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Secondhand Smoke May Present Pregnancy Problems

Smoking tobacco during pregnancy has been linked to a host of prenatal and birth issues. Women don't even have to be a smoker to be at risk; secondhand smoke may pose a threat as well.  More »

The Psychological Side Effects of Antidepressants

Antidepressant medications allow millions of people to live more fulfilling, happier lives. Still, these medications have their side effects, some of which may be more common than once thought.  More »

Removing Ovaries May Help Save Lives

Many young women today don’t worry too much about how old they will be when they have children. But for women with the gene for breast cancer, waiting to decide might have dire consequences.  More »

New Pain Rx Sparking Controversy

A new pain medication recently became a controversial topic. While some say the medication will offer a new option to people in pain, others are concerned about potential dangers.  More »

Germ-Covered Stethoscopes Cause Hospital-Acquired Infections, Study Finds

A new study shows that stethoscopes need to be disinfected between patients to prevent contamination inside the healthcare system.  More »

Are Obesity and Birth Control Pills Raising Your Odds of MS?

Results from two studies reveal the emerging role of hormones in MS.  More »

FDA Boosts Testing of Generic Drugs As Quality Concerns Mount

Research this year will focus on several drug categories including antidepressants, ADHD medications, heart medications, and seizure treatments.  More »

Limit Kids’ ‘Screen Time’ to Avoid Back Pain

Kids are at risk for back pain because of extended “screen time.” Cold weather makes getting active less appealing, and kids often turn to video games. Use these tips to help avoid posture problems.  More »

Warm Up, Take Breaks to Prevent Ski Injuries

In this Q and A, Anthony Miniaci, MD, FRCSC answers questions about recreational skiing, and he offers advice to avoid the injuries common for those of us who hit the slopes for fun and to stay in shape.  More »

Recipe: Quick, Simple and Healthy Guacamole

Avocados get three-fourths of their calories from fat -- but because it is monounsaturated fat and because avocados are low in calories, you can enjoy eating them in good health.  More »

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