Marketing cigarettes ain’t what it used to be. But Big Tobacco hasn’t given up on getting its message out.
Policy & Industry
As cheerleading becomes more competitive, too many students are getting injured
A heart defibrillator remotely controlled by a villainous hacker to trigger a fatal heart attack? It may only happen in the movies, but the Government Accountability Office (GAO) doesn’t want to take any chances.
When it comes to healthy behaviors, don’t look to hospital workers as role models
Health officials expect yet more cases of fungal meningitis related to contaminated steroid shots
Will calorie counts on soda-vending machines help curb consumption of sugary drinks?
Psychiatry — and medicine in general — has a dangerously close relationship with the pharmaceutical industry
A U.S. Senator’s daughter launches a nonprofit volunteer program to improve health care both in the developing world and at home
In a new book, “Bad Pharma,” British columnist Dr. Ben Goldacre lays out all the clever ways in which the pharmaceutical industry is getting bad drugs onto shelves
Parents should be discouraged from letting kids bounce on trampolines at home, according to an updated policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Multibillion-dollar settlements against big drug companies have become all too common in recent years. Here’s a rogues gallery of the worst offenders
Kids will put just about anything in their mouths, including potentially toxic single-dose laundry detergent gel packs — the small, soft and colorful capsules that tend to draw children’s interest.