Healthcare News & Insights

Baa-aad medicine: Meet Alfie, the cancer-detecting sheep

A British sheep named Alfie is being credited with diagnosing his owner’s cancer and sending her to the doctor for treatment.

Women’s life expectancy starting to slip

The longer life expectancy women have long enjoyed is starting to fade — and due mostly to entirely preventable reasons.

Not recommended: Treating warts with a shotgun

There’s something to be said for aggressive medical treatment, but using a shotgun on a finger wart might be taking things a bit too far.

New STD cause: Facebook?

One public health official is bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase “computer virus.”