| Jun 30, 2010
Concern about a newborn's bacterial flora is not a topic you're likely to hear discussed in the waiting room of the maternity ward — but that may change. A new study has found that the way in which babies are delivered exposes them to specific...
| Jul 15, 2010
Density. It's a less obvious feature of the female breast than, say, size. But at least when it comes to good health, it's probably more important.
In fact, it just might be the greatest cancer risk you've never heard of.
Study after study has found...
| Sep 23, 2010
In 2004, New York's Shelley Contin-Hubbs was diagnosed with the most advanced stage of breast cancer; two different doctors told her she could have as little as six months to live.
Contin-Hubbs found a third physician, one who was as optimistic and...
| Jun 4, 2010
Hot flashes. Headaches. A tummy that won't go away no matter how many crunches you do. Menopause can be especially vexing for women trying to lose weight. As their estrogen levels drop, their testosterone exerts more influence. Because of the ensuing...
| Nov 10, 2010
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Human breast milk is demonstrating noteworthy anti-inflammatory characteristics in the lab of E. Stephen Buescher, M.D., professor of pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Val.
Inflammation is the body's response to infection, disease...
| Oct 7, 2010
DETROIT - Nancy Hearshen worries much more about her daughter's future than her own chances of getting breast or ovarian cancer.
Hearshen, 67, and her daughter, Rachel, 35, who live in Farmington Hills, Mich., carry a genetic mutation that...
| Aug 30, 2010
I don't have anything against cosmetic surgery.
No amount of running or iron pumping was going to do anything about the genetically programmed dark circles under my eyes, so I got those things zapped with a nuclear-powered laser that made me twitch and...
| Jun 1, 2010
If you have sagging skin due to extreme and rapid weight loss—for example, following gastric bypass surgery—you may want to consider body contouring surgery to help you reduce, tighten, reshape and tone the excess flab and fat.
What is Body...
| Oct 13, 2010
A breast cancer diagnosis turned Jim and Stephanie Payne's tranquil life upside down.
Stephanie remembers Jim trying to process startling news.
"You know, Jim's hand is sweaty, I wonder why his hand is so sweaty and then he almost passed out in the exam...
| Nov 1, 2010
Bill Rands, 67, of Grosse Pointe, Mich., is a man who had a mastectomy.
An 11-year survivor of male breast cancer, the retired money manager is not shy about showing his scar or sharing his story. His openness about discussing his illness sometimes...
| May 4, 2010
Lynn Redgrave, a member of the distinguished British acting family who became an overnight sensation playing the title character in the 1966 film "Georgy Girl" and later achieved acclaim on stage as both an actress and a writer, has died. She was 67....