Scott Hensley

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Just One Dose Of Many Common Medicines Can Kill A Child

Friday, February 28, 2014

Narcotic painkillers are risky for small kids. But so are some popular pills to treat diabetes, high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats.


Scant Evidence To Support Vitamins Against Cancer, Heart Disease

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

There was enough information for an influential panel of doctors, nurses and scientists to recommend against taking the antioxidants vitamin E and beta carotene to prevent heart attacks and cancer.


Online Doctor Ratings About As Useful As Those For Restaurants

Thursday, February 20, 2014

More than half of people surveyed said ratings of doctors on the Web helped them pick which physician to see. Yet many ratings are based on only a few patient reviews, which can skew the results.


In Illinois Deal, The Onion Will Promote Health Insurance (Really)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Get Covered Illinois, the state's health insurance exchange, has hired Onion Labs, The Onion's in-house ad team, to develop banner ads, a video and other online material to persuade y...


Stomach Bug Closes Landmark New York Resort

Friday, February 07, 2014

The Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, N.Y., closed Friday afternoon so that cleaning crews from a company that specializes in disaster responses can scour the place after an outbrea...


By Dropping Cigarettes, CVS Gives Its Reputation A Boost

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The drugstore chain says halting the sale of tobacco products could reduce revenue by $2 billion a year. CVS says it's looking for ways to make up for the lost business. But the value...


Poll: Support For High School Football, Despite Concussion Risks

Sunday, February 02, 2014

An NPR poll finds that just 7 percent of Americans say concussion risks are too great to continue offering football as a high school sport. But 44 percent of those surveyed said equipment and safety need to be improved.


Failing To Get Off The Couch May Contribute To Heart Failure

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Researchers focused on the activities outside business hours. And they found that your behavior beyond whatever you're doing to make a living appears to affect your chances of heart f...


FDA Asks Doctors To Stop Prescribing High-Dose Acetaminophen

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Acetaminophen overdoses, many of which are inadvertent, are a leading cause of acute liver failure. People taking several kinds of drugs may not realize that more than one of them can contain acetaminophen.


Why The Youth Gap On Obamacare Exchanges Could Be A Yawner

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Just about everybody was watching to see how many young people signed up for health insurance during the first three months that the new exchanges were open. Younger people are genera...


Where The Smokers Are Now: Bulgaria, Greece And Macedonia

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

While the proportion of the world's population that smokes has shrunk, the total number of smokers on the earth continues to rise. In 2012, nearly a billion people smoked daily, compared with 721 million in 1980.


Cold Weather Tips To Keep Your Pets In Good Health

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Keep the dog away when you're shoveling snow. Some can't resist jumping toward the flying flakes, and a dog is no match for a shovel blade. The sweet taste of antifreeze can be entici...


Drugmaker Names Pill After CEO Who Sought Daughter's Cure

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration just approved United Therapeutics' Orenitram, a pill for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Martine Rothblatt founded the company to de...


Why Glaxo Won't Pay Doctors To Sell Its Drugs Anymore

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Drugmakers learned long ago that deputized doctors are effective pitchmen. A doctor's dinner speech or chat over lunch with colleagues can go a long way toward changing his or her col...


23andMe Bows To FDA's Demands, Drops Health Claims

Friday, December 06, 2013

While the company tries to work things out with regulators, it won't be telling people who buy its test if their genetic profiles predispose them to particular illnesses or predict their responses to prescription drugs.


Medical Journal Goes To The Dogs

Thursday, December 05, 2013

The august medical journal JAMA created a kitsch masterpiece for the cover of its annual issue dedicated to medical education. A group of seven canine healers, some apparently in trai...


FDA Tells 23andMe To Stop Selling Popular Genetic Test

Monday, November 25, 2013

People's genes can affect how they'll respond to blood thinners and cancer drugs. But inaccurate results can lead to bad medical decisions. Regulators are pushing back against a compa...


Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.2 Billion In Marketing Settlement

Monday, November 04, 2013

A company subsidiary pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from the promotion of antipsychotic Risperdal for the treatment of dementia in elderly patients. The Food and Drug...


Unlikely Multiple Sclerosis Pill On Track To Become Blockbuster

Monday, October 28, 2013

A hot-selling drug for multiple sclerosis was derived from an old chemical that is used industrially to make foods sour. The twice-a-day pill called Tecfidera comes at a lofty price, despite its humble origins.


Why Hiking The Age For Medicare Eligibility Wouldn't Save Much

Friday, October 25, 2013

The annual Medicare bill is expected to hit $1.1 trillion in 2023. As Medicare spending grows, contributing to the federal deficit, some policymakers have suggested that raising the a...