Animals on various tiers of the food chain have been observed to self-medicate to cure ailments as well as prevent disease for future generations. The findings my prove to be useful for future research on plant-based pharmaceuticals for humans.
House Democrats led by Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., released a report Monday highlighting a lack of oversight of compounding pharmacies like the one responsible for the outbreak of fungal meningitis last year that killed 53 people and sickened 733.
The Cannabis Career Instituted launched its Budtender School in Nevada just two days after the state's lawmakers uanimously passed a bill Thursday calling for the establishment and regulation of pot dispensaries.
New hope for people living with so-called myelin disorders such as multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy comes out of Cleveland, Ohio where researchers there report developing a breakthrough technique that directly converts regular skin cells into the type of brain cells destroyed by the myelin disorders.
A minimally invasive treatment that uses a small ball of ice can effectively treat chronic pain, according to a new study presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans.
Lullabies can aid a preterm infant's development in the neonatal intensive care unit, a new study has found. Researchers found that specific parts of music can help preterm babies' heart rate and breathing.
The Food and Drug Administration will hold a meeting in June to reassess the safety of GlaxoSmithKline's former blockbuster diabetes drug Avandia almost three years after they curbed its sales over cardiovascular risks.
A lab "grown" kidney has been successfully transplanted into a rat and began producing urine, an early research step that may one day lead to replacement organs for humans and will turn organ donations obsolete.
China's state-run news agency Xinhua confirmed Saturday that a 7-year-old girl admitted into a hospital in Beijing tested positive for the avian flu virus H7N9.
South Africans living with HIV or AIDS are being offered a new option for treatment that will significantly reduce the number of pills they have to take daily. The South African government, which sponsored the new medication, says it will be the least expensive HIV/AIDS treatment in the world.
Dietary stimulants containing the stimulant DMAA have got to go, warned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a press release on Friday.
Weight loss following gastric bypass surgery may change more than just people's waistlines - it may actually change their genes.
Almost ninety percent of smokers who started using electronic cigarettes completely quit using tobacco, a new study shows, according to the U.K. news outlet Metro. But some people who quit still end up "smoking" more.
Brittany Ozarowski, a 21-year-old from Long Island, was indicted Wednesday on charges of scamming both family and local businesses out of thousands of dollars by claiming she had cancer.