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  • Go nuts for nuts -- they may help you live longer

    Go nuts for nuts -- they may help you live longer
    Eating nuts may help you live longer -- and your best bet for a long life is to munch on them regularly, according to a Harvard University study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.  In the largest study of its kind, funded by...
  • To reduce heart attacks, strokes in the obese, control blood pressure

    To reduce heart attacks, strokes in the obese, control blood pressure
    A study that culls health data for 1.8 million people over more than 57 years of research finds that controlling high blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose could halve the number of heart attacks attributable to being overweight or obese and pare the...
  • 40-plus years as a pediatrician

     40-plus years as a pediatrician
    In more than 40 years as a pediatrician, I've worked in the military, in a small private practice and in a large multi-specialty group. And I've seen huge changes, both in administrative practices and in treatment protocols. Many of the changes have...
  • Best way to cook stuffing? Experts offer Thanksgiving safety tips

     Best way to cook stuffing? Experts offer Thanksgiving safety tips
    With millions of turkeys thawing and piles of stuffing waiting to be prepared, Thanksgiving is one of the riskiest times of year for food safety. Bacteria can be lurking anywhere in crowded holiday kitchens, spread by cross contamination or...
  • Pentagon makes costly foray into biodefense drug business

    Pentagon makes costly foray into biodefense drug business
    WASHINGTON — Despite intense pressure to hold down federal spending, the Defense Department is launching a high-priced effort to create its own production pipeline for vaccines and biodefense drugs — an initiative that defies the advice of...
  • FDA orders sales of company's genetic tests halted

    FDA orders sales of company's genetic tests halted
    The Food & Drug Administration, citing concerns about the expanding scope of genetic tests and their marketing, has told the genomic testing company 23andMe it must stop marketing its in-home saliva collection kit and related genomic analysis service to...
  • H1N1 influenza virus killed 10 times more than estimated in 2009

    H1N1 influenza virus killed 10 times more than estimated in 2009
    The 2009 H1N1 "swine flu" epidemic killed up to 203,000 people across the globe -- a death toll 10 times greater than initially estimated by the World Health Organization, researchers say. In a study published Tuesday in the journal Plos Medicine,...
  • AIDS fatigue: a dangerous diagnosis

     AIDS fatigue: a dangerous diagnosis
    I saw my first AIDS case in 1981, the year the disease was identified. And for most of the time since then, I've conducted laboratory research to better understand the precise mechanisms by which the virus HIV causes AIDS. Lately, however, I've been...
  • Elton John hits right notes in HIV and AIDS fight

    Elton John hits right notes in HIV and AIDS fight
    This past summer, in a small village outside of Phnom Penh, not far from the Mekong River, I met an 8-year-old boy named Basil. He couldn't stop laughing, playing, racing around the village like any boy his age. Visiting him meant something special to...
  • Phoenix flight passengers told to get precautionary tuberculosis test

    Phoenix flight passengers told to get precautionary tuberculosis test
    Dozens of passengers on a weekend US Airways Express flight have been told to get tuberculosis tests and possible vaccinations after a passenger in a face mask was taken off of the plane in Phoenix. The Maricopa County Department of Public Health was...
  • Death rates down in L.A. County, but Alzheimer's disease is on the rise

    Death rates down in L.A. County, but Alzheimer's disease is on the rise
    Los Angeles County's mortality rate dropped 19% between 2001 and 2010, according to a new report from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Data compiled for the report, which was released Monday, showed that death rates due to coronary...