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Archive: June, 2010
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Children’s Hospital fixes heart valves without surgery
Fri, Jun 18, 2010, 8:39 AM
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is among a handful of hospitals in the country that have adopted a new approach to fixing the valves...
GSK’s Avandia tops list of deadly drugs in 2009
Thu, Jun 17, 2010, 1:06 PM
The GlaxoSmithKline diabetes drug Avandia topped list of drugs linked to fatal adverse events in 2009, according to an analysis of U.S. Food...
Epi syringe shortage raises risk of fatal errors
Thu, Jun 17, 2010, 8:27 AM
Injections of the hormone epinephrine are used to treat life threatening allergic reactions to everything from bee stings to peanut or fish allergies...
FDA fined Red Cross $16 million
Thu, Jun 17, 2010, 5:02 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it fined the American Red Cross $16.2 million for prior failures to comply with...
Check Up is back
Wed, Jun 16, 2010, 11:22 AM
So for the past week or so I’ve been finishing up a couple of stories and digging out from months of accumulated mess at my desk. Check...
Mercury ... fillings ... deja vu
Wed, Jun 16, 2010, 8:28 AM
My colleague Don Sapatkin, who covers public health and has reported on controversy over the material used to fill cavities, summarizes yet...
Sex: An incentive to lose weight?
Wed, Jun 16, 2010, 3:13 PM
If you are overweight or obese and looking for some motivation to shed those extra pounds, a study in the medical journal BMJ could be the...
High school students’ risky business
Mon, Jun 7, 2010, 5:04 PM
High school is often a time when teenagers engage in risky health behaviors ranging from experimenting with drugs and alcohol to driving in...
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