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Drug Prices 'Work Against Patients,' Pharma Exec Admits

High Rx costs are no new thing. But pharmaceutical execs actually copping to it? It happened yesterday. In a hearing in D.C., senators grilled top executives from pharma companies about list prices of medications, some of which can be life-saving for patients.

By Lara DeSanto

Chronic Pain? Get On Pinterest

A new study published in the journal Health Education & Behavior shows that people with chronic pain are turning to Pinterest for help coping.

By Diane Domina

How Stigma Is Preventing Women From Seeking Endometriosis Help

A taboo still exists for women who experience endometriosis, which causes chronic pelvic issues, painful periods and sex, infertility, and intestinal problems.

By Diane Domina

Cancer Survivors May Face an Additional Challenge: High Debt

A study published in Cancer found that many young cancer survivors are grappling with financial woes and a small percentage have had to file for bankruptcy.

By Diane Domina

Smoking Reduces Your Ability to Fight Deadly Skin Cancer

A new study suggests people with melanoma are 40 percent less likely to survive the disease if they’ve been a smoker within the past 10 years or so.

By Diane Domina

The Soda Tax Works! It DOES Shrink Sugary Drink Consumption

The consumption of sugary drinks has fallen 52 percent in areas of Berkeley, California since the city’s tax on sugar-sweetened beverages was enacted.

By Diane Domina

More Meds Are Making Their Way Into Freshwater

Research continues to confirm that antibiotics and and other medicines are wreaking havoc in freshwater lakes, ponds, and rivers all around the world.

By Diane Domina

The Herbal Supplement That Could Poison You

A new study shows that annual kratom-related calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers for adverse effects skyrocketed from 13 in 2011 to 682 in 2017.

By Diane Domina

Could Salt Worsen Eczema?

In a literal version of “pouring salt on a wound,” a new study has found that sodium chloride (salt) may actually affect those with dry, cracked skin of eczema.

By Diane Domina

Could You Catch the Flu From a Bat?

You’ve heard of bird (avian) flu and swine flu. New research published in Nature identified influenza viruses in South American bats that could pass to humans.

By Diane Domina