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  • Tainted Food Carries Long-Term Effects

    Tainted Food Carries Long-Term Effects
    Long after the painful stomach cramps and bloody diarrhea associated with tainted food are over, many people suffer long-term health effects, mostly unrecognized, that are the result of food-borne pathogens. These lingering effects - premature death,...
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever: Rare genetic disease is often misdiagnosed

    One look at Ani's swollen ankles and we knew she was in trouble. For several years, the petite young mother had been coming to UCLA's FMF Clinic with periodic fevers along with excruciating pain in her chest and abdomen. Now -- as a urine dipstick test...
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  • Pioneering L.A. nonprofit is saving lives in Afghanistan

    Pioneering L.A. nonprofit is saving lives in Afghanistan
    Peering through a gap in her black veil, Bibi Totia watched anxiously as the doctor examined her fussing grandson in a crowded refugee camp near the Pakistan border. The doctor diagnosed flu and handed her a prescription for an antibiotic from the free...
  • Winter Blahs May be SAD Sign

    Winter Blahs May be SAD Sign
    When a teen patient recently told Dr. Michael Ward that he was feeling depressed but couldn't say why, the doctor suspected the cause might be December's especially gloomy weather. After all, the 17-year-old hadn't just broken up with a girlfriend, left...
  • Debate over cognitive, traditional mental health therapy

    Debate over cognitive, traditional mental health therapy
    If your doctor advised a treatment that involved leeches and bloodletting, you might take a second glance at that diploma on the wall. For the same reason, you should think twice about whom you see as a therapist, says a team of psychological researchers....
  • Recession Weighs on Waistlines

    Recession Weighs on Waistlines
    The economic downturn is busting wallets and bursting waistlines as consumers shift their eating habits to help their budgets. With unemployment in the double digits, consumers who find themselves increasingly strapped have turned to cheaper means to...
  • Childhood-onset schizophrenia remains a mystery

    So rare is the child form of schizophrenia, it has taken researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health 18 years to diagnosis and collect data on 110 children. "We are trying to understand schizophrenia in a comprehensive way," says Dr. Nitin...
  • 'The Unnamed' by Joshua Ferris

    'The Unnamed' by Joshua Ferris
    The Unnamed A Novel Joshua Ferris Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown: 314 pp., $24.99 Everyone dies of something dreadful. This knowledge has wormed into every part of our lives -- most strikingly in our marriage ceremonies, in which we vow to love one...
  • Dodd To Have Prostate Surgery, Still Running For Re-election

    When U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer after his annual physical in June, he kept the news largely private. It was a busy few weeks - Dodd was working on a bill to overhaul the health care system, shepherding...
  • An exhausting battle over adrenal fatigue

    An exhausting battle over adrenal fatigue
    "Adrenal fatigue" is the sort of diagnosis that might hit home during a late-night Internet search. Do you, for example, have trouble waking up in the morning without caffeine? Do you crave salty foods? Do people seem a lot more irritating than in the...