Need surgery? Good luck getting hospital cost info
Want to know how much a hip replacement will cost? Many hospitals won’t be able to tell you, at least not right away — if at all. And if you shop around and find centers that can quote a price, the amounts could vary astronomically, a study found.
Horsemeat scandal continues to widen
Two Romanian plants believed to be the source of horsemeat mislabeled as beef in supermarkets across Europe declared it properly and any fraud was committed somewhere else down the line, officials said Monday.
Southern diet, fried foods, may raise stroke risk
Deep-fried foods may be causing trouble in the Deep South. People whose diets are heavy on them and sugary drinks like sweet tea and soda were more likely to suffer a stroke, a new study finds.
COMMENTARY: U.S. Shouldn't Skimp on Mental Health Funding
A 14-year-old with large brown eyes and tightly cropped hair told me a few weeks ago that voices were telling him to kill people.
How did 'Little House' sister really become blind?
Any fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved "Little House" books knows how the author's sister Mary went blind: scarlet fever. But turns out that probably wasn't the cause, medical experts say, upending one of the more dramatic elements in the classic stories.
UAB researchers make cancer cells glow in the dark
There's no missing these cancer cells. They glow in the dark.
American Stroke Association: Quick action key to stroke treatment
People having an ischemic stroke -- which accounts for nine in 10 strokes -- should receive clot-dissolving therapy, if appropriate, within 60 minutes of arriving at the hospital, according to new American Stroke Association guidelines published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
Study: Quitting smoking by 40 greatly reduces risk of early death
Smokers who quit by around age 40 can stave off an early death, according to a landmark study that fills key gaps in knowledge of smoking-related health ills.
Sex to burn calories? Authors expose obesity myths
Fact or fiction? Sex burns a lot of calories. Snacking or skipping breakfast is bad. School gym classes make a big difference in kids’ weight.
Study says leafy greens top food poisoning source
A government study has fingered leafy green vegetables as the leading source of food poisoning illnesses.
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