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Patterns ID'd in women's cancers

Women, wouldn't you like to know your precise risk of developing breast cancer, ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer? And wouldn't you like to know changes to make in your life to reduce that risk?

August 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Youths' smokeless-tobacco use has leveled off

LOS ANGELES - After years of decline, the rate of smokeless tobacco use among young people in the U.S. has leveled off, new research shows.

May 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Study: Delaying breast-cancer care worsens survival outlook

LOS ANGELES - It stands to reason that the longer a woman waits to start breast cancer treatment, the worse her prognosis. A new study of California women puts some hard numbers on the cost of delaying treatment - and finds that Latinas, African-Americans and poor women were most likely to p…

April 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Placenta abnormalities tied to autism, research finds

LOS ANGELES - Researchers believe they have come up with a way to tell whether a newborn infant has a higher-than-normal risk of developing autism - by looking for abnormalities in the placenta shortly after birth.

April 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Study: Death rate from H7N9 bird flu, at 21%, will rise

Chinese health officials are warning that the death toll from the H7N9 bird flu is likely to rise in the weeks and months ahead.

April 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

New defibrillator rules proposed as failures mount

Defibrillators are supposed to save lives by shocking a patient's heart back into a normal rhythm, but they have malfunctioned in about 45,000 cases since 2005, according to the Food and Drug Administration. So on Friday, the FDA proposed new rules aimed at ensuring that the potentially life…

March 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Study: Many drugs work years after they 'expired'

LOS ANGELES - Chances are, your medicine cabinet contains some pills that are past their expiration date. You might even have some pain relievers, some cough syrup or some sleeping pills that were purchased back when Richard Nixon was in the White House. But you can't seem to throw them away…

October 09, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

CDC: Smoking prevention efforts get short shrift from states

LOS ANGELES - Every day, about 3,800 American kids try a cigarette for the first time. A thousand of them will grow up to have a daily smoking habit, and nearly 300 will wind up dead due to a smoking-related disease.

May 26, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Study: Some formulas make babies heavier

LOS ANGELES - Could mothers be putting their children on a path toward obesity from the very first days of their lives?

December 28, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Study: Sanitizers offer scant defense vs. flu, cold viruses

If the presence of all those alcohol-based hand sanitizers makes you feel safe from disease, read no further.

September 14, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Similar standards sought for food, drugs

They call it the Food and Drug Administration. So you might think the safety levels of food and drugs are tested to the same degree before they're allowed to go on the market.

May 26, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Researchers may try marrow transplants to treat severe asthma

LOS ANGELES - Cases of severe, therapy-resistant asthma are on the rise worldwide, and new strategies are needed to treat the estimated 100,000 people who die of asthma every year.

March 20, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Study links cancer radiation, diabetes

As if survivors of childhood cancers don't have enough long-term health issues to worry about, researchers have identified an increased risk of diabetes.

August 11, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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