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  • Wendy Davis' abortion law filibuster may be a 'Texas Spring'

    Wendy Davis' abortion law filibuster may be a 'Texas Spring'
    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...
  • USDA releases new school snack standards: Doughnuts, cookies out

    USDA releases new school snack standards: Doughnuts, cookies out
    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...
  • Parents, skip weight talk and focus on eating advice, study suggests

    Parents, skip weight talk and focus on eating advice, study suggests
    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 --...
  • What changes now that doctors have declared obesity a 'disease'?

    What changes now that doctors have declared obesity a 'disease'?
    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...
  • AMA to offices: Don't make workers sit all day!

    AMA to offices: Don't make workers sit all day!
    “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...
  • Lyme disease, autism link cast into doubt

    Lyme disease, autism link cast into doubt
    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...
  • Nobel winner Joseph Murray dies; performed first successful kidney transplant

    Nobel winner Joseph Murray dies; performed first successful kidney transplant
    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...
  • Probiotics: A gut-check on bacterial health

    Probiotics: A gut-check on bacterial health
    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,...
  • Governors petition DEA to reclassify medical marijuana

    Governors petition DEA to reclassify medical marijuana
    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...
  • Dr. Jerome Tobis dies at 96; UCI professor, physician and researcher

    Dr. Jerome Tobis dies at 96; UCI professor, physician and researcher
    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...
  • Cigarette packages in medical journals: New look for a new age

    Cigarette packages in medical journals: New look for a new age
    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...