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  • Fort Hood tragedy rocks military as it grapples with mental health issues

    Fort Hood tragedy rocks military as it grapples with mental health issues
    The U.S. military's culture of silence about troops' mental health had finally begun to change. In the early years of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the various branches had been roundly criticized for failing to adequately address post-traumatic...
  • Virus discovery called breakthrough in fight against chronic fatigue syndrome

    In what may prove to be the first major breakthrough in the fight against the mysterious and controversial disorder known as chronic fatigue syndrome, researchers reported Thursday that they had found traces of a virus in the vast majority of affected...
  • 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...
  • Grieving Kettleman City mothers tackle a toxic waste dump

    Grieving Kettleman City mothers tackle a toxic waste dump
    On a rainy afternoon in a cramped trailer, the five homemakers listened as state officials with clipboards asked personal questions: Did they or their husbands smoke, drink or take illicit drugs? Had they been exposed to pesticides or other toxic...
  • The White House vs. mother's milk

    What science the Bush administration chooses to stifle or promote seems to be a matter of politics and economics. According to a recent story in the Washington Post, the multibillion-dollar baby formula industry pressured the Department of Health and...
  • Her cancer, his campaign: Edwards and wife carry on

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- John Edwards on Thursday stood beside his wife, Elizabeth, at the site of their wedding reception 30 years ago and said some of the most painful words a human being can utter: "Her cancer is back." With that, the 2008 presidential...
  • BLOG: Parents of "autism brats" fight back

  • Five on Eight

    Five on Eight
    Click on the links below to jump to the article: Children and Proposition 8 | The law and Proposition 8 | Mormons and Proposition 8 | Ann Landers and Proposition 8 | 'Biology, not bigotry' Children and Proposition 8 At school and on sports practice...
  • Six children, ages 2 to 10, killed in fire

    Fire swept through a house in southwestern Pennsylvania, killing six young children and a woman. The young victims were four girls who ranged in age from 5 to 10, and two boys ages 2 and 3. Authorities said the woman was the mother of three of the...
  • O. Carl Simonton dies at 66; oncologist pioneered mind-body connection to fight cancer

    Dr. O. Carl Simonton, a radiation oncologist who popularized the mind-body connection in fighting cancer and helped push the once-controversial notion into mainstream medicine, has died. He was 66. Simonton, who founded a cancer-care clinic in Pacific...
  • Dr. Joel D. Weisman dies at 66; among the first doctors to detect AIDS

    Dr. Joel D. Weisman dies at 66; among the first doctors to detect AIDS
    Dr. Joel D. Weisman, who was one of the first physicians to detect the AIDS epidemic and who became a national advocate for AIDS research, treatment and prevention, died Saturday at his Westwood home. He was 66. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An...