| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Drinking lots of coffee is good for you!! Drinking lots of coffee will kill you!!
These are the competing headlines pinging around the media universe Monday, causing whiplash among those of us who rely on a cup (or more) of the black stuff to fuel our...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Food-focused watchdog group Center for Science in the Public Interest has its hooks in Long John Silver’s, accusing the seafood chain of serving the least healthful meal in the country.
The advocacy group said it ran laboratory tests on the chain&...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Country music star Randy Travis was hospitalized in Texas on Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy and is listed in critical condition, according to his website.
Viral cardiomyopathy is a form of heart disease in which the heart muscle becomes weakened due...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:20 AM
Does it really matter if the medical establishment calls obesity a “disease” instead of a chronic health condition or a disorder?
It’s a question doctors and public health experts are considering in the wake of Tuesday’s vote...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 7:34 AM
NEW DELHI -- The death Thursday of one of the last senior leaders of Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime before his trial concluded underscores flaws in the war-crimes tribunal process that threaten to undermine the pursuit of global justice,...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Post-traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD, is not just a problem for military veterans, sexual assault survivors and other crime victims — it also plagues many stroke victims, according to new research.
The study, published online Wednesday...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 9:50 PM
The family of a man who died after being beaten by Kern County Sheriff's deputies and attacked by a police dog have filed a federal civil rights claim against the officers involved, the department and other agencies, a precursor to a lawsuit.
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:54 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court decision that Myriad Genetics cannot patent two genes linked to ovarian and breast cancer came as welcome relief to researchers whose work on BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes had been thwarted by legal challenges from the company.
| Jun 4, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Can a vegetarian diet add years to your life?
A new study suggests the answer could be yes. After examining the health records of 73,308 people for an average of nearly six years, researchers discovered that vegetarians were 12% less likely to die...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Of the many powers mothers wield, few are more extraordinary than the power to nudge a child's health prospects in one direction or another simply by having incubated that child in her womb. Research is uncovering more and more instances in which a...
| May 30, 2013
| 4:43 PM
The unfolding mysteries of the illness known as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus already have the makings of an epidemiological thriller, and two newly published case reports offer grist for whoever writes the screenplay based on the latest...