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  • Michael Crichton dies at 66; bestselling author of 'Jurassic Park' and other thrillers

    Michael Crichton dies at 66; bestselling author of 'Jurassic Park' and other thrillers
    When Michael Crichton was attending Harvard Medical School in the late 1960s, he had a secret life that he kept hidden from his fellow students: To pay his tuition bills, he began writing paperback thrillers in his spare time under two pseudonyms. He...
  • Edgar Wayburn dies at 103; longtime Sierra Club president helped double U.S. parkland

    Edgar Wayburn dies at 103; longtime Sierra Club president helped double U.S. parkland
    Edgar Wayburn, a San Francisco physician and longtime president of the Sierra Club who was credited with protecting more parks and wilderness areas than any other American, has died. He was 103. Wayburn died Friday at his home in San Francisco of natural...
  • 3 U.S. scientists share Nobel Prize in medicine

    3 U.S. scientists share Nobel Prize in medicine
    Three U.S. scientists who discovered key aspects of how cells and animals age and how cancer cells become immortal have won the 2009 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Elizabeth Blackburn of UC San Francisco, Carol W. Greider of Johns Hopkins...
  • Resveratrol: It's good for mice but what about us?

    This antioxidant can protect against cancer, heart disease and diabetes. It can lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation and ease pain. Best of all, perhaps, it can help users live 30% longer than they would without it. Resveratrol -- a substance found...
  • Pilot Season: First look at CW's 2010 pilots

     
    Editor's note: Over the next several days, Show Tracker will cover the pilots under contention for the fall season at the five broadcast networks in the following order: ABC, CBS, CW, Fox and NBC. (Yes, it's alphabetical.) The CW is......
  • When should doctors talk about death?

     
    Doctors should discuss end-of-life issues with their patients when they are terminally ill with less than one year to live, according to formal recommendations. But many doctors are reluctant to initiate such talks until patients are late in the course......
  • More could be better when it comes to attending AA meetings

     
    Alcoholics Anonymous has helped millions of people get and stay sober. A new study explores why the program may have such a good results record for some. Data from 1,706 people from Project MATCH, a federally funded trial that compared......
  • Healthcare must be rationed, including mammograms, doctor says

     
    Yet another doctor has come out with a critique of the new breast cancer screening guidelines released last week by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Robert Truog of Harvard Medical......
  • Looking for health advice? Dr. Coca-Cola will see you now

     
    When the American Academy of Family Physicians announced it had received a substantial grant to enhance educational information about nutrition on its FamilyDoctor.org site, you???d think health experts would have been happy. But the money was earmarked...
  • Harvard Medical School releases iPhone app to protect against swine flu

     
    Hot on the heels of President Obama declaring a national emergency over the rapidly spreading swine flu virus (a.k.a. H1N1), Harvard Medical School has released a handy new iPhone app that will alert you to outbreaks in your area. What a great idea, and...
  • Harvard University poisoning: What is sodium azide, anyway?

     
    In August, six Harvard Medical School scientists were sickened after drinking coffee from a communal coffee machine: Turns out it was laced with a chemical called sodium azide. The poisoning was revealed last week in an internal memo to faculty......