September 19, 2007 RSS feed / Health

Diabetes pill offers some heart help

The widely used diabetes pill Actos appears to lower a patient's chances of death, heart attack or stroke, unlike its beleaguered chief rival Avandia, a new analysis shows. More...

U.S. life expectancy up to 77.9 years

The number of deaths in the United States rose in 2005 after a sharp decline the year earlier, a disappointing reversal that suggests the 2004 numbers were a fluke. But, U.S. More...

Did medicines cause diabetes?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: About two and a half years ago I had congestive heart failure. An angiogram of my heart arteries revealed only minimal clogging. More...

Drug reactions triple; OxyContin in Top 15

Reports of dangerous side effects and deaths from widely used medicines almost tripled between 1998 and 2005, an analysis of U.S. drug data found. One of the three authors of the analysis is Dr. More...