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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
Q: My hearing loss is related to my Eustachian tubes: They stay closed. I can open them and improve my hearing by holding my nose and blowing, but the effect lasts only a short time. Hearing aids don't help. What can I do?A: First, let's consider … more
As concerns swirl around the future of healthcare coverage in this country, there's a tendency to think that our personal health revolves largely around doctor's appointments, runs to the pharmacy and an occasional trip to the hospital. But the … more
A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big study that's likely to spur fresh debate about what drugs should cost.Statins such as Lipitor and Crestor are cheap … more
As winter drags on, so does the season for colds, stomach viruses, strep and the flu.Many illnesses occur most frequently in the winter months. And peak season can last through May.It's not clear why winter brings so many health woes, says Pritish … more
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