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Scientists Present First Genetic Evidence For Why Placebos Work

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Placebos are a sham — usually mere sugar pills designed to represent "no treatment" in a clinical treatment study. The effectiveness of the actual medication is compared with the placebo to determine if the medication works.

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Florida Honey

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Anyone in Florida who tries to pass off honey as 100 percent pure when it has additives or other ingredients could find themselves in a sticky situation.

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Collicky Babies

Posted: 07/01/2009 - Dutch researchers say when it comes to a colicky baby, don't only blame the mom -- the father's state of mind has just as much to do with it.

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Best Treatments

Posted: 07/01/2009 - The government is about to start a huge research effort to prove which are the best treatments for scores of ailments. Irregular heartbeat, prostate cancer, back pain and hearing loss lead the list of medical problems to be studied.

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Elderly Falls

Posted: 06/29/2009 - Health officials say more than 47-thousand elderly Americans end up in emergency rooms each year from falls involving walkers and canes.

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Surprising number of teens think they'll die young

Posted: 06/29/2009 - New research suggests a surprising number of teenagers -- nearly 15 percent -- think they're going to die young, leading many to drug use, suicide attempts and other unsafe behavior.

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How High Carbohydrate Foods Can Raise Risk For Heart Problems

Posted: 06/27/2009 - Doctors have known for decades that too much carbohydrate-laden foods like white bread and corn flakes can be detrimental to cardiac health. In a landmark study, new research from Tel Aviv University now shows exactly how these high carb foods increase the risk for heart problems.

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Beef Recall

Updated: 06/25/2009 - JBS Swift recalls 41,000 pounds of beef

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Generic Drug Ban

Updated: 06/22/2009 - Fla. court rules against generic drug maker

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Encephalitis Spreads

Updated: 06/22/2009 - Chicken tests positive for encephalitis in Baldwin

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Clinton Health

Updated: 06/22/2009 - Clinton cancels overseas travel due to injury.

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Health Care Plan

Updated: 06/19/2009 - Dems' health care plan stumbles but keeps moving.

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AMA objects to calling obesity a disability

Posted: 06/16/2009 - CHICAGO (AP) - The American Medical Association has taken action to support doctors' ability to discuss obesity with their overweight patients.

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Emory Record-Keeping

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Cancer center halts new enrollment due to record-keeping issue.

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Obesity-Physical Education Link

Posted: 06/16/2009 - In the fight against childhood obesity, getting kids moving is one of the most effective ways to combat the problem.

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New Swine Flu Case Found in Georgia

Updated: 06/15/2009 - Georgia Tech officials say the first case of swine flu has been confirmed on the Atlanta school's campus.

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Stress Makes Your Hair Go Gray

Posted: 06/15/2009 - Those pesky graying hairs that tend to crop up with age really are signs of stress, reveals a new report in the journal Cell.

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