| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:33 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids with same-sex parents are less likely to have private insurance than those with opposite-sex married parents, according to a new study.
But some of those differences go away when states allow same-sex marriage or civil...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Joseph E. Welsh, a retired Baltimore County public school educator who was also a hospice volunteer and Eucharistic minister, died Monday of melanoma at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The Oak Crest Village resident was 80.
"He was both my teacher and...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:03 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Parents whose children are struggling with math often view intense tutoring as the best way to help them master crucial skills, but a new study released on Monday suggests that for some kids even that is a lost cause.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Two-thirds of patients sick enough to land in a hospital intensive care unit come away from the experience with substantial mental deficits, a new study has found.
The new research, which quantifies a phenomenon long observed by critical-care...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 2:05 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using sunscreen every day may help protect against aging skin, according to a new study from Australia.
Although the benefits of sunscreen are well know when it comes to preventing sunburns and lowering skin cancer risks,...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 2:34 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women who work tend be in better health than their unemployed counterparts, according to a new study from South Korea.
Researchers found that employed postmenopausal women were about 34 percent less likely to...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Three more Newport Beach students were named National Merit Scholars this week, bringing the city's total this year to six.
Liana Korber and Tiffany Silverstein, from the private Sage Hill School, were selected along with Kelsey Christensen, from...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Being loved and feeling loved can help prevent a recurrence of cancer and reduce fatality rates among those battling the disease, offers a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
A strong social support system can play a large role in...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Thomson Reuters has released its top 100 U.S. hospitals based on overall performance.
The hospitals were ranked on 10 key areas: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average patient stay, expenses, profitability, patient satisfaction,...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 2:18 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Estrogen-like compounds that come with a soy-rich diet are sometimes linked to a reduced risk of cancer, but new research from Japan suggests that protection doesn't extend to stomach cancer.
In a study that tried to tease...
| Jan 6, 2012
Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. -- many of them children -- were coming down with whooping cough each year when vaccines against "this menace," as one newspaper called it, were introduced in the 1930s and 1940s.
"Childhood Cough Is Given...