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  • Science tackles your tan

     
    Breaking news for fake-bakers! Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have recently isolated the enzyme that keeps pasty people pasty, and are developing a cream that would block the enzyme which blocks melanin production. This breakthrough can...
  • Robotic surgery grows, but so do questions

    Robotic surgery grows, but so do questions
    These days, some surgeons have four arms and are made of metal and plastic. Use of a robotic assistant called the Da Vinci Surgical System has quadrupled in the last four years, and the machine now helps with incisions and sutures in 2,000 hospitals...
  • Nonsurgical cosmetic treatments growing in popularity

    Nonsurgical cosmetic treatments growing in popularity
    Dr. W. Grant Stevens calls it his fire and ice room. Stocked with lasers, skin-tightening devices, fat-zapping machines and, on a recent Wednesday, a 65-year-old woman named Helen, the brightly lighted corner of the Marina del Rey medical facility is a...
  • Seeking the right recipe for food labels

    Seeking the right recipe for food labels
    You can give people all sorts of useful information, but that doesn't mean they'll use it. Case in point: the Nutrition Facts panels inscribed on nearly every can, box, jug, carton and plastic wrapper in which food has been sold since 1994. These small,...
  • List Of Transplant Facilities Not Meeting Standards

    To qualify for Medicare funding, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requires transplant centers to perform a certain number of transplants annually and achieve a specific unadjusted survival rate for patients one year after surgery....
  • A 'too tall' tale: girls and the drug DES

    In 1964, when I was 14, a doctor suggested to my parents that I seemed likely to grow "too tall" for a woman. By that he meant that I would grow too tall to be happy, too tall to fit in, too tall to find a man. Fortunately, he said, there was...
  • Lifestyle changes may be the best way to delay diabetes

     
    Lifestyle changes are the best way to stave off development of Type 2 diabetes, according to a 10-year followup of an innovative trial to prevent the disease in high-risk groups. The results are important because diabetes is a rapidly spreading......
  • Drugs in pre-diabetics do little to slow progression to diabetes or to heart disease, study finds

     
    A combination of drugs that researchers hoped would delay progression to diabetes and/or heart disease in people with impaired glucose tolerance provided little benefit, researchers reported Sunday at an Atlanta meeting of the American College of...
  • Sports is a strain on fans' hearts

    Sports is a strain on fans' hearts
    Talk about heart-stopping games. Studying medical records from the 2006 World Cup soccer tournament in Germany, researchers reported Wednesday that they found the rate of heart attacks for Munich-area residents more than doubled on days that the German...
  • Little proof of cellulite cream success

    Little proof of cellulite cream success
    As you may have noticed from the supermarket tabloids -- admit it, you've looked -- all sorts of celebrities are still battling cellulite, that unflattering skin condition that can ruin Hollywood reputations while making big money for beach-side...
  • Dr. Paul Zamecnik dies at 96; scientist made two major discoveries

    Dr. Paul Zamecnik dies at 96; scientist made two major discoveries
    Most scientists are fortunate if they can make one major discovery in their lifetime. Dr. Paul Zamecnik made two, each of which should have won him a Nobel Prize. Working with Dr. Mahlon Hoagland, he discovered transfer RNA, a crucial molecule in the...