| Dec 21, 2008
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...
| Dec 28, 2008
Agents of change
Rimmon C. Fay, 78; longtime Venice lifeguard, marine scientist and environmental advocate (Jan. 1)
Myra Riddell, 81; psychotherapist and advocate for gay and lesbian rights (Jan. 11)
Johnnie Carr, 97; civil rights advocate took part in...
| Jan 27, 2009
Ronald Reagan started it, and Bill Clinton stopped it. George W. Bush reinstated it, and now Barack Obama is reversing it. As much as Obama is right to overturn the ban on funding for foreign aid groups that provide or even mention abortions, it's time to...
| Jun 23, 2008
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They aren't America's heaviest newborn twins on record, but they certainly tip the scales: Sean William Maynard and Abigail Rose Maynard weighed in at a combined 23 pounds and 1 ounce at birth this week, a North Carolina hospital announced Friday....
| Jan 17, 2008
A comprehensive study of abortion in America underscores a striking change in the landscape, with ever-fewer pregnant women choosing abortion and those who do increasingly opting to avoid surgical clinics.
The number of abortions has plunged to 1.2...
| Jan 31, 2008
One of the nation's few late-term abortion doctors was ordered Wednesday to turn over about 2,000 patient medical records to a Kansas grand jury investigating his practice.
Abortion opponents hope that the records will lead to further criminal charges...
| Oct 10, 2009
Barbra Streisand, a well-educated student of antiques and vintage decorative arts, has finally declared a major: "Eighteenth century American furniture and the design of the architects Greene and Greene are my special love," she says.
Think of it as a...
| Oct 12, 2009
Getting heavy people to feel comfortable in their skin, however ample, and focus on healthy behaviors is only half the fat-acceptance battle; the other half is getting society to make room for fat people.
Marilyn Wann of San Francisco is among the...
| Oct 12, 2009
Though many people connect poor health with excess weight, the two don't always go together.
Even as most health experts say that fat fuels the onset of diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, some cancers and arthritis -- and...
| Nov 17, 2009
A government panel's recommendation Monday that women under the age of 50 do not need regular mammograms set off a furious debate about the importance of the routine screening tool, leaving many women confused about how best to protect their health.
| Nov 20, 2009
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...