(MedPage Today) -- Electronic cigarettes will finally be regulated nationally as a tobacco product, subject to age restrictions like those for conventional cigarettes and limited marketing constraints, once a proposed rule released Thursday by the FDA gets finalized.
(MedPage Today) -- Women who survived childhood cancers treated with chest radiotherapy had a 20 times greater risk of breast cancer than women in the general population, a study of 1,230 patients showed.
(MedPage Today) -- Hundreds of doctors across several states and Puerto Rico are apparent victims of an income tax fraud scheme, but government investigators and medical societies are unsure why or how this rash of fraud has occurred.
(MedPage Today) -- An FDA advisory committee will consider on Thursday whether the agency should prohibit or restrict the use of devices that deliver electric shocks as "aversive conditioning" to discourage mentally disabled patients from injurious behavior.
(MedPage Today) -- A French study provided support for an association between marijuana use and cardiovascular complications in younger adults, but didn't bring the field any closer to establishing a causal connection.
(MedPage Today) -- MERS, Ebola, Measles and Mumps: there is no shortage of infectious disease news, but to keep track of the latest outbreaks MedPage Today is launching MERS Watch, a brief report with updates as numbers change.
NAMPA, Idaho (MedPage Today) -- A federal judge's decision in an Idaho case could slow hospitals' acquisitions of physician groups and raises questions about whether large health systems really do rein in spending or fuel higher prices in the long run.
(MedPage Today) -- Injectable corticosteroids must now carry a new label warning about the risks of severe adverse effects from epidural injections including death, stroke, and permanent blindness and paralysis, the FDA said.
(MedPage Today) -- What was your biggest struggle with health information technology and how did you overcome it? We posed that question to Peter Elias, MD, as part of a new MedPage Today question-and-answer series featuring leaders in health IT.
(MedPage Today) -- A mumps outbreak in Ohio continues to grow, while MERS has claimed a high-profile victim in Saudi Arabia. Also, three major pharmaceutical companies are mixing and matching units.