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A study published Wednesday on a dengue fever outbreak in Key West, Fla., has local health officials buzzing.
Prescribing psychotropic medications to normal, healthy kids who want to boost their academic performance is "not justifiable" because it contravenes a physician's responsibility to promote a child's "authentic" development and to protect him or her against coercion by parents or peers, a group of neurologists and bioethicists has asserted.
These days, thanks to advances in treatment and detection, millions of women survive breast cancer. But surviving the disease doesn’t necessarily mean the entire battle is over, a population-based study of breast cancer survivors in Sweden and Denmark, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, seems to suggest.
On “Grey’s Anatomy,” doctors steer family members out of the hospital room when they call a code blue and start performing CPR on a patient because it’s just too upsetting to watch. But in real life, doctors should be inviting family members to observe their attempts at cardiopulmonary resuscitation, researchers say.
Getting moms to nurse their babies longer and exclusively did not mean the kids were less at risk for obesity by the time they were 11-1/2 – despite suggestions from other studies that breastfeeding can protect against obesity, researchers in a large study from Belarus said.
Tapeworms are among humanity's oldest parasites, and were even studied by the ancient Greeks, yet a safe, effective cure to "bladder-worm" infection remains elusive.
They call it "break-bone fever" because of the agonizing muscle and joint pain it causes, while extremely severe cases can trigger internal hemorrhaging.
Attention smokers: Have you been putting off quitting because you’re afraid you’ll gain weight? Do you tell yourself that those extra pounds will be just as damaging to your heart as cigarettes? A new study says it’s time to get real and kick the habit.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday warned that the widely prescribed antibiotic azithromycin -- marketed as Zithromax and Zmax -- may cause potentially fatal changes in the heart rhythm of people who are taking medications to treat existing heart arrhythmia or who have a slower-than normal heart beat or magnesium or potassium deficiencies.
As medical director of the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Memorial Hospital, preventive cardiologist Dr. Gregory Thomas counsels modern-day patients, urging them to eat right, exercise and quit smoking to keep their hearts healthy.
It’s hard to imagine anything much scarier than waking up during surgery and realizing what’s going on.
Anyone who plans to run the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday should also plan to wear a hat. And old shoes.
Even a single concussion appears to cause changes in the structure of the brain that may make cognitive problems and depression a higher likelihood, a new study has found.
What happens in a day at the roller derby? For one thing, scientists have discovered and reported Tuesday in the journal PeerJ, a lot of bacteria get swapped around.
Are people playing violent video games blowing off steam, or are they developing habits of violence that may play themselves out off-screen? In the wake of a wave of school shootings that have touched off debate about the roots of violence, those are more than academic questions.
Gay men in same-sex marriages are living longer, according to Danish researchers, but mortality rates among married lesbians have begun to rise after a long period of decline.
What do Facebook users who “like” Mozart, Morgan Freeman’s voice, "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and curly fries have in common? They are likely to have high IQs, according to a new study.
In patients with moderate Alzheimer's disease, an experimental drug that alters the brain's "fight or flight" impulse succeeded in improving memory modestly when it was added to at least one of the medications already in wide use to treat the memory-robbing disease.
A new breed of powerful magnets found in toys and jewelry poses a growing and potentially deadly risk to small children who swallow them, according to a study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Assn. Journal.
Planning to run the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday? Ready for 26.2 miles? Ready for the recovery afterward? A run that long takes preparation to get a body through it without problems beyond the expected aches and pains.