Medical experts have long thought that gum disease can cause heart disease. But now they say no; it's other health issues like smoking and lack of exercise that are causing both. But this doesn't mean you can stop flossing.
California's state-run developmental centers are home to hundreds of developmentally disabled men and women. Reports of patient abuse at the centers jumped 40 percent between 2008 and 2010, and advocates say that abuse complaints — and even deaths — are not properly investigated.
Billionaire Warren Buffett was tested for prostate cancer at an age when most men are not. The evidence suggests that in most cases the harms of treatment of prostate cancer in elderly men outweigh its benefits.
A supply glut and price collapse in natural gas is slowing down the hydraulic fracturing boom in some areas. How market forces, state regulations and health and environmental concerns are shaping development of the Marcellus Shale.
The state's Legislature voted to spend government funds on prenatal care for illegal immigrants. The governor vetoed the legislation, but some lawmakers are looking to override the veto in a vote on Wednesday.
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