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A New Drug May Be Able to Completely Reverse Diabetes

Defining Diabetes<p>In the global community, the number of people with diabetes has been on the rise since 1980, with 422 million people diagnosed by …

Diabetes

Why Some of Big Pharma's Best-Selling Drugs Are In Trouble This Year

A slew of impending patent expirations could take a significant bite out of several pharma giants’ bottom lines this year, according to information …

10 tips for frying foods perfectly every time

Bradford

You’re less likely to die with a female doctor

Life hack: Get a female doctor.<p>New research finds that patients treated by female doctors are less likely to die — or be readmitted to the hospital — …

Brain, Mind, Body And The Disease Of Addiction

The standard definition of drug or alcohol addiction is that it's a chronic, incurable disease of the brain.<p>In a comprehensive report on the topic, published last month, the surgeon general gives this familiar definition a more positive spin. He eschews the "cure" word and focuses instead on the …

Chronic Disease

'Drug Dealer, M.D.': Misunderstandings And Good Intentions Fueled Opioid Epidemic

America's attitude toward pain has shifted radically over the past century. Psychiatrist Anna Lembke says that 100 years ago, the medical community thought that pain made patients stronger.<p>"Doctors believed that pain was salutary," she tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross, "meaning that it had some …

Medicine

Obamacare: What should stay, and what should go?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Calling it "a fraud," "horrible" and "a disaster," President-elect Donald Trump said that rolling back Obamacare and replacing it with a "much less expensive" alternative is top priority for his administration.<p>But Americans are divided on what should happen next. One-third of all voters …

Health Care

Interactive periodic table finally clues us in to what elements are used for

Looking at the periodic table, most of us have no issues identifying the use of certain elements. Sodium, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and others are no-brainers but what about the less talked about elements.<p>Seriously, do you know what Vanadium is used for? How about Polonium? Of course you don’t. …

Everyone wants a piece of the drug industry and it's one reason prices are rising so fast

Don't just blame drug companies for rising prescription prices. For all the outrage over Mylan increasing EpiPen prices by 500%, and insulin prices, which are up 300% over the past decade, drug prices are a lot more complicated than pointing the finger at a lone villain.<p>For a single prescription …

Pharma

This Is Why Your Drug Prescriptions Cost So Damn Much

When the Republican-controlled Congress approved a landmark program in 2003 to help seniors buy prescription drugs, it slapped on an unusual …

Health Care

Butterfinger and Reese's Halloween Puppy Chow, Oh My!

Do you love Butterfingers and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups? What about puppy chow? Well, if you answered yes to both, then you are going to be obsessed with this easy and delicious Halloween recipe that is filled to the brim with your favorite candies. This puppy chow makes it hard to stop …

Insulin Prices Are Skyrocketing, Too

It's not just EpiPens that are getting too expensive for patients.<p>The EpiPen isn’t the only life-saving medication that has experienced egregious …

What You Need to Know About the New Generic EpiPen

Is Mylan’s generic EpiPen a price break or a marketing maneuver?<p>Following weeks of criticism over dramatic price increases on its EpiPen, Mylan said …