Last Build Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 16:46:58 GMTCopyright: Copyright 2008 The New York Times Company
Sun, 15 Jun 2008 05:16:13 GMTA drug can cut the risk of developing prostate cancer, but not all experts agree that men should be taking it.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 22:13:06 GMTA country not known for obesity has undertaken an ambitious campaign to slim down its citizenry.
Mon, 16 Jun 2008 03:54:57 GMTThe advocacy arm of the American Medical Association has complained about the incessant cigar-smoking depiction of the villain in “The Incredible Hulk.”
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 22:06:47 GMTIt looked like a stroke, it felt like a stroke, but the tests said it wasn’t a stroke.
Sat, 14 Jun 2008 04:46:51 GMTThe rate of deaths caused by prescription drugs was found to be three times the rate of deaths caused by all illicit drugs combined.
Sat, 14 Jun 2008 06:02:35 GMTIn 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.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 14:45:11 GMTA total of 228 people in 23 states, now including New York, have been reported sickened by salmonella-tainted tomatoes.
Sat, 14 Jun 2008 06:34:23 GMTOne in four pharmacies across the state were found to be carrying expired items — including milk, eggs, infant formula and common medications.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 05:09:58 GMTMs. 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.
Thu, 12 Jun 2008 04:44:25 GMTThe 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.
Thu, 12 Jun 2008 06:43:01 GMTThe 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.
Thu, 12 Jun 2008 15:41:12 GMTStaffers 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.
Tue, 10 Jun 2008 23:20:31 GMTNew research suggests that the brain’s adaptive ability to see into the near future creates many common optical illusions.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 05:51:08 GMTFactor V Leiden (pronounced factor five) is the most common hereditary clotting disorder in the United States.
Tue, 10 Jun 2008 05:43:53 GMTA batch of ice for a sunburn may seem like the perfect remedy, but is it?
Tue, 10 Jun 2008 15:36:59 GMTA growing body of evidence shows that same-sex couples have a great deal to teach everyone else about marriage and relationships
Tue, 10 Jun 2008 23:22:04 GMTThe 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?
Fri, 06 Jun 2008 06:37:43 GMTIn 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.
Tue, 03 Jun 2008 05:50:03 GMTThere are few physicians today who can relate to the “bad old days” before Roe v. Wade. I can.
Tue, 03 Jun 2008 03:05:15 GMTThe scope of Julie Salamon’s new book is ambitious but even its problems wind up telling readers a great deal about modern hospitals.
Sun, 01 Jun 2008 02:26:27 GMTA 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.
Mon, 02 Jun 2008 17:38:03 GMTAs 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.