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How Your Genes Influence What Medicines Are Right for You

The Conversation US | Posted 11.22.2015 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Pharmacists, physicians and researchers have tried for decades to understand why the same medication, at the same dose, can work well for some people but not for others, or why some people need higher or lower doses of the same drug, or why some people have side effects, while others do not.

Grab A Tissue For Tylenol's Heartwarming, Gay-Inclusive New Commercial

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.12.2015 | Gay Voices

Gay and lesbian couples feature prominently in Tylenol's new #HowWeFamily campaign, which aims to celebrate the diversity of modern families. A sa...

Turns Out, Tylenol Blunts Pleasure While It Relieves Your Pain

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.14.2015 | Science

Acetaminophen seems to do more than just lower a fever or get rid of a nasty headache -- and some of its effects are pretty bizarre. Previous rese...

6 Medical Therapies We Thought Work But Actually Might Not

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Doctors may not always be well-informed about new therapies to treat medical conditions. Equally important, everyone may not know when to stop therapies, or not to recommend interventions that recent research show simply does not work as we once expected.

Everything You Should Know About Picking The Right Over-The-Counter Painkiller

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living

Just about anyone who has ever had a headache or some knee pain has probably wondered: "How can I make this go away?" Over-the-counter pain relieve...

LOOK: New Tylenol Campaign Re-Creates Norman Rockwell Painting With Lesbian Moms

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.22.2014 | Gay Voices

A new commercial for Tylenol re-imagines one of Norman Rockwell's most iconic works with a group of diverse families, including a pair of lesbian moms...

Apparently, We Don't Actually Know How This Common Pain Reliever Works

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Acetaminophen -- perhaps known best by the brand name Tylenol, and overseas as paracetamol -- is so widely used, that surely we must know how exactly ...

Tylenol Overdose Risk Is Staggering, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Not only is acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, the deadliest over-the-counter pain reliever on the U.S. market, but its dangers are bein...

A Traveler's Worst Nightmare: Getting Sick on Vacation

John Blumenthal | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
John Blumenthal

You've been looking forward to your European jaunt for months; you're all packed; you board the plane; you register at the hotel; you do some sightseeing; you eat dinner at a rooftop restaurant overlooking the city; the next morning you have a scratchy throat; by nightfall you have a fever.

Pop A Pill, Stop Worrying About Death?

Posted 04.19.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 04/17/2013 09:48 AM EDT on LiveScience Acetaminophen, the main ingredient in some pain relievers like Tyl...


Gideon Resnick | Posted 05.05.2012 | Arts
Gideon Resnick

My tender heart wept for my soul, My love, my alabaster.

Parents Say Tylenol Killed Their Son

AP | Posted 03.07.2012 | Parents

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A Washington state couple is suing Johnson & Johnson, alleging their toddler son was killed after taking defective Childre...

Healthcare Giant Recalls Motrin Pills That May Work Too Slowly

AP | By LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

TRENTON, N.J. -- Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson has issued another recall of Motrin pain relievers, at least the sixth in two years. It's part of...

Tylenol Lowers Its Maximum Dose

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 09.27.2011 | Healthy Living

TRENTON, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that it's reducing the maximum daily dose of its Extra Strength Tylenol pain reliever to lower r...

Tylenol Recalled For Musty Odor

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 08.29.2011 | Healthy Living

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. — Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced another Tylenol recall due to a musty moldy odor linked to a trace chemical. The co...

American Companies Burned Worst By The Media

24/7 Wall St. | Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 08.14.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: One school of thought about negative publicity is that its impact dissipates over time. It is hard to disprove that theory, especi...

FBI Want Unabomber's DNA In Puzzling Poison Case

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 07.19.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The FBI has requested a DNA sample from "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski as part of its investigation into the 1982 deaths of seven Chicago-area p...

J&J CEO 'Disappointing Recalls' Won't Slow Company Down

AP | By LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 06.28.2011 | Business

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Johnson & Johnson's chief executive told shareholders at their annual meeting Thursday that the company will come back "stronge...

J&J Recalls Epilepsy Pills

AP | By LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 06.14.2011 | Business

TRENTON, N.J. -- Johnson & Johnson issued yet another recall Thursday, this one for about 57,000 bottles of a widely used epilepsy pill, due to compla...

Meditation or Medication? Or Both?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

A decade ago, having recently begun Buddhist meditation practice, I attended a lecture/Q&A with a Tibetan master at a Buddhist center in Hollywood. Th...

FDA Found Bacteria In Lots For Recalled Tylenol

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Ingredients used by Johnson & Johnson in some of the 40 varieties of children's cold medicines recalled last week were contaminated...

If My Car Is Being "Recalled," Why Aren't You Taking it Back?

Evan Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Evan Handler

In spite of announcing a "recall," all Toyota has done is to issue some warnings, to state that they're "working on" a solution, and to instruct me to be alert to the problem. In this "recall," I'm being told to keep driving my car.

Tylenol Poison Suspect In Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A leading suspect in the 1982 deaths of seven Chicagoans from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules appeared in a Massachusetts court with his wife this week...

Man Tied To Poisoned Tylenol Case Writes A Book, Dodges Questions

Boston Heral | Laura Crimaldi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A Cambridge man accused of extortion in connection to the 1982 deaths of seven people from cyanide- laced Tylenol capsules in the Chicago area appeare...

TYLENOL RECALL 2009: Arthritis Pill Pull Expanded

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Johnson & Johnson is expanding a voluntary recall of Tylenol Arthritis Caplets due to consumer reports of a moldy smell that can caus...