(CBS/AP) Thinking about suing your doctor for malpractice? Good luck.
Though one in 14 doctors are targeted for a malpractice claim each year, only one out of five of the claims leads to a payout, according to a provocative new study.Continue »
(CBS) Malaria experts are worried in the wake of an ominous new study from Senegal showing that the mosquitoes that spread the deadly disease can develop resistance to insecticide-treated nets.
Researchers studied malaria infections in a village in the West African nation and found that the disease may be rebounding because the insects are becoming resistant to the increasingly resistant to the insecticide deltamethrin.Continue »
(CBS) Move over crossword puzzles. A new study suggests moderate drinking is another way to fight off dementia.
"We don't recommend that nondrinkers start drinking," Dr. Edward J. Neafsey, professor of pharmacology at Loyola University Chicago, said in a written statement. "But moderate drinking - if it is truly moderate - can be beneficial."
(CBS/AP) Oxycodone is killing Floridians in epidemic proportions.
New data shows Florida's prescription drug deaths have increased nearly 9 percent last year compared to 2009 despite an aggressive crackdown by law enforcement officials.Continue »
(CBS) "A real man doesn't let anyone push him around." If you agree with that that statement, you're buying in to the "culture of honor" that predominates in some parts of the country.
You could also be putting your life on the line, a new study suggests.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Excuses for not exercising might be running out. A new study suggests 15 minutes a day is all it takes to reap big health benefits from breaking a sweat.
Come on people - are you too busy to squeeze 15 minutes into your daily schedule?Continue »
(CBS) New discoveries about the interplay of genes that underlie prostate cancer could lead to a simple blood test that identifies men who have an aggressive form of the disease.
And the scientists behind the breakthrough resarch - a team working at New York's Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - say they've identified a gene that is a "druggable target," meaning it should be possible to create powerful new medicines to stop aggressive tumors from spreading.Continue »
(CBS) Why do some depressed people never seem to get better? A provocative new study suggests it may come down to the amount of mistreatment they experienced as kids.
A new study suggests adults who were abused as children are twice as likely to develop lasting bouts of depression as their counterparts who did not experience childhood mistreatment. And scientists say that can seriously impact their treatment and recovery.Continue »