Comment of the Day: Radioactive Bones Edition

Today, we tracked the very best explosions in space, watched Skynet choose its very first target (The International Space Station? Noooo!), and harkened back to a simpler time in medicine, one marked by house calls, personalized care, and, uh, lead-lined coffins. » 11/11/13 4:40pm 11/11/13 4:40pm

Crazy Diet Plan Involves Syringes & Starvation

A trendy new doctor-prescribed diet makes use of pregnant women's pee. The daily injections of the hormone hCG (which is what makes that blue line appear on home pregnancy tests) combined with a 500-calorie-a-day diet is said to make women-who are paying upwards of $1000 for monthly consultations-lose weight rapidly.… » 3/09/11 7:33pm 3/09/11 7:33pm

Doctor injected MS and ALS patients with bovine stem cells as part of…

Former runway-model Laura Brown and her husband Stephen van Rooyen are still fighting extradition from South Africa, for an alleged scam to provide a stem cell "cure" for neurological diseases. But one doctor who worked with them wasn't so lucky. » 9/30/10 9:00am 9/30/10 9:00am

FDA Scientist Loses His Job For Saying Cancer Screenings Might Give You…

There's been a lot of concern lately about the routine use of radiation-heavy scans to identify early signs of cancer. Could cancer detection actually give you cancer? One Food and Drug Administration researcher said yes... so the FDA fired him. » 4/05/10 2:19pm 4/05/10 2:19pm