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Health Researcher: technology not to blame for teen woes Researcher: technology not to blame for teen woes
Danah Boyd has made a name for herself at the research division of Microsoft for painstaking work examining social media, Big Data and the tension between public and private lives, but it's her teens'-eye view of the digital world that sets her apart.
Health Where will calorie labels appear? Not just menus
Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants. But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters or airplanes?
Health Measles off to a fast start, as cases trend up Measles off to a fast start, as cases trend up
Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996.
Health Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines
Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.
Health DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate
A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.
Health Dieters move past calories, food makers follow Dieters move past calories, food makers follow
The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other considerations, like the promise of more fiber or natural ingredients
Health Pfizer reports promising results for cancer drug
An experimental drug has shown encouraging results in treating advanced breast cancer in an early clinical trial, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer reported Sunday.
Health Studies find new drugs greatly lower cholesterol Studies find new drugs greatly lower cholesterol
A new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol, raising hopes of a fresh option for people who can't tolerate or don't get enough help from Lipitor and other statin drugs that have been used for this for decades.
Health Study finds many preteens have high cholesterol Study finds many preteens have high cholesterol
There's fresh evidence that a lot of young people could be headed for heart trouble. A large study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested during routine physical exams.
Health Autism may be tied to flawed prenatal brain growth Autism may be tied to flawed prenatal brain growth
A small study that examined brains from children who died found abnormal patterns of cell growth in autistic children. The research bolsters evidence that something before birth might cause autism, at least in some cases.
Health FDA reviews DNA-based colon cancer screening kits FDA reviews DNA-based colon cancer screening kits
The Food and Drug Administration is weighing the benefits and risks of two experimental colon cancer screening tests which use DNA from a patient's stool to detect dangerous tumors and growths.
Health Half of US adults 40 to 75 eligible for statins Half of US adults 40 to 75 eligible for statins
Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new heart disease prevention guidelines, an analysis concludes.