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Pfizer Goes Direct With Online Viagra Sales To Men

Monday, May 06, 2013

Men still need a prescription for the diamond-shaped blue pills. But instead of going to the pharmacy in person, or taking their chances buying from an online pharmacy of unknown repute, men will be able to buy Viagra from the maker of the drug itself and have it shipped to their homes.


Urologists Recommend Less PSA Testing For Prostate Cancer

Friday, May 03, 2013

The American Urological Association released new guidelines that, if they're heeded, would dramatically reduce the ranks of men who would be candidates for PSA testing. The prostate-specific antigen test can catch cancer early, but it frequently gives false alarms.


Suicide Rate Climbs For Middle-Aged Americans

Thursday, May 02, 2013

For quite a while, the annual number of fatalities from auto accidents has been a kind of shorthand for health issues that are big and important. Suicides now exceed deaths from crashes. And the middle-aged have seen the biggest increase in suicide rates.


First Case Of New Bird Flu Found Outside China

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Concerns about the flu have intensified as the cases and fatalities mount. Transmission of the virus between birds and humans appears to happen fairly easily. It's unclear whether it can spread from one person to another.


What David Lynch And Tylenol Can Tell You About The Brain

Friday, April 19, 2013

Tylenol may relieve more than physical pain; it may dull existential aches, too. Researchers say their work is consistent with a growing body of research that suggests the brain processes physical and emotional pain in similar ways.


How Ricin Can Sicken And Kill

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ricin is a naturally occurring toxin that's found in castor beans. Castor-oil plants, the source of beans, are popular with gardeners. You can get sick by eating beans. But purified ricin can be made pretty easily and used for no-good.


Annals Of The Obvious: Women Way More Tired Than Men

Friday, April 12, 2013

More women than men said they felt very tired or exhausted most days or every day when government surveyors asked them. Overall, about 15 percent of women said they were worn out compared with 10 percent of the men.


Leading Man's Chin: Universally Hot Or Not?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A prominent male chin, thought to be a marker for virility, is one of the characteristics that's part of the so-called universal facial attractiveness hypothesis. But a look at chins from around the world raises doubts.


Federal Judge Strikes Down Restrictions On Morning-After Pill

Friday, April 05, 2013

The ruling could end a more than decade-long battle that has spanned two administrations. The decision overturns a controversial 2011 action by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius overruling the Food and Drug Administration's decision to allow sale of morning-after pill without a prescription or regard for a person's age.

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FDA Warns That 'Ninja Mojo' And 'Love Rider' Contain Hidden Drugs

Thursday, April 04, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration says it can't keep up with all the dietary supplements that claim to enhance sexual performance. Many have been found to contain potentially harmful ingredients, so the agency is warning people to beware of the entire bunch.


Pediatricians Voice Support For Same-Sex Marriage And Adoption

Thursday, March 21, 2013

For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics says it favors civil marriage for same-gender couples. The leading group of pediatricians in the U.S. also supports parents' full rights to adopt or provide foster care regardless of their sexual orientation.


Worried Parents Balk At HPV Vaccine For Daughters

Monday, March 18, 2013

Parents frequently fret about risks to their daughters from vaccination against cervical cancer, even though the vaccines are safe. Parents who don't plan to have their daughter get the shots often say they don't know enough about the vaccine or that their child doesn't need it anyway.


Spanish Test: Mediterranean Diet Shines In Clinical Study

Monday, February 25, 2013

People who stuck with diets rich in olive oil and nuts had about a 30 percent lower risk of experiencing a major cardiovascular problem, such as a heart attack or stroke, than people who followed a low-fat diet.


Evidence Mounts On Shortcomings In Whooping Cough Vaccine

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

There were more than 9,000 whooping cough cases in California in 2010, a 60-year high. There has been a resurgence of the disease across the country lately. Why? People going without vaccination is one factor. Another may lie in the vaccines themselves.


Superstorm Sandy Takes Toll On New York Hospitals

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

When Sandy slammed into New York City, one of Manhattan's biggest hospitals buckled. After the power went out in Lower Manhattan, New York University Langone Medical Center's backup power generators failed, too, and more than 200 patients had to be evacuated.


Researchers Say Kids Are Exposed To 'Startling' Amounts Of Background TV

Monday, October 01, 2012

The typical child in the U.S. is exposed to nearly four hours of background TV a day, a national survey finds. The youngest kids are exposed to the most, yet should watch the least, according to guidelines from pediatricians.


Johnson & Johnson Pledges To Purge Controversial Chemicals

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The health products giant affirmed the safety of the chemicals in question but acknowledged that hasn't been enough to satisfy some critics. The chemicals on the way out range from triclosan, an antibacterial ingredient, to others that release small amounts of formaldehyde.


FDA Approves First Drug To Prevent HIV Infection

Monday, July 16, 2012

The drug was approved for people who test negative for HIV infection. It's supposed to be used in combination with safe-sex practices, such as using a condom, to reduce infection risk.


Under Pressure, Pfizer Agrees To Change Vitamin Claims

Friday, July 06, 2012

Under an agreement between the drugmaker and the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Pfizer won't make claims about "breast health" or "colon health" for Centrum products. In return, the consumer group agreed not to take legal action.


Glaxo To Plead Guilty To 3 Charges In Sweeping Health Settlement

Monday, July 02, 2012

The British drugmaker has agreed to pay $3 billion and is pleading guilty to criminal charges related to its marketing of two antidepressants and failure to provide the Food and Drug Administration with data about safety problems with the diabetes pill Avandia.