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Half-dose flu shots work in adults

Posted: 12/08/2008 - A new government study finds that half-dose flu shots are effective in adults, especially in women and those younger than 50.

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Tennessee among unhealthiest states

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Tennessee is ranked among the five unhealthiest states for the fifth consecutive year in an annual report.

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Depression leads to internal fat in 70-somethings

Posted: 12/01/2008 - A North Carolina researcher has found that older people who are depressed are much more likely to develop a dangerous type of internal body fat that can lead to diabetes and heart disease.

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1 in 5 young adults has personality disorder

Posted: 12/01/2008 - Researchers say almost one in five young American adults has a personality disorder that interferes with everyday life, and even more abuse alcohol or drugs.

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FDA sets safe level for infant formula contaminant

Posted: 11/28/2008 - Federal food safety regulators have set a safety level for the industrial chemical melamine in infant formula and are urging consumers to keep using U.S.-made formula.

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Tennessee receives failing grade from March of Dimes

Posted: 11/12/2008 - The state of Tennessee received a failing grade from the March of Dimes in what will be an annual Premature Birth Report Card. The "F" grade shows how the state is facing a crisis level of premature births that is driving up health care costs and special education budgets.

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NCI: No prostate benefit from vitamin E, selenium

Posted: 10/27/2008 - The government is stopping a major study of whether vitamin E and selenium prevent prostate cancer -- because the supplements aren't working and there's a hint of risk.

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Retailers Embrace Natural Remedy for Winter Season

Posted: 10/23/2008 - In light of the announcement by manufacturers that over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold remedies should not be given to children under 4, parents need to know what natural options are available to keep kids healthy during the winter season.

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Tainted feed kills 1,500 Chinese dogs bred for fur

Posted: 10/20/2008 - A Chinese veterinarian says some 1,500 dogs have died after eating feed tainted with melamine. That's the same industrial chemical that's contaminated dairy products and sickened tens of thousands of babies across China.

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HLTH, WebMD end $2.31 billion merger deal

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Continuing turmoil in the financial markets prompted HLTH Corp. and its subsidiary WebMD Health Corp. to cancel a $2.31 billion cash-and-stock merger, the companies said Monday.

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