| Jun 27, 2013
| 9:21 AM
Abortion rights supporters may as well put away those champagne glasses.
Jubilation probably came a bit prematurely for those celebrating the demise of the Texas measure that would turn back the clock on reproductive rights.
While many thought...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Public schoolchildren have exactly one more school year to buy high-calorie sandwich cookies and sugary energy drinks from vending machines and snack bars at school.
Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, public schools across the country will have to...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:31 PM
There's a growing list of things that clearly do NOT work in helping someone who's carrying too much weight trim down. Shaming, teasing and hectoring stand a good chance of backfiring, and it remains to be seen whether treating obesity as a disease --...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 2:45 PM
A pair of U.S. governors appealed to the Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday to reclassify marijuana as a drug with accepted medical uses, saying current federal law makes it difficult for states that have legalized medical marijuana to safely...
| 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...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 12:25 PM
For two decades starting in the 1930s, the respected Journal of the American Medical Assn. (JAMA) ran advertisements for cigarettes. A long-running ad (see it and others here) proclaimed that "20,679 Physicians say 'LUCKIES are less irritating.'" All...