| Oct 27, 2010
| 1:46 PM
You and your co-worker have been burning the midnight oil for a week to complete a project, and your abbreviated sleep schedule has you feeling like a zombie. Your co-worker, by contrast, bounces through the workday looking and acting none the worse for...
| Nov 8, 2010
You've heard the claims: Chocolate evokes that loving feeling. Eating fish makes you smarter. Pure carbs calm you down. If you are what you eat, as they say, then it certainly stands to reason that food can influence mood and brain power.
| Aug 8, 2011
Mark O. Hatfield, whose 35 years as Oregon's U.S. senator illuminated his conviction that Republicans could be God-fearing conservatives and also passionate advocates for ending wars and racial discrimination, has died. He was 89.
Hatfield died Sunday in...
| Dec 22, 2010
Eugene Goldwasser, the biochemist who isolated and purified the anti- anemia protein erythropoietin — arguably the most important biological drug since insulin — died Friday at his home in Chicago of kidney failure associated with prostate...
| Jul 7, 2010
Dr. Robert N. Butler, a gerontologist who pioneered the study of aging, founded the National Institute on Aging and the first department of geriatrics at a U.S. medical school and received the Pulitzer Prize for his seminal book on healthy aging, died...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 4:47 PM
They're cute. They're often roadkill. Some gourmands say they're tasty, whether baked or barbecued.
Now Louisiana researchers have learned something else about nine-banded armadillos.
"A preponderance of evidence shows that people get leprosy from these...
| Dec 27, 2010
Think saccharin is unsafe? You may want to think again.
Saccharin was first identified as a hazardous, potentially cancer-causing chemical by the Food and Drug Administration in the 1970s. But since that time it has slowly been exonerated by state and...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 6:42 AM
Stroke victims who took the antidepressant Prozac for three months following the interruption of blood flow to the brain regained more mobility, and showed lower rates of depression, than those given a placebo pill, a new study has found.
| Feb 7, 2011
| 3:49 PM
A new study finds that one the fastest-growing classes of prescription drugs in the United States is linked to shrinkage in the brains of those who take it, raising some new questions about the widening use of antipsychotic medications.
| Aug 23, 2010
Fifteen years ago, I gained the dreaded "freshman 15" — times two. I packed on 30 pounds in what felt like a blink of an eye. Sophomore year, things were going to change. I adopted a Spartan regime: limiting my calories and fat intake, emulating...
| Aug 19, 2010
| 8:27 PM
As the advertisement for the antidepressant Cymbalta says, "Depression hurts. Cymbalta can help."
Chronic pain hurts too. And the makers of the drug duloxetine -- commercially known as Cymbalta -- argue that Cymbalta can help with that, as well.