| Apr 13, 2010
The most frightening epidemic since AIDS?
Journalist Maryn McKenna slaps that label on MRSA - a strain of staph and also one of the most common bacteria on the planet. MRSA has grown resistant to almost all the antibiotics used to treat infections...
| Dec 29, 2009
"Positively Ageless," huh? Well, the author is the nutritionist for "The Biggest Loser." And while, admittedly, we have never seen that show, most everyone else in the world has. Plus, the book is published by Rodale, which puts out such faves as...
| Jul 7, 2010
On September 13, 1848, an explosion sent a tamping iron through the head of Mr. Phineas Gage, a railway construction gang foreman. Miraculously, Gage recovered, even though most of the front of the left side of his brain was destroyed. But Gage's...
| Apr 16, 2010
As far as Dr. Joseph Mercola is concerned, Vitamin D is the magic bullet we've all been looking for. A lack of this wonder nutrient, the controversial natural health advocate says, can set the stage for no fewer than 33 disorders, including autism,...
| Jun 21, 2010
| 8:35 PM
War broke out on the day Rina Ranalli and her husband told their 12-year-old anorexic daughter the strict new house rules: three meals and three snacks a day.
Initially, their bright and previously sweet-natured girl cried, screamed insults and raged....
| Feb 24, 2010
Americans are living longer than ever. As the population ages, many senior citizens are burdened with chronic illnesses, but many others remain healthy and active. When scientists investigate aging, they have to distinguish between changes caused by...
| Jul 7, 2009
Filling open nursing positions is no easy task for hospital administrators these days, and there's every chance the job will get tougher.
This country has a serious nursing shortage: The American Health Care Assn.'s most recent estimates from July 2008...
| Jun 15, 2009
Q: Does topical minoxidil (Rogaine) work for women? What are the side effects? What else can a woman do for thinning hair?
A: Answer: Yes, topical minoxidil (Rogaine) can potentially help women who have a certain type of hair loss called androgenic...
| Aug 13, 2010
Whooping cough is a respiratory infection caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacterium. An airborne disease that can also be spread through direct contact, it infects infants when someone with the disease breathes on them or coughs or sneezes in close...
| Nov 21, 2009
ATLANTA -- Health officials say swine flu cases appear to be declining throughout most of the U.S., but the specter of Thanksgiving gatherings makes it hard to predict what will happen next. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday...
| Nov 2, 2009
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Buried in the controversy over whether to get the H1N1 vaccination (or even where to find one), is that one of the best ways to ward off any flu is to build up your overall immunity.
Dave Grotto, author of "101 Foods That Could Save Your Life," reveals...