| Feb 28, 2013
| 11:58 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There's no evidence that checking kids' and teens' blood pressure - and treating them if it's high - can reduce their heart risks in adulthood, according to a new analysis.
What's more, researchers found blood pressure tests...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: Among all the questions you receive about the conflict between science and religion, you seem to take the accomodationist route, insisting there is no conflict, and misquoting Albert Einstein in a way that makes him seem religious. How can you a)...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Time magazine reports that vegetarians live longer than their meat-chomping friends.
Meanwhile, a six-year study of 70,000 Seventh-Day Adventists, published in the current issue of the American Medical Association's Journal of Internal Medicine, found...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:19 AM
The San Francisco Chronicle launched a book blog this week, Bookmarks. To welcome Bookmarks to the literary blogosphere, we emailed books editor John McMurtrie, who told us all about the blog -- or blogue, or blague, depending.
JC: Did the Chronicle...
| Feb 16, 2013
Constitutional law expert and liberal scholar
Ronald Dworkin, 81, an American philosopher, constitutional law expert and liberal scholar who argued that the law should be founded on moral integrity, died Thursday of leukemia in London,...
| Feb 3, 2013
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary and former Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson worked as a career coach Friday for University of Chicago MBA students.
He started with the rather unhelpful, yet charming, anecdote about setting off for Dartmouth College and...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 12:58 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Vegetarians are one-third less likely to be hospitalized or die from heart disease than meat and fish eaters, according to a new UK study.
Earlier research has also suggested that non-meat eaters have fewer heart problems,...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
You're in a restaurant, enjoying a meal with friends, when the main course arrives. The plate of seafood in front of you looks incredible, but nothing prepares you for what happens next. After a few mouthfuls, a lump begins to rise in your throat and your...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:10 AM
LONDON -- Margaret Thatcher, the grocer's daughter who punched through an old-boy political network to become Britain's first female prime minister, stamping her personality indelibly on the nation and pursuing policies that reverberate decades later, has...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Millions of people got a long-distance view of the "Lincoln Bible," one of those used by President Barack Obama for his second inauguration on Monday. Starting tomorrow, you can get a closer look at the velvet-covered Bible that was used for Abraham...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:50 PM
Cardinal Jozef Glemp, 83, the head of Poland's influential Roman Catholic church from 1981 to 2004 — a time when it played a historic role in the fight against communism — died Wednesday in Warsaw. Jozef Kloch,...