Medicare's fall open enrollment period ends Thursday. During the annual seven-week period, which began Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7, beneficiaries can make changes related to Medicare Part C (known as an Advantage...
Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 07:14 AM CST
Small Risk of Breast Cancer Seen With Hormone Contraceptives
Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the risk of breast...
Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 06:37 AM CST
Gas Station Hopes Blue Lights in Bathroom Can Deter Drug Use
A Pennsylvania gas station is testing whether blue lights in bathrooms can discourage drug use by making it difficult for people to see their veins.
The Sheetz gas station chain has installed the lights at its...
Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 06:10 PM CST
Health Headlines: Sleep Deprivation, Osteoarthritis Meds
Sleep deprivation can lead to mood changes and elevate the risk of depression, as well as addiction, researchers say. And the FDA is warning consumers to stop taking a certain osteoarthritis medication.
Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 06:03 PM CST
New Scarless Thyroid Surgery Offers New Hope for Patients
Gene therapy has freed 10 men from nearly all symptoms of hemophilia for a year so far, in a study that fuels hopes that a one-time treatment can give long-lasting help and perhaps even cure the blood disease....
Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 10:48 AM CST
Viagra Goes Generic: Pfizer to Launch Own Little White Pill
The little blue pill that's helped millions of men in the bedroom is turning white. Drugmaker Pfizer is launching its own cheaper generic version of Viagra rather than lose most sales when the impotence pill...
Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 09:34 AM CST
Pollution Can Counteract Exercise Benefits, Study Suggests
Air pollution can hinder the effects of exercise in the body, a new British study suggests.
As NBC News reported, researchers from Imperial College London studied 120 people, aged 60 or older, who walked in...