| Nov 30, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Cocaine dependence is a devilishly difficult addiction to break, owing to the drug's unique chemical ability both to reward users and to disrupt their impulse-control mechanisms. But a surprising drug combination may offer an equally clever way to...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 6:27 PM
If retired Army Gen. David H. Petraeus had gotten an occasional dose of supplemental oxytocin, a brain chemical known to promote trust and bonding, he might still be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, new research suggests.
A study published...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 8:03 AM
When Irish director Ciarán Foy was 18 years old, a gang of kids in hoodies beat him with a hammer ......
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Chiropractor Alan K. Sokoloff, who was mentioned in a recent story about meningitis, stated that "lots of times, primary care doctors ... go the extreme route" ("Outbreak spotlights back pain treatment," Nov. 5). Lots? How many?
I offer the kind of...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 4:28 AM
Years ago, when I was a student at Penn State, a NORML activist cornered me and tried to talk me into supporting the “legalize marijuana” cause. Keep in mind that this was many years before the state of California approved the use of medical...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 7:57 PM
— A system and method that should rightfully have led to a complete revolt by now instead has the Philadelphia Eagles seemingly tighter than ever, blindly loyal and determined to hold hands while riding right over the cliff that coach Andy Reid is...
| Oct 18, 2012
A 17-year-old sports fan I know named Evan who survived a rare form of heart cancer still wore his yellow Livestrong bracelet to school Wednesday.
To the socially attuned teenager, the rubber wristband always will represent the strength it required to...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 10:43 AM
Taking a multivitamin may help prevent cancer in healthy middle-aged men, according to a new study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School...
| Sep 13, 2012
Inside the human skull lies a 3-pound mystery. The brain — a command center composed of tens of billions of branching neurons — controls who we are, what we do and how we feel.
"It's the most amazing information structure anybody has ever...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 6:04 PM
Q. I have worked outside for most of my career, which is great, but it can be a challenge in the summer. Several years ago I became very run down during a brutally hot summer. On a whim I dumped some salt in my hand and licked it up. I felt better...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 9:55 PM