December 8, 2010 RSS feed / Health

Aspirin found to cut some cancer deaths

LONDON   A new report from British scientists suggests that long-term, low-dose aspirin use may modestly reduce the risk of dying of certain cancers, though experts warn the study isn’t strong enough to recommend healthy people start ta More...

Double Jeopardy Smoking and Diabetes

If you smoke, you already know two things: It’s bad for your health, and it’s very hard to quit. But now, there have never been more resources available for people who want to quit smoking. More...

Hospitals using ‘germ inspectors’

BALTIMORE   This is no ordinary intensive care unit: Every doctor, nurse, friend or loved one must cover their clothes with a bright yellow gown and don purple gloves before entering a patient’s room so some scary germs don’t hitc More...

Less use of radiation pledged

CHICAGO   Heath care providers are pledging to stop the overuse of radiation on patients during medical exams in a new, nationwide safety effort launched last week in Chicago.   More...