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

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

Suddenly All the Kids Have Diabetes

From the way diabetes gets talked about in the news, you'd think that everyone and their brother had it. Well, now it's looking more like everyone and their daughter has it. A new study has just been released which shows a pretty terrifying increase in the rate of diabetes and pre-diabetes among young people. In 2000,… » 5/21/12 10:00am 5/21/12 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