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  • Research casts doubt on theory of cause of chronic fatigue

    Research casts doubt on theory of cause of chronic fatigue
    A high-profile scientific paper that gave enormous hope to patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, and even prompted some to begin taking potent anti-HIV drugs, has been largely discredited by subsequent research. Evidence is mounting that a...
  • The bariathlete

    The bariathlete
    You could say that Dan Benintendi is hooked on exercise. On a typical morning in Fort Worth, Texas, he wakes up at 3:30 a.m. to swim 2,500 yards. Then he teaches a one-hour spin class, works most of the day as an AT&T account manager, teaches another spin...
  • Woman's cancer a factor in complex custody case

    Woman's cancer a factor in complex custody case
    Parents diagnosed with cancer commonly fear dying before their children have grown. But an unusual child custody battle in North Carolina has raised another troubling concern: Can the illness be used against the sick parent? The ongoing case, which has...
  • What's normal for bloodwork?

    What's normal for bloodwork?
    Your doctor just wants to run a few tests. But when your bloodwork comes back, you're told the results are "out of the normal range." Should you be alarmed? Laboratory testing is a critical and often mysterious aspect of health care. An estimated 60...
  • Your body is talking. Are you listening?

    Your body is talking. Are you listening?
    It might be a caffeine headache, but it might be an aneurysm. Great. Now, at the very least, it's a stress headache. We asked the experts to tell us five signs that your body is telling you something. And why you should do something about it. (Namely,...
  • Patients at heart of medical device issue

    Patients at heart of medical device issue
    Antonitsa Vlahoulis knew as she slipped into unconsciousness on the operating room table that her surgeon would choose which medical device she would receive to fix her leaky heart valve. But when a warranty card arrived in the mail for the device...
  • Don't take a prescription unless you know why

    Don't take a prescription unless you know why
    These days, when a full 61 percent of adults use at least one medication to treat a chronic health problem, many people expect a prescription at every doctor's appointment. (And doctors are often all too happy to oblige.) Since every drug has side effects...
  • Virginia man receives face transplant at Maryland Shock Trauma

    Virginia man receives face transplant at Maryland Shock Trauma
    When Richard Lee Norris opened his eyes after a marathon 36-hour surgery to give him a new face, he immediately wanted a mirror. A natural reaction for a man who had been practically living as a recluse since a 1997 gun accident took off his nose, chin,...
  • Doctor-drug company database adds to confusion for consumers

    Doctor-drug company database adds to confusion for consumers
    Last week, after the launch of a new database detailing doctors' financial ties with drug companies, Dr. Daniel Carlat sat at his computer and began searching for information about colleagues. He found several doctors who had potentially compromising...
  • Gadgets: Pillow designs stuffed with health and beauty claims

    Gadgets: Pillow designs stuffed with health and beauty claims
    Pillows. They're not just for nestling your noggin anymore. They're also for keeping your stiff neck from aching, your sinuses from congesting, your acids from refluxing, your snores from snorting, your tinnitus from tintinnabulating and — yes!...
  • Finding the root of the problem with hair extensions

    Finding the root of the problem with hair extensions
    Hairstylist Reggie Dowdy has found himself time and time again doing emergency hair repair on women whose tresses have been damaged by weaves and extensions. They come in with bald spots, also known as alopecia, and thinning hair caused by heavy weaves...