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NJ Physicians Not Accepting New Medicaid Patients

Most New Jersey physicians are not accepting new Medicaid patients even as more people get the subsidized health insurance. »

Classical Music Calms Cats, Study Says

Classical music helps calm down cats when they're undergoing surgery — but heavy metal songs have the opposite effect, a veterinary research team announced Monday. »

Proposed NJ Law Requires Docs to Talk About Addiction

New Jersey wants doctors to discuss addiction with patients when prescribing certain medications. »

Eat This, Not That: Pediatricians Adjust to New Science on Introducing Food to Kids

Food allergies among children increased approximately 50 percent between the late 90s and now, according to the Centers for Disease Control. How did we get there? »

Germanwings Tragedy Brings Attention to Mental Illness

The reported mental health issues of the Germanwings pilot who deliberately crashed a plane last week, killing 150, are fueling international discussions about safety, screenings and precautions in the... »

Being Poor Is Bad for Kids' Brains, Study Says

A new study indicates children raised in poorer households have brains with less surface area, meaning they could be at a disadvantage in developing important academic skills, NBC News reported. »

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Study: Family Income Can Affect Kids' Brain Structure

The study suggests that effects are not necessarily permanent, but access to resources can affect various brain measurements. »

Team of 'All-Star Researchers' to Cure Hep B

The Baruch S. Blumberg Institute in Bucks County said this week it has recruited what it is calling a team of four “all-star researchers” who will focus exclusively on developing a cure for hepatitis B. »

Nearly 100 Get Food Poisoning in Chinatown Restaurant

A "food source" sickened nearly 100 restaurant patrons in Philadelphia last month, but city and state health officials say Pennsylvania law bars them from disclosing what the food was or how it was... »

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