| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:46 PM
You may hear each winter that vitamin C can fight off the common cold. But is it just hype or does it really help?
"The findings of a large number of studies on the subject are mixed," says Dr. Bruce Bistrian, chief of clinical nutrition at Beth...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Dear Pharmacist: I read your article on Bartonella, and how pets can indirectly give it to you. What other diseases do pets transmit? Are there antibiotics? — S.J., Orlando
Dear S.J.: Great questions, since pet lovers don't connect their illness...
| Jan 30, 2013
When a young child comes down with a cold — congestion, a scratchy sore throat and runny nose, maybe with greenish goo — many parents head straight for the drugstore for a bottle of children's cold medicine.
It's worth it...
| Jan 30, 2013
A diagnosis of hepatitis C — a stubborn virus that is a common cause of chronic liver disease — can be devastating. In 2007, it passed HIV/AIDS in annual deaths, with more than 17,000 annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 11:26 PM
Update (Feb. 4): A company from Kent, Washington has expanded its recall to include all varieties of sprouts, wheatgrass, and pea shoots for a potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Tyler Huntington, a two-time champion of the Iron Dog snowmachine race, was injured during a practice run Monday afternoon along the west coast of Alaska. According to Iron Dog Executive President Kevin Kastner, Huntington was riding at a speed of over 80...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:26 AM
Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti has been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia that will force him to bow out of the orchestra’s entire tour of the Far East, Jan. 25-Feb. 7.
After the Italian maestro, 71, flew home to Milan,...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:30 AM
One morning, when Laura Rossano was a kid, she woke up with her left arm folded against her chest. To her horror, she couldn't straighten it--she still can't, 11 years later. Likewise, her hips are frozen in one position, and her right arm is forever...
| Jan 27, 2013
For some medical problems, experts say people should call 911 or immediately go to a nearby emergency room. Symptoms and conditions that should be treated right away include:
• Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
• Chest or upper...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 2:00 PM
A Van Nuys man was arrested Thursday after allegedly kicking a 31-year-old woman in the stomach -- and later threatening police officers -- while drunk, police said.
Police responded to the scene at 2:19 p.m. after a witness reported seeing the man --...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 3:31 AM
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Nelson Mandela was recently hospitalized on June 8 for a recurring lung infection.
The 94-year-old former South African president and anti-apartheid activist has struggled with respiratory problems. Here is a list of his...