Health Insurance Saves Lives, Researchers SayAs Senate Republicans try to settle on a final health care bill for a vote later this week, a new report published Monday in a major medical journal says not having health insurance increases a patient's risk of death.
Concern About Increase In Number Of High Security Bio-LabsThe CDC is reviewing its safety procedures at high-security labs, some of which had to be closed after a release of anthrax and bird flu. Now, they're getting input from the medical community.
Over The Counter HIV Test May Not Have All The AnswersIt is important for patients to understand both the benefits and limitations of an OTC HIV test so they may make informed decisions about monitoring their HIV status and engaging sexual partners.
Study Suggests Depression Linked To ChocolateA recent study looked at over 900 people and found that those who suffered from depression reported consuming more than twice as much chocolate as those who were negative for depression.
Vitamin D and COPDWe often see COPD as the result of cigarette smoking and the damage done over the years. But now there is a report from the <em>Annals of Internal Medicine</em> that there could be a vitamin deficiency that contributes as well.
The Makeup Of Most Placebos Is Kept SecretThere are no rules in place telling doctors what the makeup of a placebo used in a study has to be yet the composition of placebos could influence results if the substance thought to be inactive actually had some activity against the disease.
One Low Carb Diet Better Than Another
Doctors Open Medical Records to Patients