Since 2000, the pharmaceutical industry has cut 297,650 jobs, according to consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. For reference, that is about as many people as currently work at the three largest drug makers — Pfizer, Merck, and GlaxoSmithKline — combined.
Omega-3s may increase the risk of prostate cancer, a surprising result for the fatty acid known for its health benefits. Don't give up on the omega-3s just yet, even though a new study has singled out the fatty acids found in fish as having a possible link to aggressive prostate tumors.
Researchers know that sleep deprivation makes people and animals less functional. Now a team of researchers in Wisconsin and Italy has found that in rats kept awake past their bed times, the brains begin to turn themselves off, neuron by neuron, though the rat is still awake.
Can 10 million college students be wrong? The popular site RateMyProfessor released its 2010-11 rankings April 26 – naming the top university and professors – as many in higher education remain skeptical of the site and said students shouldn’t base their school choices on RateMyProfessor’s reviews.
Too little or too much sleep can dull the middle-aged brain, a new study suggests. Women and men who change from sleeping six to eight hours per night to getting more or less sleep once middle-age hits score lower on virtually every test measuring cognitive function.
In a certain part of the brain, neurons — called grid cells — actually create internal maps of the outside world. To do this, they need perfectly-timed electrical oscillations from another part of the brain to serve as a sort of neural pacemaker.
With Arizona's doctor shortage and health insurance set to be extended to millions more, experts predict a huge need for family and primary-care doctors. But as the new graduates of the inaugural class of UA College of Medicine have learned, the world of medicine has become generally much more challenging for doctors since they started medical school...
As Congress eyes the federal payroll for budget cuts, do you know who the nation's highest-paid federal workers are? Department of Veterans Affairs doctors, SEC lawyers and National Institutes of Health physicians represent the most numerous groups among at least 17,828 federal employees whose annualized salaries totaled $180,000 or more in September...
The Season of Flowers and Misery: Q&A with Allergy Specialist - Patch interviewed Dr. Kenneth Lien, Chief of Allergy at Kaiser Permanente in Hayward, to get some questions answered about seasonal (sniff!) allergies.