| Nov 8, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Egypt’s spiralling threat of hepatitis C virus – already the highest incidence rate in the world -- is alarming researchers who fear a potential epidemic of the blood-borne disease could spread across the most populous Arab country. The findings of......
| Oct 5, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Among the items sold at the literary auction at Bonhams and Butterfields on Monday was a 1961 letter from Jack Kerouac to two friends, Jacques Beckwith and Lois Sorrells. Kerouac had been typing on the page, got a letter from......
| Sep 22, 2010
| 3:22 PM
Val Lucier is a male breast cancer survivor. He considers himself lucky that he detected his cancer at Stage 3B — an advanced stage in which cancer has spread into lymph nodes, and at which a patient's chance of surviving the cancer five years...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 12:53 PM
An autopsy conducted today determined that a 45-year-old man found in the Little Village neighborhood had committed suicide, officials said.
Jose Rodriguez who was found Tuesday morning in the backyard behind his home on the 2200 block of South...
| May 23, 2011
| 3:53 PM
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's highly anticipated hepatitis C drug won U.S. approval, promising far higher cure rates for the liver-destroying disease and setting up a head-to-head marketing battle with a rival new medicine from Merck & Co.
Incivek, a pill...
| May 18, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Hey, all you mega-macchiato males. Listen up, this one's just for you.
A Grande new study (make that Venti) from the National Cancer Institute says 6 or more cups of coffee each day may just save your life.
Actually, the study found you jumbo-java...
| May 17, 2011
| 6:05 PM
Television crime shows have helped popularize autopsies, but in reality these postmortem exams are becoming rarer every year. Today, hospitals perform autopsies on only about 5 percent of patients who die, down from roughly 50 percent in the 1960s. That's...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 5:00 AM
In response to Kevin A. Sabet's recent opinion piece ("Drug legalization: Wrong lesson of Prohibition," Oct. 9), I don't know which is more abhorrent — that a Baltimore newspaper would run an op-ed championing Prohibition as "not as bad as you...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Prohibition — America's notoriously "failed social experiment" to rid the country of alcohol — took center stage this past week as PBS broadcast Ken Burns' highly acclaimed series on the subject. And already, it has been seized on by drug-...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 1:00 PM
Moderation in all things — maybe that is the key to health and happiness. The proverb certainly seems true for alcohol consumption.
Study after study has shown that moderate alcohol consumption is associated with good health. The evidence is...
| Sep 8, 2011
Hepatitis C has long been a problem with a low rate of cure. But new drug therapies are in use and others are on the horizon, according to Dr. Paul J. Thuluvath, chief of gastroenterology at Mercy Medical Center and the medical director of the Institute...