| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
One of the many ways in which humans' evolved characteristics clash with a fast-changing post-industrial society can be seen in the female egg.
Even before a woman passes the age of 30, the quality of the oocytes she carries begins a downturn in...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:22 PM
For many parents, cutting the umbilical cord is a memorable moment in the breathless seconds after their baby is born.
But a new scientific review suggests that delaying cord clamping by even one minute increases an infant's iron stores for up to six...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:43 AM
Johns Hopkins Hospital is back on top — reclaiming bragging rights and a lucrative marketing chip as the nation's best hospital in the annual ranking released Tuesday by U.S. News and World Report.
A year after being knocked from its 21-year perch...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:24 PM
Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, was released from a Boston hospital Saturday after being treated for a seizure she suffered at her Nantucket home three weeks ago, a State Department spokesman said.
Heinz Kerry, 74,...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Would you fill that 16-ounce cup with sugary soda if it had a red light on the dispenser? Or might you move to the faucet for water and its green light? Researchers tracked food and drink choices in a big Boston hospital and found that those "traffic...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:01 PM
Maryland's superintendent of schools has no plans to take down dozens of signs in the windows of her agency's headquarters that proclaim Maryland No. 1 in education. Likewise, Gov. Martin O'Malley is unlikely to stop bragging that Maryland is No. 1 in the...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
A medical procedure that treats bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract has an unexpected - and, for some patients, quite welcome - side effect: It makes them lose weight. That procedure, called left gastric artery embolization, may just be the...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik is recovering from an apparent concussion after he was dragged to the ice from behind by Boston Bruins winger Shawn Thornton and repeatedly punched while defenseless in the first period Saturday night at TD...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Maybe Jerry Brown was more right about marijuana than folks gave him credit for -- at least if a new study on pot has merit.
You may recall that California’s governor, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in March, had this to say...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:11 PM
It's billed as a faster, safer and more accurate way of screening expectant mothers for fetal abnormalities like Down syndrome, and proponents say it has already become the standard for prenatal care.
But as a handful of California companies market...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Children who are overweight in kindergarten have four times the risk of becoming obese by eighth grade, researchers reported Wednesday – in just one of the ways they said that the risk of becoming overweight or obese could start even before birth....