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  • Moles' split personality

    Moles' split personality
    We've long been told to keep an eye on our moles lest they progress to melanoma, a form of skin cancer that's treatable if caught early, deadly if not. But not all moles are equal -- some are risky; others can be safely left alone. The biological roots of...
  • Where to Deliver: Home or Hospital?

    Where to Deliver: Home or Hospital?
    All three of my children were delivered in a hospital under an obstetrician's care. Fetal monitors tracked the babies' heart rates, and an EKG machine measured mine. When it came to discomfort, I opted out and embraced every pain-relieving intervention...
  • Dr. Mahlon Hoagland dies at 87; scientist helped discover how cells build proteins

    Dr. Mahlon Hoagland dies at 87; scientist helped discover how cells build proteins
    Dr. Mahlon Hoagland, who helped unravel the mystery of how cells build proteins by discovering a molecule that brings individual amino acids to growing protein chains and who spent the latter part of his career explaining biology to the public in a series...
  • Dr. Paul Zamecnik dies at 96; scientist made two major discoveries

    Dr. Paul Zamecnik dies at 96; scientist made two major discoveries
    Most scientists are fortunate if they can make one major discovery in their lifetime. Dr. Paul Zamecnik made two, each of which should have won him a Nobel Prize. Working with Dr. Mahlon Hoagland, he discovered transfer RNA, a crucial molecule in the...
  • Sports is a strain on fans' hearts

    Sports is a strain on fans' hearts
    Talk about heart-stopping games. Studying medical records from the 2006 World Cup soccer tournament in Germany, researchers reported Wednesday that they found the rate of heart attacks for Munich-area residents more than doubled on days that the German...
  • A 'too tall' tale: girls and the drug DES

    In 1964, when I was 14, a doctor suggested to my parents that I seemed likely to grow "too tall" for a woman. By that he meant that I would grow too tall to be happy, too tall to fit in, too tall to find a man. Fortunately, he said, there was...
  • Lifestyle changes may be the best way to delay diabetes

     
    Lifestyle changes are the best way to stave off development of Type 2 diabetes, according to a 10-year followup of an innovative trial to prevent the disease in high-risk groups. The results are important because diabetes is a rapidly spreading......
  • Drugs in pre-diabetics do little to slow progression to diabetes or to heart disease, study finds

     
    A combination of drugs that researchers hoped would delay progression to diabetes and/or heart disease in people with impaired glucose tolerance provided little benefit, researchers reported Sunday at an Atlanta meeting of the American College of...
  • Gun Taken from JetBlue Pilot

    Gun Taken from JetBlue Pilot
    BOSTON -- Massachusetts State Police said Friday that they took a gun off a JetBlue pilot at Logan International Airport after he allegedly told an acquaintance he might harm himself. The pilot was not charged with illegal possession of a firearm,...
  • Kennedy suffers a seizure

    Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, hospitalized Saturday after apparently suffering a seizure at his home on Cape Cod, Mass., was awake and joking with family members later in the day, a spokeswoman said. The Democratic senator is undergoing tests at...
  • Friends rally to Kennedy's side

    Stricken with a cancerous brain tumor in the autumn of his storied political career, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was facing a daunting treatment regimen with "good spirits," his doctors here said Tuesday, while his family and political friends struggled with...
  • Elderly Woman Dies in Freak Fire Hose Mishap

    Elderly Woman Dies in Freak Fire Hose Mishap
    CAMBRIDGE, MA -- An 82-year-old Somerville woman struck by a fire hose that had come loose from a Cambridge fire engine that was responding to a call has died. Cambridge police says Gertrude King died Thursday morning at Massachusetts General Hospital,...