10/18/2011 - 10:45am

In a four- to 12-week period, power brushes with oscillating-rotating technology, pioneered by Oral-B, reduce plaque and gingivitis more than power brushes that move laterally from side-to-side, known as sonic, according to the Cochrane Collaboration, an independent healthcare research group.

10/17/2011 - 4:06pm

Children can be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as soon as 4 years old, according to new guidelines released Sunday by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

10/17/2011 - 12:22pm

Flu activity in the United States for the 2011-2012 season currently is low, making it an ideal time for Americans to get vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

10/14/2011 - 3:11pm

Patients with diabetes may benefit from a system that provides continuous, real-time glucose readings, according to new clinical practice guidelines released by the Endocrine Society.

10/14/2011 - 1:06pm

Two classes of drugs for treating Type 2 diabetes will experience the biggest growth in market share of all classes of drugs for the condition, according to a new study by Decision Resources.

10/14/2011 - 11:54am

Despite declines in the number of Americans reporting coronary heart disease, rates vary widely between states and between racial and ethnic groups, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

10/13/2011 - 1:56pm

More than half of parents in Massachusetts said their children have access to prescription drugs that could be abused, according to a new survey.

10/12/2011 - 11:15am

A drug made by Eli Lilly & Co. produced "significant" improvements in patients with erectile dysfunction who also had benign prostatic hyperplasia, according to results of a new study.

10/12/2011 - 10:06am

Multiple sclerosis patients treated with a drug made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries showed a "significant" reduction in their loss of brain volume, according to a new study.