Let Us All Band Together to Keep Bloodletting From Becoming a Medical…

You'd think there are some health practices from the past that ought to be left in the past, but apparently not. Witness the fact that the old remedy of bloodletting might be making a comeback. Ok, sure, why not? A small study of 33 obese patients with metabolic syndrome—the disease du jour—found that after six weeks… » 5/31/12 10:00am 5/31/12 10:00am

Dare to Dream: Over-the-Counter Birth Control

As the FDA considers making it less of a pain in the ass for people with chronic ailments to get their meds, some health care advocates think now might be the time to lift the prescription requirement on another daily pharmaceutical that must be endlessly renewed: birth control. But without a doctor to look at them… » 3/23/12 11:25am 3/23/12 11:25am