Archives: Health

  • Pa. girl who took on donor rules gets new lungs

    Updated: Wed, Jun 12, 2013

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old girl whose efforts to qualify for an organ donation drew public debate over how organs are allocated was getting a lung transplant Wednesday, her family said. Sarah Murnaghan, who suffers from severe cystic fibrosis, was receiving her new lungs Wednesday at...

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal joins D.C.'s healthy food movement

    Alicia M. Cohn

    Updated: Tue, Jun 4, 2013

    Get ready for more Maggie Gyllenhaal in the District. Not only will she be in town later this month to promote her new D.C.-set disaster movie, "White House Down," this week the actress officially joined the advisory board for the nonprofit DC Greens. Gyllenhaal, who lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.,...

  • Measles surges in UK years after flawed research

    MARIA CHENG

    Published: Mon, May 20, 2013

    LONDON (AP) -- More than a decade ago, British parents refused to give measles shots to at least a million children because of now discredited research that linked the vaccine to autism. Now, health officials are scrambling to catch up and stop a growing epidemic of the contagious disease....

  • Dr. Oz: How do I protect my family and I from misdiagnosis?

    Dr. Mehment Oz and Michael Roizen

    Published: Mon, May 20, 2013

    Q: My husband went to the emergency room for shortness of breath, and they sent him home, saying it was a result of his weight. Four hours later, we had to call an ambulance. He almost died -- of an asthma attack! How can this happen? - Mary M., Nashville, Tenn. A: Let us assure you that...

  • Op-Ed: Free market has real solutions to obesity crisis

    Jeff Stier and Henry I. Miller

    Published: Mon, May 20, 2013

    Obesity is a public health time bomb. But is curbing it primarily the responsibility of the government? The food police think so. Along the way, their extreme rhetoric demonizes industry and characterizes food marketers as little better than child molesters. Weighing in from the Left are...

  • Dr. Oz: Are you a 'supertaster'? How to control your food choices

    Dr. Mehment Oz and Michael Roizen

    Published: Sat, May 18, 2013

    If you're a cookie fiend, can't resist meat, cheese or creamy salad dressings, haven't munched broccoli since 1986 and are not sufferin' succotash, you may be a supertaster. A new Stanford University study found that at least 30 percent of us are supertasters. We dislike bitter flavors and love...