Can we believe the published results of studies sponsored by drug companies?
For some, treatment with Tamiflu does the trick. But a critically ill patient showed this doctor what the virus is capable of.
I knew it would be only a matter of time before the evolutionary biologists psychologists stepped in to add their perspective to the sadly sordid Tiger Woods affair (or, um, affairs).
In an article
Whenever I was tempted to lecture my children as they were growing up on the corrupting lyrics of the rock music they were listening to, I thought of Bing Crosby.
My grandfather (according to my mother) had been horrified by the “suggestive” crooning
OK. Maybe the holidays are too much on my mind (or I’ve seen “A Christmas Carol” at the Guthrie one too many times).
I must say, whenever I’ve seen the ABC reality show Supernanny, I’ve been amazed at how its British star and nanny-extraordinaire, Jo Frost (Mary Poppins had nothing on her, except, maybe, the flying-with-the-umbrella bit), is able to change some chi
Watching your weight and taking the time to exercise can be challenging this time of year, but two studies published last week in Neurology (the journal of the St.
When I was 12 and laughed my way through my first reading of “Pride and Prejudice,” I didn’t really consider the fact that its author, Jane Austen, had died young.
After all, sh
Years ago, I read an essay by the English novelist Lawrence Durrell in which he described cooking with a chef whose name and nationality, unfortunately, I’ve forgotten.
What I do remember, however, is how the chef insisted on using every last scrap
“People are abusing science for the treatment of autism.”
That’s one of the quotes from last weekend’s chilling two-part investigative series (here and here) in the Chicago Tribune that documented how thousands of desperate parents, often encouraged
In recent days, a few local voices of reason have managed to rise (faintly) above the din of fear-mongering that has dominated media reports on the new breast cancer screening recommendations issued last week by the U.S.
Get ready, women.
For many women, getting a Pap test, which screens for cervical cancer, is an annual ritual.
Perhaps no longer.
I expected some controversy and debate about the U.S.
Before you finish reading this article, you’ll probably yawn.
That is, if you haven’t already done so, just from reading the headline.
As we all know, yawning is very contagious — so much so, that even thinking or reading about yawning can trigger th
It now recommends mammograms start at age 50 and be done only every two years.
The manufacturers of bisphenol-A (BPA), the controversial compound found in literally thousands of consumer products (including many food containers), took a big PR blow last week with the publication of a new study linking BPA with male sexual dysfu
Believe it or not, a handful of studies have actually investigated this issue.
Although reports from the state health department indicate that the most recent wave of H1N1-related illnesses may be cresting, no one knows when enough vaccine will be produced for everyone.
Whether you call it an epidemic or not (epidemic is a term that gets tossed around a bit too casually these days), there’s no denying the fact that the rates at which people are being diagnosed with nearsightedness (myopia) is truly astoundi