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  • Institution to discuss probe into STAP stem cell controversy

    Institution to discuss probe into STAP stem cell controversy
    It was hailed as a remarkable scientific breakthrough, one that could potentially revolutionize medicine by enabling the speedy production of highly versatile stem cells. Now, barely two months after scientists published papers in Nature claiming to...
  • How to foster compassion in children

     How to foster compassion in children
    Are the ideas on offer to reform America's schools really the best we can come up with? Texas has embraced reforms, for example, that call for increasing the number of charter schools and eliminating some of the exams required to graduate from high...
  • In medicine, more care may not be better

     In medicine, more care may not be better
    The dull whir of the computer running in the background seemed to have gotten louder as the patient fell quiet. She was a young woman, a primary-care patient of mine, seeking a referral to yet another gastroenterologist. Her abdominal pain had already...
  • Study shows men just as likely to be depressed as women

    Study shows men just as likely to be depressed as women
    Depression can look very different in men and women. And many of its hallmarks — rage, risk-taking, substance abuse and even workaholism — can hide in plain sight. Now researchers say that when these symptoms are factored into a diagnosis,...
  • Back pain: Doctors increasingly ignore clinical guidelines

    Back pain: Doctors increasingly ignore clinical guidelines
    Doctors have increasingly ignored clinical guidelines for the treatment of routine back pain by prescribing powerful and addictive narcotics instead of other recommended painkillers and by recommending unwarranted diagnostic imagery, according to a new...
  • Meditation can help with anxiety, pain, depression, study says

    Mindfulness meditation can help ease anxiety, depression and pain, but scientists found little evidence that meditation helped other conditions including substance abuse or sleep and attention problems. The scientists, reporting Monday in the Journal of...
  • Lazarus: GOP will stop at nothing to deny Obama his due on healthcare reform

    Lazarus: GOP will stop at nothing to deny Obama his due on healthcare reform
    "All of this would be funny if it weren't so crazy." That was President Obama commenting the other day about some of the irresponsible, outlandish and just plain idiotic things critics have been saying about the Affordable Care Act. We've now...
  • David H. Hubel dies at 87; Nobel winner unlocked secrets of sight

    David H. Hubel dies at 87; Nobel winner unlocked secrets of sight
    When neurobiologist David H. Hubel accepted his Nobel Prize in 1981, it had only been a couple of decades since he and his research partner danced in front of an anesthetized cat. Hubel and Torsten N. Wiesel were measuring electrical activity in...
  • Some health screenings may do more harm than good

    Certain health screenings, such as colonoscopies and cholesterol checks, are wise preventive measures, but other common tests may be unnecessary. "I think we're doing too much over-screening," says geriatrician Dr. Suzanne Salamon, an instructor at...
  • Court order to keep brain-dead girl on ventilator is extended

    OAKLAND — A court order was extended late Monday that will keep a 13-year-old girl deemed brain-dead on a ventilator for another week, while the facility pledged to work with the family to transfer Jahi McMath elsewhere if certain conditions could...
  • Jahi McMath's mother: 'How can you possibly say my child is dead?'

    After a judge extended a court order keeping her 13-year-old brain-dead daughter on a ventilator in an Oakland hospital,┬áNailah Winkfield remained defiant to medical experts, insisting that Jahi McMath is alive. “My daughter is breathing,”...