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  • Vitamins aren't a cure-all

    They were some of the most promising medicines of the 1990s -- wonder pills that appeared to fight cancer, heart disease, stroke and other ailments. Laboratory tests and initial studies in people suggested that lowly vitamins could play a crucial role in...
  • 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

  • Diabetes may create a chasm between patient, doctor

    Diabetes may create a chasm between patient, doctor
    Ask the average healthcare worker about the biggest problem in diabetes care today and he or she will probably tell you that it's getting patients to "control" their blood sugar levels. The concept of control is rampant in healthcare. With puffed...
  • 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...
  • Increase in breast-feeding could save lives and billions of dollars

    Increase in breast-feeding could save lives and billions of dollars
    The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90% of U.S. mothers breast-fed their babies for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says. Those results, to be published online Monday in the journal...
  • 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...
  • Food-borne pathogens carry devastating 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,...