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  • Teen health program fights obesity, depression

    Teen health program fights obesity, depression
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A skills-building program offered as part of high school health classes may help prevent obesity, depression and drinking among teenagers, a new study suggests. "Our hope is that schools after seeing these outcomes will say,...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Lyme disease is curable, but complications can occur

    Q: Can Lyme disease be cured? A: Yes, an infection with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease can be cured. In fact, nearly everyone with the condition improves quickly after starting antibiotics and is cured within a few weeks. But there are some...
  • 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...
  • Viagra for women? Blue pills may help alleviate menstrual cramps

    Viagra for women? Blue pills may help alleviate menstrual cramps
    Viagra may no longer be just for the gentlemen. A new study suggests that those little blue pills may also help women, though not in the way you might think. Researchers have found that sildenafil citrate, the main ingredient in Viagra, Revatio and...
  • Overuse of over-the-counter medication for headaches may start to contribute to the problem

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a 55-year-old woman and have had headaches my entire life. In the past, ibuprofen would get rid of a headache rather quickly, but lately nothing has been working. Do I need to get a stronger medicine from my doctor? ANSWER: You...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Low back pain, cramping among common symptoms of dysmenorrhea

    Q: I have a lot of painful cramping with my periods. But I also get low back pain. Is this related? What do you suggest? A: Doctors call the problem of painful menstrual periods dysmenorrhea. Most often, women with this condition report crampy pain in...
  • Vitamin D disappoints in trial for infant diarrhea

    Vitamin D disappoints in trial for infant diarrhea
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Heavy supplementation of vitamin D did not reduce diarrheal illnesses among children aged three and younger in a large trial conducted in Kabul, Afghanistan. The results are disappointing in light of a body of research that...
  • Gynecological consultation can be helpful for teen girls

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Our family doctor recently suggested that our 14-year-old daughter be seen by a gynecologist. He said he recommends this for all girls her age. Our daughter is not sexually active, so I'm wondering why she would need to see a specialist....
  • Even with treatment, skin fungus may return

    Q: I went to the doctor for some white patches on my arms. My doctor told me I had tinea versicolor, a type of fungus that destroys the melanin in your skin. He prescribed anti-fungal shampoo to clear it up. But is there a way to make sure you don't get...
  • Can I ever stop taking my prostate medicine?

    Q: I was diagnosed with an enlarged prostate. My urologist has prescribed finasteride (Proscar) and tamsulosin (Flomax) to treat it. My urine flow has improved and I am able to empty my bladder. When can I stop taking these drugs? A: You ask a very...
  • Hair pulling can become a destructive habit

    Q: Is there an effective treatment for hair pulling? A: Hair pulling is more common than many believe. It may affect up to 3.5 percent of adults, although some experts say the number is closer to 1 percent. The older name for this condition is...