| Jun 26, 2010
| 5:02 PM
When Liane Lefever complained to her doctor about a persistent ear ache, an examination found a much more serious problem: a brain tumor.
For many Americans, that diagnosis could have led to invasive surgery — including slicing open her skull ...
| Dec 15, 2009
Widespread overuse of CT scans and variations in radiation doses caused by different machines -- operated by technicians following an array of procedures -- are subjecting patients to high radiation doses that will ultimately lead to tens of thousands...
| Dec 15, 2009
Two more children who have lived in The Acreage have been diagnosed with brain tumors in the past few weeks.
The news comes as state health officials conduct interviews to learn if common patterns exist among 13 other Acreage children who have suffered...
| Dec 16, 2009
Cell phones sold in San Francisco may soon come with labeling depicting the level of radiation emitted by the phone.
San Francisco would be the first city in the country to require such labeling. If the legislation passes, retailers would have to post...
| Dec 28, 2009
Seven days before Christmas, Angela Walker got her present.
Her 17-year-old son, Tanner, who was battling a rare cancer, was in remission -- just six months after being diagnosed.
But just as the news was sinking in, Angela Walker got the bad news....
| Jan 8, 2010
| 12:20 AM
Health officials will roll out more environmental tests to determine whether a common factor -- radon -- could be the cause of a suspected cancer cluster in The Acreage.
The Palm Beach County Health Department plans to screen for the radioactive gas in...
| Jan 10, 2010
Dr. Karen Aboody estimates that she has cured several hundred mice of a cancer of the central nervous system called neuroblastoma.
First she injected them with specialized neural stem cells that naturally zero in on the tumors and surround them. Then she...
| Jan 10, 2010
Health officials will roll out more environmental tests to determine whether a common factor — radon — could be the cause of a suspected cancer cluster in The Acreage.
The Palm Beach County Health Department plans to screen for the...
| Jan 18, 2010
In a quest to look younger, be healthier and feel more vital later in life, increasing numbers of men, just like Jeffry Life, are turning to testosterone and human growth hormone. Use of both hormones is controversial. Read on:
Testosterone: "Older men ....
| Jan 25, 2010
There is now a partial answer to one of the most controversial questions in medicine: whether men should get blood tests that screen for prostate cancer.
Experts say a new study shows that for men likely to die within 10 years - whether due to age or...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 12:05 AM
The Acreage has a cluster of childhood cancer cases, the head of Palm Beach County's Health Department said Monday, confirming some of the worst fears of parents who called for a state investigation last year.
Eight months of uncertainty ended Monday...