Researchers call for oversight of burgeoning brain stimulation market

Researchers say there's not enough evidence that brain stimulation devices, games and apps are effective. Consumers need help.

Consumer group finds substantial increase in U.S. food recalls since 2013

The number of food recalls for meat and poultry have nearly doubled in the last five years.

Consumer group finds substantial increase in U.S. food recalls since 2013

The number of food recalls for meat and poultry have nearly doubled in the last five years.

Pricey prescription drugs may have cheaper, generic versions overseas

From U.S. pharmacies, patients may have no alternative to pricey brand-name medications. But in some cases, a cheaper generic exists in another country.

Pricey prescription drugs may have cheaper, generic versions overseas

From U.S. pharmacies, patients may have no alternative to pricey brand-name medications. But in some cases, a cheaper generic exists in another country.

Are your kids ‘roasting’ their friends at school?

Here's what you can do if you find out roasting is happening at your child's school.

Are your kids ‘roasting’ their friends at school?

Here's what you can do if you find out roasting is happening at your child's school.
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One-quarter of antibiotics inappropriately prescribed, study finds

The three most common reasons for inappropriate prescriptions were colds, chest infections, and coughs, according to the study.

Philly orthopedics team gets as much as it gives on medical mission to Panama

Orthopedic surgery in Panama is challenging, and enormously gratifying, writes surgeon Robert Booth of 3B Orthopaedic Institute at Jefferson Health.

Waiting longer for mental health care may help college students, report finds

Researchers found that students that are made to wait until therapists have a full-time opening saw their therapist a greater number of times, waited fewer days between appointments, and had a greater reduction in symptoms.

Why a gentler, less costly approach to IVF remains unpopular

Risks and costs of in vitro fertilization can be reduced by using less drugs to stimulate the ovaries. But that also reduces the chance of a baby — which is the whole point of treatment.

Are fertility drugs safe? The industry says yes; critics worry they’re overprescribed.

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is a potentially fatal complication the U.S. fertility industry describes as extremely rare. But the incidence of OHSS and the broader long-term safety of hormone-boosting fertility drugs remain open to debate,.

Supervised injection site project director wants ‘respect, dignity, love and life’ for people in addiction

The new director of Safehouse spoke with the Inquirer and Daily News about her passion for harm reduction, her advocacy for people with addiction and why she chose to take the job.

Breast milk in fridge, dog in the dining room close Philadelphia eateries

Philadelphia health inspectors were hard at work this month.

Half a million mussels to be hatched yearly at Bartram’s Garden

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary said a new mussel hatchery to be built at Bartram's Garden “may be the first of its kind in the world."

Government shutdown delays construction on addiction recovery housing in Kensington

Project HOME has been working for five years to build apartments for people in recovery from drug addiction, just blocks from the neighborhood’s last major homeless encampment. They'll have to wait longer.

A cardiologist shares 10 ways to reduce stroke risk

800,000 people in the United States will have a stroke every year, and of those patients 610,000 are first strokes.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure ends in favor of a walk as revenues fall

Facing declining revenues, Komen’s Philadelphia affiliate on Tuesday announced it is replacing its Race for the Cure — a 28-year Mother’s Day tradition — with the Dallas-based organization’s new event, the More than Pink Walk.

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FDA resuming some food inspections halted by shutdown

Routine food inspections halted by US government shutdown

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NASA: Icy object past Pluto looks like reddish snowman

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5 reasons why New Year’s resolutions fail

A barre-inspired routine to help you stay strong and slim

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