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Vioxx Risks

Posted: 10/14/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, a long-term study of people who took Vioxx shows the once-popular arthritis drug doubled the risk of strokes and heart attacks, but the risk went away a year after people stopped taking it.

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AIDS Vaccine

Posted: 10/14/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, a global AIDS conference this week is re-focusing the work on a vaccine.

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Caffeine and Breast Cancer

Posted: 10/14/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, new research indicates no overall link between caffeine and breast cancer.

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Obesity and Cancer Risks

Posted: 10/13/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, according to a new survey, only about half of women are aware that obesity increases the risk of several kinds of cancer, including of the colon and breast.

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Hearing and Protein

Posted: 10/13/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, a single protein may explain why some people are hard of hearing.

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Powerful Stem Cells

Posted: 10/13/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, researchers trying to transform ordinary skin cells into powerful stem cells have found a short-cut.

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Diet and Pregnancy Weight

Posted: 10/10/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, women who often diet tend to gain more weight during pregnancy.

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Red Wine Benefits for Men

Posted: 10/10/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, drinking red but not white wine could decrease the risk of lung cancer in men.

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HPV Vaccine Rate

Posted: 10/10/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, federal health officials have put out their first report card on the new HPV vaccine.

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Surviving and Thriving Features Former Secret Service Woman

Updated: 10/08/2008 - Women from across the Brazos Valley are banding together in the fight against breast cancer. The 6th annual Surviving and Thriving Luncheon was held Wednesday at the Hilton Hotel in College Station.

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Pediatrician Mistakes

Posted: 10/08/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, only about half of U.S. pediatricians surveyed said they'd admit making a mistake to the family of a child under their care.

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Ritalin and Smoking

Posted: 10/08/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, girls who take drugs such as Ritalin to treat ADHD appear nearly half as likely than others with the condition to start smoking or to abuse drugs.

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Kids Cold and Cough Medicine

Posted: 10/08/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, major drug companies have decided cough and cold medicines should not be given to children 4 and younger.

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Reducing SIDS

Posted: 10/07/2008 - In a St. Joseph's Healthscene report, a new study's found having a fan on when a baby sleeps reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome by 72%.

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Obesity Metabolism

Posted: 10/07/2008 - In a St. Joseph's Healthscene report, just one session of exercise helps obese people speed their metabolism.

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Children's Flu Vaccination

Posted: 10/07/2008 - In a St. Joseph's Healthscene report, over the past 2 flu seasons, vaccinating children 5 and younger did not reduce the number of doctor's visits or hospitalizations.

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Surgical Count

Posted: 10/06/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, hospitals aren't paying enough attention to the so-called "surgical count."

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Exercise for Stroke Victims

Posted: 10/06/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, exercise soon after a stroke may boost the long-term prognosis.

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Children's Health Study

Posted: 10/06/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, Congress has green-lighted a massive new study into children's health with the goal of learning new ways to treat and even prevent illness.

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ADHD Parent Treatment

Posted: 10/02/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, England has a new plan for helping children with ADHD...Treat the parents first.

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Hormone Replacement Therapy & Heart Risk

Posted: 10/02/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, how and when women take hormone replacement therapy appears to affect their heart risk.

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Pregnant Women & Flu Shots

Posted: 10/01/2008 - In a St. Joseph Healthscene report, pregnant women should get a flu shot.

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