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Barbara Walters has chicken pox. Not shingles, which comes from the same virus and is something one might more likely expect in a woman who's 83 years old. No, Babs has good old-fashioned chicken pox. "She'd never had it as a child," Whoopi...
It's understandable that car insurance rates can change when you move. One neighborhood might have more accidents or burglaries than another. But health insurance? Joan Swope, 62, moved recently from Cathedral City, just down the road from Palm Springs,...
Much as he complains about his gray hair and job stress, President Obama seems to be getting healthier as his term grinds along. Obama's physician reported Monday that the president is in "excellent health." His cholesterol count is down, his lungs...
The Big PictureWill Reiser, 31, worked on the short-lived U.S. version of “Da Ali G Show,” where he met Seth Rogen and his writing partner, Evan Goldberg, as well as future “Colbert Report” co-creator Ben Karlin, who all share producer credit...
A new study finds that nearly 40% of high-tech imaging scans conducted in the course of research reveal an unexpected abnormality that could be medically worrisome. These unsought discoveries -- known as "incidental findings" -- confront researchers with...
The hormone that triggers a pounding heart, clammy hands and a sense of impending danger is not the first thing you might think of to help a person overcome his deepest fears. But a study published Tuesday found that acrophobic subjects who took cortisol ...
The makers of the miracle toxin that erases frown lines by paralyzing facial muscles won the Food and Drug Administration's blessing on Friday to market Botox for the prevention of chronic migraine headaches. The FDA's decision expands the potential...
Alcohol can be a minefield for anyone trying to lose weight. But for bariatric surgery patients, drinking can become increasingly problematic, a new study has found. Changes in the way the body absorbs and metabolizes alcohol after gastric bypass mean...
A study of bariatric surgery on California adolescents shows that growing numbers of families are opting for a surgical solution to their children's obesity. But a study on trends in bariatric surgery among those under 21 shows that, in this population, ...
Top of the TicketConcerned about H1N1 flu? The government has rolled out a new feature on Flu.gov that asks about your symptoms to help diagnose the illness....
Booster ShotsTrick or treating is for kids, but the candy sure can be tempting to grown-ups. Whether youâre inclined to raid your children's loot or help yourself to the leftovers that didnât get handed out at your house Saturday night, here......
Booster ShotsRemember the old soda-can pull tabs? What fun it was, snapping them off. (They were quite good fun to flick at people too, if I recall correctly.) But then those safety killjoys came along and urged a redesign, citing risks......
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