No sooner do the blue lines show up on a pregnancy test than expectant parents find themselves bombarded with brochures from companies extolling the benefits of umbilical-cord blood banking.
Today, Monday 14 November, marks World Diabetes Day - a timely reminder of this chronic condition, which already causes more deaths than breast and prostate cancer combined, and is estimated to cost the NHS £1 million an hour.
Many of the yoga studies that are done are deeply flawed, primarily because yoga is a practice that, if not done with a certain amount of diligence and enthusiasm, doesn't provide the benefits it promises.
Here's some serious and important news about sleep and heart health: there's yet more evidence of a link between sleeplessness and heart disease.
This is hard to believe, but the standard for approval of medical devices is safety and effectiveness, which is interpreted to mean a new device is equivalent to a previously-approved device.
The work ahead is not about keeping pain medications from patients in need. It is about good medicine and public health.
Questioning whether early detection does more harm than good sometimes makes me feel like a traitor to the pink-ribbon sisterhood, and I take some comfort in the fact that public opinion is finally catching up with me.
The bottom line here is that intelligence was never, and will never, be fixed at birth. Be very skeptical of any media report that argues that a new study overturns research showing that it is.
I know that many people aren't quite ready to take that step in whole. For those folks, the concept of simply reducing our meat consumption -- say, going meat-free every Monday -- might be a bit more digestible.
It is clear that our children need a radical change in their diets, and that change begins at home. But if we're serious about creating a truly lasting impact, we need to worry about what they are eating at school as well.
AIDS activists must aspire for responsible advocacy. I encourage AHF to adopt a more pragmatic strategy regarding FDA review of PrEP.
Based on a small, brief, but nonetheless profound and compelling study in the current issue of the highly regarded scientific journal, Cell Metabolism, I intend to start taking resveratrol.
If I start talking about tattoos, I can tell that lots of you of a certain age will react simply by sighing deeply or clucking your tongues in disapproval. Sorry, Mom and Dad.
Did you ever think there could be a police crackdown against raw food? It's a reality, and right here in Los Angeles.
Regardless of your personal views on the OWS movement ... it is easy to understand the source of the emotion underlying the movement. These are people who are not enjoying the lives they were told they were going to have.
Men should be empowered to make the best decision about PSA testing for them, and the answer isn't a dictum -- it's information and education.
Only through collaboration among nations and by mobilizing diverse stakeholders can we hope to effectively address the complex problem of obesity.
This is not about Food Day. This is about the other 364 days this year; the 365 days last year; and the 365 days next year. Why aren't THEY Food Day?
Giuliana Rancic admitted that she was "a wreck" sharing her heartbreaking news that she has early stage breast cancer, but she showed great courage in doing it nonetheless.
So, if PSA screening doesn't save lives and may result in harm, why do it at all? This counsel seems contrary to every cancer-related public service announcement we've ever heard.