The manufacturers of OxyContin always suspected the pain-reliever was going to be subject to abuse. That's why, when the first version was released in 1996, it came in a time-release capsule that was supposed to prevent a major rush from the drug hitting the brain all at once. Within 48 hours, ther ... More >>
If you don't want to get knocked up unexpectedly, your best bet, according to a new study out of Washington University Medical School, is a long-term method of contraception, namely an IUD or an implant. Either one of these methods is twenty times more effective than shorter-term methods like the Pi ... More >>
Not even Geoffrey Rush and an Oscar can cure your stuttering problem.If everything you know about stuttering comes from movies such as last year's Oscar-winner The King's Speech, you may be forgiven for believing the speech disorder is the result of a sad childhood and a profound lack of self ... More >>
The best way to prevent unwanted pregnancies and abortions, a study finds, is to implant birth control into women's bodies. The Contraceptive Choice Project, which aims to enroll 10,000 women and girls in St. Louis city and county, is a project of Washington University. Participants -- more than ... More >>
And get on the damn Wii Fit.And...it's diet and exercise. What a shock, right?Researchers at Washington University published their findings in the March 31 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. They placed 100 obese seniors between the ages of 65 and 85 into four groups: one on a reduced- ... More >>
The current issue of Newsweek contains a short piece (no pun intended) (no, really) about circumcision -- or, more precisely, about the decline in circumcisions in the United States.Writes Nick Summers:Following a 1999 report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which said that the health benefi ... More >>
Clinics that treat the poor rely on free medical samples, but pharmaceuticals say there's got to be a better way.
America: We're #2!
Dr. William J. Catalona built an unrivaled repository of blood and tissue samples. Washington University wants to keep it. Now a judge will decide: Who owns the prostates?
If they'd sold drugs on a street corner, punishment would have been swift. Instead, they used the Internet -- and the party lasted for years.
With wit and banter as sharp as his izmal, Rabbi Mike Rovinsky is a circumcising machine
Week of October 17, 2001
Missouri's junior senator says he is a pro-consumer health-care reformist. But the insurance companies, HMOs and big business, which give him millions, think he's on their side.
St. John's Mercy Medical Center alienated their RNs when they turned to less experienced caregivers to save money. Now they're paying for it.
Breast-feeding is better for babies, better for mothers, better for society -- so why is the practice shrouded in shame?