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  • 'Obamacare' and the rationing myth

     
    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....
  • 200-pound boy taken from mother; she says weight not her fault

     
    An obese Ohio boy put in foster care has revived a debate on state intervention to combat childhood obesity; his mother is attempting to regain custody....
  • Science: Congrats, Caltech! Now get back to work

     
    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......
  • Livestock in U.S. gobble up the antibiotics [Updated]

    The U.S.-raised animals we eat consumed about 29 million pounds of antibiotics in the last year alone, according to a first-ever Food and Drug Administration accounting of antimicrobial drug use by the American livestock industry. The release of the...
  • Decline on autopsies may obscure understanding of disease

    Decline on autopsies may obscure understanding of disease
    Television crime shows have helped popularize autopsies, but in reality these postmortem exams are becoming rarer every year. Today, hospitals perform autopsies on only about 5 percent of patients who die, down from roughly 50 percent in the 1960s. That's...
  • Supplements for depression: What the research reveals

    Supplements for depression: What the research reveals
    Struggling with the black dog of depression? The supplement aisle abounds with options for people seeking a non-medicinal remedy — but figuring out what works and what doesn't can be a challenge for consumers and experts alike. That's because...
  • Anxiety treatment: Medication, therapy or both can help

     Anxiety treatment: Medication, therapy or both can help
    Karen Smuland has always been an anxious person. But after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York's World Trade Center, she had her first panic attack and ended up in an emergency room, convinced that she was dying. The 48-year-old architect from Bend,...
  • FDA changing course on antibiotics in livestock

    FDA changing course on antibiotics in livestock
    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...
  • Obama's remarks to doctors on revamping American healthcare [complete text]

     
    Trying to drum up support for his healthcare plans from the medical community, President Barack Obama spoke to doctors in the White House Rose Garden today....
  • Gastric bypass: Is it a diabetes fix?

    Gastric bypass: Is it a diabetes fix?
    The discovery came about by accident more than a decade ago: Weight-loss surgery often led to dramatic improvements in the control of Type 2 diabetes, often before patients had even left the hospital. Today, evidence of the connection is so solid that...