| Feb 23, 2013
| 5:06 PM
SOUTH BEND -- Driving to his company's Granger office one day, Niel Makielski noticed the telephone poles along the road seemed to be warping as he passed them.
The chief of his company's small maintenance department and a "fix-it" guy all his life,...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:44 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Taking at least one aspirin every week is linked to the development of age-related vision loss, according to a new study.
The Australian researchers, however, caution that there's still not enough evidence to say taking the...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Dear Pharmacist: I ate like a hog over the holiday, and it was wonderful! To spare my guilt, are there any benefits to holiday foods and spices? — D.E., Orlando
Dear D.E.: All those delicious spices have numerous medicinal benefits. Nutmeg can ease...
| Dec 5, 2012
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of California at Los Angeles recently created a light-sensitive molecule that they say could help restore vision lost in degenerative eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, and...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 6:59 PM
A pharmaceutical company, a corporate-data analytics firm and a lighting company learned Monday night that they won the top prizes at the state's inaugural competition for start-up firms — $100,000 each.
The InvestMaryland Challenge drew entries...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 2:01 PM
"You're lucky the lion got to you before we did," says crusty old Uncle Hub, played by Robert Duvall in the movie "Secondhand Lions," as he addresses a bully bandaged from head to toe after being mauled.
The bully, an adult, had been slapping around...
| Jan 15, 2011
Mark Yudof became president of the University of California in 2008. Some timing. Since then, the university has seen its state funding, which accounts for about 13% of its operating budget, cut again and again.
Now Gov. Jerry Brown wants another $500...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 8:30 PM
Jane Russell, the dark-haired siren whose sensational debut in the 1943 film "The Outlaw" inspired producer Howard Hughes to challenge the power and strict morality of Hollywood's production code, died Monday at her home in Santa Maria, Calif. She was 89....
| Jun 4, 2011
If she hadn't starred in the 1950s cult horror films "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" and "Attack of the Giant Leeches," if she hadn't posed nude for Playboy, few would have asked how 82-year-old Yvette Vickers could have died in her Benedict Canyon home and...
| Apr 27, 2011
The thought of forgoing reading because of her rapidly deteriorating eyesight terrified Joan Retzlaff after suffering complications from her wet macular degeneration.
The condition — a chronic eye disease that affects the central field of vision ...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 5:05 PM
The sunny fact that Americans are living longer, more productive lives has a dark side: More of us than ever live with chronic illnesses that are not only a drag on sufferers' time and energy, but on the nation's pocketbook. The Institute of Medicine on...