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  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Nosebleeds can be bothersome, but rarely signal a serious condition

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 12-year-old daughter gets nosebleeds often, especially during the winter, and usually at night. They don't last long, but they disrupt her sleep and can be frightening. Why are some people more prone to nosebleeds than others? Are...
  • Risk for macular degeneration goes up with age

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 52 and have been diagnosed with dry macular degeneration. What could cause this in a person my age? ANSWER: No one knows exactly what causes macular degeneration, an eye disease that can lead to loss of sight in the center of your...
  • Assessment of symptoms, neurological exam often sufficient to identify concussion

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A few months ago, I was in a minor car accident and was told I had a mild concussion. I hadn't lost consciousness and only felt slightly "off," but my doctor told me to lay low for a few weeks. Wouldn't an MRI or CT be necessary to...
  • 2 new drugs aim to prevent migraines; early tests done

    2 new drugs aim to prevent migraines; early tests done
    Two drugs given to people who suffer migraines reduced the frequency of their headaches in early trials, scientists said. The test results “may potentially represent a new era in preventive therapy for migraine,” Dr. Peter Goadsby, an author...
  • FDA, in a turnaround, says pregnant women should eat more fish

     FDA, in a turnaround, says pregnant women should eat more fish
    The FDA, in a change of course, now wants pregnant women to eat more fish. But not the kinds that are high in mercury. Altering its 2004 advice to shun most seafood, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday in an updated report with the...
  • SCADaddle to raise money for heart research

     SCADaddle to raise money for heart research
    In hindsight, Sue Gibbons knows grocery shopping wasn't the best idea after experiencing chest pain and an achy back and arm several hours earlier. But as a 40-year-old busy mom of two, full-time nurse and exercise buff, Gibbons never imagined she could...
  • Modified measles virus targets and destroys cancer, study says

    Modified measles virus targets and destroys cancer, study says
    Can an injection of the measles cure cancer? In a recent clinical trial, researchers say that a genetically modified strain of the virus showed an ability to target and reduce tumors in a human patient. Writing in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings,...
  • How patients with an inconclusive diagnosis should proceed

    How patients with an inconclusive diagnosis should proceed
    A few years ago, Ken Berger noticed a small mass in one of his testicles, and scheduled a next-day appointment to get it examined. An ultrasound revealed a lump, but other tests came back negative for testicular cancer — except for one. To his...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Active surveillance a reasonable approach for men with low-risk prostate cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father, 71, was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer last month. He's worried about the side effects of surgery and radiation, so he has instead decided to wait and see if the cancer progresses. His doctor agrees that he doesn't...