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  • Chile peppers can help with neuropathic pain--maybe, a little

     
    If you suffer from neuropathic pain, there's new evidence that capsaicin--the stuff in chile peppers that gives them their zing--might help you. A new review found that capsaicin helps 4 in 10 people who suffer from such pain, which is......
  • Getting the FDA to share what it knows about drugs

     
    The National Institutes of Health got a $1.1-billion check from Congress this year to sort out which medical treatments are actually most effective. But it would cost a whole lot less to turn reams of Food and Drug Administration documents......
  • Prescribing drugs 'off-label': an ethical prescription

     
    More than one in five of the prescriptions U.S. doctors write for 160 common drugs is for a use other than that approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The practice is perfectly legal, though patients are largely in the......
  • Newer antipsychotics linked to kids' weight gain; all but one linked to metabolic changes

     
    Children and adolescents who started on any one of four psychiatric drugs known as "atypical antipsychotics" packed on a significant amount of weight, new research has found. And three of the four psychiatric medications under study came with metabolic...
  • Saccharin may lead to weight gain

    Saccharin may lead to weight gain
    Casting doubt on the benefit of low-calorie sweeteners, research released Sunday reported that rats on diets containing saccharin gained more weight than rats given sugary food. The study in the journal Behavioral Neuroscience found that the calorie-free...
  • John Maddox dies at 83; editor transformed Nature into influential journal

    John Maddox dies at 83; editor transformed Nature into influential journal
    John Maddox, a former physics lecturer and science journalist whose 22 years as editor of Nature transformed the moss-covered journal into one of the world's leading sources of science information, has died. He was 83. Maddox died April 12 in...
  • Adrian Kantrowitz dies at 90; surgeon performed first U.S. heart transplant

    Adrian Kantrowitz dies at 90; surgeon performed first U.S. heart transplant
    Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz, the pioneering cardiovascular surgeon who performed the first U.S. heart transplant, developed a balloon-pumping device that has saved hundreds of thousands of lives and developed mechanical heart-assist devices, died of heart...
  • Dr. Jay Katz, influential expert on medical law and ethics, dies at 86

    Dr. Jay Katz, a psychoanalyst and Yale Law School professor whose analysis of the conflicting interests and motivations of doctors and patients made him a leading authority on medical ethics, died of heart failure Monday in New Haven, Conn. He was 86....
  • D. Carleton Gajdusek dies at 85; Nobel Prize winner identified exotic disease, was unrepentant pedophile

    D. Carleton Gajdusek dies at 85; Nobel Prize winner identified exotic disease, was unrepentant pedophile
    Dr. D. Carleton Gajdusek, the brilliant yet deeply flawed pediatrician, virologist and anthropologist who won the 1976 Nobel Prize in medicine for his identification and description of kuru, the exotic disease of a remote tribe in New Guinea that was...
  • Dr. Donald F. Gleason dies at 88; pathologist devised prostate cancer rating scale

    Dr. Donald F. Gleason dies at 88; pathologist devised prostate cancer rating scale
    Dr. Donald F. Gleason, the Minnesota pathologist who developed the Gleason score that is now used almost universally in the U.S. to predict the likely outcome of prostate cancer, died Dec. 28 of a heart attack at his home in Edina, Minn. He was 88....
  • Does colloidal silver boost immunity or overall health?

    Does colloidal silver boost immunity or overall health?
    At a time when most people are avoiding metals such as lead and mercury, there's a full-out rush among the health-conscious for silver, a metal that is showing up in elixirs and sprays, soaps and toothpastes. Considered potentially toxic by the...