| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Invasive lung cancer, still the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, claimed fewer lives over the five-year period ending in 2009, says a report issued Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Driven largely by the...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
If you listen closely to her, she still speaks like a poet — just not the poet she was before.
She sounds more like, say, Gertrude Stein, a free-associating poet who juggles and feints, making verbs serve as nouns and treating syntax like a...
| Jan 7, 2014
Re "Have you seen my brother standing in the shadows?," Opinion, Jan. 5
Sarah Dusseault's story about her brother' struggle with mental illness and homelessness was heartbreakingly familiar.
My sister with schizophrenia has been repeatedly homeless,...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 4:44 PM
The federal government on Friday announced it had drafted new rules aimed at keeping people who have been involuntarily committed to psychiatric treatment from buying guns. The Department of Health and Human Services said one proposed rule would "remove...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:25 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday unveiled two measures to bring more mental health records into the federal background check system for gun purchases, the first new proposals on firearms violence since a spate of gun control bills...
| Jan 3, 2014
Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:08 PM
As if the fiery rash and painful blisters of shingles were not punishment enough, the average patient who suffers a resurgence of the dormant chickenpox virus known as herpes zoster -- or shingles -- has a higher risk of heart attack or mild stroke two...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease were able to care for themselves longer and needed less help performing everyday chores when they took a daily capsule containing 2,000 IUs of alpha tocopherol, or vitamin E, a study has found.
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Well before signs of dementia trigger a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, a person's cholesterol levels may be a bellwether of amyloid plaque build-up in the brain, a new study finds. Long considered a reliable predictor of heart attacks and strokes,...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
This was the year that millions of Americans learned that health insurance is complicated. The landscape they discovered is ugly.
Paying a premium doesn't mean your costs are over. Lower premiums mean higher deductibles, higher fees at the doctor's...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Elderly people who have both mild cognitive impairment and a history of serious concussion showed higher amounts of the protein deposits associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.
The results, published Thursday in the...