A decade after a group of smokers from Massachusetts sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings, the case goes to a jury trial.
Smokers in the class-action lawsuit allege Philip Morris manufactured a defective cigarette knowing it could have made a safer product with fewer carcinogens.
Many claim to be natural, which may sound safe, but dietary supplements send 23,000 Americans to hospital emergency rooms each year, a new federal study estimates.
Employers are leaving a bigger chunk of the bill for care to workers who use their health insurance, and benefits experts see few signs of this trend slowing.
Most companies now offer health coverage that requires employees to pay an annual deductible before insurance kicks in, and the size of that deductible has soared in the past decade, according to a survey released by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research & Educational Trust.
Research on tissue obtained from fetuses aborted after Jan. 1 of this year would be banned under a Republican-backed bill that an Assembly committee approved this week despite the opposition of University of Wisconsin researchers who say it would impede their efforts to find cures for diseases.
The full Assembly could debate the measure later this month, but its prospects remain uncertain in the Senate where Republicans have expressed concern about the effect on research. The Senate and Assembly would have to pass it and Gov. Scott Walker would have to sign it to become law.
More men are being drawn to yoga classes especially designed just for them called “Broga,” including at a studio in St. George, Utah.
The classes focus more on the exercises and strength side of yoga, instead of the mystical aspect of the discipline.
California lawmakers have taken the first step toward accomplishing something Major League Baseball could never do: Stop players from stuffing those big wads of chewing tobacco into their mouths during games.
With Gov. Jerry Brown signing a bill banning the use of smokeless tobacco in all California ballparks, a practice dating to the days of Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb now seems headed toward the sport’s endangered species list.
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton said she'll soon release a plan to address "price gouging" in the industry.
Clinton's announcement on Twitter followed news that drugmaker Turing Pharmaceuticals hiked the price of a 53-year-old drug for a potentially deadly parasitic infection from $13.50 per pill to $750. Because the drug, Daraprim, treats patients with compromised immune systems, the price hike of more than 5,000 percent sparked outrage from medical groups representing doctors who care for patients with HIV and other infectious diseases.
If counting sheep is an abstract concept, you could have aphantasia — a newly defined condition to describe people who are born without a “mind’s eye."
Some people report a significant impact on their lives from being unable to visualize memories of their partners or departed relatives. Others say that descriptive writing is meaningless to them and careers such as architecture or design are closed to them, as they would not be able to visualize an end product.
Scientists may be better equipped to develop "exercise pills" that could mimic at least some of the beneficial effects of physical exercise on the body, according to new research published on Oct. 2 in Trends in Pharmacological Sciences.
Consumer, health, and environmental advocates graded the country's 25 largest fast food and fast casual chains on their meat and poultry antibiotics policies, giving all but five “F”s for allowing routine antibiotic use by their meat suppliers.
The five chains earning passing grades are Panera Bread, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts.