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  • Effectiveness of statins called into question

    Effectiveness of statins called into question
    As the world's most-prescribed class of medications, statins indisputably qualify for the commercial distinction of "blockbuster." About 24 million Americans take the drugs — marketed under such commercial names as Pravachol, Mevacor, Lipitor, Zocor...
  • Make doctor visits by webcam

    Make doctor visits by webcam
    Your smart phone is now a doctor's office. And before long, you may be checking your blood pressure, heart rate and throat at home while a physician watches online. Last month, a Boca Raton, Florida, company launched a service that lets you consult one...
  • Eel enters man's penis in spa treatment, is surgically removed

    Eel enters man's penis in spa treatment, is surgically removed
    Yes, you read that right. A Chinese man had to have an eel surgically removed from his bladder after a mishap while undergoing an unusual spa treatment. Zhang Nan, a 56-year-old resident of Hubei province, was bathing with live eels, in the hopes that...
  • Patients at heart of medical device issue

    Patients at heart of medical device issue
    Antonitsa Vlahoulis knew as she slipped into unconsciousness on the operating room table that her surgeon would choose which medical device she would receive to fix her leaky heart valve. But when a warranty card arrived in the mail for the device...
  • Your body is talking. Are you listening?

    Your body is talking. Are you listening?
    It might be a caffeine headache, but it might be an aneurysm. Great. Now, at the very least, it's a stress headache. We asked the experts to tell us five signs that your body is telling you something. And why you should do something about it. (Namely,...
  • Doctor-drug company database adds to confusion for consumers

    Doctor-drug company database adds to confusion for consumers
    Last week, after the launch of a new database detailing doctors' financial ties with drug companies, Dr. Daniel Carlat sat at his computer and began searching for information about colleagues. He found several doctors who had potentially compromising...
  • Don't take a prescription unless you know why

    Don't take a prescription unless you know why
    These days, when a full 61 percent of adults use at least one medication to treat a chronic health problem, many people expect a prescription at every doctor's appointment. (And doctors are often all too happy to oblige.) Since every drug has side effects...
  • Virginia man receives face transplant at Maryland Shock Trauma

    Virginia man receives face transplant at Maryland Shock Trauma
    When Richard Lee Norris opened his eyes after a marathon 36-hour surgery to give him a new face, he immediately wanted a mirror. A natural reaction for a man who had been practically living as a recluse since a 1997 gun accident took off his nose, chin,...
  • Woman's cancer a factor in complex custody case

    Woman's cancer a factor in complex custody case
    Parents diagnosed with cancer commonly fear dying before their children have grown. But an unusual child custody battle in North Carolina has raised another troubling concern: Can the illness be used against the sick parent? The ongoing case, which has...
  • Good carb, bad carb

    Good carb, bad carb
    Confused about which carbohydrates you should be eating? Welcome to the club. "It's the biggest lack-of-consensus issue in the U.S. diet today," said Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. "We...
  • Finding the root of the problem with hair extensions

    Finding the root of the problem with hair extensions
    Hairstylist Reggie Dowdy has found himself time and time again doing emergency hair repair on women whose tresses have been damaged by weaves and extensions. They come in with bald spots, also known as alopecia, and thinning hair caused by heavy weaves...