Health & Wellness
Fri, 29 Apr 2005 08:30 CDT
Drinking alcohol boosts the growth of new nerve cells in the brain, research suggests.
Fri, 30 Nov 2007 06:45 CST
Millions of Americans, especially children, are needlessly getting dangerous radiation from "super X-rays" that raise the risk of cancer and are increasingly used to diagnose medical problems, a new report warns.
Fri, 30 Nov 2007 04:26 CST
Graveyard Shift Soon to Be Listed As 'Probable' Cause of Cancer, a Link Once Seen As Wacky
Like UV rays and diesel exhaust fumes, working the graveyard shift will soon be listed as a "probable" cause of cancer. It is a surprising step validating a concept once considered wacky. And it is based on research that finds higher rates of breast and prostate cancer among women and men whose work day starts after dark.
Deborah Sherman and Nicole Vap
Tue, 27 Nov 2007 00:02 CST
KUSA - It's all caught on tape: children strapped down in dental chairs, parents not allowed to watch and dentists competing for bonuses for doing the most work on their smallest patients.
Mon, 26 Nov 2007 23:37 CST
Washington, D.C., has the highest rate of AIDS in the United States, and more babies are born with the AIDS virus in Washington than in other U.S. cities, according to a report released on Monday.
|The setting sun casts an orange glow on passing clouds over the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington September 19, 2006.
Mon, 26 Nov 2007 23:28 CST
WASHINGTON - Too little milk, sunshine and exercise: It's an anti-bone trifecta. And for some kids, shockingly, it's leading to rickets, the soft-bone scourge of the 19th century.
Mon, 26 Nov 2007 22:02 CST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island Hospital was fined $50,000 and reprimanded by the state Department of Health Monday after its third instance this year of a doctor performing brain surgery in the wrong side of a patient's head.
Mon, 26 Nov 2007 17:35 CST
Viewing the reflected image of an intact limb in a mirror can fool the mind into thinking that a lost leg or foot still exists, dramatically relieving phantom limb pain, researchers reported on Wednesday.
At least 9 out of 10 amputees report feeling sometimes-severe pain in the missing limb, often the result of a sensation that the arm or leg is stuck in the wrong position. The sensation can be excruciating and pain drugs often do little to help.
But some studies have suggested that using a mirror to trick the mind into thinking the lost limb is still there may help. Doctors do not understand why it works, but it appears to help a confused brain reconcile sensations coming from the severed nerves.
Mon, 26 Nov 2007 14:13 CST
Yates, 7, loves chewing gum. He'll go through every compartment in a purse looking for it intently. He doesn't give up unless he's distracted with something else.
He loves to flush the toilet, and once he put tennis balls down the toilet so it overflowed and he could watch the water run. He's also shut the bathtub drain and turned the water on.
|This portrait of Yates was taken when he was 6 months old.
Tue, 20 Nov 2007 09:00 CST
Can the pharmaceutical industry be trusted to fund doctors' compulsory education without introducing bias? The issue is dividing Congress, academics and drugs companies. Now, preliminary data have emerged suggesting that industry-sponsored courses skew training material in favour of commercial interests.