| Apr 27, 2011
When Kamela Beltran lost her third baby to yet another miscarriage, this one at 22 weeks of pregnancy, she was angry with God.
"I asked why. I didn't do drugs. I was married. I didn't have an abortion. Why is God doing this to me?" Beltran said.
| Nov 15, 2010
Web-savvy consumers use online rating services to review restaurants, rant about hairdressers, praise carpenters and even assess their college professors. So why shouldn't patients rate their doctors?
While more than 30 different online services now...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 7:10 PM
Manufacturers of foods pitched most heavily to kids -- breakfast cereals, snacks, carbonated beverages and restaurant fare -- should develop and reformulate their offerings to cut salt, added sugars and saturated fat and ensure they contribute...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 1:13 AM
On Dr. Joseph Mercola's popular website, women are warned against getting mammograms to screen for breast cancer.
Instead, the Chicago-area physician touts thermograms — digital images of skin surface temperatures — as an early detection tool...
| Dec 1, 2010
If you're not already convinced that eating sensibly can help prevent a heart attack, consider this: a new study by researchers at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs just revealed that eating an unusually large or heavy meal can trigger one.
| Aug 19, 2011
| 8:33 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have uncovered exactly how a human egg captures an incoming sperm to begin the process of fertilization and say their discovery could in future help couples who suffer from infertility.
In a study in the journal Science,...
| Apr 24, 2011
| 5:11 PM
At 3:15 p.m. on a weekday, the busy eighth floor of Chicago's St. Joseph Hospital is buzzing with noise. Alarms beep incessantly. The elevator dings each time the doors open. During the shift change, the "cocktail party effect" kicks in; people talk...
| Dec 20, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Contamination is a likely explanation for scientific data that seemed to link a retrovirus and other mouse viruses to chronic fatigue syndrome and prostate cancer, according to four papers published Monday in the journal Retrovirology.
The papers provide...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 7:09 AM
At more than 220 pounds, Christina Martinez knew her lifestyle had to change dramatically if she wanted to improve her health, so she started taking aerobics classes.
A rigorous, five-days-a-week workout routine helped her drop 42 pounds and lower her...
| Sep 9, 2011
Both Java Monster Loca Moca and Starbucks mocha-flavored Doubleshot energy drinks come in brown 15-ounce cans. They both offer caffeine, B vitamins and "energy" in the form of guarana and ginseng.
But one is marketed as a food/beverage and the other as a...
| Jul 20, 2011
The moment you step into oppressive heat, the body senses life-threatening danger and starts fighting to keep things cool.
The heart beats faster as it increases the flow of blood to the skin, trying to keep critical internal organs from overheating. But...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 12:35 PM
The U.S.-raised animals we eat consumed about 29 million pounds of antibiotics in the last year alone, according to a first-ever Food and Drug Administration accounting of antimicrobial drug use by the American livestock industry.
The release of the...