| Apr 5, 2010
The key to saving a heart attack victim's life is to resume the flow of oxygen-rich blood through the patient's heart by opening coronary arteries blocked by plaque. Coronary angioplasty offers a nonsurgical method of opening the arteries and restoring...
| Mar 23, 2010
| 12:49 PM
Sixty years after Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer, her cells live on in laboratories around the globe. Collected by Johns Hopkins researchers as she was being treated, the cells grew incessantly — and they've since helped scientists make...
| Jun 7, 2010
HOW TO USE IT
— Use enough sunscreen to fill a shot glass, advises the American Academy of Dermatology, though larger people should adjust accordingly. Most people apply a quarter to half of the recommended amount of sunscreen, which lowers the...
| Mar 23, 2010
| 1:02 PM
Cesarean deliveries have risen steeply nationwide over the last 15 years. In some parts of the country, women are denied the option to try for a vaginal birth after cesarean.
An independent panel of women's health experts said recently that more U.S....
| Jun 12, 2010
Dr. Harvey Itano, whose studies on sickle cell disease marked the first time that a disease had been linked to a specific molecular defect and who later became the first Japanese American elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, died May 8...
| Dec 15, 2009
For an increasing number of Americans, life's a blur.
That's according to a population-based study published Monday showing that rates of myopia -- difficulty seeing distant objects -- are soaring. The trend is matched in many other countries, causing...
| Jan 10, 2010
Dr. Karen Aboody estimates that she has cured several hundred mice of a cancer of the central nervous system called neuroblastoma.
First she injected them with specialized neural stem cells that naturally zero in on the tumors and surround them. Then she...
| Jan 29, 2010
| 4:57 PM
Marshall Nirenberg, the Nobel laureate who deciphered the genetic code that allows the information contained in genes to be translated into proteins, died Jan. 15 at his home in New York City. He was 82 and had been battling cancer.
| Feb 8, 2010
For some people, lifestyle measures are enough to keep blood pressure under control. But they're not enough for everyone.
For one thing, "many patients are not willing to change their lifestyle," says Dr. Peter Rudd, professor of medicine emeritus at the...
| Feb 15, 2010
Three years ago, at the age of 48, Camilla Rees had to leave her apartment in downtown San Francisco. Not because of the rent, she says, but because of the radiation.
Her personal radiation meter -- yes, such things exist -- spiked after a lawyer...
| Mar 20, 2011
Founded in 1901, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals and is acknowledged worldwide for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent health. Children’s Hospital is one of only eight in the...