| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:16 PM
“Get off your butts,” the nation’s doctors said Tuesday, as the American Medical Assn. adopted a new policy on sitting in the workplace.
Citing mounting evidence that sitting for extended periods of time is really bad for you, the...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:00 PM
More -- and newer -- isn’t always better in medicine.
We imagine it’s a good idea to pay for a whole-body CT scan so that every last defect in our body can be detected and treated promptly, so we subject ourselves to radiation but also to...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
More than three-quarters of the nation’s public elementary schools face no state or district limits on the sale of sugary drinks, candy or salty snacks, according to a survey.
Children eat at least a third of their meals at school, and spend...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Since 2008, when a group of physicians drew a hypothetical link between Lyme disease and autism, a growing number of patient activists have embraced the belief that the hallmark neuropsychiatric symptoms of autism may spring from the body's immune...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:36 PM
As part of their ongoing efforts to dismantle "Obamacare," a.k.a. the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, House Republicans are set to vote Thursday on a bill to repeal one of the law's main cost-control features: the Independent Payment Advisory....
| Jan 9, 2012
Only 20% of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are given to people who are sick with bacterial infections, such as ear and urinary tract infections and pneumonia. Most of the penicillin, tetracycline and other antibiotic drugs used in this country are given...
| Oct 6, 2012
A fascinating, if disconcerting, fact: More than 100 trillion so-called good bacteria thrive in or on the human body. A sizable chunk of them maintain residence in the human digestive tract. Probiotics, live microorganisms that benefit their human host,...
| Feb 11, 2012
Dr. Jerome S. Tobis, a former professor and founding chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UC Irvine whose long career included a number of precedent-setting studies on physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation and other...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 8:17 PM
BOSTON — Dr. Joseph E. Murray, who performed the world's first successful kidney transplant and won a Nobel Prize for his pioneering work, has died at age 93.
Murray suffered a stroke at his suburban Boston home on Thanksgiving and died at Brigham...
| Aug 18, 2011
Dr. Charles Edwards, a major figure in public health issues as a federal official and later as president of the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in San Diego, died Aug. 7 at his home in La Jolla after a lengthy illness. He was 87.
| Feb 24, 2011
| 4:34 PM
It's been a week of lines, vines and twine, at least in the scientific world. In rapid succession, The Times reported on how cellphones are doing something funny to our brains and vines are taking over our forests. But then......