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  • PEN's Joan Didion event lacked just one thing: Joan Didion

    PEN's Joan Didion event lacked just one thing: Joan Didion
    PEN Center USA's 23rd annual literary awards festival went off without a hitch at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Monday night -- except for the small fact that its lifetime achievement award winner, Joan Didion, was not in attendance. "Unfortunately, Joan...
  • Online health records tied to more well-child visits

    Online health records tied to more well-child visits
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies were more likely to have all of their recommended well-child visits when parents accessed their health records online, in a new study. At one of two healthcare locations offering the online access, researchers also...
  • TV watching linked to young adults' heart risk

    TV watching linked to young adults' heart risk
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Watching a favorite television show may feel relaxing, but in a new study, the longer 30-somethings spent in front of the TV, the stiffer their arteries — a sign of likely heart disease in the future. "The fact that your...
  • The vaccination loophole

    The vaccination loophole
    Why did Gov. Jerry Brown bother signing a law to encourage childhood vaccinations if his immediate intent was to undermine it? With rising numbers of parents succumbing to discredited fears that childhood inoculations cause autism, AB 2109 was...
  • Trying to lose weight? Don't go it alone, study says

    Trying to lose weight? Don't go it alone, study says
    For the 78 million American adults who are obese and may be ready to lose a significant amount of weight, a new study has some advice: Don't go it alone. The study was conducted with a grant from Weight Watchers International and carried out, in part,...
  • Oreo cookies can be as addictive as cocaine

    Oreo cookies can be as addictive as cocaine
    The next time you get a mad craving to eat an entire bag of Oreos in one sitting, just blame it on your brain chemistry. Turns out there's a real, scientific reason behind your love for sugary, fatty foods. Researchers at Connecticut College in New London...
  • Heartburn's a symptom, not a disease

     Heartburn's a symptom, not a disease
    I am a gastroenterologist. I research, diagnose and treat digestive disorders. Those disorders include heartburn, also known as acid reflux or, if you really want to scare the customers, gastroesophageal reflux disease. I am also a heartburn sufferer....
  • Don't let the killjoys kill football [Blowback]

    Don't let the killjoys kill football [Blowback]
    Bill Dwyre, who served as sports editor for the Los Angeles Times for a quarter of a century, wrote Tuesday that "the NFL deserves to go away, to be banished from our sight forever." When football's natural amen corner raises pitchforks and torches...
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  • Doctors rarely discuss risks of cancer screening

    Doctors rarely discuss risks of cancer screening
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Doctors seldom tell patients about the possible harms of getting screened for cancer, a new study shows. During any screening test, there is a chance of so-called overdiagnosis - finding something that looks like cancer but...
  • Poor sleep tied to Alzheimer's-like brain changes

    Poor sleep tied to Alzheimer's-like brain changes
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults who don't sleep well have more of the brain plaques that are hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. The finding doesn't prove that not getting enough shut-eye causes the build-up of beta-amyloid...