When drug maker Roche bought Genentech, it was counting on the success of the pharmaceutical company's cancer drug Avastin. But the drug didn't prevent the recurrence of colon cancer in clinical tests. Janet Babin reports.
How can we better prevent injury and death to children brought on by playing with a toy? Bill Radke talks to L.A. Times business columnist David Lazarus about where the consumer products safety has failed us.
Lawmakers are meeting this week on health care reform, and Democrats are hoping they can pass legislation with 51 votes in the Senate. Steve Henn explains why a budget reconciliation would allow that to be possible.
One in six people are said to suffer from overactive bladder, but some critics say the media exaggerates the problem. Kerry Grens looks into how some diseases may be perpetuated by pharmaceutical marketing to sell more drugs.
An invasion of bedbugs has returned to the U.S. after being eradicated over 50 years ago. The EPA is trying to get rid of the pest again, but it's slippery. Joel Rose reports that patience will be key.
These days you can do just about anything online. But what if you could also get access to your confidential medical records? New York-Presbyterian Hospital just implemented an online system. Sally Herships reports.
Large-animal veterinarians are becoming an increasingly rare breed as many animal doctors choose the lucrative, office-friendly route of treating cats and dogs. Joel Rose explores what one state is doing to breed new vets.
The Obama administration wants Americans to have electronic health records by 2014 as one way to cut costs. But commentator and physician Peter Bach says the next step after that is what will make the difference.