NEW YORK - If the news last month that the prevalence of obesity among American preschoolers had plunged 43 percent in a decade sounded too good to be true, that's because it probably was, researchers say.
- A group of 28 U.S. attorneys general is urging chief executive officers of five major retailers, including Walmart, to stop selling tobacco products, saying it is contradictory to carry such items in stores that also provide health care services.
LONDON - British archaeologists have found what they say is the world's oldest complete example of a human being with metastatic cancer and hope it will offer new clues about the now common and often fatal disease.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teens who've been in cars with impaired drivers may be more likely themselves to get behind the wheel drunk or drugged, a recent study suggests. And the more times they're driven around by an impaired driver, the more risky their own driving habits become.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Playing a game of Tetris can reduce the strength of food and nicotine cravings, according to a new study.
- Staar Surgical Co said an independent advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration recommended marketing approval for its implantable lens, bringing it closer to a long-awaited U.S. launch and sending the company's shares up 27 percent.
- Amgen Inc said its experimental new type of cholesterol-fighting drug met the primary goal of a late-stage trial by slashing "bad" LDL cholesterol levels in patients with a genetic tendency towards high levels of the artery-clogging fat.
NEW YORK - Time, money and the Internet are changing where Americans work out, fitness experts say.
NEW YORK - Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Sunday its experimental liver disease drug was effective in a third late-stage clinical trial and that the results set the stage for the company to file for marketing approval.
PARIS - French artificial heart maker Carmat will not carry out any more human transplants until it has determined the cause of the death of the first patient fitted with its device, one of the company's co-founders said on Sunday.
A series that looks at all facets of cancer, written by Debra Sherman, a stage 4 lung cancer patient. Debra covered the health beat for Reuters for more than a decade and is using her knowledge about health, her contacts in the industry and her personal experiences to report this series. Full Article