| Aug 22, 2012
| 9:55 PM
When you wake up in the morning, are you refreshed and ready to go, or groggy and grumpy? For many people, the second scenario is all too common.
Numerous health conditions and medications can interfere with normal sleep - including prescription and...
| Mar 23, 2010
| 12:53 PM
The first week after her heart transplant, Eileen Ryan was a wreck. Overcome by weakness, she couldn't stand or walk. Going home from the hospital, she had to rely on a wheelchair.
That was in December 2008. By spring, Ryan was steadily regaining...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Source: Harvard University School of Public Health
Men diagnosed with prostate cancer are less likely to die from the disease than from largely preventable conditions such as heart disease, according to a new study from...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 1:12 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men who regularly indulge their taste for chocolate may have a somewhat decreased risk of suffering a stroke, according to a study out Wednesday.
Swedish researchers found that of more than 37,000 men followed for a decade,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Antioxidants are all the rage. Yet the health properties of plant foods, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes, go beyond mere antioxidant status.
The buzzword today is "antioxidants." You can find the term plastered on food labels and...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 10:59 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who eat dried apple every day for a year see a persistent decrease in their cholesterol levels, according to a new study.
In comparison, women who ate prunes daily maintained steady levels over a year, suggesting that...
| Nov 30, 2009
The female sex hormone estrogen tends to raise HDL cholesterol, and as a rule, women have higher HDL (good) cholesterol levels than men do. Estrogen production is highest during the childbearing years. This may help explain why premenopausal women are...
| Oct 28, 2009
An ounce of prevention ... often adds up to a pound of malarkey. Whether it's a tablet to take with alcohol to prevent a beer belly, or a chocolaty, sweetened breakfast cereal that's fortified to "support" your child's immune system, experts say most...
| Jan 4, 2010
Body builders and serious weightlifters aren't exactly known for modest understatement. They often talk about getting "huge" and "ripped," and many will flex at the slightest pretense.
But for real over-the-top muscle mania, check out the body-building...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 4:06 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Even relatively low levels of lead in the blood may be linked to an increased risk of gout, a painful form of arthritis, researchers reported Monday.
Researchers have known that heavy lead exposure is linked to the condition -...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:09 PM
After a decade of rancorous debate over the risks and benefits of menopausal hormone therapy, experts from more than a dozen top medical organizations worldwide have finally come to something resembling a consensus. What did they decide, and why are women...