| Oct 23, 2013
| 11:55 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Evidence is still shaky on whether ditching the sneakers and hitting the streets barefoot will help runners avoid injuries, a new review concludes.
Despite the "media craze" surrounding the potential benefits of barefoot...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I continue to get kidney stones despite drinking plenty of water. They are quite small and I haven't had to be treated yet. But my doctor said if my symptoms get worse, I will need treatment. What would that involve?
| Nov 22, 2013
For more than a decade, Barbara Blane Toney has been dealing with the classic symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome: bloating, gas and abdominal distress.
Her doctors prescribed medication and over-the-counter supplements, treatments that only seemed...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: Can Lyme disease be cured?
A: Yes, an infection with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease can be cured. In fact, nearly everyone with the condition improves quickly after starting antibiotics and is cured within a few weeks.
But there are some...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:09 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Doctors seldom tell patients about the possible harms of getting screened for cancer, a new study shows.
During any screening test, there is a chance of so-called overdiagnosis - finding something that looks like cancer but...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:58 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults who don't sleep well have more of the brain plaques that are hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.
The finding doesn't prove that not getting enough shut-eye causes the build-up of beta-amyloid...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:56 PM
Viagra may no longer be just for the gentlemen. A new study suggests that those little blue pills may also help women, though not in the way you might think.
Researchers have found that sildenafil citrate, the main ingredient in Viagra, Revatio and...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:22 PM
The search for an HIV vaccine has taken an important step forward after researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla managed to capture molecular images of a protein spike that allows the deadly virus to invade human immune cells to hack...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Facing a world full of potential dangers for the babies they carry, pregnant women hear regularly that acetaminophen can be trusted to reduce fevers and relieve aches and pains without causing harm to a developing fetus. But a new study reports that the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:44 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Electronic cigarette users followed over a year reduced or quit using tobacco cigarettes in large numbers and were less prone to resume smoking, at least in the short term.
Experts continue to debate whether or not "e-cigs"...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Inhalers containing chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, will be phased out by the end of the year to comply with international treaties intended to protect the the ozone layer.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration made the announcement, which is part of an...