The plain white boxes with dull grey lettering that line pharmacy shelves are supposed to contain medicine to improve people's well being. But worldwide concern over the legitimacy of pharmaceuticals has increased markedly in the last three years.
NEW YORK – Among seniors, an increase in the ratio of their arm span to their height - indicating a probable loss of height - is strongly associated with shortness of breath and reduced lung capacity, according to a new study.
WASHINGTON – Scientists have unraveled the genetic code of the common cold — all 99 known strains of it, to be exact. But don't expect the feat to lead to a cure for the sniffling any time soon. It turns out that rhinoviruses are even more complicated than researchers originally thought.
NEW YORK – Cotton candy has delighted children for a century. Now it may have found a new role: helping scientists grow replacement tissues for people. The flossy stuff may be just right for creating networks of blood vessels within laboratory-grown bone, skin, muscle or fat for breast reconstruction, researchers suggest.