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Western medicine in the 21st century is turning to ancient knowledge and techniques to alleviate many conditions and pains that have eluded even the most highly developed medical and pharmacological treatments.Acupuncture is one such ancient … more
NEW YORK — What happened in the 1951 case of Henrietta Lacks, and could it happen again today?The story of the woman who unwittingly spurred a scientific bonanza made for a best-selling book in 2010. This weekend, it returned in an HBO film … more
Q: I'm leery of sleep drugs, so I've been taking Benadryl to help me sleep. Now I read that it should be taken only for a limited time. What's the story on this drug?A: Diphenhydramine HCL, or Benadryl, is a sedating antihistamine. The medication … more
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
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