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FDA Looks Closely At Lasik Complaints

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Lost in the hoopla of ads promising that laser vision surgery lets you toss your glasses is a stark reality: It's not for everyone and an unlucky few do suffer side effects - lost vision, dry eye, night-vision problems.

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Are Eating Disorders Contagious?

Updated: 07/31/2008 - Much like the common cold or flu virus, could eating disorders be contagious? Some experts think so after seeing the results of a new study.

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Whirlpool Suspends 39 For Lying About Smoking

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Whirlpool Corp.'s Evansville, Indiana plant has suspended 39 workers for smoking while claiming on their health insurance that they were non-smokers.

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Study: Child Poverty Affects Brain Development

Posted: 04/22/2008 - A new report says poverty in North Carolina leads to learning disabilities, behavior problems and other psychological and emotional problems for young people.

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ADHD Drugs May Be Harmful To Your Heart

Updated: 07/31/2008 - Heart experts say kids diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder should be screened for certain heart conditions before going on some ADHD drugs.

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Motorcycle Deaths Up 200 Percent

Updated: 04/21/2008 - The number of people killed in motorcycle accidents in North Carolina has tripled in the last decade.

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FDA Says Pfizer Ads Did Not Mention Viagra's Risks

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Federal regulators have warned Pfizer Inc. for not mentioning the risks of Viagra in an advertisement featuring country musicians singing the praises of its popular impotency pill.

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New Study On Premature Babies

Updated: 10/27/2008 - Doctors are learning more about what steps to take to save a very premature baby.

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Study Warns Of Consequences In Military Mental Health Crisis

Updated: 04/17/2008 - A co-leader of a study of U.S. troops says soldiers are facing a "major" mental-health crisis. She warns that without effective care, their problems will spell long-term consequences for the soldiers "and for the nation."

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Study Proves Folic Acid Is Beneficial To Babies

Updated: 07/31/2008 - Pregnant women, and even those who may become pregnant, are advised to take folic acid to prevent premature delivery and birth defects in their babies.

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Accidents At Disease Lab Acknowledged

Posted: 04/11/2008 - The only U.S. facility allowed to research the highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease experienced several accidents with the feared virus, the Bush administration acknowledged Friday.

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No Surge In Food-Borne Illness In 2007

Posted: 04/10/2008 - There wasn't a rise in the number of food-poisonings in the U.S. last year, but there wasn't a major decline, either.

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Study Says Even Light-weight Backpacks Can Do Harm

Updated: 07/31/2008 - It's a common sight in schools, kids overloaded with heavy backpacks that typically weigh nearly a quarter of their body weight. But a new study says that even light-weight backpacks can still have an effect.

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Study Looks At 2006 Mumps Outbreak

Posted: 04/09/2008 - A new study says that most college students sickened during a 2006 mumps outbreak had been vaccinated against the disease.

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Study Shows Medicine Mix-ups Are On The Rise

Updated: 07/31/2008 - Some disconcerting news for parents. Medicine mix-ups, accidental overdoses and bad drug reactions harm roughly one out of fifteen hospitalized children.

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Scientific Community Hails Human-Cow Embryos

Updated: 04/03/2008 - It's being called "monstrous" by opponents, but is hailed by the scientific community. Newcastle University in England has created the first ever human-cow embryos.

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