| Jan 30, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Famed heart surgeon Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. has long rallied against the overuse of stents, cholesterol drugs and other conventional heart disease treatments. His solution? A diet rich in green, leafy vegetables. Doctors generally agree that a healthy diet...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 4:08 PM
If sugary sodas are as bad for you as nutritionists and, increasingly, local officials nationwide insist, it stands to reason a drink containing a sugar substitute might be better for you, right? Not so fast! Studies of diet soda's health impact are...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Bernardo “Bernie” Fernandez, M.D., is the chief executive officer of Baptist Health Medical Group, a network of more than 140 physicians, representing a comprehensive range of medical specialties, including cardiothoracic surgery,...
| Sep 1, 2012
Pillows. They're not just for nestling your noggin anymore. They're also for keeping your stiff neck from aching, your sinuses from congesting, your acids from refluxing, your snores from snorting, your tinnitus from tintinnabulating and — yes!...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 1:10 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Autumn is the time of year most associated with bumper crops of new babies, and that may be because human sperm are generally at their healthiest in winter and early spring, according to a new study from Israel.
| Apr 24, 2013
| 2:03 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of heart attack victims every year have none of the notorious risk factors before their crisis - not high cholesterol, not unhealthy triglycerides. Now the search for the mystery culprits has turned up some surprising...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 1:56 PM
The long-established link between red meat consumption and heart disease may have less to do with the fat in the meat than many have assumed, researchers said Sunday.
Writing in the journal Nature Medicine, a team led by Dr. Stanley Hazen of the...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:06 PM
An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday voted to keep the diabetes drug Avandia on the market with a slate of restrictions on its use, and suggested that although evidence of the drug's safety problems may have been overblown,...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 1:34 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children with incurable cancer can take part in early trials of a new drug's safety, but many parents may misunderstand the goals of those studies, new research finds.
When researchers test new drugs on humans, they start with...
| Jul 24, 2013
In a recent television interview, Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino said "y'know" 72 times in three minutes.
In a way it was refreshing to hear that long-infuriating verbal crutch resurrected with such gusto, because "y'know" has been largely...
| Feb 23, 2013
In general, I like to keep my books and my movies separate. When I finish a book and clutch it to my breast in a final loving embrace, I am not fantasizing about how the characters and conflict will play out on screen, since I've already had it play out...