CDC: Women Prescription Drug Deaths Soaring

Prescription drug abuse and misuse is killing women in record-breaking numbers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In a study conducted...

Dr. Quentin Young, a Personal Physician to MLK, Harold Washington and others, Dies at...

CHICAGO (AP) — Dr. Quentin Young, a longtime health advocate who served as a personal physician to Martin Luther King during the civil rights...

Marijuana Policy Project Launches Campaign for Safer Consumption of Pot

The nation’s largest marijuana advocacy group, the Marijuana Policy Project, has launched a new campaign geared towards the education and promotion of safe consumption...

Gene Scans Solve Mystery Diseases in Kids, Adults

They were mystery diseases that had stumped doctors for years — adults with strange symptoms and children with neurological problems, mental slowness or muscles...

Emory University Unveils Interactive U.S. AIDS Tracking Map

Emory University June 1 unveiled an interactive map pinpointing the national dimensions of infection rates for HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS. The...

Ohio-Based Cosmetologist Helps Women Battle Baldness

Gimmick commercials, dry shampoos and mythical greases aside, hair loss can be a complex problem to combat. While baldness is traditionally common among men,...

Former Redskins Stars, NFL Players Display Need for Regular Medical Screening

Joe Jacoby, four-time All Pro offensive lineman for the Washington Redskins, knows that with his family’s medical history, every day is precious, particularly now. “Both...

Living with Lupus

Diagnosing lupus is especially tricky; however, physicians are working toward streamlining the criteria for diagnosis that include looking for signs of inflammation. A physician...

How to Prepare for a Cough, Cold or Flu if You Have Diabetes

(NewsUSA) - Each year, an average of 200,000 Americans are hospitalized because of flu complications, but people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes...

FDA Seeks Public Opinion Before Deciding Fate of Menthol Cigarettes

Although all the expert opinions from health officials are in, authorities at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have one more voice to listen...

Hospital: Dallas Ebola Patient Critical

DALLAS (AP) — The condition of the lone Ebola patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. has worsened and is now deemed critical, the...

Congenital Heart Defects Top the List

While congenital heart defects are common, particularly among African Americans, awareness of its causes, treatments, and efforts of prevention, remain relatively low. Congenital Heart...