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It is not a secret that spending time in nature is good for you. For years, researchers have been detailing how people who live near green spaces — parks, greenbelts, tree-lined streets, rural … more
Jeanne Louise Calment lived for 122 years and 164 days, the oldest verified age of any person, ever. Her interviews revealed a portrait of the centenarian in high spirits: "I've only ever had one … more
Q: A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is terrified of the chemotherapy her doctor is recommending. I read that some women can skip it. Is this true? A: Your friend's fear … more
Q: I am 55, and I love to run. I don't overdo it, usually only 7 to 10 miles per week. But now that I have arthritis in my back, doctors have told me to quit running. Yes, running hurts most days, … more
A test for HPV detects precancerous changes of the cervix earlier and more accurately than the Pap smear, according to a large clinical trial published last week.The randomized, controlled study … more
Q: Please inform your readers about polymyalgia rheumatica. I thought I was experiencing arthritis, until my doctor informed me otherwise. A: Polymyalgia rheumatica is a common disorder that … more
The rapidly expanding use of electronic cigarettes and other "vaping" devices, among adults, but particularly within the teenager and young adult group, is an alarming reminder of the powerfully … more
One of the world's most dreaded viruses has been turned into a treatment to fight deadly brain tumors. Survival was better than expected for patients in a small study who were given genetically … more
GENEVA — Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too … more
It's long been known that excessive childhood sun exposure and sunburns are significant risk factors for developing skin cancer and premature aging (such as sun spots and wrinkles) later in life. … more
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