Find mental health care where traditional healers still thrive
Before the sun rises, psychiatric nurse Immaculate Owembabazi makes her way to a small district hospital in the rural village of Kisoro, Uganda. Sister Immaculate, as everyone calls her, lives up to her namesake. Each morning, she greets patients in her uniform -– a tailored dress, hair combed
Kerry Kennedy's Sleep Drug Mix-Up the Latest Medical Defense
Kerry Kennedy is in court today for a drugged-driving trial hailing from a 2012 highway crash near her home outside New York City. Kennedy, 43, says she mistakenly took the prescription sleep-aid Ambien instead of her thyroid medication, causing her to fall asleep at the wheel. The niece of the
Five Rule-Breaking Politicians to Know
When Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst tried to use his position of power to get a relative out of prison for allegedly shoplifting, he joined a host of politicos who have gotten into hot water for unsavory activities in their official capacities. From using positions to get out of tickets to
Was Lil' Wayne 'Sippin Syrup'? Rapper's Hospitalization Puts Spotlight on 'Drank'
Rapper may Have Been Drinking Dangerous Narcotic Drink Called 'Sippin Syrup'
America's Healthy Summer: Avoid Heat-Related Illness in Student Athletes
The United States is in the grip of a record hot summer , and children who play outdoors sports are vulnerable to heat stroke. Earlier this month two assistant football coaches were arrested and charged with reckless endangerment after a student athlete collapsed during training. The student had
Health Highlights: Sept. 16, 2009
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by editors of HealthDay: Senate Introduces $856 Billion Health Care Bill Under a new bill introduced Wednesday, all Americans would have to buy health care insurance or pay a fine, and insurance companies would be forbidden
Like Father, Like Son? Conrad Murray's Dad Once Cited for Medical Misconduct
Revelation Comes After Raids That Sought to Tie Murray to Crime of Manslaughter
Pill Popping in Pop Culture
Michael Jackson's Death Adds to the List of Pop Icons Who Battled Prescription-Drug Addiction
Jamie Lee Curtis Joins Club of Star Pill Poppers
Curtis Addresses the Dangers of Meds Addiction in Blog Titled 'King of Pain'
Supreme Court ruling supports drug lawsuits
The Supreme Court enhanced the ability of injured patients to hold drugmakers responsible Wednesday, in a 6-3 decision that affirmed a jury award for a woman who lost an arm to gangrene after injection of an anti-nausea drug. The broadly written decision sends a strong signal to lower court judges