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Quinn Leaves Hospital

Two-time Academy Award-winner Anthony Quinn, 81, was discharged from a hospital Tuesday morning, two days after he was admitted with chest pains. The hospital released no details.


Just Say Nose Most Wicked Allergy Season In Years Causes Extreme Suffering

Go easy on the wheezing, sneezing people who complain it’s the most miserable allergy season in years. Their doctors agree. “It’s a bad year, no question about that,” said Dr. …


Vitamin C Good For Smokers

Injections of vitamin C given to smokers reverse one of the most harmful cardiovascular effects of smoking, according to a study being published today. However, more research is needed to …


Timing Crucial For New Stroke Drug Fda Approves Clot-Dissolving Activase, But Wrong Use Can Kill

The Food and Drug Administration cleared the way Tuesday for stroke victims to take the first drug that could protect their brains from permanent injury - but only if they …


Hanford Admits Groundwater Threat Radioactive Waste Has Leaked Deep Under Tanks

For the first time, Hanford officials admit that radioactive waste has traveled deep under leaky storage tanks and may have reached the groundwater. “According to new measurements, we’ve determined it’s …


Making Us Gasp Researchers Find Shocking Number Of Cockroaches, Surprising Link To Childhood Asthma

USDA cockroach expert Rick Brenner. Photo by Associated Press


U.N.: Aids Cases Up 25 Percent In 1995

The number of people suffering from AIDS soared by 25 percent in 1995 and now totals 1.3 million, according to a report by the United Nations. In a survey released …


Saudi King Fahd May Go On A Permanent Vacation King Suffers From Dementia Following An Apparent Stroke

Saudi Arabia’s ailing King Fahd. File/Associated Press


Disease Attacks Primitive Tribe

As many as one-fifth of Brazil’s beleaguered Yanomami Indians have a disease which causes severe itching and in the worst cases could cause blindness, a physician said Saturday. Dr. Luiz …


Johnson Expected To Be Out Another 2-3 Weeks; Does Not Have Nerve Damage

Randy Johnson, who has a bulging disc in his back, will be out “another two or three weeks,” Seattle Mariners manager Lou Piniella says. Last year’s A.L. Cy Young Award …


Tsongas Released After Marrow Transplant

Former U.S. Sen. Paul Tsongas was released from a hospital Monday, three weeks after he received a bone marrow transplant from his twin sister. The 1992 Democratic presidential candidate was …


Change In Plans Stop Dieting! By Taking Little Steps You Can Radically Change The Way You Eat Over Time

“Bodystat: How to Reset Your Fat Thermostat Permanently” (Viking, 386 pages, $22.95)


Foley In Hospital With Infected Toe

Former House Speaker Tom Foley was in a Washington, D.C., hospital Saturday afternoon recovering from an infected toe, his administrative assistant said. “This isn’t serious, but painful,” said Janet Gilpatrick, …


Doctor Says Arafat Didn’t Have Stroke

Yasser Arafat’s doctor on Saturday denied reports that the Palestinian leader had suffered a stroke, saying an examination showed only signs of a flu and exhaustion. Dr. Ashraf Kurdi dismissed …


Mass. Governor Faints During Graduation

Massachusetts Gov. William F. Weld collapsed Saturday during commencement at Bentley College, but doctors said they found nothing seriously wrong with him. The 50-year-old governor had just received an honorary …


Doctors For Elderly Running Low Lawmaker Urges Incentives For Teaching, Study Of Geriatrics

When baby boomers began arriving 50 years ago, pediatricians were in short supply. Today, as this generation grays, the number of doctors trained to treat older people is “woefully inadequate,” …


Report: Young Athletes Prone To Eating Disorders

Many young athletes, ranging from thin, graceful gymnasts to stocky, powerful wrestlers, are endangering their health by going to extremes to control their weight, doctors warn. Many develop eating disorders …


Azt Helps Reduce Hiv Risk For Newborns Women Who Took The Drug Less Likely To Have Babies With Virus

HIV-positive women who took AZT while pregnant were significantly less likely to deliver babies with the virus, researchers said Tuesday. But in another study, some pregnant, HIV-positive women offered AZT …


Warm Patients Heal Quicker

Keeping the operating room chilly for the comfort of the surgeons raises the patient’s risk of infection dramatically and slows healing, a study found. The simple, highly effective solution: blankets. …


‘We’re Going To Beat This Thing,’ Butler Vows Cancer-Stricken Player Ponders Chances; Surgeon Says Secondhand Smoke Factor

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M’S Ace Could Be Back Soon

The world’s fantasy league managers who have waited anxiously for the update on the health of Randy Johnson received good news Tuesday. Johnson played long toss during batting practice and …


Fda Approves Microwave Prostate Therapy Millions Of Men Now May Choose Prostatron Over Drugs Or Surgery

Millions of men who suffer enlarged prostates now can choose a one-hour treatment over drugs or surgery: a machine that literally microwaves the prostate to relieve urinary symptoms. The U.S. …


As Many Men Age, Sexual Potency Becomes An Issue

About half of American men over 40 have experienced middle-life impotence to varying degrees. Hard statistical evidence reveals for the first time how widespread this phenomenon really is. In 1993, …


Politics Put On Hold As Grahams Honored

Evangelist Billy Graham. Photo by Associated Press


Fda Approves First Anti-Obesity Drug In 22 Years Controversial Medicine Fools Patients Into Feeling Full So They Lose Weight

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first new anti-obesity drug in 22 years Monday, a controversial medicine that essentially fools patients into feeling full so they lose weight. Dexfenfluramine …


The Race To Get In Shape With One Week Left Until Bloomsday, Doctors Warn Non-Trainers To Go Slow

Holistic doctor Linda Hole demonstrates to her students a qigong exercise that will be taught at the Bloomsday Peak Performance Clinic Friday. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Be Prepared, The Wild Girl Will Be Returning Soon

The best gift for making a conscious, disciplined trip through menopause is “postmenopausal zest.” This is a special, buoyant sort of energy, fueled in part by the hormonal change in …


Flo Jo Reportedly Doing Fine After Having Seizure On Plane

Griffith Joyner


Teens Respond To Cigarette Ads

Teenagers are three times as likely as adults to respond to cigarette ads, and 79 percent of teen smokers puff brands depicted by the Marlboro Man, Joe Camel and the …


Mother Teresa Falls, Breaks Collarbone

Mother Teresa was hospitalized Monday after breaking her left collarbone in a fall at her Missionaries of Charity headquarters. The 85-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate spent the night under observation …