| Mar 9, 2011
| 12:50 PM
Q I have suffered from painful cramps in my toes and feet most of my life. I have spent hours walking around the house trying to relieve them. I have worried about the day when I am an octogenarian and might not be able to get up and walk around.
| Apr 6, 2011
| 1:29 PM
Q I am searching for a way to remove underarm odor from clothes. I tried diluted vinegar, but it did not work at all. Is there anything else?
A Several years ago, we heard from a person who used to work for the wardrobe department in a theater. Some...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 2:20 PM
There's new fireworks exploding around the plan by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg — a.k.a. “Nanny Bloomberg” — to ban the sale of sugar-sweetened soft drinks larger than 16 ounces from a broad array of eateries in the...
| Feb 2, 2004
Society may not be quite ready for the day when a dead person's face is recycled for the living — but that day is coming nonetheless.
Such an operation would give new life to someone severely disfigured by burns, cancer or an accident, allowing the...
| Sep 17, 2007
Today, professors Kelly D. Brownell and Paul F. Campos attempt to define the parameters and significance of our modern fatness. Later in the week, they'll debate policy prescriptions, cultural issues and more.
Two-thirds are overweight, and we're...
| Jun 21, 2010
Something in your gut could be making you fat — and it isn't just last night's pizza.
The vast, diverse community of microbes inhabiting the intestines, scientists are finding, can influence metabolism and weight.
Between 10 trillion and 100...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:00 PM
More -- and newer -- isn’t always better in medicine.
We imagine it’s a good idea to pay for a whole-body CT scan so that every last defect in our body can be detected and treated promptly, so we subject ourselves to radiation but also to...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 5:05 PM
The sunny fact that Americans are living longer, more productive lives has a dark side: More of us than ever live with chronic illnesses that are not only a drag on sufferers' time and energy, but on the nation's pocketbook. The Institute of Medicine on...
| Oct 8, 2007
This antioxidant can protect against cancer, heart disease and diabetes. It can lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation and ease pain. Best of all, perhaps, it can help users live 30% longer than they would without it.
Resveratrol -- a substance found...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 2:25 PM
These days, it's just good to have a job. But remaining gainfully employed can take a toll on health, especially if your work has you up at odd hours and sleeping irregularly. Shift work, say two studies out this week, poses particular problems for women,...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 2:07 PM
The first clinical trial to test the effects of resveratrol -- the plant compound plentiful in red wine and grapes -- on humans has found that a small daily dose of a purified resveratrol supplement lowered blood pressure and improved a wide range of...