| Aug 7, 2012
co-writer of 'Hairspray'
Mark O'Donnell, 58, the Tony Award-winning writer behind such quirky and clever Broadway shows as "Hairspray and "Cry-Baby," died Monday in New York. His agent, Jack Tantleff, said the writer...
| Jan 12, 2012
"Engineered Doomsday." "Mutant Bird Flu." These may sound like the names of disaster movies, but they are headlines on recent news reports about experiments involving the H5N1 influenza virus.
The H5N1 virus is known as a "bird flu" because it mainly...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:58 AM
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The idea that college freshmen gain an average of 15 pounds in their first year of school is a myth -- the average is really between 2.4 pounds for women and 3.4 pounds for men, the co-author of a new study said Tuesday.
| Nov 2, 2011
| 11:34 AM
Talking with doctors about medical treatments can feel like learning a new language, and people facing serious diagnoses often need help to understand their treatment options, and the risks and benefits of each choice.
"People are making life and death...
| Dec 5, 2010
| 5:29 PM
Orlando Lake Nona quarterback Kevin Sousa has had a lot of thoughts going through his mind since the Lions' season ended three weeks ago. The senior had committed to the University of Michigan on June 30 and was glad to have the process completed before...
| Jul 31, 2011
Lisa Giles didn't expect anything major to go wrong when she became a living organ donor to help her older brother. Doctors told her the surgery posed little risk and that she could live a long, healthy life with a single kidney.
But immediately after...
| Feb 2, 2012
Mike Kelley, an influential Los Angeles artist whose physically messy and psychologically complex projects laid the groundwork for present-day installation art, has died. He was 57.
He was found dead Tuesday evening at his home in South Pasadena in...
| May 9, 2012
Twenty-five years ago, scientists gathered in a cramped government laboratory and set fire to specially designed chairs, TVs and electrical cables packed with flame retardants. For the next half-hour, they carefully measured how much the chemicals...
| Oct 5, 2011
A recent study showing that parents are turning car seats forward too early supports the need for ongoing education efforts on child passenger safety, public health and safety experts say.
The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 1:20 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Programs that keep young drivers from taking the wheel at night, or with a car full of teens, may reduce the risk of fatal crashes in some drivers -- but increase that risk in others.
A study that compared death rates found...
| Jun 4, 2011
He was known as Dr. Death, a Michigan physician who helped his patients kill themselves.
In doing so, Jack Kevorkian inflamed a nationwide debate in the 1990s over a terminally ill patient's right to die. And he served eight years in prison for second-...
| Jun 3, 2011
It was persistence that led to "yes" when Leonardo Cicarelli, a charismatic insurance agency owner, asked out Candice Fong on New Year's Eve.
But Fong, a market development manager for a wireless phone company, said that when she walked down the aisle at...