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Altered Cold Viruses Invade, Kill Cancer Cells

Two treatments that use cold viruses to invade and destroy cancer cells are showing promise in experiments on gravely ill patients. Both approaches involve one of the hottest ideas in …


Tuskegee Study Was ‘Shameful’ Clinton Apologizes To Survivors Of 40-Year Syphilis Experiment

Herman Shaw, 94, smiles as he receives an apology Friday from Clinton. Photo by Associated Press


Study Finds Genes Linked To Alcoholism

Alcoholism that runs in families may have a stronger genetic basis than previously thought. Researchers at Oregon Health Sciences University and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Portland have mapped …


Pill Helps Smokers Kick The Habit

A pill approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week is being hailed as the simplest, most effective way to help America’s 50 million smokers quit their deadly …


Few Women With Heart Disease Get Cholesterol Treatment, Study Shows

Women with heart disease are getting far too little treatment for dangerously high levels of so-called “bad” cholesterol, which can lead to early death, researchers found. The study in today’s …


The Cancer That Gets Little Attention

This year in the Bay Area, 4,940 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 725 previously diagnosed will die from it, according to the California Cancer Registry. That’s a …


Exercise Extends Life For Women After Menopause

A new study finds that women who exercise after menopause tend to outlive sedentary women, and as little as one long walk a week can make a difference. The more …


Midwives Deliver Babies Cheaper, Naturally UW Study Finds Women Who Use Midwives Need Fewer ‘Interventions’

Women at low risk for developing complications have more “natural” deliveries if they use nurse-midwives, a University of Washington study has found. Compared with women who use physicians, those attended …


Alarming Cancer Rise Among Blacks, Women But Overall Death Rates Drop

For the first time in history, overall cancer deaths are dropping and less-toxic, less-disfiguring treatments are available. But that good news is countered by alarming rises in deaths among women …


New Ovarian Cancer Treatment Will Be Tested In National Trial

Cancer of the ovary is one of the most dismal of all malignant tumors - difficult to detect early and fatal within five years in 65 percent of its patients. …


Heart Attack Less Likely On Fish Diet

Men who eat fish a couple of times a week are less likely to die of a heart attack, according to the longest study of the issue yet. Over a …


Study Finds Girls Enter Puberty Earlier

American girls reach puberty earlier than commonly believed, with nearly half of black girls and 15 percent of white ones beginning to develop sexually by age 8, a study indicates. …


Disorders Of Brain Curable? May Be Malfunctions Like A Broken Ankle

Scientists are increasingly finding that mental disorders may only be malfunctions of the physical brain, much like a broken ankle, and, perhaps, equally curable. The brain is highly specialized, and …


Drug-Induced Abortions Offered In Tri-Cities

The Planned Parenthood clinic here is offering drug-induced abortions as part of a national research project, the regional director says. Planned Parenthood clinics across the country have approval from the …


Research Suggests Stress May Double Risk Of Colds

Winter can give you a cold because it forces you indoors with coughers, sneezers and wheezers. Toddlers can give you a cold because they are the original Germs “R” Us. …


Monitoring Program Saves Diabetics’ Lives

The lives of tens of thousands of diabetics nationwide could be saved every year if doctors made a strict regimen of insulin and medical monitoring standard treatment, a 14-year research …


Hatred Of Broccoli May Be Genetic Scientists Say Some People Inherit Extra Batch Of Taste Buds

If little Suzy cleans her plate while sister Sally balks at broccoli, you might just chalk it up to their genes, researchers advise. To some people, foods like broccoli, Brussels …


Lingering Casualties A Deep Gulf Of Confusion Treatment Of Gulf War Syndrome Patients Hampered More By Uncertainty Than Conspiracy

FOR THE RECORD (February 18, 1997): Correction: Monday stories about Gulf War syndrome incorrectly described acetaminophen as an anti-inflammatory drug. It is an antipyretic and analgesic. 1. Dr. Howard Platter …


Vitamin B12 Slows Aids Pace Infected Men Contract Disease Faster If B12 Low

Men who are infected with the virus that causes AIDS appear to progress to the full-blown disease much more quickly if they are deficient in vitamin B12, researchers said Friday. …


‘Arthritis Cure’ Book Gives Some Scientists A Pain

Could it really be? Arthritis cured by gulping down nutrient pills bought over the counter at the neighborhood health-food shop? It is the promise heralded in a new book, and …


Compound May Prevent, Alleviate Influenza Human Testing Is Next For Drug Called Neuraminidase Inhibitor

A new compound that taken as a pill could be used as a preventative or treatment for influenza infections has been developed by California researchers. The compound, known as a …


Too Much Juice Harms Preschoolers

Drinking more than a cup and a half of fruit juice a day may make preschoolers fat or stunt their growth, a study suggests. No single juice was implicated in …


Scientists Resume Research For Cancer Vaccine ‘It Has Always Seemed Like A Good Idea, And It Has Never Worked,’ Doctor Says

Local scientists are among researchers around the country working to resurrect a century-old idea: using vaccines in the hope they might help people avoid developing cancer. Although most vaccines used …


Cancer Vaccine Research Resumes ‘Always Seemed Like A Good Idea, And It Has Never Worked’

Local scientists are among researchers around the country working to resurrect a century-old idea: using vaccines in the hope they might help people avoid developing cancer. Although most vaccines used …


Artery Disease Linked To Cysts In Ovaries

Researchers in New Zealand say there appears to be a link between coronary artery disease and multiple cysts in the ovaries, a finding that suggests doctors treating either condition should …


Bypasses Pose Threat To Brain Patients Risk Damage From Heart Operation

Although they save thousands of lives annually, heart-bypass surgeries cause lasting brain damage in 6.1 percent of patients, a figure some specialists find surprisingly high, according to a big new …


We Need To Press Assault On Cancer

More than 10 million of our family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers are alive today because of cancer research. Their survival is linked to 25 years of advances in cancer …


Kids More Apt To Get Cancer If Dad Smokes

A major study has provided more evidence that children of fathers who smoke are more likely to develop childhood cancers, British scientists said Monday. Researchers at Birmingham University compared the …


Stress Of Depression Raises Heart Attack Risk

People who have suffered major bouts of depression may be as much as four times more likely than others to have a heart attack, researchers reported Monday. The researchers said …


Diabetes Drug Wins Preliminary Support

Holding out the possibility that many thousands of diabetics could reduce or even stop their insulin shots, the government’s scientific advisers recommended approval Wednesday of the first drug to attack …