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Sun reporterAmerican military doctors in Iraq have injected more than 1,000 of the war's wounded troops with a potent and largely experimental blood-coagulating drug despite mounting medical evidence linking it to deadly blood clots that lodge in the lungs, heart and...
Dr. Charles S. Lieber, who overturned conventional wisdom by demonstrating that alcohol is a toxin that can damage the liver and that alcoholism is a disease that can be treated, died March 1 at his home in Tenafly, N.J. He was 78 and had been battling...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAdolescents who watch more than one hour of television a day are more likely to commit aggressive and violent acts as adults, according to a 17-year study reported today in the journal Science. The study, which tracked more than 700 adolescents into...
Susan Hibbert Witness to Germany's surrender Susan Hibbert, 84, who typed the English version of the German surrender document ending World War II and then messaged London to announce the accord had been signed, died Feb. 2, according to the British...
My husband has severe osteo-arthritis in one of his knees. (His other knee was replaced several years ago.) He is in his 70s and doesn't want to undergo another surgery. His doctor has him on a pain-pill regimen. Should he walk for the sake of exercise,...
Tags: Arthritis, Surgery, Drugs and Medicines, Health, Pharmaceuticals
The Associated PressLiterary and cultural critic John Leonard, an early champion of Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and many other authors, and so consumed and so informed by books that Kurt Vonnegut once praised him as "the smartest man who ever lived," has died. He...
To qualify for Medicare funding, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requires transplant centers to perform a certain number of transplants annually and achieve a specific unadjusted survival rate for patients one year after surgery....
Times Staff WriterIn the world of organ transplantation, location is everything. After waiting more than a decade for a liver, Jonathan Van Vlack was deteriorating. His gut swelled with fluid, and toxins accumulating in his blood made him forget his own name. Still, he...
Bloomberg NewsClive Barnes, the avuncular and quotable critic who covered New York's theater and dance scene for more than 40 years, died early Wednesday at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. He was 81 and recently had been diagnosed with liver cancer. His death...
Below are transplant centers whose patient survival rates exceeded or fell short of expectations. Not listed are transplant centers that met survival expectations--which factor in the condition of patients and donated organs. SOURCE: Scientific...
Tags: Louisiana, Mayo Clinic, Florida, Maryland, Missouri
Spin CyclePresident George W. Bush's first-ever retraction of a pardon - for convicted real-estate scammer Isaac Toussie - has the potential to become a defining legal precedent. If so, Toussie, 37, will have found the weirdest way yet to follow......
Hundreds packed a Smithtown church Monday to pay final respects to Amanda Malloy, the grade school teacher run down by a driver police said was high on marijuana. Many mourners wore green buttons, necklaces or scarves -- the 29-year-old's favorite...
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