| Oct 12, 2012
On a recent sunny fall afternoon, students from Lake View High School streamed out of a nearby convenience store munching after-school snacks.
Some bought cookies and snack cakes. Others got soft drinks and candy. But the majority walked out of Touchdown...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Too much good news in medicine may be bad news for science, according to a new study that suggests animal research is riddled with bias that allows too many treatments to advance to human trials.
Researchers examined data from thousands of experiments...
| Sep 2, 2012
The love story of Cathryn and Rafael reads like the plot of a romantic comedy.
There's the requisite rom com "meet cute."
Then there's a madcap ski weekend eerily similar to the one in the second "Bridget Jones" movie.
Let's not forget the time...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 4:10 PM
(Reuters) - More than one in five women with early-stage breast cancer said they were given too much responsibility for treatment-related decisions - and those patients were more likely to end up regretting the choices they made, according to a U.S....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 1:49 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some behaviors, such as TV watching and eating school lunches, were linked to obesity among sixth grade boys and girls in a new study, but other risk factors were gender specific.
Involvement in sports, for example, was tied...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 1:12 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The proportion of men who experience symptoms of depression may be similar to the proportion of women with depression when doctors look for non-traditional symptoms, according to a new study.
Researchers found that one third...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 11:58 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People in developing countries with heart problems may not be able to afford new pacemakers, but a new study suggests devices removed during autopsies may have enough remaining battery life to be donated and used again....
| May 21, 2013
| 4:18 PM
By the end of high school, 12% of teens say they have taken a stimulant medication for reasons other than to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But parents, including many of those whose kids are taking ADHD drugs in a bid to boost...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 1:37 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Restrictions on work hours for doctors-in-training may end up inadvertently limiting their educational opportunities and increasing errors, new research suggests.
Long shifts and lack of sleep among medical residents have long...
| Oct 3, 2012
Baby boomer marriages are having a best of times/worst of times moment.
Despite the overall divorce rate in the U.S. dropping during the past two decades, the rate of couples divorcing after age 50 has doubled. In 1990, fewer than 10 percent of...
| May 8, 2013
Whitney Gaspar has long known that she didn't have much endurance.
When she was in secondary school, Gaspar said she ran a "slow mile" in gym class of 14 to 15 minutes and "avoided stuff (that required) a lot of endurance."
Then in December 1999,...
| Jun 9, 2013
Corrie Wallace has helped immigrant parents — from the Philippines, Mexico, Malawi, Russia, Poland, Pakistan and elsewhere — navigate the sometimes puzzling American public school system, giving them tools, as she says, to "help parents help...