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  • When to Have a Frank Conversation About End-of-Life Care Decisions

    When to Have a Frank Conversation About End-of-Life Care Decisions Having a conversation about end-of-life care decisions is one lifetime conversation some adult children may be dreading to have with older parents. In fact, they are not the only ones....
  • Fist bump beats a handshake on the germ meter

    Harvard Health Blog The handshake is an important way that many people communicate nonverbally. It's a standard gesture when we say hello, goodbye, and make an agreement. We've been doing it for millennia. But hands carry germs that can spread infections...
  • Study: Low-carb diet beats low-fat for weight loss and heart health

    Study: Low-carb diet beats low-fat for weight loss and heart health
    Good news for people who like oil more than bread: People on a low-carbohydrate diet lowered certain risk factors for cardiovascular disease and lost nearly three times as much weight as those on a low-fat diet, a new study found. “This isn’...
  • Gates Foundation awards $25 million to HIV vaccine research

    PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Oregon researchers developing a vaccine that has shown promise in preventing HIV infection in primates said on Wednesday they have been awarded a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Oregon Health &...
  • Study: More breast cancer patients should keep their healthy breasts

    Too many women with breast cancer are sacrificing too many healthy breasts for too little benefit, new research suggests. After learning that they have an early stage cancer in one breast, some women decide to remove not only the affected breast but the...
  • Diets work, but brands don't make much difference, study finds

    Diets work, but brands don't make much difference, study finds
    Which diet is the best for you? Whichever one you can stick with, according to a new meta-analysis of 48 different trials involving nearly 7,300 overweight and obese adults.  The findings, described in the Journal of the American Medical Assn., or JAMA,...
  • Study: Breast cancer survival rates are no better after double mastectomy

    PITTSBURGH More and more women are taking the drastic option of removing both breasts after a diagnosis of cancer in just one breast, but a new study says that won't make a difference in survival rates. According to the study, released Tuesday by the...
  • Medical Establishment Should Recognize Acupuncture

    Why doesn't the American Medical Association or the insurance companies recognize Chinese medicine? I have been to general practitioners, two medical spine specialists, three orthopedic medical specialists and physical therapists with little results for...
  • Ordinary makeup ingredients with an element of surprise

    Ordinary makeup ingredients with an element of surprise
    Common ingredients in cosmetics often hide in plain sight on the product label because of an international movement to establish uniform names, based in science and Latin. So wheat germ, prized for its vitamin E, becomes Triticum vulgare, and oatmeal,...
  • How to make a better Big Mac

    McDonald's Golden Arches have been tarnished by a food safety scandal in China, labor issues in America and flat U.S. sales. To restore the shine to those arches, it's time for the fast-food behemoth to acknowledge the growing consumer demand for food...
  • Access to medical marijuana saves lives [Letter]

    Access to medical marijuana saves lives [Letter]
    I agree that Maryland's recently proposed rules regarding access to medical marijuana are overly restrictive ("Pot as medicine," Aug. 27). Maryland policymakers are missing an opportunity to save lives. Baltimore, for example, has the highest rate of...