| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:30 AM
One morning, when Laura Rossano was a kid, she woke up with her left arm folded against her chest. To her horror, she couldn't straighten it--she still can't, 11 years later. Likewise, her hips are frozen in one position, and her right arm is forever...
| May 24, 2013
| 4:47 PM
I was moved by Angelina Jolie's recent revelation that she had a double mastectomy because she has a BRAC gene mutation that indicates a higher risk of getting breast or ovarian cancer. I am BRCA 1 positive and had my breasts removed to reduce my risk...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 12:51 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — A huge international effort involving more than 100 institutions and genetic tests on 200,000 people has uncovered dozens of signposts in DNA that can help reveal further a person's risk for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer,...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Women treated with radiation for breast cancer are more likely to develop heart problems later, even with the lower doses used today, troubling new research suggests. The risk comes from any amount of radiation, starts five years after treatment and lasts...
| Mar 18, 2013
Marcel Pitz came to tears when asked to describe the outpouring of support the community has provided for one of his sons, Marc Pitz.
Marc Pitz, 48, who helps his family run Dizz's As Is restaurant along Coast Highway, is battling pancreatic cancer....
| Jan 14, 2013
| 7:49 AM
HUTCHINSON, Kan. - We descended into the belly of the Earth.
"It's going to take us just a couple of minutes to go underground. Does anybody have a problem going down in the dark?" our cheerful guide asked.
"Yes!" I screamed in my head. But I said...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 12:57 PM
This is your brain on sugar — for real. Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating.
After drinking a fructose...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 10:57 AM
A Yale University endrocrinologist named Robert Sherwin was part of a study indicating high-fructose corn syrup may be blocking our brains ability to tell whether we're hungry or not.
Since there's so much of the corn syrup in processed foods, the...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Jesús García saw no reason to be afraid of death.
"It's not good to fear anything," he once said. "Death is always around, but you've got to laugh at death."
After leaving the hospital that afternoon in early May, he boarded the bus at Vermont and...
| May 15, 2013
For most women, the risk of developing breast cancer over a lifetime is 12 percent. For women who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, that risk multiplies to close to 87 percent. In choosing a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy, Hollywood star Angelina...
| May 8, 2013
| 4:15 PM
The bleak chamber of an MRI machine is among the least funny places on earth, but a group of German researchers is using the device to probe the origins of laughter in the human brain.
In a paper published Monday in the journal PLOS One, scientists...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:03 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Parents whose children are struggling with math often view intense tutoring as the best way to help them master crucial skills, but a new study released on Monday suggests that for some kids even that is a lost cause.