• fda panel backs marijuana-based drug for childhood the company declined to comment on the price of the drug before the approval decision. wall street analysts estimate it could cost more than $25,000 per year. first published on april 19, 2018 / 6

  • 19th and 20th century psychiatry: 22 rare photos this crib is made out of intricately carved wood - many were made out of iron - and patients would sleep in it for extended periods of time until a regulatory crackdown curtailed restraint use for

  • mammograms may save one life for every three women the panel's review of breast cancer screening studies found that for every life saved, about three other women were overdiagnosed, meaning they were subjected to unnecessary treatments for a

  • 60-90 minutes exercise daily? bah the panel of doctors and scientists that developed the recommendations put an emphasis on getting 30 minutes of exercise. but its 25 pages of recommendations were scaled down to three when they

  • new cancer treatment is showing 'extraordinary' results new cancer treatment is showing 'extraordinary' results february 17, 2016 / 11:05 am / cbs news a cancer therapy involving a patient's own immune cells is showing extraordinary results in leukemia

  • intermune's new lung-disease drug doesn't deserve its hype analysts think intermune's lung-disease drug esbriet can expect sales in excess of $1 billion annually. but it's only sold in the eu, and there's little proof the drug actually works.

  • taking niacin for the heart may pose serious health risks niacin is a type of b vitamin long sold over the counter and in higher prescription doses. some people take it alone or with statin medicines such as lipitor for cholesterol problems.

  • guatemala syphilis experiments in 1940s called 'chillingly but panel members said guatemala research was bad even by 1940s standards. they compared the work to another cutler experiment in 1943 where his team infected prison inmates with gonorrhea in

  • fda recommends approval for peanut allergy treatment the treatment has already given danielle, now 17, a taste of her new freedom, like a trip to an ice cream shop for the first time and imagining life in a college dorm. 'i could not even believe

  • fda approves first dissolving heart stent for u.s use of metallic stents surged in the early 2000s as a treatment for people who suffered a heart attack or experienced chest pain caused by clogged arteries that restrict blood flow. they are still

  • urologists no longer recommend routine psa testing for men who are between the ages of 55 and 69 may benefit most from the test, and should discuss the risks and benefits of the test with their doctor to decide if it is right for them. men over 80 are

  • health experts: routine psa tests for prostate cancer not cbs news a top panel of health experts called the u.s. preventive services task force says that men should no longer get routine prostate-specific antigen psa tests to screen for prostate cancer.

  • treating hot flashes in menopause without hormones: what while these techniques certainly have other health benefits, including reducing the risk of obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, the panel does not recommend exercise or yoga for treatment

  • mad cow disease: basic questions last month, an fda advisory panel recommended expanding a blood donation ban for people who have spent time in the u.k. to include those who had lived in france, portugal or ireland for 10 years