Despite finding that few, if any, herbal and alternative health remedies work in the mid-1990s, the government continues to test new and old ones. "There's been a deliberate policy of never saying something doesn't work," says one doctor.
A large, ongoing alternative-medicine experiments is under investigation because scientists questioned whether patients were told of health risks.
Be wary of the supplements you're taking: a new study shows that many have questionable levels of quality.
It's a tough pill to swallow: Consumers turning to herbal remedies as an alternative to big pharmaceutical companies are in for a rude awakening. The vast majority of the industry is controlled by a select few businesses who fall under even fewer regulations than those in the pharmaceutical industry.
Studies estimate that 60 percent of cancer patients try unconventional remedies, which do not have to be proven safe by the Food and Drug Administration. The nontraditional therapies can be financially, medically, physically and psychologically harmful.
Tips for cancer patients for alleviating symptoms.
Three cancer patients turned to supplements to help cure their cancer. But in these cases the supplements did not work, and in some cases they actually harmed the patients.
The hospital has begun taking steps to notify people who may have been exposed to the worker and testing individuals.
With high premiums and the economic downturn pushing customers away, and with many of the nation's baby boomers preparing to switch over to Medicare, the U.S. health insurance industry is looking for new ways to stay profitable.
Boone Hospital Center was awarded the gold level Start! Fit Friendly Award by the American Heart Association Monday for their programs promoting employee health.
Alternative medicine is finding wider acceptance by doctors, insurers and hospitals. But, a lack of government regulation or self-policing from the industry raises questions as to whether these treatments are safe.
Learn the facts about how supplements are regulated and how effective they can be.
Inside is a look at some popular supplements and what studies show regarding their safety and effectiveness.
Smallpox vaccinations given to soldiers out of bioterrorism fears can have potentially fatal side effects. For Lance Cpl. Cory Belken from St. Louis, the vaccine's reaction to his pre-existing leukemia led to a frightening ordeal.
Gary Rhine, an auctioneer and a former cancer patient, pledges to raise over $10,000 in an auction at the 18 FORE Life charity event in Dexter, Mo.
The unidentified St. Louis man was infected with a bacteria that causes the disease ehrlichiosis.
Two MU doctors are researching a new type of artificial knee surgeries, testing the technique that could be beneficial for humans on replacement knees and hips for dogs.
Brryan Jackson has survived his father's attempt on his life to become a spokesman and leader for young people with AIDS. "It took a lot of hope and faith in God to get this far," the St. Charles County teen says. "But I feel my life is blessed."
Study shows that combining Tamoxifen, a cancer prevention drug, with certain antidepressants might lead to a higher risk of cancer recurrence.
A tannery in St. Joseph allegedly distributed a fertilizer to farmers containing a known carcinogen.