Health News

Texas Hold 'Em - Responsible
A Texas district court has ordered a permanent injunction against Deltex Pharmaceuticals for violating FDA regulations and manufacturing unapproved and misbranded products.
Lights, Camera, Intestines!
Scientists in Germany have developed a more patient-friendly approach to inner-stomach imaging, using magnets to guide tiny swallowable cameras in patients with stomach cancer.
Affordable Care Act to the Rescue?
A recent study finds that a disconnect between Medicare coverage for preventive services and a task force charged with reviewing those services for older adults can be mended by healthcare reform.
A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Cholera Go Down
Researchers in Central Florida have developed a fast, inexpensive detection tool for cholera, a bacterial disease that infects millions of people worldwide.
Name that Emotion
Patients with Parkinson's disease find it more difficult to gauge and recognize expressions of emotion in other people's faces and voices, according to new research.
Failed by Hearts -- and Hospitals
A new UK study finds heart-failure patients are twice as likely to die if they're admitted to general hospitals as opposed to cardiology wards.
Tonsil Removal May Affect Breathing
Sleep studies are being used to study children who have undergone tonsil and adenoid removal surgery to detect possible respiratory complications.
Crohn's Disease Vitamin "D"-ficiency
Scientists have used a combination of blood tests and oral doses of vitamin D to observe how well it is absorbed in patients with Crohn's disease, a debilitating digestive disorder.
The Toxic Bodies of Pregnant Women
According to research from the University of California at San Francisco, practically all pregnant women in the U.S. have numerous foriegn chemicals in their bodies.
Nutty but True
Eating a handful of pecans every day may provide protection against the progression of motor neuron degeneration due to age or possibly even diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).