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  • Revising the book on mental illness

    Revising the book on mental illness
    After years of research, professional infighting and maneuvering from various interest groups, the nation's psychiatrists Tuesday unveiled proposed changes to the manual used to diagnose and treat mental disorders around the world. The draft document,...
  • Vitamins aren't a cure-all

    They were some of the most promising medicines of the 1990s -- wonder pills that appeared to fight cancer, heart disease, stroke and other ailments. Laboratory tests and initial studies in people suggested that lowly vitamins could play a crucial role in...
  • Cuts in paid sick days leave unhealthy employees stuck in the workplace

    Cuts in paid sick days leave unhealthy employees stuck in the workplace
    STAY home if you're sick. That's the best way to stop the spread of contagious diseases, such as influenza, tuberculosis and gastrointestinal viruses. Besides, you can't do your job capably or safely if you don't feel well. But many Americans simply tough...
  • Salmonella threat prompts recall of green onions

     
    Two California produce shippers have recalled thousands of cases of green onions supplied by an onion farm in Mexicali, Mexico, over fears the onions could be contaminated with salmonella, the Associated Press is reporting. U.S. Department of...
  • Depression linked to earlier death when cancer is diagnosed

     
    The image of the feisty optimist beating cancer and, conversely, the brooding pessimist being marched off by the grim reaper are commonly invoked when someone we know has gotten a cancer diagnosis. It's a cornerstone of America's can-do medical culture:.....
  • Patrick Swayze dies at 57 of pancreatic cancer

     
    Heartthrob Patrick Swayze died today, losing his battle against pancreatic cancer. The star smash hits like Dirty Dancing, Ghost, and Point Break was 57....
  • The anti-healthcare-reformers' plan? Little more than 'keep your fingers crossed that you don't get sick'

     
    You take some time off from work, and thus from following the news minute by minute, so when the moment comes to re-immerse yourself, it can be a bit of a cold-water shock. Like catching up on those raucous healthcare town halls. I always think of town...
  • Swine flu: You may be contagious longer than you think

     
    Part of the public-health mantra for dealing with the H1N1 flu pandemic is the recommendation that patients remain isolated while the illness runs its course. Experts have estimated that is about seven days. Others recommend that people remain isolated...
  • For Jani Schofield, an abrupt end to first grade *

     
    It was a summer of ups and downs for January Schofield, the child diagnosed with schizophrenia who was the subject of a Los Angeles Times article on June 29. Jani spent a good part of the summer in the child......
  • California distributor recalls spinach after discovering salmonella

     
    A California company is recalling 1,715 cartons of recently harvested spinach after discovering salmonella, the California Department of Public Health said. Ippolito International in Salinas detected the bacteria during routine testing. The spinach, which...
  • Michelle Phillips denies incest allegations: 'Mackenzie has a lot of mental illness.'

     
    Is Michelle Phillips the evil stepmother? Or is Mackenzie Phillips delusional? Michelle, the ex-wife of John Phillips, says her stepdaughter Mackenzie is jealous of her successful siblings and is lying when she describes her longtime incestuous affair...