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  • No radiation danger from airport body scanners

     
    There are two kinds of exposures to think about with regard to airport body scanners that are increasingly used to screen passengers. One is exposure to radiation. They other is just, well, exposure. According to an editorial published Wednesday,...
  • Thank goodness they're not real doctors, they only play them on TV

     
    You didn’t think a doctor would actually try to make a patient sicker to boost his chances of moving to the top of the heart transplant list, did you? Of course not. Neither did Matthew Czarny, a medical student at......
  • With faux sugars, real suspicion

    What is it about artificial sweeteners? As never before, they pervade the American diet -- in pink, yellow and blue packets on diner counters, in sugar-free cookies and diet juices, in sodas and smoothies and low-calorie yogurt and boxes of powder for...
  • Drug, alcohol abuse study measures the high cost of under-treated addiction

    Drug, alcohol abuse study measures the high cost of under-treated addiction
    DRUG AND alcohol abuse sets people on a path toward heart disease, cancer and other chronic illnesses. A study in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment reports that hospital costs for this medical fallout can be substantial -- and could be avoided with...
  • Science and medical leaders

    Science and medical leaders Judah Folkman, 74; groundbreaking cancer researcher (Jan. 14) Peter Staudhammer, 73; TRW engineer helped design the engine that landed astronauts on the moon Werner K. Dahm, 90; aerodynamics expert worked on the early...
  • Janet B. Hardy dies at 92; doctor led study of young mothers and their babies

    Dr. Janet B. Hardy, a Johns Hopkins University pediatrics professor who led a pioneering study of mothers and children that provided a wealth of information on teen pregnancy, medical concerns and social issues, died Oct. 23 at a retirement community in...
  • John H. Menkes dies at 79; doctor established UCLA's pediatric neurology program

    Dr. John H. Menkes, the pediatric neurologist who identified Menkes disease, maple syrup urine disease and other congenital disorders of the neural system and established the pediatric neurology program at UCLA, died Nov. 22 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center...
  • Dr. Robert Winslow dies at 67; UC San Diego artificial blood pioneer

    Dr. Robert Winslow dies at 67; UC San Diego artificial blood pioneer
    Dr. Robert Winslow, a UC San Diego researcher who was one of the pioneers in the development of artificial blood, died at his home Feb. 2 after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 67. Winslow also had climbed Mt. Everest and worked briefly at a...
  • Hermien Lee dies at 92; no-nonsense nutritionist to the stars

    Hermien M. Lee, a Beverly Hills nutritionist who taught her no-nonsense approach to eating right to a variety of stars including Ann-Margret, Joan Lunden, Suzanne Somers and Robert Wagner, has died. She was 92. Lee died of heart failure June 18 in...
  • Bone marrow transplant 'gets rid of' sickle cell anemia

    Bone marrow transplant 'gets rid of' sickle cell anemia
    Researchers have for the first time performed a successful bone marrow transplant to cure sickle cell disease in adults, a feat that could expand the procedure to more of the 70,000 Americans with the disease -- and possibly some other diseases as well....
  • Advice through texting aims to reduce preterm births

    Advice through texting aims to reduce preterm births
    Aiming to cut down on the high number of premature births across the nation, a new program will offer words of advice for pregnant women in a place that will be hard to miss: on their cellphones. The free text messages will be sent every week and will...