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Medical Research

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  • Is it smart to skip your annual physical?

    Is it smart to skip your annual physical?
    The poorly told truth may be the most misleading falsehood. Last year, Ezekiel Emanuel, a leading American physician, provoked national debate by suggesting that most people should not live past age 75. This month he sparked further controversy,...
  • Former CIA captives get stop-and-go video chats home from Guantanamo

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba Two former CIA captives at Guantanamo have been granted time-delayed, 30-minute video-chats with family the first nearly live conversations with home by men who disappeared into the spy agency's secret prison network a...
  • Trial in medical research scandal at Duke postponed

    DURHAM, N.C. A judge in Durham County Superior Court has postponed the first civil trial against Duke University by the estate of a patient who had enrolled in one of a trio of clinical cancer studies that were based on bogus science. The case is part of...
  • Parents find 'just say no' talk tougher as pot becomes more mainstream

    Parents find 'just say no' talk tougher as pot becomes more mainstream
    With medical marijuana now legal in 23 states — including Illinois — and recreational use permissible in four, parents are finding it increasingly challenging to explain to teens why the drug is harmful. Despite the push for legalization,...
  • Senate Bill Seeks State Panel To Investigate Hoarding Disorder

    Senate Bill Seeks State Panel To Investigate Hoarding Disorder
    HARTFORD — Hoarding is a private obsession, fodder for reality TV shows and, since 2013, an officially recognized psychiatric disorder. But in recent years, experts have come to view hoarding as something else: a serious public health and safety...
  • With federal policy change, more money for school-based health services

    WASHINGTON A recent federal policy reversal, long-sought by states and health care advocates, could enable schools to take a lead role in managing chronic childhood diseases and result in the hiring of many more school nurses. The change, announced...
  • Team works to find a treatment for a rare, deadly disease

    FORT WORTH, Texas Shortly after Richard Rainwater was diagnosed with a degenerative brain disease in 2009, the billionaire Fort Worth investor gathered with family members and a team of doctors in New York to learn more about progressive supranuclear...
  • Health reform highlights shortage of mental health workers

    Health reform highlights shortage of mental health workers
    National health reform was supposed to open the doors to mental health services for hundreds of thousands of people who couldn't previously afford to get treatment, but Maryland patients are finding there aren't enough doctors. A study released Monday by...
  • Review: 'The Evil Hours' by David J. Morris

    Review: 'The Evil Hours' by David J. Morris
    'The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder" is an engaging exploration of, and a timely resource on, the affliction first known in modern times as shell shock. David J. Morris, a former Marine who covered the Iraq war until he was...
  • Lung association gives Virginia an F on anti-tobacco efforts

    Lung association gives Virginia an F on anti-tobacco efforts
    Virginia is failing in its efforts to reduce and prevent tobacco use, the American Lung Association said in a report released Wednesday. The association's "State of Tobacco Control 2015" report gave Virginia F's for tobacco prevention, smoke-free air,...
  • E-cigarettes can produce more formaldehyde than regular cigarettes, study says

    E-cigarettes can produce more formaldehyde than regular cigarettes, study says
    A preliminary study in the New England Journal of Medicine raises a new worry about electronic cigarettes – exposure to formaldehyde. Under certain conditions, taking 10 puffs from an e-cigarette would expose a user to about 2.5 times as much...