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Brain scans, particularly PET scans, which show metabolic activity in the brain, may be a reliable predictor of an apparently vegetative patient's prospects for recovery, says a new study.

For vegetative patients, a brain scan may detect hope of recovery

In the netherworld that lies between death and full consciousness, some grievously injured or ill patients will remain suspended indefinitely. But others, given time, will eke their way out of the twilight and toward...

WASHINGTON — E-cigarette companies are preying on young consumers by using candy flavors, social media ads and free samples at rock concerts, according to a report released...

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 Start small for major health returns, says fitness star Tosca Reno

Start small for major health returns, says fitness star Tosca Reno

Hers is the Cinderella story of the fitness world.

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Procrastinating on those taxes? Blame your genes

Procrastinating on those taxes? Blame your genes

New research suggests the Internal Revenue Service should expand the list of acceptable explanations for procrastinators' yearly extension...

Glucosamine promotes longevity in worms and mice, study says

Glucosamine promotes longevity in worms and mice, study says

Researchers in Europe say glucosamine helped to extend the life span of worms and aging mice by mimicking a low-carbohydrate diet.

For many teens, formal sex education comes too late, CDC report says

For many teens, formal sex education comes too late, CDC report says

Health experts have some simple advice for reducing the teen birthrate in the U.S. — make sure teens learn about abstinence and...

Black boys facing chronic adversity show signs of early genetic aging

Black boys facing chronic adversity show signs of early genetic aging

By the time they have reached the fourth grade, African American boys who have run a childhood gantlet of poverty, shifting family...

Medical cost of childhood obesity is $19,000, researchers say

Medical cost of childhood obesity is $19,000, researchers say

Are the millions of dollars spent to try to reverse childhood obesity a good investment? One answer might be found in the cost if the...

Student's death in Colorado raises questions on pot and health

Student's death in Colorado raises questions on pot and health

DENVER — It was spring break, and Levy Thamba, a 19-year-old college student from Africa, had checked into a fourth-floor hotel room...

Amid police shootings, Albuquerque residents grow fearful

Amid police shootings, Albuquerque residents grow fearful

ALBUQUERQUE — When Wynema and Michael Gonzagowski moved to town about two years ago, family and friends warned them about what they...

Ft. Hood shooting underscores Army's mental health crisis

Ft. Hood shooting underscores Army's mental health crisis

KILLEEN, Texas -- This week's deadly shootings at Ft. Hood suggest that after years of trying to confront a mental health crisis, the...

Meningitis deaths bring warning for gay men

Meningitis deaths bring warning for gay men

Three gay men who contracted meningitis have died of the disease, officials said Thursday, heightening calls in West Hollywood and beyond...

Texas executes serial killer with state's new drug supply

Texas executes serial killer with state's new drug supply

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A serial killer was put to death Thursday in Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his lawyers' demand that the...

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