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  • Coffee as medicine? Japanese scientists show how it helps the heart

    Coffee as medicine? Japanese scientists show how it helps the heart
    The next time you take a coffee break, you might want to consider a triple espresso. The extra caffeine may reduce your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. A study presented Wednesday at the American Heart Assn.’s Scientific Sessions...
  • Leaving the light on hampers sleep quality: study

    Leaving the light on hampers sleep quality: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Falling asleep in the glow of the TV or leaving a light on next to the bed can affect brain activity levels and lead to poor quality sleep, according to the authors of a new study. "Our study showed that even a low light...
  • Cigarettes burning a hole in your pocket? Set a path to Quit Day

    Source: Loyola University Medicine whatdoctorsknow.com A recent cigarette tax hike in Illinois is making smoking dangerous to people's physical and financial health. The additional economic pressures are compelling people to quit smoking. In fact, 70...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Whether we like it or not, viral illnesses are typical this time of year

    We're starting off 2014 in the throes of a lot of viral illness. This is typical, with January and February notorious months for the peak of flu, RSV and common colds. Despite the historic statistics, my patients, their parents and even my friends...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Treatment varies depending on the cause of ear congestion

    Q: I have recurrent ear congestion. What causes it? How can I treat it? A: The middle ear -- found behind the ear drum -- contains air. This air is normally able to enter and exit through the eustacean tube. This is a small canal between the middle ear...
  • Filtered water pitchers that can grace a dinner party table

    Filtered water pitchers that can grace a dinner party table
    The big guy in the water pitcher-filter market has practically become a common name, like Kleenex. But even Brita's most ardent fans might agree that those plastic containers aren't dinner party elegant. There's a new player hoping to fill that spot:...
  • Blood pressure pill helps reduce diabetes complications

    Q: My doctor prescribed lisinopril for me because I have diabetes, even though my blood pressure has always been normal. My blood sugar came down to normal on pills. Do I really need another medicine? A: It depends more on your kidneys and your risk of...
  • Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.

    Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.
    To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That ... really shouldn’t be the question. But for some reason it is in America. Deadly diseases such as measles and polio are no longer a threat to the majority of vaccinated Americans. (As The Times’...
  • Teen's hair loss likely a result of genetics, but treatment options are available

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My son, 19, has been losing his hair for about a year. He's been using a hair growth foam for about 6 months without much difference. He is healthy otherwise and exercises daily. He's a baseball player and wears a cap often, but this...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Research examines use of viruses to fight cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that someday it may be possible for doctors to use viruses to cure cancer. How does it work? What types of cancer could it affect? ANSWER: A considerable amount of research is currently underway that's examining the use of...
  • Depression and the elderly

    Depression and the elderly
    Depression is alarmingly common in older Americans. It's highly treatable, but a number of obstacles, led by a nagging generational stigma surrounding mental health, often stand in the way of proper care. About 20 percent of people ages 55 and older...