Anti-vaxxers face backlash as measles cases surge

The resurgence of measles across the United States is spurring a backlash against vaccine critics, from congressional hearings probing the spread of vaccine misinformation to state measures that would make it harder for parents to opt out of immunizing their children. In Washington state, where the worst measles outbreak in more than two decades has […]

FDA takes fresh look at whether opioids are effective for chronic pain

The Food and Drug Administration will require drug companies to study whether prescription opioids are effective in quelling chronic pain — another step in the government’s efforts to rein in use of the narcotics that spawned the drug epidemic. Some studies already indicate that opioids are ineffective for pain beyond 12 weeks and many experts […]

Win an Aromatherapy Bangle + a 30% off Aromatherapy Sale!

The Cat Lover’s Aromatherapy Bangle is a flexible bracelet (which twists to fit most wrists) and features just enough bling to draw attention to its delicate cat cutout. The bangle also serves as a stylish stainless steel aromatherapy diffuser; a magnetic closure seals the locket, so that beneath the cat cutout, you can add your […]

Are all those medical screening tests really necessary?

(iStock) Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with any advertisers on this site. Having a screening test — which looks for signs of a disease before it shows symptoms — sounds like a good idea. And it can be. In the United States, regular screening is thought to have contributed to a 50 percent reduction […]