Health News

FDA Issues Warning for Liver Rx
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that a medication for a rare liver disease could pose deadly risks to some patients.
FDA Warns About IBS Rx Complication
If you've had your gallbladder removed, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that you shouldn't use a particular irritable bowel syndrome medication.
When Heartburn Gets Serious
It may be easy to pop a pill for heartburn for the convenience of not having to stop eating spicy and acidic foods, but this convenience may come at the price of good health.
Vaccine Stomps out Stomach Illness in Kids
The widespread use of a vaccine against a germ that causes gastrointestinal illness in infants and young children may have proved its worth.
Drinking Soda Could Put Your Liver on the Rocks
Liver damage is often linked with alcohol abuse, but sugary non-alcoholic drinks may also pack a toxic punch.
Why Weight Loss Surgery Could Be a Money Saver
Weight-loss surgery may shrink more than just waistlines.
The Gift of Life: Transplants Save Many, More Still Needed
Organ transplants have been saving lives for years. And as the need for transplants grows, so does the need for donors.
Know Your Rx — It May Help Your Recovery
Understanding what a medication does and how to use it properly may be as important to your health as actually taking the pill.
Skipping the Antibiotics After Surgery
It's true that any kind of surgery, including gallbladder removal, can increase the risk of infection. But that doesn't mean patients always need to take antibiotics afterward.
MRI Versus CT Scans to Spot Appendicitis
It seems natural to use the "best" tool for a job. But what if that tool involves extra risks? And what if the risk is to children?