The findings of a new study indicate that doctors will order fewer laboratory tests for their patients if they know the cost of performing said tests.
In what’s being called the most rigorous look yet inside the wellness trend, independent researchers found that hospitalizations for employees and family members dropped dramatically, by 41 percent overall for six major conditions — but increased outpatient costs erased those savings.
A Virginia man who received a full-face transplant says he is now able to walk past people without a second look.
Americans’ spending on medical goods and services isn’t rising as quickly. Two of the past three years have seen the slowest growth on record. But will it last?
Scientists have mapped just which critters normally live in or on us and where, calculating that healthy people can share their bodies with more than 10,000 species of microbes.
Federal health regulators have delayed a decision on whether to approve the first pill shown to prevent HIV infection, the drug’s manufacturer says.
Dick Retta stands outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in downtown Washington three days a week, trying to persuade pregnant women not to get abortions. The 80-year-old grandfather has been coming to the clinic for eight years and said he’s personally persuaded over 400 women to leave this clinic and others.
California scientists are hunting ways to predict who’s about to have a heart attack, and they say they’ve found a key clue.