Foodborne illnesses are a continuing problem in the U.S., but labs that are supposed to detect the presence of pathogens aren’t up to snuff, according to a new report.
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Making the decision to approve heroic measures to save a loved one’s life can be fraught with emotion, so anxious family members tend to turn to the doctor for guidance, according to the first study to analyze the role that …
Missed diagnoses out-ranked medication overdoses and surgical mistakes in causing the most patient harm.
About 1 in 6 people in the United States gets sick from eating contaminated food, a rate that has not declined in seven years.
It’s a basic tenet of smart shopping — compare prices so you can find the best deal. Doctors, however, are often in the dark about what medical tests cost.
An analysis of imported brands found surprising levels of the metal.
Even though promotional drug meetings are one of the most common ways doctors find out about new medications, a new study shows they’re not getting all the information.
To get their patients up to date on their vaccines and screenings, doctors should make sure they get health checkups themselves.
In the latest volley over the contraceptive Plan B, a federal judge reversed the Department of Health and Human Services decision to restrict over-the-counter availability of the morning after pill to those 17 years or older .
Giving residents less time on duty and more time to sleep was supposed to lead to fewer medical errors. But the latest research shows that’s not the case. What’s going on?
Call them “frankenfish,” but don’t look for genetically engineered salmon at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods.
As a surgeon, I want to commend Steven Brill on an outstanding article. A detailed discussion about the pricing and profits in health care is long overdue. You succeeded in putting a personal face on this crisis, and yes, it is a …