This latest study is a nice rebuttal to that Stanford study, and points to the fact that a large part of considering foods real and whole has to do with how those foods are produced.
No one wants to talk about it, but HPV (human papilloma virus) is common, sexually-transmitted, and can cause suffering and reduced quality of life. This is serious stuff, and you should take a moment to think about it now.
The history of psychiatry is a history of fad diagnoses that come out of nowhere to capture much more attention than they deserve. Current fads are distinguished only by the billions of dollars spent by powerful commercial forces to create and push them.
Whatever the outcome of the lawsuit, the FDA's action and people's eagerness to obtain their genomic information indicate the need for public education. Except for specialists in human genetics, even many doctors lack sufficient training to interpret the results of genetic tests.
Governors and lawmakers in 25 states who rebuff federal support to expand state Medicaid programs to 4.8 million low-income people under the ACA are sacrificing thousands of lives and pushing away enormous economic development opportunities.
Looking for some help to avoid the seasonal weight gain? In addition to the standard advice, I'd like to add another strategy to the list: get plenty of sleep.
Passing taxes is never an easy proposition. Given the preponderance of science and research describing the damage liquid sugar is doing to our health and our communities, soda taxes offer an ideal platform to educate and engage voters in this critical public health issue.
The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) recently released new cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines. They are an egregious example of much that is wrong with medicine today.
Unless we change behaviors and the environments people live and work in there will be limited impact on the economic burden a society and a community face. In other words, we can't afford to still primarily focus on medical care.
I would like to think that this is the New Year we situate ourselves sensibly among the panoply of creatures who eat as they fundamentally should. But instead, 2013 draws to a close with a whole new crop of iconoclastic dietary diatribe.
Too many prescription painkillers are used when alternatives may work. Physicians need to be far more cautious about prescribing them. The NYC DOH and other public health agencies are right about this. But there should be another dimension to their campaign.
If being sick doesn't kill you, the medical bills might. Imagine getting better and being bankrupted for it. Facing the prospect of financially devastating medical bills is a reality many Americans know isn't going away. But a newly announced partnership between B.C. startup FundRazr and leading US provider of healthcare information Healthline.com may just save them from financial ruin.
To the rest of the world, the priorities of U.S. authorities in shutting down a company based solidly on science and largely academic discoveries are hard to fathom.
The debate over the shape of the ACA will continue for years to come. But as each of the millions of Americans who will enroll over the next few months sign up, another nail is hammered in the repeal coffin. Retiring HCAN, its mission accomplished, is another sign that the campaign is keeping its eyes on the prize.
Over time, I have I have been surprised, and slightly entertained, as people have admitted to me their assumptions about doctors, or what it is like to be married to one.
The arena now shifts to the International Classification of Diseases 11 which is currently being prepared by the World Health Organization and is due to be published in 2016. The open question is whether ICD 11 will mindlessly repeat the mistakes of DSM-5 or will it correct them?
When it comes to health care, some politicians want us to believe that we can have it both ways -- we can reduce health care costs and increase quality at the same time.
When I initially tested positive for HIV, I was a writer at a national law firm. The position was well-paid -- and I absolutely hated it. But the position afforded me the Mercedes-Benz of health insurance. What else could a newly positive boy ask for, right? At least that's what I tried to tell myself.