| May 5, 2011
| 4:00 PM
The rupture of a brain aneurysm is a relatively rare event but, as it causes bleeding in the brain, that event is a potentially devastating one. Now researchers have attempted to identify possible triggers for such ruptures, also known as hemorrhagic...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 8:23 AM
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday unveiled a group of graphic images and messages that will cover the top half of every cigarette package in the United States starting in fall 2012.
FOR THE RECORD: An...
| Nov 23, 2010
| 12:33 PM
As you gaze across the bountiful Thanksgiving offerings on your table this year, be grateful for the life-extending benefits of orange. Orange as in alpha-carotene. Orange as in pumpkin, carrots and squash, the foods richest in this phytonutrient. A study...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:19 PM
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The Israeli Parliament's move to ban skinny models from appearing in that nation's media may be less momentous than its efforts to thwart Iran's bid to build nuclear weapons. But to...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 2:25 PM
These days, it's just good to have a job. But remaining gainfully employed can take a toll on health, especially if your work has you up at odd hours and sleeping irregularly. Shift work, say two studies out this week, poses particular problems for women,...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 12:44 PM
For those lucky enough to have the first signs of a stroke recognized by friends or family, things often get very quiet very quickly as 911 calls are made, gurneys are wheeled in and tests are conducted. University of California Irvine neuroscientist...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 10:28 AM
Mariah Carey, she of the five-octave vocal range, is showing off her new figure. The platinum pop diva, who gave birth to twins in April, recently dropped 30 pounds -- but that's not all that's changed. Carey says pregnancy has made her voice stronger....
| Nov 3, 2011
| 2:07 PM
The first clinical trial to test the effects of resveratrol -- the plant compound plentiful in red wine and grapes -- on humans has found that a small daily dose of a purified resveratrol supplement lowered blood pressure and improved a wide range of...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 6:17 PM
Lindsay Shipp just wanted to keep her lungs.
When she was nine months old, Shipp was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis -- a genetic disease that, among other symptoms, causes thick mucus to form in the lungs. The life expectancy is 37, and most people who...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Even when vision has failed, the mind's eye can see, given just the right voltage to just the right place in the brain, says a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study, which used rhesus monkeys with intact...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 4:42 PM
A concert cellist whose memory was virtually wiped out by a brain infection may no longer remember the names of the composers whose work he once played before admiring audiences. But he can remember and recognize virtually every note of their...