| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Does basking in the sun make you feel relaxed and happy, like nothing can bother you? There may be a biological reason for that.
Researchers found that mice who were regularly exposed to UV light had a higher pain tolerance than mice that were not...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:11 PM
It's billed as a faster, safer and more accurate way of screening expectant mothers for fetal abnormalities like Down syndrome, and proponents say it has already become the standard for prenatal care.
But as a handful of California companies market...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Yearly mammography screenings for women ages 40 to 59 do not reduce breast cancer deaths, even though they make a diagnosis of illness more likely, according to a long-term study of nearly 90,000 Canadian women.
The research, published Tuesday in the...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
If you're a baby boomer, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you be tested for infection with the hepatitis C virus. The virus can live in the liver for decades, often causing silent damage that...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Children who are overweight in kindergarten have four times the risk of becoming obese by eighth grade, researchers reported Wednesday – in just one of the ways they said that the risk of becoming overweight or obese could start even before birth....
| May 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: I'm a 60-year-old woman. What can I do to promote hair growth?
A: As we grow older, our hair growth declines. Genetics comes into play, as well. Almost 50 percent of women older than 40 have "androgenetic alopecia." This is an inherited type of hair...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:07 PM
It's terrible to imagine, but what would you do if someone in your home suddenly collapsed and stopped breathing? After calling 911, most people feel helpless after witnessing such an event, which is usually due to a cardiac arrest (see "What is cardiac...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Dr. Henry V. "Harry" Chase, a retired internist who served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War, died June 9 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Somerford Place, a Frederick assisted-living facility. He was 90.
The son of Harry...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Vernissia Tam gulped down half a glass of champagne at noon Friday and prepared to scream. She was about to find out what kind of doctor she would become, and where she would train.
"No peeking," a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine official...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 6:05 PM
End-of-life choices and treatment decisions are rarely discussed in the medical community, despite expert advice meant to encourage communication, studies suggest. As a result, many patients spend their final days receiving invasive treatments that they...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 2:18 PM
At first glance, the image seems quizzical. A dog on a hospital bed? Huh? But a closer look reveals a haunting image that won't soon be forgotten: A faithful pup saying goodbye to his master as he lay dying in his hospital bed.
It was an image that...