Robert Greenberg got tired of hearing from senior engineers that it wasn't possible to build his product idea: a bionic eye that gives sight to the blind. "A lot of the folks straight out of school didn't know any better, ...
An experimental sleeping pill from US drug company Merck is effective at helping people fall and stay asleep, according to reviewers at the US Food and Drug Administration, which could soon approve the new drug.
The US food industry's responsibility in fueling rising obesity levels is put under the microscope in a documentary released in the United States this weekend.
Yale University researchers have discovered a key cellular mechanism that may help the brain control how much we eat, what we weigh, and how much energy we have.
Half of the benefit of taking sleeping pills comes from the placebo effect, according to a major new study published in the British Medical Journal.
(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the pharmaceutical company Novartis announced today in the journal Science Translational Medicine that they have developed a new adjuvant, or com ...
Much has been made about who or what is to blame for the "obesity epidemic" and what can or should be done to stem the tide of rising body mass among the U.S. population.
(HealthDay News) —The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a tobacco industry challenge to a controversial 2009 federal law that mandates graphic warning labels on cigarettes. The high court refused to ...
Consumers are going to know exactly what they're getting when they buy foods labeled "gluten free."
(HealthDay)—A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee will meet Thursday to consider approval of the first drug to treat chronic fatigue syndrome.
The U.S. government is abandoning a legal battle to require that cigarette packs carry a set of large and often macabre warning labels depicting the dangers of smoking and encouraging smokers to quit.
(AP) -- The Agriculture Department wants consumers to know when there's less chicken in their chicken.
(AP) -- Who needs leafy greens and carrots when pizza and french fries will do?
Countries recovering from war are at risk of being left to their own devices in tackling non communicable diseases, leaving an "open door" for exploitation by alcohol, tobacco and food companies, health experts warn.
A new drug, MDV3100, is improving the survival rate in men with advanced prostate cancer, results of a large, phase III clinical trial show. The drug is designed to block a type of cellular receptor that drives progression ...