| Apr 15, 2009
A drug used to treat severe osteoporosis promotes healing of hard-to-mend fractures in the elderly and others, reducing pain and time spent in nursing homes, researchers said Tuesday.
In preliminary studies, 93% of 145 patients who had unhealed bone...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Among the many vital roles that sleep plays in our lives, our nightly rest may give us the chance to take out the cerebral trash, says a new study.
No, we're not talking about some kind of Ambien-induced sleep-housework. We're talking about the...
| Aug 10, 2010
Dangerous infections caused by the bacterium methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, appear to be declining in healthcare settings across the nation, the federal government reported Tuesday.
An analysis conducted by the Centers for...
| Jan 11, 2010
As a registered dietitian, Sharon Salomon of Phoenix teaches clients how to eat right and lose weight. But despite her expertise, Salomon says there's just one word to describe her own physique: "fat."
To some, Salomon's 5-foot-2-inch, 170-pound body...
| Apr 9, 2010
| 2:56 PM
A study from the University of Rochester Medical Center points to a troubling trend: Motorcycle riders are growing older and, as a result, more are getting injured.
The average age of motorcyclists involved in crashes has risen recently from 34 to 39...
| Mar 12, 2011
| 8:56 PM
The situation at one of Japan's crippled nuclear power plants seemed to go from bad to worse as an explosion Saturday destroyed a building that houses one reactor and on Sunday another reactor began experiencing problems with its cooling system. An...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 9:01 AM
Part of an ongoing series on health claims.
Claim: Tart cherry juice can be a natural solution for insomnia, according to CherryPharm, which produces a tart cherry juice product called CheriBundi.
Reality: The idea that cherry juice can help promote...
| Mar 4, 2011
The dimension in question is not penis or testicle size, but a measurement known as anogenital distance, or AGD.
Men whose AGD is shorter than the median length -- around 2 inches (52 mm) -- have seven times the chance of being sub-fertile as those...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 12:20 PM
Today Is: Crush a Can Day (Source: HolidayInsights.com)
Crush a Can Day is today. How flat can you squish it?
After you get done kicking the can around, you get the fun of crushing it too. Use it as a stress reliever to take out all of the...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 12:22 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mothers with postpartum depression are more likely to be in a violent relationship than moms without depression, and new mothers in abusive relationships are more likely to suffer postpartum depression, according to a new...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:13 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Acupuncture may help improve seasonal allergy symptoms in some people with runny noses and watery eyes, according to a new study - but the effect seems to be small.
Researchers found 71 percent of people reported an...