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An influential federal task force has dropped its controversial opposition to routine screening for prostate cancer and now says that men between the ages of 55 and 69 should discuss the test's potential benefits and harms with their doctors and … more
Marathons can be risky for hearts, but not necessarily those of the runners. It takes longer for nearby residents to get to a hospital for emergency heart care on the day of a race and they're less likely to survive, a U.S. study finds. more
Q: My daughter's school recently sent home a flier about potential exposure to hand-foot-and-mouth disease. How worried should I be? A: Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) is very common. It occurs most often in infants and children younger than 7 … more
If you've ever found bliss in a bite of chocolate or smiled when someone offered you a french fry, then you know food can make you happy. more
Q: A new study said that working out too much could ruin your sex life. I like to be in shape — but not at that high a price. What's the deal? A: Exercise is unequivocally good for men's libido. Compared with sedentary individuals, men who … more
In a world and time of constant change and uncertainty, it is more important than ever to make our families the center of our lives and the focus of our priorities. Family is the single most powerful influence in a child's life. Children depend on … more
In a sense, children have had it better than grown-ups when it comes to patient-friendly care. They get to take flavored medications and at least one vaccine (oral polio) that is needle-free, with more probably on the way. Moreover, kids probably … more
Q: Some studies suggest that long-term calorie restriction can lengthen lifespan; others say it won't. Which should we believe? A: This is a perplexing question. We need energy to live, and the food we eat provides that energy. Obviously, gluttony can lead to dire health consequences, including Type 2 diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure, but less obvious is the case for decreasing caloric intake to below normal levels in order to improve health. more
"To be or not to be, that is the question," Hamlet articulates in Shakespeare's play "Hamlet." We can reword this question for those of us in the grip of the medical industrial complex: To die or not to die, that is the question. We have achieved … more
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