Two months ago, Gary Rager's girlfriend asked him to do the unthinkable. The 44-year-old woman, who has suffered disabling pain for the past three years, asked Rager if he would help her end her life.
(AP)—The head of the House panel that oversees veterans' issues says patients who have trouble getting timely mental health care from Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics should have another option: access to the thousands ...
After banning smoking in public places, the Turkish government has gone one step further by clamping down on an ancient tradition—the hookah, or water pipe.
(AP)—An industry lawyer calls New York City's limit on the size of sugary drinks an "extraordinary infringement" on consumer choice.
The impact on children of alcohol and fast-food advertising in sports sponsorship is concerning health experts at The University of Western Australia.
(HealthDay)—The cervical cancer vaccine has turned into one of the biggest success stories in the field.
(HealthDay)—If the headlines are any indication, this year's flu season is turning out to be a whopper.
(HealthDay)—The American Society of Clinical Oncology has issued updated recommendations for both the prevention and management of febrile episodes in neutropenic oncology outpatients; the recommendations ...
A panel of U.S. health experts ruled Thursday that an experimental diabetes drug from Johnson & Johnson is safe and effective, though lingering safety questions must be tracked over the long term.
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.
In Laura West's household, a 24-pack of Diet Coke lasts about a week. She drinks two or three a day, her 15-year-old-son Michael at least that many.
HIV infection among crisis-hit Greece's drug users is reaching "epidemic" proportions with recorded cases marking a 35-fold increase from 2010, health experts warned Friday.
Doctors should give underage teenagers prescriptions for emergency contraceptives such as Plan B before they start having sex instead of waiting until a young patient's "plan A" goes awry, the American Academy of Pediatrics ...
America's top authorities on aging spent the last week at The Gerontological Society of America's Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego detailing workable solutions to the challenges presented by a rapidly aging populat ...
New research into controversial pay-for-performance schemes has suggested they may help to save the lives of NHS patients.