And how many cases of leprosy come from Mexico per year?
There's only one really bad thing about the anti-clotting pill Pradaxa. You can't fall or get cut while taking it because once you start bleeding, there's almost no way to stop it. There's no reversal agent, no antidote.
Earlier this week we brought you the solemn warning from Methodist Hospital, urging people to remember to pee during the Super Bowl. If you don't, an expert said, you might end up in the ER with a catheter inserted into places you'd rather not have such things inserted. But that is not the only wa ... More >>
The Texas Attorney General's Office says a drugmaker lied in order to push an antipsychotic on foster children. So why are kids as young as three still taking the drug?
Here's a riddle: If the Texas Attorney General sues a drug manufacturer for allegedly lying about the safety and efficacy of one of its antipsychotics, why would the state agency that oversees the foster care system still allow that drug to be given to kids as young as three? Why would the s ... More >>
Unlike in 1918, when the flu really bitch-slapped humanity, leading medical experts have the ability to immediately update us with information on how to stay safe, and how to separate myth from fact. For example: By now, unless you're a vapid hotel-fortune heiress who answers the cell phone during s ... More >>
Listen up people - we have run out of options. At least when we come to superbugs, if University of Texas Medical School researchers Dr. Barbara E. Murray and Dr. Cesar Ariasare to be believed. The two study infectious diseases for a living, so they should know. Their article in a recent New England ... More >>
Paul Miles returned from Iraq needing help with the death in his head. He got prison.
In Somerville, chances are far better than normal that you will die of cancer or give birth to a deformed baby
Lisa Collins took the Paxil her doctor prescribed. There was supposed to be no problem with her continuing it during her pregnancy. Now, it seems, there was.
This Baylor medical "expert" cashed in on infomercials. Now he's showing how things go better with Coke.
Houston's been the No. 1 city in America in the obesity crisis. But hype doesn't mean help.
TV is less goofy on air, but not on-line
Doctors told Mark and Karla Miller their unborn daughter would face a life of pain and illness. Then, against the Millers' wishes, Woman's Hospital did everything it could to keep the newborn alive. Last month, after an extraordinary trial in a Houston co
What Houstonians can -- and probably won't -- do to clean up the air they drive through