One study finds doctors reluctant to discuss long-term life expectancy with dialysis patients
Reality often doesn't live up to these idealistic notions, as demonstrated in a couple of recent studies. One study looked at seriously ill patients undergoing dialysis treatment because of kidney failure and another examined whether patient participation drives up costs.
Experts say whatever shape you're in, your pet will be too
Trying to stay fit can be a fulltime job that often requires a lot of discipline. But while a lot of people are mindful of what they eat and try their best to get enough exercise, they're not always mindful of keeping their pet physically fit.
Company discovers some bottles were sold after the recall was announced
H & M Hennes & Mauritz, L.P., New York, N.Y., is re-announcing the recall of its children’s water bottles. Some 2,900 bottles were contained in the original recall, which was made in September 2012.
It's the latest big retailer to take the pledge as the FDA ponders its decision
Target is the latest large food retailer to pledge that it won't sell genetically engineered salmon. It joins nearly 60 other stores inlcuding Trader Joe's, Aldi, Whole Foods, Marsh and Hy-Vee.
The snares and traps are set, but you can avoid them
With the arrival of warmer weather, you can pretty much count on the bogus home improvement peddlers, vacation rental and timeshare sharks -- along with an assortment of other ne'er-do-wells -- to be on the prowl. But you don't have to be a victim. In fact, there are many things you can do to prevent yourself from being taken for a ride.
Callers claim consumers have been approved for free equipment but need to pay for monitoring
The caller identifies the business as “Senior Medical Alert” or “Senior Medical Advisors” and attempts to obtain consumers' billing information in order to charge those consumers $35 monthly for supposed “monitoring” services.
Consumer sues doctor who recommended Tri-Quench
A diet supplement recommended by a doctor caused thyroid damage that nearly killed him, a Seattle-area man claims in a lawsuit. Curtis Farber says that because of the "Tri-Quench" iodide product, he will have to take thyroid supplements for the rest of his life.
Treatment costs in America may double by 2030
According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, the cost of treating stroke could more than double in 2030 as the number of people having strokes increases by 20%.
Some studies suggest positive emotions are helpful; tips from a psychotherapist
Having cancer is stressful enough but add in stress from family, work and other venues and it can be a problem. In a study conducted by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, researchers looked into the possible effects of a patient's stress level on the effectiveness of the drugs that a patient is taking.
An unfenced pool is an accident waiting to happen, and a potential legal nightmare for the homeowner
If you haven't already opened your pool for the summer season, you almost certainly will this Memorial Day weekend. But along with all the fun that can bring, it also means a lot of responsibility.
Treat your children well, seems to be the best all-around answer
Politicians and activists of various stripes frequently claim that watching violent movies and TV shows contributes to criminal behavior in adulthood, but a study by a Texas professor finds it's not so.
Some say yes and think it's even worse for the younger generation
When it comes to social media, there are some people who have signed up for it but never use it and those who use social media once in a while just because it's there. And then you have folks who constantly use it and would rather "tweet" someone than pay them a visit.
Here are some simple ways to reduce foodborne illness
Nobody wants to start the summer with a stomach ache -- or worse. But, it probably will happen as people dust off the grill this Memorial Day weekend for the first cookout of the summer.
Consumer alleges the "sale price" was, in fact, the regular price
When is a "sale" price not really a sale price? Antonio Hinojos thinks it's when the price is the same as the "original" price -- and that's the basis of a class action lawsuit he has brought against Kohl's Department Stores.
Advertisers may balk, however, at displaying ads on porn and near-porn
When she plunked down $1.1 billion for Tumblr, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer promised Tumblr's users that she would try not to "screw it up."