Punishing mothers struggling with addiction, the judges warned, could deter women from getting prenatal care and drug rehabilitation.
A lack of diversity has always plagued enrollment in cancer clinical trials. Two big reasons: misunderstanding and mistrust.
A Penn-led study suggests that an experimental cancer treatment vaccine, combined with an immune-boosting drug already on the market, can fight head and neck cancer.
Questions about the risks and benefits of breast implants are still unsettled. The FDA plans a public forum to tackle the controversial issue.
At first, police did not see the dead body in the back of a Bucks County man's SUV. The man told police to look again, according to a probable cause affadavit.
Abuse of opioids containing fentanyl is killing Americans, but misinformation and inconsistent advice have confused emergency responders, says a new safety advice from top experts.
The European Commission has followed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in approving a genetically engineered T-cell therapy for certain blood cancers. The European price tag remains to be seen.
This week, the CDC reports some sobering trends in HPV-related cancers - and in the uptake of the vaccine that could prevent future cancers.
Women can safely go three or even five years without repeating cervical cancer screening. But what if that long interval makes them forget?
In dogs, Penn's gene therapy was effective against a form of retinal disease that progressively causes blindness.
How much research is enough to make an innovative medical practice standard? That's the question now that drugs can wipe out hepatitis C infection in transplant patients who accept organs infected with the dangerous virus.
The latest legitimate drug to be abused by people seeking an opioid-like high is an antidepressant called tianeptine.
Textured breast implants carry a small risk of cancer, and their benefits over smooth implants are debatable. Abandoning textured implants is "a no-brainer," one critic said.
Vaginal dryness and incontinence are common problems. But federal health officials say laser treatments are not the fix, and may be harmful.
Can woman on opioids nurse her baby to death? The medical science and legal issues are complicated.
Bayer is voluntarily stopping sales of its controversial Essure sterilization device at the end of the year. Women who have been pushing to get it off the market are elated.
A Yale study casts an aspersion on so-called complementary medicine. But experts in what is now called integrative medicine say the new analysis is flawed and biased.
Marie McCullough covers health and medicine, with a special focus on cancer and women's health issues.