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  • Hot advice from experts on handling a sunburn

    Hot advice from experts on handling a sunburn
    You know you shouldn't have, but you did. You got sunburned. And now you're itching to know what to do about it. Here are a few tips from Dr. Latanya Benjamin, a pediatric dermatologist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University and an...
  • Booster Shots blog: More heart disease research news

    Booster Shots blog: More heart disease research news
  • A downside of living longer: Oldest often disabled in last months

    A downside of living longer: Oldest often disabled in last months
    Don't expect old age to be all golf and cruises: As Americans live longer and longer, more of us should expect to suffer some sort of independence-threatening disability in the final phase of life, two new studies published online Monday suggest. "The...
  • Hormone replacement promises no cognitive fountain of youth

    Hormone replacement promises no cognitive fountain of youth
    In the 11 years that researchers, physicians and womens' health advocates have been skirmishing over the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy, one hope had proved tantalizingly persistent: that newly menopausal women who used the therapy...
  • 1 in 4 stroke victims experiences PTSD, study finds

    1 in 4 stroke victims experiences PTSD, study finds
    Post-traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD, is not just a problem for military veterans, sexual assault survivors and other crime victims  — it also plagues many stroke victims, according to new research. The study, published online Wednesday...
  • Sleep-deprived Michael Jackson needed teleprompter to sing classics

    A Harvard sleep expert testified in the Michael Jackson wrongful death case Friday that the singer suffered from almost total sleep deprivation that resulted from his use of the anesthetic propofol. Dr. Charles Czeisler, who has both an MD and a PhD,...
  • Bad news on red meat: Eating more is linked to diabetes risk

    Bad news on red meat: Eating more is linked to diabetes risk
    Nutritionists known for issuing warnings about the health risks of eating red meat reiterated their message this week, confirming a link between red meat consumption and Type 2 diabetes -- and showing, in a new follow-up study, that the association...
  • Low blood sugar in some diabetics boosts dementia risk

    Low blood sugar in some diabetics boosts dementia risk
    For older patients with Type 2 diabetes, an aggressive focus on keeping high blood sugar down increases the risk of driving blood sugar too low--and with that, boosting the likelihood of developing dementia, says a new study. As if that weren't bad...
  • Do you need to be a vegetarian to lead a healthy life?

    Do you need to be a vegetarian to lead a healthy life?
    Can a vegetarian diet add years to your life? A new study suggests the answer could be yes. After examining the health records of 73,308 people for an average of nearly six years, researchers discovered that vegetarians were 12% less likely to die...
  • Saying no to surgery

    Saying no to surgery
    Thom McDaniels is no stranger to surgery. As a longtime athlete and high school football coach, he's spent years putting his knees through the wringer. After injuring his right knee again during football practice, he was told by an orthopedic surgeon that...
  • Antidepressants: A help or hindrance to those facing surgery?

    Antidepressants: A help or hindrance to those facing surgery?
    About 11% of Americans over age 12 take an antidepressant, making the drugs the most widely used medication in the United States. And with more than 51 million in-patient surgeries performed annually in the United States, a substantial overlap between the...