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  • Is Boy Scouts' ban on the severely obese severely misguided?

    Is Boy Scouts' ban on the severely obese severely misguided?
    This week through July 24, about 40,000 Boy Scouts and their leaders are descending on a vast encampment in the hills of southern West Virginia to engage in traditional Boy Scout pastimes — hiking, shooting, repelling, orienteering, swimming,...
  • Hormone reduction for prostate cancer may harm kidneys

    Hormone reduction for prostate cancer may harm kidneys
    As the use of hormone reduction therapy becomes increasingly common in the treatment of prostate cancer, a new study has linked the practice to an increased risk of acute kidney injury. In a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical...
  • Study finds concussions common in teens

    Study finds concussions common in teens
    New research from Canada has found that roughly 1 in 5  adolescents has probably suffered a traumatic brain injury--a figure that suggests severe concussion among children and adolescents may be far more common than has been estimated. The new study...
  • Jenny McCarthy on 'View': A new forum for discredited autism theories

    Jenny McCarthy on 'View': A new forum for discredited autism theories
    Comedienne turned Playboy centerfold turned autism advocate Jenny McCarthy may not have a medical degree like Dr. Mehmet Oz. But she has publicly embraced some medical opinions that are even more flimsily supported by scientific evidence than some of...
  • What do food stamps buy?

    What do food stamps buy?
    The debate in Congress about cutting the food stamp program has sparked predictable clashes between those who want to help the poor and those who want to cut government spending. But strangely missing from the arguments is a shocking fact: The public,...
  • When it comes to weight loss, bad habits die hard

    When it comes to weight loss, bad habits die hard
    On a recent doctor's visit, a compelling health video was looping in the reception room. It incorporated many of the accepted rules for achieving a healthy weight. The motivational video, tailored to the doctor's clientele, illustrated simple ways to...
  • How to drive down a population's hypertension? Keep it simple

    How to drive down a population's hypertension? Keep it simple
    Almost 1 in 3 American adults is believed to have high blood pressure, which increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, dementia and such non-life-threatening problems such as erectile dysfunction. In principle, the condition is easy to diagnose, and...
  • Women told they have breast 'cancer' more likely to want surgery

    Women told they have breast 'cancer' more likely to want surgery
    Women were more likely to want surgery when they were told they had a type of breast cancer than when the diagnosis was a breast lesion or a group of abnormal cells — even though all three scenarios described the same disease. The findings, reported...
  • California insurance exchange chief has health reform 'in his bones'

    California insurance exchange chief has health reform 'in his bones'
    Republicans in Congress are railing against the healthcare law as a government takeover of medicine. The massive program will harm patients and cost far too much, critics say. Supporters are being branded as socialists. This isn't just the latest...
  • How to stop medical bills from going to a collection agency

    How to stop medical bills from going to a collection agency
    Brian Davis is no stranger to surgery. Born with clubfeet, the 35-year-old Playa del Rey resident has endured multiple reconstructive foot surgeries over the years. With an endless stream of medical procedures, doctor visits, hospital stays,...
  • Doctors, researchers applaud Supreme Court's gay marriage rulings

    Doctors, researchers applaud Supreme Court's gay marriage rulings
    In the hours after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down decisions in U.S. vs. Windsor and Hollingsworth vs. Perry, health groups chimed in support of the rulings -- and gay marriage. American Psychological Assn. president Donald Bersoff said in a...