| Aug 4, 2010
Squirting insulin up the noses of patients with early forms of Alzheimer's disease showed signs of improving their memory, according to U.S. researchers.
Patients who got the treatment for four months showed improvements in tests of memory recall that...
| Jul 14, 2010
Lucille Morris was in her mid-50s when she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Not long after, she began experiencing pain and numbness in her feet from neuropathy.
Walking felt painful and wobbly.
"Sometimes my feet feel like they're frozen and are...
| Jun 12, 2010
A high-level federal public health committee Friday declined to recommend a change in restrictions on blood donations by gay men, but it proposed research that could eventually allow some currently barred men to give blood.
In voting 9 to 6 against...
| May 6, 2010
Men at an above-normal risk of prostate cancer may be able to reduce their risk of developing the disease by taking a drug already on the market.
In research reported recently, the drug dutasteride, currently used to shrink enlarged prostates, was...
| Oct 22, 2010
The male condom is one of the oldest methods of contraception and, critical in the 21st century, one of the best methods to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
Yet the male condom remains an "underused" device for sexually active...
| Jun 16, 2011
Anthony Weiner, the disgraced New York congressman whose sins certainly don't need to be spelled out again, has, we are told, checked himself into rehab. We can't be sure exactly what kind, since his spokeswoman said only that he was seeking "professional...
| Feb 10, 2010
After years of research, professional infighting and maneuvering from various interest groups, the nation's psychiatrists Tuesday unveiled proposed changes to the manual used to diagnose and treat mental disorders around the world.
The draft document,...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 12:57 PM
You can't spell "love" without "L." The CTA on Monday was named most romantic U.S. transit system by Craigslist.
The CTA had five stations in the top 10 most romantic list, which Craigslist calculated by dividing the total number of Missed Connection ads...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 5:57 PM
Friends and colleagues of Vickie Clem, the victim of a Friday-morning homicide in Falling Waters, W.Va., remembered the North Hagerstown High School graduate Wednesday as a kind, cheerful person and dedicated community volunteer.
“If you asked...
| Feb 23, 2011
Confronted with a long-running food fight over whether to serve children flavored milk — chocolate, strawberry, banana, vanilla — in homes and in schools, parents may instinctively want to duck the issue.
But, in the end, they're going to...
| Dec 16, 2010
The state's largest teachers union Wednesday fired an early salvo in contract negotiations, serving notice that it wouldn't accept pay cuts easily and that it won't consider linking teacher evaluations to student test scores in the Los Angeles Unified...