For years, therapists and medical professionals avoided diagnosing major depression in people who have just lost a loved one in what's known as a "bereavement exclusion." But a new proposal for the American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic manual would eliminate that exception.
There's enough vaccine to treat the 100,000 Haitians who have signed up for it. But a government mix-up and a local radio station's incendiary report put the project on hold just a few weeks before the earthquake-ravaged nation's rainy season begins.
In the early 1990s, Dr. Peter Goodwin was one of the first physicians to voice support for Oregon's assisted suicide legislation. On Sunday, after being diagnosed with a rare degenerative illness, he used the state's Death with Dignity Act to end his own life.
Researchers found a 15 percent lower risk of prostate cancer among circumcised men than those who hadn't been circumcised. But the study doesn't prove that circumcision would work, though there're some reason to think it might.
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