but does the hype live up to the facts? That may depend on which study you read.
Leveling the Health-Plan Playing Field
As state and federal lawmakers prepare to design and implement health insurance exchanges across the country as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Commonwealth Fund has issued a list of recommendations to guide the process.
The Cold War
Many Americans are not adequately protecting themselves against colds and flu this season. Are you? If not, find out how.