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The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.Women are built to last longer than men. The life expectancy for boys born in the United States—about 75 years—is five years less than girls. At nearly every age, males die at higher rates than females, and this vulnerability holds true...
Health SenseCoffee drinkers, rejoice! The heavenly brew, once deemed harmful to health, is turning out to be, if not quite a health food, at least a low-risk drink, and in many ways a beneficial one. It could protect against diabetes, liver cancer, cirrhosis and...
Tags: Diabetes, Liver, Research, Cancer, Science and Technology
Staff reporterSaturday was a great day for a party, and John Kreider and Jessie Reider had a great reason to celebrate. Their family gathering outside of Elizabethtown marked the first anniversary of the surgery that saved Kreider's life. Two years ago, he was...
Booster ShotsDidanosine, the second drug approved for the treatment of HIV infections and one of the oldest weapons in the AIDS armamentarium, has been found to produce rare cases of potentially fatal liver disease in patients taking it for long periods,......
Booster ShotsNonalcoholic fatty liver disease is one of the many consequences of obesity, as fat accumulates not only across the body and around the visceral organs, but inside the organ that helps break down fats, filter toxins from the bloodstream and......
Sun reporterAs a 25-year-old mother with a crack cocaine habit and untreated bipolar disorder, Vernice Harris had felt overwhelmed enough in April 2002 to take her two little daughters to a Baltimore social services office to give them up. Yet 2 1/2 years later...
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...
Dock Ellis, the former major league pitcher who claimed to have thrown a no-hitter while on LSD but later turned his exploits into the basis of an anti-drug crusade and counseling career, died Friday of liver disease at County-USC Medical Center. He was...
Former Mayor Mike Peters, 59, underwent a nearly eight-hour liver transplant early today and is recovering at Hartford Hospital, people close to Peters confirmed. "He's out, he's doing well. The surgery was as successful as it could be, and we're all...
Staff WritersDespite assurances from federal officials that they will change the way they award disaster funeral assistance, taxpayer money will likely still be wasted, Florida's chief medical examiner predicted Thursday. After last year's hurricanes, the Federal...
Staff WritersThe federal government used hurricane aid money to pay funeral expenses for at least 203 Floridians whose deaths were not caused by last year's storms, the state's coroners have concluded. The deaths include a Palm Beach Gardens millionaire recovering...
Tags: Lady Lake, Key Biscayne, Surgery, FEMA, Weather
Sun StaffAs the battle over casino-style gambling heats up in Maryland, an unlikely group is waging its own behind-the-scenes scramble for a piece of the action. Counseling services and other organizations that work with problem gamblers - groups that might be...
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