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Study: U.S. meat widely contaminated with drug-resistant bacteriaupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 19:40:00

Meat and poultry produced in the United States is widely contaminated with "multi-drug-resistant" bacteria, according to a study published Friday in a medical journal.

Why isn't there a safe weight-loss pill?updated: Fri Apr 15 2011 13:59:00

Obesity can't be cured by pills, shots or even surgery.

Pentagon says military medical research trial was badly doneupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 17:17:00

A military medical research trial looking into an experimental treatment for traumatic brain injury was improperly conducted, the Pentagon's Inspector General recently stated.

Probe of early autism-vaccine complaints was limited, report saysupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 07:33:00

The medical journal that published a now-retracted paper linking childhood vaccines to autism conducted only a cursory investigation into complaints about the research when they emerged, another British journal reported Tuesday.

Vaccine study's author held related patent, medical journal reportsupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 05:54:00

The author of a now-retracted study linking autism to childhood vaccines expected a related medical test to rack up sales of up to $43 million a year, a British medical journal reported Tuesday.

Medical journal: Study linking autism, vaccines is 'elaborate fraud'updated: Thu Jan 06 2011 11:11:00

A now-retracted British study that linked autism to childhood vaccines is an "elaborate fraud," according to a medical journal -- a charge the physician behind the study vigorously denies.

Vatican official criticizes award of Nobel Prize to Robert Edwardsupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 12:29:00

An official with the Vatican criticized the decision to award the Nobel prize for medicine to British doctor Robert G. Edwards for his work on in vitro fertilization, Italy's official news agency ANSA reported Tuesday.

'Father of test tube baby' wins Nobel Prize for medicineupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 12:03:00

The "father of the test tube baby," Robert G. Edwards, won the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday, the awards committee announced.

Fortune: Avandia: a PR mess for Glaxo, but not a financial oneupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 13:44:00

GlaxoSmithKline is on the hook for Avandia, a drug that helps diabetes patients regulate blood sugar levels, but also causes heart problems. Critical reviews in major medical journals have repeatedly challenged its safety, and mainstream media have picked up on the studies in scathing articles. GSK has tried to defend the drug from the attacks, but there's only so much the company can do.

Stem cell research suffers setbackupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 10:14:00

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux and Jeffrey Toobin discuss a judge's decision to stop federal funding of stem cell research.

Michael J. Fox: Keep funding stem cell researchupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 10:14:00

Biomedical research is complicated. For patients, the pace of progress can be frustratingly slow. Two announcements last month -- one about biomarkers, the other about stem cell research -- left many of us feeling that for every promising discovery, there are even greater setbacks.

Judge stops federal funding of embryonic stem cell researchupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 20:21:00

A U.S. district judge granted a preliminary injunction Monday to stop federal funding of embryonic stem cell research that he said destroys embryos, ruling it went against the will of Congress.

Official: Outside supply could meet Iran's nuclear fuel needsupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 11:33:00

The head of Iran's atomic energy agency says the country's desire for enriched uranium could be met by an outside source, semi-official media reported Friday.

Rape-fighting condom has 'teeth'updated: Mon Jun 21 2010 15:22:00

A South African doctor says he has created a female condom intended to deter rapists.

South African doctor invents female condoms with 'teeth' to fight rapeupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 15:22:00

South African Dr. Sonnet Ehlers was on call one night four decades ago when a devastated rape victim walked in. Her eyes were lifeless; she was like a breathing corpse.

Self-help treatment effective for binge eating, researchers sayupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 09:54:00

Help to control binge eating could be as simple as a self-help book and check-ins with a health educator, according to new research out this month.

Medical journal retracts study linking autism to vaccineupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 19:42:00

The medical journal The Lancet on Tuesday retracted a controversial 1998 paper that linked the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to autism.

Iran to conduct military exercise aimed at protecting nuke sitesupdated: Sun Nov 22 2009 03:05:00

Iran plans to launch a large aerial military exercise Sunday to prepare for any possible attack, state media said.

World powers meet over Iran nuclear planupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 11:59:00

Representatives of six world powers and the European Union met in Brussels on Friday to discuss Iran's apparent rejection of a key part of a nuclear deal.

U.N. investigators visit Iranian nuke siteupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 13:34:00

United Nations nuclear inspectors Thursday visited an Iranian nuclear plant that was secret until September, the International Atomic Energy Agency told CNN.

Iran responds to nuclear proposalupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 10:26:00

Iran has sent an "initial response" to a proposal designed to break the deadlock over its nuclear program, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Thursday.

Confirming Israel/Iran talksupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 10:26:00

For the first time publicly, former Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans confirms a meeting between Israel and Iran.

Baby's protruding heart tucked inside bodyupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 11:34:00

Indian government doctors Thursday eased the protruding heart of a 10-day-old baby boy back into his body in what they called a critical but successful surgery.

What happens to extra embryos after IVF?updated: Tue Sep 01 2009 12:32:00

By the time she was in her 40s, Andrea Cinnamond was afraid she'd never be a mother. Then came the day in 2005 her daughter was born through in vitro fertilization, followed two years later by twin sons. Today, Kaitlin, Jack, and Aidan bounce around like Ping-Pong balls through their Boston, Massachusetts, home.

'Many ways' to help Jessica, parents sayupdated: Tue Aug 04 2009 16:34:00

A letter from the parents of Jessica Leoni:

Animal rights activists, UCLA researchers square off at protestupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 23:12:00

On Earth Day on Wednesday, Dr. David Jentsch marched at the head of a column of UCLA students and faculty members to the chant of, "Stand up for science!" Across the street a smaller but equally vocal group of animal rights advocates chanted, "U-C-L-A, how many animals have you killed today!"

Animal testing supportersupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 23:12:00

Supporters of animal research in Los Angeles chant, "Animal research wanted here."

'Cello scrotum' exposed as a hoaxupdated: Wed Jan 28 2009 11:21:00

A medical ailment that has worried male members of string sections across the music world for over 30 years has been exposed as a hoax.

Misbehaving teens may be at risk for major adulthood problemsupdated: Fri Jan 09 2009 10:26:00

People who displayed behavioral problems as teenagers were likely to develop mental or personal problems in adulthood, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal.

Does aspirin work for everyone?updated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:57:00

Millions of Americans take aspirin to lower their risk for heart disease. Research in the British Medical Journal, released in January 2008, shows taking aspirin to fight heart disease may not be a one-size-fits-all solution for everyone.

Fosamax may increase risk of irregular heartbeatupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:52:00

Women who have used the bone-building drug Fosamax are nearly twice as likely to develop the most common kind of chronically irregular heartbeat as those who have never used it. Patients, especially those with family history of heart problems, should talk to their doctor about whether the drug is the appropriate option for them. The study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine in April 2008. Health Insurance Costs Grew in 2008updated: Wed Sep 24 2008 11:00:00

Health insurance premiums rose a modest 5 percent this year for coverage that's getting skimpier, researchers say

Anthrax widow 'thankful'updated: Fri Aug 08 2008 20:08:00

The widow of a victim of the 2001 anthrax attacks says she believes Bruce Ivins was responsible. Do Breast Self-Exams Do Any Good? updated: Tue Jul 15 2008 17:00:00

A new report questions their usefulness, finding that they don't save lives and may lead to twice as many unneeded biopsies

Want to be a guinea pig?updated: Thu Jun 26 2008 13:16:00

CNN Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen discusses the risks involved in medical trials.

Do you want to be a guinea pig?updated: Thu Jun 26 2008 13:16:00

They want to pay me for the use of my body. No, I'm not vain, nor is anyone trying to push me into prostitution. They want me (and you) to be subjects in medical studies.

Tips for savvy medical Web surfing updated: Thu Feb 21 2008 15:30:00

When Mary Ryan's 4-year-old nephew, Nick, landed in the hospital with a serious infection, her brother called her in a panic. Ryan isn't a doctor. She's not a nurse. She's a librarian.

CNNMoney: Antidepressants may not work - reportupdated: Wed Jan 16 2008 18:39:00

Patients and doctors alike may have received some fuzzy truth about the effectiveness of antidepressant medication.

Do-it-yourself paternity testupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 19:24:00

Drug stores in three states are now selling over-the-counter paternity tests.

All sides in stem cell debate claim vindicationupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 10:35:00

All sides involved in the controversy over the use of embryonic stem cells in research claimed vindication Tuesday after two teams of researchers reported having reprogrammed human skin cells to act like the stem cells, which have the potential of morphing into other cells and thereby curing disease.

Fortune: John Edwards and the drug spending mythupdated: Tue Oct 30 2007 10:11:00

Some myths just never die. Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards helped to propagate a whopper at a stump speech in Laconia, New Hampshire on Sunday: That is, that drugmakers spend more on sales and advertising than on scientific research.

Guantanamo doctors 'ignore abuse'updated: Thu Sep 06 2007 22:13:00

The U.S. medical establishment appears to have turned a blind eye to the abuse of military medicine at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, doctors from around the world said in a letter published Friday in a prestigious British medical journal.

Made-for-the-military products put brakes on bleedingupdated: Fri Mar 02 2007 12:05:00

The solution to curb severe bleeding was the same three years ago as 3,000 years ago -- gauze, applied with pressure.

Mother: My daughter died for nothingupdated: Wed Dec 13 2006 13:32:00

In the northern Kenyan coastal town of Kilifi, a young mother grieves.

Study: War blamed for 655,000 Iraqi deathsupdated: Wed Oct 11 2006 07:35:00

War has wiped out about 655,000 Iraqis or more than 500 people a day since the U.S.-led invasion, a new study reports.

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu May 04 2006 15:44:00

Good news for women

Business 2.0: Raising the Profile of Medical Researchupdated: Mon May 01 2006 00:01:00

What happens when a former CEO with multiple sclerosis applies his smarts to treating the disease? The answer, thanks to Scott Johnson, is a lifesaving shake-up in the world of medical research. Jo...

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu Apr 20 2006 13:50:00

Unexpected benefit

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu Mar 30 2006 23:22:00

Focused on bird flu

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Fri Mar 17 2006 07:48:00

Lots of heart

Drug prolongs cancer survival -- at a costupdated: Fri Mar 10 2006 08:54:00

On the heels of disappointing results for thalidomide as a treatment for bone marrow cancer, a smaller study suggests the drug may prolong survival of elderly patients, but at a price.

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu Feb 23 2006 21:33:00

Another one bites the dust

Doggie Howser: Woman says dog detected her cancer updated: Mon Feb 06 2006 10:02:00

Nancy Best is sure her dog Mia saved her life.

Doggie Howser? Woman says dog helped detect her cancerupdated: Mon Feb 06 2006 09:38:00

Everyone loves their dog, but Nancy Best really loves her dog. That's because Nancy's sure her dog Mia saved her life.

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu Jan 19 2006 15:09:00

Saline solution

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu Dec 22 2005 12:38:00

An eclectic week

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu Dec 15 2005 16:08:00

Already a menace

CNNMoney: Mistrial declared in Merck caseupdated: Mon Dec 12 2005 09:55:00

A federal judge declared a mistrial Monday in the latest lawsuit against Merck concerning its painkiller Vioxx, attorneys for both the plaintiff and drugmaker said.

CNNMoney: Vioxx retrials for Merck?updated: Fri Dec 09 2005 10:26:00

A report from a prestigious medical journal that Merck withheld information about the dangers of Vioxx could lead to new trials both in a federal case currently before the jury and in a state case won by the drug company.

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu Dec 08 2005 15:23:00

Marital strife and healing

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu Oct 27 2005 14:40:00

The numbers don't lie

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Fri Oct 14 2005 08:59:00

A bit of good news

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu Sep 22 2005 15:24:00

A pair of landmark studies -- one on breast cancer and the other on schizophrenia -- jumped off the pages of the major medical journals. The first study's results were decisive; the second's much cloudier.

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu Jun 16 2005 14:38:00

Getting it right

Stellar center for cellular scienceupdated: Tue May 24 2005 07:06:00

A spectacular medical center that breaks new architectural ground for scientific research facilities has been unveiled in east London.

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu May 19 2005 11:33:00

Better care for women cited

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu May 05 2005 15:06:00

The thick and thin of health

Medical journal apologizes to Prozac makerupdated: Fri Jan 28 2005 19:03:00

A British medical journal has retracted an article and apologized for claiming that internal industry documents it received from an anonymous source had gone "missing" during a 1994 product liability suit against the maker of Prozac.

CNNMoney: BMJ apologizes to Eli Lilly over Prozacupdated: Thu Jan 27 2005 16:25:00

The medical journal BMJ Thursday retracted and apologized for the claim it made early this month that internal industry documents it received from an anonymous source had gone "missing" during a 1994 product liability suit against Eli Lilly and Co., maker of the antidepressant Prozac.

Companies pledge more transparency in drug trialsupdated: Sun Jan 09 2005 21:32:00

Facing growing scrutiny over the safety of their products, the leading global drug companies last week pledged to disclose more information about their clinical trials. Adoption of this new policy, however, is completely voluntary and does not require any disclosure of exploratory trials.

CNNMoney: Document may reveal Prozac riskupdated: Tue Jan 04 2005 07:26:00

An internal document purportedly from Eli Lilly and Co. appears to show that the drug manufacturer had data more than 15 years ago showing that patients on its antidepressant Prozac were far more likely to attempt suicide and show hostility than patients on other antidepressants.

Papers indicate firm knew possible Prozac suicide riskupdated: Mon Jan 03 2005 18:02:00

An internal document purportedly from Eli Lilly and Co. made public Monday appears to show that the drug maker had data more than 15 years ago showing that patients on its antidepressant Prozac were far more likely to attempt suicide and show hostility than were patients on other antidepressants and that the company attempted to minimize public awareness of the side effects.

Fortune: The Man Who Changed Medicineupdated: Mon Nov 29 2004 00:01:00

The image on the oversized screen behind the podium was of a giant malignant tumor. The discussion was about prognostic indicators--doctorspeak for how much longer people with such tumors had to li...

Fortune: One Family's Cause May Cure A Diseaseupdated: Mon May 17 2004 00:01:00

Jenifer Estess was just 35 years old--the same age as Lou Gehrig--when she was diagnosed with the degenerative disease named for the baseball great, which affects 30,000 people in the U.S. The succ...

UCLA suspends its Willed Body Programupdated: Tue Mar 09 2004 01:27:00

Top officials at UCLA Tuesday voluntarily suspended the university's Willed Body Program after accusations that its director and others sold body parts for profit, a lawyer for the school said.

UCLA apologizes for apparent sale of body parts updated: Mon Mar 08 2004 03:41:00

The chief of UCLA's medical school apologized Monday for the apparent sale of parts of bodies that were donated to the school and announced steps to ensure such practices do not recur.

Researcher isolated after possible Ebola exposureupdated: Thu Feb 19 2004 16:01:00

A civilian Army researcher at Fort Detrick, Maryland, is in isolation after possibly being exposed to the Ebola virus, Army officials said Thursday.

Scientists 'cloned human embryos'updated: Thu Feb 12 2004 03:24:00

South Korean researchers reported Thursday they have created human embryos through cloning and extracted embryonic stem cells, the universal cells that scientists expect will result in breakthroughs in medical research.

Fortune: The Nonprofit Motive What happens when a focused, ambitious entrepreneur is diagnosed with a crippling disease? Art Mellor startupdated: Mon Oct 13 2003 00:01:00

Art Mellor drives a really nice Porsche, a metallic black Boxster S. It's a pretty car, a fast car. It rumbles when it idles, hums when it accelerates, a tangible reminder that in a former life Mel...

FSB: The Non-Profit Motive What happens when a focused, ambitious entrepreneur is diagnosed with a crippling updated: Wed Oct 01 2003 00:01:00

Art Mellor drives a really nice Porsche, a metallic black Boxster S. It's a pretty car, a fast car. It rumbles when it idles, hums when it accelerates, a tangible reminder that in a former life Mel...

Fortune: A Pill To Help You Remember Suddenly the race is on to develop the thinking person's Viagra.updated: Mon Nov 12 2001 00:01:00

If you want instant rapport with someone over 40, try mentioning that your memory is going downhill. About 70 million anxious baby-boomers will be eager to bond with you. You'll quickly come to see...

Fortune: He's Brilliant. He's Swaggering. And He May Soon Be Genomics' First Billionaire.updated: Mon Jun 25 2001 00:01:00

Picture prizefighter Hector "Macho" Camacho showing up at high tea. That was the effect one day in May as Bill Haseltine, CEO of Human Genome Sciences, hopped out of his limo at a Washington, D.C.,...

FSB: A Medical Alert Why doctors say herbs and drugs don't mixupdated: Thu Feb 01 2001 00:01:00

If you're one of the millions of Americans who dabble with herbal remedies, listen up. Doctors and other medical professionals are concerned about the dangers of mixing prescription drugs with thes...

Fortune: Medscape ONLINE DATA FOR DOCTORSupdated: Mon Jul 06 1998 00:01:00

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Fortune: Health Help on the Net Medical Websites are popping up all over the Net. Some are quackery, but many offer invaluable advice.updated: Mon Jan 12 1998 00:01:00

Fed up with an impersonal HMO? Wondering whether your doctor really knows best? Want the full story on a disease and its treatments from people who have it? Then surf, surf, surf.


If you care about nutrition, a little siren probably goes off in your head when somebody passes the salt. Medical experts have drummed into us for more than 40 years that eating too much salt cause...


"When I saw the problems of the Soviet the latter part of the 1980s, and realized that I had been trained my whole life for the solutions to this problem but could not help, it was stres...

Money Magazine: THE TOP-PERFORMING FUNDSupdated: Thu Aug 01 1996 00:01:00


Money Magazine: THE TOP-PERFORMING FUNDSupdated: Thu Feb 01 1996 00:01:00

A glance at the rankings of one-year leaders tells you just how great 1995 was, with No. 1 growth fund Alger Capital Appreciation gaining nearly 80%, for example, and top total-return fund Baron Gr...

Money Magazine: The Selling of Retin-Aupdated: Sat Apr 01 1989 00:01:00

From the moment of birth, you begin to age. The changes are almost entirely internal and imperceptible. But by your twenties, the sun has probably left its first telltale marks on your most promine...

Fortune: MEDICAL CARE'S NEXT REVOLUTION Believe it or not, doctors often don't know which treatments pay off best for patients. A vanguarupdated: Mon Oct 10 1988 00:01:00

CONSIDER what doctors, to say nothing of patients, don't know about the value of just one procedure. Each year about 80,000 Americans get a carotid endarterectomy, a kind of Roto-Rooter job on clog...

Money Magazine: A MINNESOTAN PLANS A COURAGEOUS CAREER CHANGE AT 46updated: Thu Sep 01 1988 00:01:00

For the past year, Jim Wright, 46, has been leading an arduous double life. By day he is a civil engineer, specializing in traffic management for the Minnesota Department of Transportation. At nigh...

Fortune: MERCK HAS MADE BIOTECH WORK The company changed its methods of doing research in the Seventies. The result -- a shelf's worth ofupdated: Mon Jan 19 1987 00:01:00

HOLLYWOOD honors its stars by casting their footprints in cement. Wall Street firms put portraits of their founders in gilt frames. But at the New Jersey headquarters of Merck & Co., office corrido...

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