| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:44 PM
With 78 million American adults in the obese column and showing slim chances of permanently dieting their way out of it, one way of mitigating the public health disaster to come would be to unhook the wagonload of obesity-related ills -- most notably Type...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The cramping came on quickly. Then the bleeding.
Samantha Bradley was only six months pregnant. She had already miscarried once. She knew she needed to get to an emergency room.
"I was in tears," she said. "The only thing I could think was 'Get me...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:01 PM
German doctors have successfully implanted insulin-producing cells in a patient with Type 1 diabetes using a specially constructed chamber system that does not require the use of immunosuppresant drugs, according to a new study.
In a paper published...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:15 PM
The flowing robes and abayas shrouding the people of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates can’t hide the truth of a federation-wide weight problem.
So the city of Dubai, famous for its opulent shopping centers and towering skyscrapers in the desert,...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:22 PM
This week through July 24, about 40,000 Boy Scouts and their leaders are descending on a vast encampment in the hills of southern West Virginia to engage in traditional Boy Scout pastimes — hiking, shooting, repelling, orienteering, swimming,...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Too much good news in medicine may be bad news for science, according to a new study that suggests animal research is riddled with bias that allows too many treatments to advance to human trials.
Researchers examined data from thousands of experiments...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:53 PM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his latest health initiative this week: He’s banning elevators! OK, not really. But he did say he was planning to introduce legislation that would inspire New Yorkers to take the stairs by making staircases...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 10:18 AM
Returning to his native Mexican village after many years, the artist was startled by what he didn't see.
"Where are my friends, my relatives?" Alejandro Santiago asked the remaining residents of the town, Teococuilco de Marcos Perez, in a remote...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:48 PM
President George W. Bush's successful heart surgery, which involved placement of a stent in a coronary artery, is performed roughly a million times a year nationwide, sometimes without even a night in the hospital, according to cardiologists.
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Breastfeeding is on the rise in the U.S., with 77% of new mothers nursing their newborns and nearly half sticking with it for at least six months, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC’s 2013...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:32 PM
California kids under 12 are drinking fewer sodas and sports drinks than they were a few years ago, but more teenagers are downing at least one sugar-sweetened beverage a day than in 2005 to 2007, according to a report Thursday.
Forty-one percent of...