Cancer Patients Exposed to High Radiation
Apr 03, 2005
Dozens of patients at a cancer treatment center were exposed to radiation levels 50 percent stronger than they were supposed to receive because a radiation machine was improperly installed.
Computer Helps Detect Small Breast Cancers
Apr 02, 2005
A computer-aided detection system can help radiologists spot small breast tumors that may otherwise be missed, results of a study show. The system detected 92 percent of cancers that were 5 millimeters in size or smaller.
Bush Order Allows Isolation of Those with Bird Flu
Apr 01, 2005
President Bush issued a directive on Friday allowing authorities to detain or isolate any passenger suspected of having avian flu when arriving in the United States aboard an international flight.
R.J. Reynolds COO Defends Cigarette Ads in Trial
Mar 31, 2005
A top R.J. Reynolds Tobacco executive on Thursday, defended the company's advertising policies, testifying during the U.S. racketeering trial against Big Tobacco that the cigarette maker did not aim its popular Camel brand products at children or teenagers.
Idaho Couple Can't Sue for Wrongful Birth: Court
Mar 30, 2005
An Idaho couple whose child was born with severe defects and later died cannot sue their doctors for a "wrongful birth," the state's top court ruled on Wednesday.
Americans Too Sleepy for Sex, Poll Finds
Mar 29, 2005
Many Americans are so sleepy that they are having problems in their marriages, making mistakes at work and even going without sex, according to a report released on Tuesday.
Raw Food Vegans Thin But Healthy, Study Finds
Mar 28, 2005
People on strict raw food vegetarian diets are thin but healthy, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.
Roche, GSK Say FDA Okays Monthly Osteoporosis Drug
Mar 26, 2005
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a monthly version of osteoporosis drug Boniva, Roche Holding AG and GlaxoSmithKline Plc said on Friday.
When It Comes to Chocolate, Order Dark, Not White
Mar 22, 2005
may help reduce blood pressure and boost the body's ability to metabolize sugar from food, according to the results of a small study.
Computer Test Accurately Detects Early Alzheimer's
Mar 21, 2005
Researchers have developed a more accurate version of a standard test to detect dementia and cognitive impairment that takes only about 10 minutes to administer, according to a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.