| Oct 8, 2012
| 9:05 AM
"The personal is political" slogan emerged from the consciousness-raising of early feminist groups, and it informs William Chafe's new book, "Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal." This isn't to say that historian Chafe is burning any bras,...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Three years after the Food and Drug Administration was taken to task for overlooking safety problems with the diabetes drug Avandia, a panel of FDA advisors met Wednesday to open a two-day review of the research that guided the agency's actions.
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:41 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It's known that women, as a group, outlive men, but the female survival advantage begins at birth and may stem from some fundamental vulnerability of boys, according to a new study.
Researchers looking at U.S. national data on...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:17 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children of women who smoked cigarettes during pregnancy are more likely to have behavioral problems than those whose mothers didn't light up, says a new analysis.
"The evidence is emerging that smoking in pregnancy and the...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 11:44 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many young women use the "pull-out method" for birth control, and they tend to have more unintended pregnancies than other women, a new study suggests.
Researchers compiling surveys from more than 2,000 women ages 15 to 24...
| Sep 2, 2013
Are the ideas on offer to reform America's schools really the best we can come up with?
Texas has embraced reforms, for example, that call for increasing the number of charter schools and eliminating some of the exams required to graduate from high...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 10:10 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids who were bullied and acted as bullies themselves were at higher risk for depression, anxiety and panic disorder years down the line, in a new study.
Researchers have known that bullying can take a psychological toll on...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 11:50 PM
When Jimmy Martin visited Duke University last month as part of his summer tour of colleges, he was told he would likely receive a scholarship offer before the end of the summer.
On Thursday, Blue Devils linebackers coach Jimmy Collins came through on...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 2:02 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A drug approved to prevent seizures may also help obese people lose a few pounds when it's added to therapy and nutritional guidance, a new small trial suggests.
But people who took zonisamide also reported more side effects,...
| Dec 28, 2012
Three popular brands of baby mattresses that were marketed in recent months to families and day care centers contained toxic flame retardants linked to increased cancer risk, according to laboratory tests conducted for the Chicago Tribune.
| Nov 12, 2012
| 11:15 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The cost of treating heart disease has become a key factor in decisions by U.S. cardiologists grappling with the nation's No. 1 killer.
Record prices for drugs and devices, reduced reimbursement by insurance plans and the...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 2:48 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men who love their tomatoes may have lowered odds of suffering a stroke, a study out Monday suggests.
Finnish researchers found that of more than 1,000 older men they followed, those with relatively high blood levels of the...