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  • Ban on fast-food eateries in South L.A. hasn't cut obesity, study says

    Ban on fast-food eateries in South L.A. hasn't cut obesity, study says
    Seven years ago, Los Angeles made national headlines with a novel attempt to reduce obesity in South L.A. by banning new fast-food restaurants. But a new study found the effort has not achieved its intended goal. A Rand Corp. report released...
  • 49ers' Borland's abrupt retirement from NFL another step toward enlightenment

    49ers' Borland's abrupt retirement from NFL another step toward enlightenment
    The abrupt retirement of linebacker Chris Borland from the 49ers is in itself no critical-mass moment for the NFL. It's not going to immediately lead to droves of players willingly walking away because of pre-emptive concerns about head injuries, and it'...
  • Weight loss linked to healthier heartbeat

     Weight loss linked to healthier heartbeat
    There's good news for people who are obese and have atrial fibrillation, a common form of irregular heartbeat: Losing weight may help restore healthy heart rhythm. That's the finding from a new Australian study involving 355 obese people with atrial...
  • Dr. Paula Pitha-Rowe, Hopkins virologist

    Dr. Paula Pitha-Rowe, Hopkins virologist
    Dr. Paula Marie Pitha-Rowe, a Johns Hopkins virologist whose research on cancer and the body's immune response to HIV added to the understanding of how those diseases work, died of a heart attack March 5 at Union Memorial Hospital. The Tuscany-...
  • Study indicates results of many breast biopsies may be in error

    Study indicates results of many breast biopsies may be in error
    Women who have breast biopsies to diagnose cancer might want to think twice about the results of the procedures, according to a new study led by University of Washington researchers. Pathologists across the U.S. being tested for their accuracy got the...
  • Audit: Serious ethical issues in drug trial suicide

    University of Minnesota leaders have consistently ignored conflicts of interest and other ethical issues surrounding the suicide of a schizophrenic man enrolled in a drug trial through the school, according to a legislative audit Thursday that spurred...
  • Couple's son seeks treatment, then wanders into tragedy

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Several months after Ted and Kim Jacques buried their son, the phone rang. A California newspaper reporter told the Kearney couple that Brandon, 20, before his death had been shipped around to detox centers that routinely lied about...
  • States not eager to regulate fertility industry

    WASHINGTON The Utah Legislature took a step last week into territory where state lawmakers rarely tread. It passed a law giving children conceived via sperm donation access to the medical histories of their biological fathers. The law itself stirred no...
  • Breast-feeding pays: Babies who nursed earn more as adults, study says

    Breast-feeding pays: Babies who nursed earn more as adults, study says
    It pays to breast-feed – for babies. When they grow up, that steady diet of┬ábreast milk may boost their monthly income by up to 39%, according to a new report. Researchers tracked down nearly 3,500 Brazilian adults who were enrolled in a study...
  • Eight diet and exercise mistakes that age you

    Eight diet and exercise mistakes that age you
    Eating too much sugar certainly isn’t wise for your waistline, but overindulging in dessert can also add years to your face. “Good nutrition is a fundamental building block of healthy skin,” explains Leslie Baumann, MD, a dermatologist...
  • Rocking fundraiser raising cash to fight cancer

    Rocking fundraiser raising cash to fight cancer
    Kari McCarthy of Oak Park knows it strikes most people as odd when she says her family feels lucky. Her 5-year-old daughter, Aria, has acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Diagnosed two years ago, Aria is on track to complete chemotherapy in May, a few days...