| Oct 21, 2009
Can pretending to ride the subway, leaning into the turns and toppling fellow passengers, relieve stress?
Apparently, if the conductor is a certified laughter leader and the strap-hangers are willing to force a few laughs.
"Let's do subway! Lean to...
| Feb 15, 2009
| 11:41 PM
REYNOSA, Mexico — A ragged-looking man takes deep breaths as a doctor listens through a stethoscope for a stubborn killer. Her verdict is good news. The medication seems to be containing his tuberculosis.
The bad news is that doctors can't keep him...
| Feb 17, 2009
When a new U.S. President takes the oath of office, he often exudes a youthful optimism. President Obama has been hard at work since the inauguration, but when he leaves Washington, D.C., will he visibly wear the stress of his position?
According to a...
| Feb 19, 2009
| 5:29 AM
Oreste Lionello, an entertainer and film dubber who was Italy's "voice" of Woody Allen, Jerry Lewis and other comic stars, died in a Rome hospital today.
Lionello, 81, was a star in Italy's important entertainment industry of movie dubbing.
| Mar 2, 2009
When I learned recently that yet another friend had been diagnosed with cancer, I experienced my usual reaction: disbelief and sadness, followed by anger at Life In General. But for the first time, I also saw what these under-35 friends and family members...
| Mar 2, 2009
More and more consumers are forgoing standard milk in favor of "raw" milk, milk that's unpasteurized and unhomogenized, essentially straight from the udder of the cow.
Some seek out raw milk for its reportedly creamier, richer taste, but more choose it...
| Mar 2, 2009
| 12:06 PM
More energy-efficient and airtight homes provide lower carbon emissions, significant energy savings and the psychological boost of knowing we're all doing something to help preserve the planet. So what's not to love? Despite the cost savings and...
| Mar 3, 2009
The flu strain most likely to make you sick this winter has developed a near-total resistance to one of the most popular drugs prescribed to blunt its symptoms.
More than 98 percent of one of the influenza A viruses circulating this winter is now...
| Mar 6, 2009
Today's topic: Have California's efforts to legalize and regulate medical marijuana -- including Proposition 215, the 1996 voter initiative -- been successful? Scott Imler and Stephen Gutwillig will finish their discussion on Monday.
| Mar 9, 2009
I love reading books on integrative health—treatments that blend the best of conventional and alternative medicine—because they give me some semblance of control.
It's my body; I'm the one who should take care of it. And by researching my...
| Mar 19, 2009
Ayear and a half ago, researchers found that a deadly form of staph infection was prevalent on Canadian pig farms. This year, the superbug was found in both swine and workers at U.S. farms.
The rise of bacteria such as methicillin-resistant...