| Sep 4, 2010
| 4:35 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. â Ever since the first of their number arrived in New Mexico half a century ago as test subjects in the fledgling U.S. space program, nearly 200 government-owned chimpanzees were routinely injected with viruses and used to test......
| 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.
| Aug 12, 2010
| 4:34 PM
While tenured faculty usually get the credit and big salaries for scientific discoveries at the University of California, legwork for their breakthroughs is often performed by more anonymous postdoctoral researchers who earn less than $40,000 a year. On...
| Aug 3, 2010
| 9:36 PM
Senators Tom Coburn and John McCain release report attacking stimulus "waste" called 'Summertime Blues." More than 100 examples are highlighted....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 26, 2010
In my first pregnancy 21/2 years ago, I was induced at 39 weeks, labored for 29 hours, and ended up with an emergency C-section when I failed to make any progress toward actually giving birth. Since then, I have paid close attention to the vaginal-birth-...
| 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
| 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....