| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:35 PM
ATLANTA An incident that potentially exposed dozens of workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to anthrax is the latest in a series of safety problems at the Atlanta-based facility in recent years.
Earlier this month, lab workers at the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:17 AM
More than three decades after the emergence of HIV and AIDS sparked a massive campaign to curb infection, public health officials in Chicago and across the country are worried by a recent uptick in diagnoses of HIV — the precursor to AIDS —...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:15 PM
USC is in talks to acquire or affiliate with the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, the independent biomedical organization that is home to Nobel-winning scientists and has helped produce important drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:34 AM
NEW YORK -- The death of Hall-of-Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn from mouth cancer has renewed calls to end the use of chewing tobacco from its traditional place in the game. Gwynn, 54, died June 16 after two surgeries to remove malignant growths inside...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Miss Indiana Mekayla Diehl walked onto the Miss USA stage in a bikini and platform heels, and women all over the U.S. cheered a woman they felt looked "normal." Then she lost.
Still, Diehl's fame seems to have eclipsed that of winner Nia Sanchez, Miss...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
If you’re close to your parents, chances are there are many things they’ve passed on to you that you’ve taken to heart — and possibly one you hope they haven’t.
If you’ve got poor blood cholesterol levels and you...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Ladies, how likely would you be to take a pregnancy test in the bathroom of a bar?
Bars and restaurants in Alaska are set later this year to have home pregnancy test dispensers installed in their bathrooms.
Forget all of the awkwardly comedic...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: National Institutes of Health
We have so many demands on our time--jobs, family, errands--not to mention finding some time to relax. To fit everything in, we often sacrifice sleep. But sleep has profound effects on both our...
| May 22, 2014
Many have noted that the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal poses an acute threat to the Obama administration because of how much its problems resemble the criticisms of Obamacare itself. But let's imagine there was no Obamacare. Let's imagine that...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Suicide and Older Adults
Suicide rates have become noticeably higher in both middle age and older adult populations in the last few years. According to the National Institutes of Health “white males age 85 and older consistently have had the...
| May 25, 2014
| 6:21 PM
My 7-year-old son has fallen in love with Rainbow Loom, the wildly popular sets of pegs and rubber bands kids use to weave friendship bracelets and necklaces.
On a recent weekend, I bought him several new packages of rubber bands, as well as a...