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Last Build Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 16:46:58 GMT

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New Take on a Prostate Drug, and a New Debate

Sun, 15 Jun 2008 05:16:13 GMT

A drug can cut the risk of developing prostate cancer, but not all experts agree that men should be taking it.

Japan, Seeking Trim Waists, Measures Millions

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 22:13:06 GMT

A country not known for obesity has undertaken an ambitious campaign to slim down its citizenry.

Physicians’ Group Furious at Cigars in ‘Hulk’ Movie

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 03:54:57 GMT

The advocacy arm of the American Medical Association has complained about the incessant cigar-smoking depiction of the villain in “The Incredible Hulk.”

Diagnosis: Strange Spells

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 22:06:47 GMT

It looked like a stroke, it felt like a stroke, but the tests said it wasn’t a stroke.

Legal Drugs Kill Far More Than Illegal, Florida Says

Sat, 14 Jun 2008 04:46:51 GMT

The rate of deaths caused by prescription drugs was found to be three times the rate of deaths caused by all illicit drugs combined.

George E. Moore, 88, Cancer Researcher, Is Dead

Sat, 14 Jun 2008 06:02:35 GMT

In 1954, Mr. Moore and colleagues published a pioneering study of male patients with cancer of the mouth, connecting the use of chewing tobacco with the disease.

6 More States Report Illnesses From Tomatoes

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 14:45:11 GMT

A total of 228 people in 23 states, now including New York, have been reported sickened by salmonella-tainted tomatoes.

Officials Find Expired Items at Drugstores in New York

Sat, 14 Jun 2008 06:34:23 GMT

One in four pharmacies across the state were found to be carrying expired items — including milk, eggs, infant formula and common medications.

Edwina Froehlich, 93, La Leche League Pioneer, Is Dead

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 05:09:58 GMT

Ms. Froehlich was inspired to help found La Leche League to support breast-feeding after being told at the age of 35 that she was too old to make breast milk for her baby.

Report Faults F.D.A. Action for Safe Food

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 04:44:25 GMT

The Food and Drug Administration has failed to carry out much of its own plan to protect the nation’s food supply, Congressional investigators say in a report.

U.S. Life Expectancy Reaches Record

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 06:43:01 GMT

The average American is living past age 78, though life spans are still shorter than in other developed countries, according to new data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Fitness: Counting Steps, Not Votes, on Capitol Hill

Thu, 12 Jun 2008 15:41:12 GMT

Staffers on Capitol Hill are taking part in a pedometer challenge that measures how many steps everyone has taken, and the pedometer readings are starting to rival poll numbers.

Mind: Anticipating the Future to ‘See’ the Present

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 23:20:31 GMT

New research suggests that the brain’s adaptive ability to see into the near future creates many common optical illusions.

Personal Health: Disorder Magnifies Blood Clot Risk

Fri, 13 Jun 2008 05:51:08 GMT

Factor V Leiden (pronounced factor five) is the most common hereditary clotting disorder in the United States.

Really?: The Claim: Ice Is Good for a Skin Burn

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 05:43:53 GMT

A batch of ice for a sunburn may seem like the perfect remedy, but is it?

Well: Gay Unions Shed Light on Gender in Marriage

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 15:36:59 GMT

A growing body of evidence shows that same-sex couples have a great deal to teach everyone else about marriage and relationships

Cases: Showing the Patient the Door, Permanently

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 23:22:04 GMT

The physician-patient contract gives a doctor the right to dismiss a patient, but could I fire a patient because I didn’t like his mother?

Books of The Times: A Doctor Finds Miracles in Medicine

Fri, 06 Jun 2008 06:37:43 GMT

In this collection, the writer-physician Sherwin B. Nuland explores phenomena that can’t be explained by modern science — and challenge his profession’s often unreflective reliance on technology.

Essay: Repairing the Damage, Before Roe

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 05:50:03 GMT

There are few physicians today who can relate to the “bad old days” before Roe v. Wade. I can.

Books: On Rounds, Observing the Suits, Not Saints

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 03:05:15 GMT

The scope of Julie Salamon’s new book is ambitious but even its problems wind up telling readers a great deal about modern hospitals.

Career Couch: Continuing to Heal After Returning to Work

Sun, 01 Jun 2008 02:26:27 GMT

A vast majority of workers who receive a diagnosis of cancer return to their jobs during or after treatment, but much depends on the treatment itself and the severity of the disease.

When Thumbs Up Is No Comfort

Mon, 02 Jun 2008 17:38:03 GMT

As public figures are stricken with harrowing illness, the images of them as upbeat have almost become routine, and whether such images inspire patients or reinforce unrealistic expectations remains an open question.