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  • Kidney transplant patients seek life without drugs

    Lindsay Porter's kidneys were failing rapidly when a friend offered to donate one of his. Then she made an unusual request: Would he donate part of his immune system, too?

  • Correction: Anti-Smoking Ads story

    In a story March 16 about an anti-smoking advertising campaign, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, erroneously reported what kind of medical procedure Washington state resident Shawn Wright underwent. The CDC said Monday that the hole in Wright's throat resulted from a laryngectomy _ the removal of his voice box _ not a tracheotomy.

  • Study of 'meth babies' finds behavior problems

    The first study to look at methamphetamine's potential lasting effects on children whose mothers used it in pregnancy finds these kids at higher risk for behavior problems than other children.

  • California's stem cell agency ponders its future

    The creation of California's stem cell agency in 2004 was greeted by scientists and patients as a turning point in a field mired in debates about the destruction of embryos and hampered by federal research restrictions.

  • HAGELIN: Making sure children eat well is parents' job

    Food is in the news. Specifically, the food Big Government wants you — or your children — to eat.

  • FILE - In this Sunday, March 11, 2012 file photo, U.S. Army and Afghan soldiers are seen in a guard tower at their base in Panjwai, Kandahar province south of Kabul, Afghanistan, following the alleged killing of 16 civilians by a U.S. soldier. U.S. investigators have determined that the suspect had been drinking alcohol prior to leaving the base the night of the attack, a senior U.S. defense official said Friday. How much of a role alcohol played in the attack is still under investigation, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity because charges have not yet been filed. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan, File)

    Experts: Soldier might have post-traumatic stress

    They are questions already being debated: Did the soldier suspected of killing Afghan villagers have post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD? And did the people who sent him back to war after he was injured properly determine he was mentally fit to return?

  • Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    MURDOCK: The 'Unaffordable Care Act'

    President Obama's health plan should be rechristened the "Unaffordable Care Act." Precisely as Obamacare's critics predicted, the officially titled Affordable Care Act is no bargain for taxpayers or patients.

  • Mass. urology practice offers pizza with vasectomy

    Get a vasectomy, eat some pizza and watch some basketball.

  • FDA asked to probe Texas stem cell company

    The Food and Drug Administration has received a complaint against the company that stored adult stem cells used by Texas Gov. Rick Perry in an experimental procedure last year.

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