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  • PASSINGS: Dr. Kenneth Edelin, Benjamin Curtis, Johnny Orr

    Dr. Kenneth Edelin Physician in 1970s landmark abortion case Dr. Kenneth Edelin, 74, a Boston physician who was at the center of a landmark abortion case in the 1970s, died Monday in Sarasota, Fla. He had cancer, said his wife, Barbara. Edelin...
  • Tropical fruit health claims intrigue reader

    Tropical fruit health claims intrigue reader
    Q: I have a question about a fruit from St. Lucia.  It is supposed to have cancer fighting properties and is delicious, according to my best friend.  Her boyfriend is from St. Lucia and she has had the fruit there and wonders about what a good source...
  • Lynn Cancer Institute program helps kids cope with a parent's illness

    Lynn Cancer Institute program helps kids cope with a parent's illness
    A parent's cancer diagnosis can be terrifying for children. But there's help: a new therapeutic program open to all South Florida kids at Boca Raton Regional Hospital's Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute. Launched in November, the...
  • 'Zoobiquity' conference explores medical advances that could help people and animals

    NEW YORK CITY -- It's been called "one health" or comparative medicine, and now "zoobiquity" is the in-vogue term used to describe the intersection where human and animal medicine meet. Here's an example: Lyme disease affects dogs and people, but...
  • Unfounded Fears About Risk Can Lead To Unnecessary Mastectomies

    If you've been diagnosed with breast cancer, the last thing you want is for it to come back. That sentiment goes a long way toward explaining why as many as 25 percent of women with breast cancer — especially young women — have been opting...
  • Ada Louise Huxtable dies at 91; renowned architecture critic

    Ada Louise Huxtable dies at 91; renowned architecture critic
    Ada Louise Huxtable, the architecture critic who in two decades of writing for the New York Times became a powerful force in shaping New York City and was better known than many of the architects she was covering and certainly more feared, has died. She...
  • Science Is Starved By The Sequester

    "The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA. Without this special attribute, we would still be anaerobic bacteria and there would be no music." — Lewis Thomas The pedigree of human beings, Thomas wrote, probably traces to a...
  • Muriel Siebert dies at 84; first woman on New York Stock Exchange

    Muriel Siebert dies at 84; first woman on New York Stock Exchange
    Muriel Siebert, whose success as one of Wall Street's early, influential female analysts earned her the contacts and nest egg to become the first woman to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, has died. She was 84. Siebert died Saturday of...
  • Debt may influence young doctors' career plans

    Debt may influence young doctors' career plans
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pediatricians-in-training are more likely to plan to go into primary care - rather than a specialty field - if they have lots of debt from college and medical school, according to a new study. Researchers also found the...
  • Cancer's funny?

     Cancer's funny?
    Not long after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994, Christine Clifford walked into her local Barnes and Noble with a simple request: "I'd like to see all of your humorous books about cancer." The clerk shot her a dirty look: "That's sick."...
  • Easing pain of extended absence

     Easing pain of extended absence
    An estimated 10 to 15 percent of students in the U.S. are chronically absent from school each year, according to a 2012 study by Johns Hopkins University. For children struggling with chronic health conditions, extended absences are largely unavoidable....
  • Many pediatricians still not using interpreters

    Many pediatricians still not using interpreters
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Close to half of pediatricians do not use a professional interpreter when seeing patients and families with a limited understanding of English, according to a new study. "We were surprised that the majority of pediatricians...