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  • Meditation can help with anxiety, pain, depression, study says

    Mindfulness meditation can help ease anxiety, depression and pain, but scientists found little evidence that meditation helped other conditions including substance abuse or sleep and attention problems. The scientists, reporting Monday in the Journal of...
  • Some alternative methods can help treat, prevent headaches

    Q: I have frequent headaches. I don't like taking pain relievers. I've been told that vitamins can help prevent headaches. Is this true? What about other natural products? A: My first advice is to make an appointment with your primary care clinician....
  • Sudden hearing loss needs prompt medical attention

    Q: My 42-year-old husband suddenly lost hearing in one ear. They did some blood tests and he was given steroids. But he has not improved. Is there anything else that can be done? A: There are two basic types of hearing loss: conductive and sensorineural....
  • Meditation offers significant heart benefits

    It helps reduce stress and anxiety, which can lower heart rate and blood pressure while reducing harmful hormones. There's more to heart attack and stroke prevention than medications, exercise, and diet. The latest research confirms that people who...
  • FDA asks doctors, dentists to stop prescribing high-dose acetaminophen

    FDA asks doctors, dentists to stop prescribing high-dose acetaminophen
    The Food and Drug Administration has asked doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to stop giving patients high-dose acetaminophen, the active ingredient in the popular pain-reliever Tylenol. Pills, capsules, tablets, syrups...
  • Brain plaque vs. Alzheimer's gene

    Which is a better predictor of memory loss? Two tests are available to determine if you are at increased risk for getting Alzheimer's disease: a test for a gene known as APOE4 and a brain imaging test called a PET scan. A recent study in the journal...
  • What is bacterial "colonization"?

    Q: I recently visited a friend in the hospital. He had internal bleeding. He was put in a private room called "isolation." I asked the nurse if he had an infection. She said, "No, he is colonized with MRSA." What does that mean? A: All of us are...
  • Severe PMS symptoms could mean PMDD

    Q: I recently heard about a condition called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). How does this differ from premenstrual syndrome (PMS)? A: The difference between PMS and PMDD is a matter of definition. Think of them as two different areas on a...
  • Saturated fat's role (or non-role) in the New Year's diet resolution

    Saturated fat's role (or non-role) in the New Year's diet resolution
    Saturated fat’s bad, bad image—the evil ingredient that supposedly makes people fat and keeps them that way, while clogging our blood vessels and raising our cardiovascular risk—has been getting a bit of a makeover. That shouldn’...
  • Hair loss due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy for cancer is usually temporary

    Q: Can hair re-grow after radiation therapy and chemotherapy for brain cancer? What can I do to prevent hair loss? If I do lose my hair, are there any remedies to speed up re-growth? A: Hair loss can be a distressing side effect of chemotherapy and...
  • After breast cancer, high-fat dairy foods raise risk of death

    After breast cancer, high-fat dairy foods raise risk of death
    Women who have ever had breast cancer might want to back away from the brie, the butter and the black cherry (and every other flavor) ice cream. According to a study of 1,893 women, breast cancer survivors who average as little as one serving per day of...