Wellness

Survey confirms gains in health insurance sign-ups

Survey confirms gains in health insurance sign-ups

"The Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as 'Obamacare,' appears to be accomplishing its goal of increasing the percentage of Americans with health insurance," said Gallup's analysis of the findings.

Pfizer reports promising results for cancer drug

The outcome wasn't as positive as some initial results reported earlier in the tests, said University of Michigan business professor Erik Gordon, who studies the biomedical industry but isn't affiliated with the trial.

Cardiac device keeps heart going

Cardiac device keeps heart going

"I feel good," said Rivera, acknowledging that while his heart is still weak, "I have peace of mind, which makes it feel that much better."

Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

"Heroin is life-threatening," said his mother, Patty DiRenzo.

Gay men divided over use of HIV prevention drug

Gay men divided over use of HIV prevention drug

"If something comes along that's better than condoms, I'm all for it, but Truvada is not that," said Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

FDA approves easy-to-use heroin overdose antidote

The FDA said Evzio's design makes it easy for anyone to administer.

Drug access by terminally ill passes House

Lawmakers voted 65-0 Tuesday to approve the bill, which lets terminally ill patients try drugs that are still completing clinical trials and haven't been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems

Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems

"It might be that if someone is married, they have a spouse who encourages them to take better care of themselves," said Dr. Jeffrey Berger, a preventive cardiologist at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York.

Study: MMA brain injury risk higher than boxing

"We're taking the premise with this that what you see on TV is one thing, but to kind of add scientific rigor to document it objectively," said Michael Hutchison, co-author and director of the concussion program at the university's MacIntosh Sports Medicine Clinic.

Study finds many preteens have high cholesterol

"A concerning number of children" are at risk of heart problems later in life, and more needs to be done to prevent this at an earlier age, said Dr. Thomas Seery of Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine.