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Tribune staff reporterResponding to a Tribune investigation, some major retailers over the weekend suspended sales of Magnetix toys linked to one death and 27 intestinal injuries. The Tribune had bought recalled versions of the popular toys from Toys "R" Us, eToys, Amazon....
Tags: Amazon.com Inc., Illinois, Walgreen Co., Death, Toy Industry
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThrow out any thoughts that weight reduction surgery is a shortcut to svelte. The surgery, performed on about 200,000 Americans a year, is a last resort to rescue people in danger of dying early from the health consequences of their extreme obesity....
Tags: Health, Surgery, Obesity, Drugs and Medicines, Diarrhea
Sun reporterFirst of three parts Maryland's vow to safeguard patients has been undercut by breakdowns in the state system established to oversee doctors. Regulators who once checked every malpractice claim now ignore most of them, disregarding a possible warning...
Tags: Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., Hands, Health, Surgery, Bethlehem Steel
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterInside a packed ballroom at the local Holiday Inn, 13 government-appointed scientists sat regally around a table, debating servings of fish. "What do we want to recommend for children? Fish twice a week?" asked chairwoman Janet King. "Small fish,"...
Courant Staff WritersGlenn O'Loughlin will spend the rest of his life taking things slowly. A surgical error made 13 years ago by Dr. Jose Nabut of Florida cost O'Loughlin 17 feet of his intestine. Now his routine includes methodically counting out the 40 prescription...
Tags: Gaming, Health, Emergency Incidents, Surgery, Crimes
Gould piloted the Africa from New London to the Cape Verde Islands off the African coast in about 50 days, looping across the Atlantic in a slightly downward curve and working his way from "fresh gales with snow" to "fresh breises and hazey" off the...
Special to The TimesJon Mejia experienced heart palpitations after a particularly stressful period running his Santa Monica consulting firm. His doctor diagnosed an abnormal heart rhythm and sent him to a specialist at a prestigious Los Angeles medical center. An...
Tags: Iowa, Health, California, Illnesses, Yoga
Courant Staff WriterWhole-body scanning, the latest in designer medicine, has spread eastward from the West Coast. And while you cannot window-shop while waiting to find out if you have a tumor, you can grab a croissant at the hospital cafe. From California to Scottsdale,...
Times Staff WriterFor most of its history, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved new prescription medicines at a grudging pace, paying daily homage to the physician's creed, "First, do no harm." Then in the early 1990s, the demand for AIDS drugs...
Tags: White House, Gaming, Health, Illnesses, Politics
Times Staff WriterAgency officials agreed in July 1999 to conduct a fast-track medical review of Lotronex, a pill from Glaxo Wellcome Inc. intended to treat irritable bowel syndrome in women. To justify such accelerated review, the FDA must find that the targeted disease...
Sun StaffDr. Rao R. Ivatury had no way of knowing that the 37-year-old gunshot victim who arrived in the emergency room at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital in Richmond Saturday night was suspected of being the latest target of the serial sniper. "We had...
Tags: Murder, Plastic Surgeons, Health, Death, Surgery
Times Staff WriterIn laboratories across the country, nicotine — widely vilified as one of the greatest threats to human health — is undergoing a makeover. Separated from cigarettes, molecularly tweaked and carefully administered, nicotine holds promise as...
Tags: Health, Vermont, Nervous System, Illnesses, Politics
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