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  • What's up, Doc? Are amber teething necklaces safe?

    What's up, Doc? Are amber teething necklaces safe?
    Q: I’ve seen amber necklaces for babies that are intended to ease teething pain. Does this remedy work? Is it safe? A: Infants and toddlers are developmentally primed to put objects of curiosity into their mouths, so pediatricians worry about small...
  • Generic drug industry needs to stand up for patient safety

    The Generic Pharmaceutical Assn. says a proposed federal regulation that would allow makers of generic drugs to inform people about all known health risks would create "dangerous confusion" and have "harmful consequences for patients." And why would...
  • Go Away With ... Gary Forbes

    Go Away With ... Gary Forbes
    Born in Colon, Panama, and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Gary Forbes had basketball on his mind when he was growing up. When he discovered he had Type 1 diabetes, he worried that it would derail his NBA plans. But, with the help of his diabetic father, he...
  • Go Away With ... David Tutera

    Go Away With ... David Tutera
    After making a name for himself on WE tv's "My Fair Wedding," celebrity wedding planner David Tutera's back with another reality series on the cable network: "David Tutera: Unveiled." An avid traveler, Tutera says, "My travels have always been an...
  • New test suggests antidepressant Paxil may promote breast cancer

    A team of researchers from the City of Hope in Duarte has developed a speedy way to identify drugs and chemicals that can disrupt the balance of sex hormones in human beings and influence the development and progress of diseases such as breast cancer....
  • New method makes stem cells in about 30 minutes, scientists report

    New method makes stem cells in about 30 minutes, scientists report
    In a feat that experts say is a significant advance for regenerative medicine, scientists have discovered a surprisingly simple method for creating personalized stem cells that doesn’t involve human embryos or tinkering with DNA. Two studies...
  • White House gives sick Americans more time to select a health plan

    White House gives sick Americans more time to select a health plan
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration moved Thursday to help tens of thousands of sick Americans who have struggled to enroll in health coverage for next year because of problems with the rollout of new insurance marketplaces created by the...
  • Preparing for your European adventure

    Going to Europe is exciting, but it can be stressful, too. By arranging a few things while you're still at home, you'll greatly increase your chances of having a smooth, enjoyable European vacation. Check your passport. Is it due to expire soon? You...
  • From 'Hotel Impossible,' five tips for avoiding lodging disaster

    From 'Hotel Impossible,' five tips for avoiding lodging disaster
    Anthony Melchiorri, sporting an immaculate blue suit and moving at Manhattan velocity, took a seat in a dismal bedroom near the back of a dreary little Hollywood hotel. Just behind him, the plastic heater/air-conditioning unit, ancient and partly melted,...
  • 'An Unquiet Mind'

    This is an excerpt from "An Unquiet Mind," a memoir about having manic depressive illness. There is a particular kind of pain, elation, loneliness, and terror involved in this kind of madness. When you're high it's tremendous. The ideas and feelings are...
  • Prioritize university research [Commentary]

    Prioritize university research [Commentary]
    If you Googled something today, you experienced university research in action. In the mid-1990s, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, then doctoral students at Stanford, developed the algorithms that developed into their ubiquitous search engine. Likewise,...