| Jun 6, 2013
| 11:26 AM
A new report estimates that U.S. consumers who purchase their own health insurance saved $2.1 billion last year due to tougher rules in the federal healthcare law.
Thursday's report by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that individual...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
One of the many ways in which humans' evolved characteristics clash with a fast-changing post-industrial society can be seen in the female egg.
Even before a woman passes the age of 30, the quality of the oocytes she carries begins a downturn in...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Using antibacterial soap and ointments to treat all patients in an intensive care unit — not just those who test positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA — reduced presence of the antibiotic-resistant superbug by 37%...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Efforts to sequence the human genome have revealed genetic risk for disease, and taught us about our early ancestors. Now, efforts to sequence the genomes of cancer cells -- to pinpoint the changes that occur in cancer cells' DNA when a person has the...
| Aug 25, 2012
-- It's worth noting that no exercises or diets specifically target belly fat—despite the promises of many infomercials. As Dr. Samuel Klein, professor of medicine and nutritional science at Washington University School of Medicine, explains, you...
| Sep 13, 2012
Until now, doctors have pretty much called the shots in the doctor-patient relationship. But change is on the way. Patients, say ahhhhh — it's about to be all about you.
The new approach is called patient-centered care, and it's a very good thing,...
| Feb 6, 2013
During the first half of the 20th century, pediatricians generally believed that children's eye problems were largely self-corrective — that a child would grow out of his or her crossed eyes or poor vision. But they were wrong.
Unless a vision...
| May 31, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Fresh from tackling the flu, Google is gearing up to battle mosquitos. Along with Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, the Internet giant plans to use search data to create an early-warning system for dengue outbreaks. The...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 9:36 PM
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| Apr 5, 2010
The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90% of U.S. mothers breast-fed their babies for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says.
Those results, to be published online Monday in the journal...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 4:51 PM
With the first stirrings of spring, so, too, have come the first sightings of extra flesh spilling over the tops of low-slung jeans and jiggling beneath belly-baring cropped tops. If you call that roll of abdominal adiposity a "muffin top," you're in...