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CHICAGO — Hopes are rising again for a drug to alter the course of Alzheimer's disease after decades of failures. An experimental therapy slowed mental decline by 30 percent in patients who got … more
Q: My husband's doctor prescribed finasteride to treat his enlarged prostate, and he's been taking it for years. Gradually, the side effects became noticeable, specifically erectile dysfunction. … more
People have always weighed the benefits and risks of joint replacement surgery before deciding whether to undergo the procedure. Will the pain associated with surgery and recovery outweigh the pain … more
Man, it's a hot one. And that could mean bad news for your performance at work or school, according to at least four recently published studies.The reports, which examine the effects of air … more
Q: It seems as if people, without fail, say they feel better when the sun is shining, yet the medical community seems to tell people to stay away from the sun. The sun is shining as I ask: Is there … more
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
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