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  • 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...
  • Testosterone prescriptions linked to heart attack

    Testosterone prescriptions linked to heart attack
    Men over 65, as well as younger men with diagnosed heart disease, were at least twice as likely to have non-fatal heart attacks in the 90 days after they were prescribed testosterone medication than were men of the same age and health status who did not...
  • Alkaline diet claims get sour response from doctors

    Alkaline diet claims get sour response from doctors
    In cookbooks, health food stores and alternative health clinics, the word is getting out: Acid is the latest dietary villain. It's not necessarily the acid in foods like tomatoes and lemons that supposedly cause the trouble. Instead, a growing number of...
  • Prozac during adolescence protects against despair in adulthood

    Adolescents treated with the antidepressant fluoxetine -- better known by its commercial name, Prozac -- appear to undergo changes in brain signaling that result in changed behavior well into adulthood, says a new study. Adult mice and rats who were...
  • Ready to ditch the running shoes? Tread carefully

    Ready to ditch the running shoes? Tread carefully
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Evidence is still shaky on whether ditching the sneakers and hitting the streets barefoot will help runners avoid injuries, a new review concludes. Despite the "media craze" surrounding the potential benefits of barefoot...
  • At India's lauded Ananda spa, a restless vata dosha learns to relax

    At India's lauded Ananda spa, a restless <i>vata dosha </i>learns to relax
    NARENDRA NAGAR, India — I am a dharma disaster, a chakra calamity. I cannot meditate. My inner hamster is a maniac, and my legs refuse to cross for that long. So when the saried woman with the serene kohled eyes tells me that I have a private...
  • Treatment for kidney stones depends on type and cause of stones

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I continue to get kidney stones despite drinking plenty of water. They are quite small and I haven't had to be treated yet. But my doctor said if my symptoms get worse, I will need treatment. What would that involve? ANSWER: Treatment...
  • Banish the bloat

    Banish the bloat
    For more than a decade, Barbara Blane Toney has been dealing with the classic symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome: bloating, gas and abdominal distress. Her doctors prescribed medication and over-the-counter supplements, treatments that only seemed...
  • Doctors rarely discuss risks of cancer screening

    Doctors rarely discuss risks of cancer screening
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Doctors seldom tell patients about the possible harms of getting screened for cancer, a new study shows. During any screening test, there is a chance of so-called overdiagnosis - finding something that looks like cancer but...
  • Poor sleep tied to Alzheimer's-like brain changes

    Poor sleep tied to Alzheimer's-like brain changes
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults who don't sleep well have more of the brain plaques that are hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. The finding doesn't prove that not getting enough shut-eye causes the build-up of beta-amyloid...
  • Move over, acai: Latest 'superfruits' aim to make a nutritional mark

     Move over, acai: Latest 'superfruits' aim to make a nutritional mark
    Nailing down the latest superfruit in vogue can be an elusive goal, a quest largely driven by modern marketing and, quite possibly, producers of television's "The Dr. Oz Show." Origins in advertising, not science, complicate the matter: The term...