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  • Regular monitoring detects metabolic changes in patients on antipsychotics

    Q: My daughter has schizophrenia. The psychiatrist at her mental health center prescribed an antipsychotic drug. I know some of these drugs increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease. What sort of clinical monitoring do you advise? A:...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Research examines use of viruses to fight cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that someday it may be possible for doctors to use viruses to cure cancer. How does it work? What types of cancer could it affect? ANSWER: A considerable amount of research is currently underway that's examining the use of...
  • Teen health program fights obesity, depression

    Teen health program fights obesity, depression
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A skills-building program offered as part of high school health classes may help prevent obesity, depression and drinking among teenagers, a new study suggests. "Our hope is that schools after seeing these outcomes will say,...
  • Depression and the elderly

    Depression and the elderly
    Depression is alarmingly common in older Americans. It's highly treatable, but a number of obstacles, led by a nagging generational stigma surrounding mental health, often stand in the way of proper care. About 20 percent of people ages 55 and older...
  • At India's lauded Ananda spa, a restless vata dosha learns to relax

    At India's lauded Ananda spa, a restless <i>vata dosha </i>learns to relax
    NARENDRA NAGAR, India — I am a dharma disaster, a chakra calamity. I cannot meditate. My inner hamster is a maniac, and my legs refuse to cross for that long. So when the saried woman with the serene kohled eyes tells me that I have a private...
  • Overuse of over-the-counter medication for headaches may start to contribute to the problem

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a 55-year-old woman and have had headaches my entire life. In the past, ibuprofen would get rid of a headache rather quickly, but lately nothing has been working. Do I need to get a stronger medicine from my doctor? ANSWER: You...
  • Mother Nature runs a spa in Glenwood Springs

    Mother Nature runs a spa in Glenwood Springs
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — Since moving to Colorado from Southern California three years ago, I've come to hate winter. Scalding baths, wool blankets, the dog snoozing on my feet — nothing takes the edge off the bitter cold. It lingers in the...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Low back pain, cramping among common symptoms of dysmenorrhea

    Q: I have a lot of painful cramping with my periods. But I also get low back pain. Is this related? What do you suggest? A: Doctors call the problem of painful menstrual periods dysmenorrhea. Most often, women with this condition report crampy pain in...
  • Gynecological consultation can be helpful for teen girls

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Our family doctor recently suggested that our 14-year-old daughter be seen by a gynecologist. He said he recommends this for all girls her age. Our daughter is not sexually active, so I'm wondering why she would need to see a specialist....
  • Green tea disease-fighting compounds may weaken blood pressure drugs

    Green tea disease-fighting compounds may weaken blood pressure drugs
    As far as scientists can tell, green tea has many health benefits. It contains natural antioxidants called flavonoids that appear to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and various types of cancer, including cancers of the breast, lung and...
  • Folic acid is important, but avoid excessive intake

    An adequate amount of folic acid is vital to achieve optimal health. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate, a water-soluble B vitamin that supports cell production, including hair, skin and nail growth, and may protect against anemia, as well as...