| Nov 14, 2009
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,...
| Apr 19, 2009
Demonic attack -- now there's something that Hollywood animation crews have realized in vivid, awful detail in film after film. Check out the trailer for the new movie "The Haunting in Connecticut" and you'll see a perfect recent example. Shadowy figures,...
| Nov 16, 2009
| 11:07 AM
You know them. I know them. And, increasingly, psychiatrists know them. People who feel they have been wronged by someone and are so bitter they can barely function other than to ruminate about their circumstances.
This behavior is so common -- and so...
| Nov 20, 2009
Strip nearly everything from Patricia Jefferson's life. Take away her home, her possessions, her vision. Place her, blind and humbled, at a dining table in a West Side apartment with a fraying wicker basket as a centerpiece.
What she'll do is smile and...
| Nov 22, 2009
A Dream of Undying Fame
How Freud Betrayed His Mentor and Invented Psychoanalysis
Basic Books: 148 pp., $22.95
Psychoanalysis has always been a mixed bag, Louis Breger notes. On the one hand, it has produced valuable insights into...
| Nov 19, 2009
More light was shed Thursday on the volatile nature of Illinois nursing homes that house a mix of mix of felons, mentally ill people and seniors, as legal experts explained how laws governing both the facilities and the mentally ill are applied. "The...
| Nov 20, 2009
| 12:18 PM
Nancy Washabaugh returns the flag that covered her husband's casket to a shelf.
Mother and daughter discuss Floyd Washabaugh's life as a picture of Floyd and his daughter at Christmas flashes on a TV.
A no-visitor policy at the Hampton VA hospital...
| Nov 23, 2009
Binge eating was long seen by psychiatrists as an unusual symptom of major depression or an anxiety disorder. After all, it seemed sometimes to lessen or yield to antidepressants and psychotherapy -- both aimed primarily at treating depression or anxiety....
| 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 25, 2009
| 9:01 AM