| May 2, 2011
A dizzying number of factors can conspire against sexual desire as midlife approaches: depression, medications, illness, career worries, financial pressures, marriage troubles, young children in the home (or an empty nest), the sense that life is half...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 6:21 PM
Products called chelators that are sold over the counter as treatments for autism, heart disease and other conditions are dangerous and illegal, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned in a crackdown announced Thursday.
The chemicals, which help...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 12:48 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Heavy kids who took part in a program hosted at community YMCAs were able keep off some extra weight and improved their quality of life, including relationships with peers and functioning at school.
The six-month program -...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 9:04 AM
POM Wonderful isn't quite as wonderful as it claims, the Federal Trade Commission said Monday, after filing a complaint that challenges the company's statements that pomegranate can prevent and treat everything from heart disease to erectile dysfunction....
| Oct 8, 2010
| 6:23 PM
WASHINGTON -- Abbott Laboratories said Friday it will withdraw its diet pill Meridia in the U.S. and Canada, after coming under pressure from health regulators who say the drug increases the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with a history of...
| Dec 24, 2009
More and more, drinking heavily is becoming less socially acceptable for both men and women. But beyond the social and what some call moral considerations, alcohol consumption presents yet an additional challenge for women. Even in small amounts,...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 3:36 PM
Our neighbors to the north have concluded that marijuana makes you hungry and gives you the munchies. The study out of the University of Alberta found that small doses of marijuana's active ingredient, THC, boost the appetite of terminal cancer patients....
| Sep 14, 2010
Tens or even hundreds of thousands of Americans are having coronary artery angioplasty and stenting every year when they should be having bypass grafts, and the result is an extra 5,000 or more deaths annually, researchers said Sunday.
| Mar 8, 2010
Pam Levin's daughter weighed less than 5 pounds at birth. But by the time the child turned 3, Levin and her husband had begun to bristle at some of the comments about her. "People would say, ‘She's chunky' or ‘She's a big girl,'" Levin says....
| Feb 20, 2013
Jamie Feld followed all the pre-pregnancy advice, had a checkup before conceiving and was told she was fit and healthy to carry her first baby.
Throughout her pregnancy, the Northbrook resident kept up with all prenatal appointments, and all seemed well...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Too many people think living with a lost tooth is no big deal. In fact, the long-term effects can make it a very big deal.
Not replacing a missing tooth increases the risk of losing the adjacent tooth, and the gap left...