LOS ANGELES — Victims of bullying were more than twice as likely as other kids to contemplate suicide and about 2.5 times as likely to try to kill themselves, according to a new study that quantifies the emotional effects of being teased, harassed, beaten up or otherwise harmed by one’s peers.
Women, wouldn't you like to know your precise risk of developing breast cancer, ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer? And wouldn't you like to know changes to make in your life to reduce that risk?
LOS ANGELES - After years of decline, the rate of smokeless tobacco use among young people in the U.S. has leveled off, new research shows.
LOS ANGELES - It stands to reason that the longer a woman waits to start breast cancer treatment, the worse her prognosis. A new study of California women puts some hard numbers on the cost of delaying treatment - and finds that Latinas, African-Americans and poor women were most likely to p…
LOS ANGELES - Researchers believe they have come up with a way to tell whether a newborn infant has a higher-than-normal risk of developing autism - by looking for abnormalities in the placenta shortly after birth.
Chinese health officials are warning that the death toll from the H7N9 bird flu is likely to rise in the weeks and months ahead.
Defibrillators are supposed to save lives by shocking a patient's heart back into a normal rhythm, but they have malfunctioned in about 45,000 cases since 2005, according to the Food and Drug Administration. So on Friday, the FDA proposed new rules aimed at ensuring that the potentially life…
LOS ANGELES - Chances are, your medicine cabinet contains some pills that are past their expiration date. You might even have some pain relievers, some cough syrup or some sleeping pills that were purchased back when Richard Nixon was in the White House. But you can't seem to throw them away…
LOS ANGELES - Every day, about 3,800 American kids try a cigarette for the first time. A thousand of them will grow up to have a daily smoking habit, and nearly 300 will wind up dead due to a smoking-related disease.
LOS ANGELES - Could mothers be putting their children on a path
toward obesity from the very first days of their lives?
If the presence of all those alcohol-based hand sanitizers makes
you feel safe from disease, read no further.
They call it the Food and Drug Administration. So you might
think the safety levels of food and drugs are tested to the same
degree before they're allowed to go on the market.
LOS ANGELES - Cases of severe, therapy-resistant asthma are on
the rise worldwide, and new strategies are needed to treat the
estimated 100,000 people who die of asthma every year.
As if survivors of childhood cancers don't have enough long-term
health issues to worry about, researchers have identified an
increased risk of diabetes.