October 3, 2011

People taking oral steroids are twice as likely as the general population to have severe vitamin D deficiency, according to a study of more than 31,000 children and adults by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University released last week.

October 3, 2011

According to new research conducted by the University of Michigan, more than 1-out-of-10 parents of young children use an alternative vaccination schedule, a practice that may put children's health at risk.

September 30, 2011

In the latest poll conducted by Thomson Reuters and NPR, it seems that some Americans are concerned with the safety of vaccine use.

September 29, 2011

The gluten-free products market continues to grow at a rapid pace, according to a Euromonitor International forecast.

September 29, 2011

A "vast majority" of employers don't know how much they're spending on specialty drugs through their medical or pharmacy plans, according to a new survey by the Midwest Business Group on Health.

September 28, 2011

Retailers shouldn't be fearful of Halloween, as more consumers are expected to celebrate the holiday this year, the National Retail Federation said.

September 28, 2011

Intensive control of blood-sugar levels beyond standard targets provides no additional protection against cognitive decline in older people with diabetes than standard treatment, according to a national study coordinated by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center that was published online in the The Lancet Neurology.

September 28, 2011

A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found little evidence to support the use of atypical antipsychotic drugs for uses other than those for which they have official approval.

September 28, 2011

Supermarket pharmacies could see a slight rise in gross profits next year as branded drugs lose patent protection and go generic, according to a new report by Moody's Investors Service.

September 27, 2011

A growing number of Americans are putting their health at risk in order to save money, according to a new study.

September 27, 2011

There seems to be a significant presence of asthma among children with diabetes, and those with both chronic illnesses have a difficult time controlling their blood-sugar levels, according to new research.

September 27, 2011

A drug made by Eli Lilly prevented the most common form of lung cancer from progressing in elderly patients when added to chemotherapy, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial.

September 26, 2011

As consumers and patients increasingly use social media as a healthcare tool and resource, a survey by Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and CVS Caremark researchers found a need to improve site guidelines, as there is great variability in the standards used to ensure a site effectively provides information and answers to important health-related questions.

September 26, 2011

Retailers should expect small gains in 2011 holiday sales, according to a Deloitte forecast issued Monday.

September 23, 2011

Amid economic uncertainty and low consumer confidence levels, retail CFOs are expecting a 3% increase in total 2011 sales, according to a recent survey by BDO USA.

September 23, 2011

Researchers have found signaling pathways in cells that may allow earlier detection and prevention of cancer in African-American women.

September 22, 2011

A new study has found that a recently approved drug for HIV produces fewer unpleasant side effects during the first three months of therapy than the standard treatment, according to published reports.

September 22, 2011

More than half of consumers plan to spend $500 or less this holiday season, according to Nielsen's fourth annual holiday shopping sales survey.

September 21, 2011

The wavering economy hasn't influenced spending on man's best friend, according to a new survey conducted by coupon website CouponCabin.com.

September 21, 2011

A study published in the Sept. 20 issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, found a link between diabetes and the development of dementia.

September 21, 2011

Last year's flu season resulted in 100 million lost work days, as well as $6.8 billion in lost wages, according to a new survey conducted by Walgreens.

September 21, 2011

Sales of cosmetics and toiletries through alternate channels have soared, growing by nearly $1 billion since 2005, according to consulting and research firm Kline & Co., and more double-digit growth is expected as consumers increasingly opt for the convenience of at-home shopping to meet their beauty needs.

September 21, 2011

In the wake of several surveys projecting how shoppers will spend this holiday season, the latest study from ShopperTrak expects national retail sales to increase 3% during November and December, while foot traffic will drop 2.2%.

September 21, 2011

Generic drugs have saved U.S. consumers and the healthcare system $931 billion over the last 10 years, according to a report released Wednesday by the Generic Pharmaceutical Association.