Health and Wellness
Drugmaker Merck & Co. said Wednesday that federal regulators are reviewing its application to sell a new type of treatment for grass pollen allergy that gradually reduces allergy symptoms over time, rather than just temporarily relieving the sneezing and itching.
Surveys show most Americans would rather die at home than in a hospital. Now, a new government study suggests more and more people getting their wish.
Health products giant Johnson & Johnson on Monday issued yet another product recall, this one for OneTouch VerioIQ blood glucose meters sold in the U.S.
Several times a month — sometimes several times a week — Gov. Jay Nixon has been meeting with one group or another to discuss why he thinks Missouri government needs to expand the Medicaid program.
One day last fall, Clara Faile cut her shoulder-length hair short, pageboy style. Then she had the stylist dye the bleached-blond strands back to their original light brown. A week later, on the day of auditions for her school musical, she tramped down the hardwood stairs from her bedroom wearing green leggings and a green dress.
The Food and Drug Administration is looking into new evidence that suggests a group of recently approved diabetes drugs can increase the risk of pancreatitis and other problems.
“Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us” (Random House), by Michael Moss
A can of Coke contains roughly nine teaspoons of sugar. Lunchables were created as a way to revive a flagging interest in bologna. People like chips that snap with about four pounds of pressure per square inch.
At a hearing examining the state of health research into Gulf War illness, a former VA researcher accused the department of minimizing the problem and voiced concerns that it was not following up properly with veterans who indicated in research studies they are potentially suicidal.
McDonald’s is rolling out a yolk-free version of its Egg McMuffin this spring.
A Republican-led Missouri Senate committee has defeated a plan to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s health care law.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors and patients that a widely used antibiotic from Pfizer can cause rare but deadly heart rhythms in some patients.
The future is unclear for a promising heart device aimed at preventing strokes in people at high risk of them because of an irregular heartbeat.
Whole Foods says all products in its North American stores that contain genetically modified ingredients will be labeled as such by 2018.
Johnson & Johnson has quietly recalled some of its popular personal lubricants in order to avert potentially expensive new regulatory reviews.
A jury Friday awarded $8.3 million to a former prison guard who accused Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary of knowingly marketing a faulty hip implant that was later recalled.
Add cranked-up earphones to the list of health dangers Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration wants New Yorkers to avoid.
During a key scene in the play “Venus in Fur” the lead actress lights up a Marlboro from her purse and takes a drag, tilting her head backward while exhaling a long stream of smoke.
A man fatally wounded by Portland police after they say he fired at them was an Iraq war veteran who had talked about the challenges of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Kim Ridgway and her wife, Kimberly Bliss, can well envision the shop they plan to open — where they'll put the accessories, the baked goods and the shelves stacked with their valuable product: jars of high-quality marijuana.
A panel of federal health experts says a long-established bone strengthening drug should no longer be used by women because there is little evidence it works and it may actually increase the risk of cancer.