| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — The $19 billion that Facebook Inc. is paying for a smartphone app, one of the biggest tech deals of all time, made jaws drop even in Silicon Valley, where entrepreneurs tend to have an inflated sense of their own worth.
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Dr. Anatol H. "Harry" Oleynick, a retired neurologist who taught for half a century at the University of Maryland Medical School, died Feb. 19 of cancer at the Veterans Administration Hospital on Loch Raven Boulevard in Northeast Baltimore. The former...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Brian Acton got his start in the high-tech world more than two decades ago as a computer whiz kid in Central Florida.
Now he is poised to become a billionaire. Acton is co-founder of WhatsApp, a Silicon Valley startup being sold to Facebook in a...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:27 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exposure therapy and antidepressants help lessen the severity of symptoms for people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) more than the medication alone, according to a new study.
In the case of people with moderately...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
Move over, apples: A handful of nuts a day keeps the doctor away--and might help you live longer, according to new results from two long-running Harvard studies.
"We found that people who ate nuts every day lived longer, healthier...
| Jan 19, 2014
Smell and taste researcher Dr. Alan Hirsch has long argued that certain aromas can help people lose weight, improve athletic performance or increase sexual arousal. One of his studies found that the smell of buttered popcorn or strawberries helps...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:49 PM
The Food and Drug Administration late Monday approved a new antidepressant medication that is a novel variant on the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, that have become the mainstay of depression treatment. The drug, whose generic chemical...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Obese is bad and lean is good. End of story, right?
Wrong, say a pair of University of Pennsylvania physicians and obesity researchers who are calling for better ways to assess individual health prospects than the body mass index, or BMI.
| Aug 22, 2013
| 7:38 PM
(Reuters) - A new clinical trial funded by the U.S. government exposes premature infants suffering from anemia to risks without fully informing their parents, advocacy group Public Citizen said on Thursday.
The group, in a letter, asked U.S. Health and...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:39 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older men who take testosterone are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke or die over the next few years, new research indicates.
The study included men who were in their early 60s, on average. Most of them already...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 1:35 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older patients may think they understand everything doctors tell them when they are released from the hospital, but a new U.S. study found several gaps in what they remember and areas where instructions could be clearer.