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  • Women told they have breast 'cancer' more likely to want surgery

    Women told they have breast 'cancer' more likely to want surgery
    Women were more likely to want surgery when they were told they had a type of breast cancer than when the diagnosis was a breast lesion or a group of abnormal cells — even though all three scenarios described the same disease. The findings, reported...
  • Infertility due to old eggs? An anti-aging pioneer ponders solutions

    Infertility due to old eggs? An anti-aging pioneer ponders solutions
    One of the many ways in which humans' evolved characteristics clash with a fast-changing post-industrial society can be seen in the female egg. Even before a woman passes the age of 30, the quality of the oocytes she carries begins a downturn in...
  • Got more belly than you'd like?

    Got more belly than you'd like?
    -- It's worth noting that no exercises or diets specifically target belly fat—despite the promises of many infomercials. As Dr. Samuel Klein, professor of medicine and nutritional science at Washington University School of Medicine, explains, you...
  • The doctor-patient relationship is evolving

    The doctor-patient relationship is evolving
    Until now, doctors have pretty much called the shots in the doctor-patient relationship. But change is on the way. Patients, say ahhhhh — it's about to be all about you. The new approach is called patient-centered care, and it's a very good thing,...
  • FDA approves lorcaserin, first weight-loss drug since 1999

    FDA approves lorcaserin, first weight-loss drug since 1999
    The Food and Drug Administration has approved marketing of the weight-loss drug lorcaserin, the first prescription anti-obesity medication to win the FDA's blessing since the agency approved orlistat in 1999. Once it is cleared by the Drug Enforcement...
  • Meditation apps let the peace flow through the phone

    Meditation apps let the peace flow through the phone
    When it's time to meditate, sit comfortably, focus your attention … and reach for your smartphone? More and more people are doing just that, ifApple's iPhoneApp Store is any indication — a search for "meditation" results in more than 1,000...
  • PASSINGS: Mel McDaniel, Lou Gorman, Harley Allen

    PASSINGS: Mel McDaniel, Lou Gorman, Harley Allen
    Mel McDaniel Country music singer-songwriter Mel McDaniel, 68, a husky-voiced country music singer-songwriter who had a No. 1 hit with "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On," died of lung cancer Thursday at his home in Hendersonville, Tenn., the Grand Ole...
  • Geraldine Ferraro dies at 75; shattered political barrier for women as vice presidential nominee in 1984

    Geraldine Ferraro dies at 75; shattered political barrier for women as vice presidential nominee in 1984
    Geraldine A. Ferraro, the savvy New York Democrat who was embraced as a symbol of women's equality in 1984 when she became the first woman nominated for vice president by a major party, died Saturday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was...
  • Antidepressants in primary care: Is this how to treat depression?

    Antidepressants in primary care: Is this how to treat depression?
    Antidepressants, now the third-most commonly prescribed class of drugs in the United States, are routinely offered to patients with vague complaints of fatigue, pain and malaise but who are not classified as suffering from a mental disorder by the...
  • Stanley Cup finals: Boston destroys Vancouver, 8-1, in Game 3

     
    The Stanley Cup finals took a turn toward ugly with a detour through frightening in Game 3 on Monday, as a vicious hit by Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome sent Boston winger Nathan Horton to the hospital on a stretcher and......
  • Stanley Cup finals Game 3: Bruins' Horton moving extremities at hospital after ugly hit by Aaron Rome

     
    A late and vicious hit by Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome to the head of Boston winger Nathan Horton dominated the scoreless opening period at TD Garden. The only question after the severity of Horton's injuries is how severe Rome’s punishment......