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  • Cancer and the bacterial connection

    IN the 1890s, a New York surgeon named William Coley tested a radical cancer treatment. He took a hypodermic needle teeming with bacteria and plunged it into the flesh of patients. After suffering through weeks of chills and fevers, many showed...
  • 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...
  • Does Juvenon work as an anti-aging supplement?

    Does Juvenon work as an anti-aging supplement?
    The products: Age-defying products that target wrinkles or gray hairs are missing one of the real driving forces behind aging. Over the years, cells throughout the body lose mitochondria, tiny powerhouses that provide energy for all sorts of vital...
  • D. Carleton Gajdusek dies at 85; Nobel Prize winner identified exotic disease, was unrepentant pedophile

    D. Carleton Gajdusek dies at 85; Nobel Prize winner identified exotic disease, was unrepentant pedophile
    Dr. D. Carleton Gajdusek, the brilliant yet deeply flawed pediatrician, virologist and anthropologist who won the 1976 Nobel Prize in medicine for his identification and description of kuru, the exotic disease of a remote tribe in New Guinea that was...
  • New in paperback: : Getting personal

    "The Journals of John Cheever" edited by Robert Gottlieb (Vintage) "Good Friday. I neither fast nor make any observations of this somber time. I roam from the post office to the church, unsober. The central altar is dark, but on the left the priest has...
  • Science and religion: natural adversaries?

    Science and religion: natural adversaries?
    Today's topic: Biologist Stephen J. Gould famously observed that religion and science deal with different but compatible realities. Was he correct? A god definable by science is no god Point: Michael Shermer Cartoonist Sidney Harris once illustrated...
  • Dr. Jean Dausset dies at 92; scientist's discovery made tissue typing for transplants possible

    Dr. Jean Dausset, the French Nobel laureate who discovered the human leukocyte antigen, or HLA, system on human tissue that made tissue typing for transplants possible, died June 6 in Mallorca, Spain. He was 92. The HLA antigens are molecules on the...
  • Uninsured trauma patients are much more likely to die

    Uninsured trauma patients are much more likely to die
    Patients who lack health insurance are more likely to die from car accidents and other traumatic injuries than people who belong to a health plan -- even though emergency rooms are required to care for all comers regardless of ability to pay, according to...
  • Group recommends less-frequent Pap tests

    Group recommends less-frequent Pap tests
    Only days after a federal panel scaled back on breast cancer screening recommendations for many women, another organization -- the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists -- has done the same for a screening credited with drastically...
  • Dr. William Ganz dies at 90; cardiologist co-invented flexible balloon catheter

    Dr. William Ganz dies at 90; cardiologist co-invented flexible balloon catheter
    Dr. William Ganz, who survived a Nazi labor camp to become an internationally recognized cardiologist who co-invented the Swan-Ganz catheter for monitoring heart conditions and who was one of the first physicians to use clot-busting enzymes to open...
  • Eat, drink and -- just maybe -- prevent diabetes

    Eat, drink and -- just maybe -- prevent diabetes
    What you eat may help reduce the risk of diabetes, says a recently released report from Harvard Medical School. Among its findings: Coffee: One cup a day is linked to a 13% reduction in diabetes risk. Two to three cups a day is linked to a 42%...