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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:13:42 EDTCompanies say the length of telomeres on people’s chromosomes can signal disease risk and a need to take corrective measures.
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 18:57:20 EDTScientists say that roughly 20% of autism cases can be linked to known genetic abnormalities. A growing number of tests are helping to identify them.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:20:43 EDTWhat the siren call of that cupcake really means—and how to ignore it.
Tue, 08 Jun 2010 13:14:07 EDTIn medical schools, professors are using fictional characters in literature, TV and film to teach students to diagnose mental illness.
Mon, 06 Jul 2009 18:50:43 EDTThough it has become easier to test for and treat, Chlamydia is still common, and efforts to screen for the STD have run into obstacles.
Wed, 29 Apr 2009 15:31:47 EDTAs the number of confirmed U.S. swine flu cases continues to rise, a host of questions have arisen about the lessons to be gleaned from two historical outbreaks, as well as how experts and the public should react.
Mon, 23 Feb 2009 21:52:20 ESTFor decades, surgeons performing hysterectomies cut out the cervix because it could develop cancer. Now, more gynecologists argue for sparing the cervix.
Thu, 12 Feb 2009 10:12:15 ESTThe recession is exacting punishment for a psychological vice: the unmitigated identification of self with occupation, accomplishment and professional status.
Tue, 16 Sep 2008 00:52:00 EDTFor patients getting daily radiation treatments, new technology provides faster, more comfortable and more accurate treatment.
Wed, 10 Sep 2008 13:13:00 EDTDr. Marisa Weiss has witnessed a growing fear of breast cancer among young girls. So she and her teen daughter co-wrote the new book "Taking Care of Your 'Girls.'" Written for teen girls, it spotlights breast health and development.
Fri, 29 Aug 2008 09:35:00 EDTFeeling particularly stressed at work? Look around you. As the economy falters and layoffs sweep certain industries, people are more worried than ever about job security. Here's what do you do when you think a co-worker can't handle the strain.
Mon, 30 Jun 2008 23:20:00 EDTLately it has been in vogue to dismiss the advice to drink eight glasses of water a day as a "medical myth," but it's really more a dispute over whether the glass is half-empty or half-full.
Mon, 23 Jun 2008 20:07:00 EDTIf you go into sudden cardiac arrest in a Chicago airport, where automatic external defibrillators are plentiful, your chance of survival is greater than 50%. Statistics like that are helping fuel the drive to put more AEDs in public places.
Mon, 16 Jun 2008 23:36:00 EDTScores of theories were offered on what might have been done to save NBC's Tim Russert from his sudden, fatal heart attack, but the heart still has many mysteries. The best lesson that can be learned from Russert's tragedy is to take responsibility for our health.
Mon, 09 Jun 2008 23:46:00 EDTMild cognitive damage from bypass surgery has long been recognized by doctors, even if they seldom warn patients about it. Symptoms include short-term memory loss, slowed responses, trouble concentrating and emotional instability.
Mon, 02 Jun 2008 23:04:00 EDT"Neuro-aerobics," a term for engaging different parts of the brain to do familiar tasks, may well lower your risk for Alzheimer's disease and shore up your defenses against all kinds of cognitive decline.
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 10:01:00 EDTA "senior moment" is an unscientific term for various mental glitches. While experts believe that the majority of these memory lapses are part of normal aging, "senior moments" can also be a sign of early Alzheimer's disease.
Mon, 19 May 2008 23:10:00 EDTDoctors can sometimes see esophageal cancer coming in a condition called Barrett's esophagus. A new outpatient procedure that lets doctors zap Barrett's tissue with radiofrequency ablation is showing promise. Video
Thu, 22 May 2008 16:01:00 EDTEating mindfully means paying attention to what you eat and stopping just before you're full. Eating just a few mouthfuls, and savoring the experience, can be far more satisfying than eating an entire cake mindlessly.
Mon, 05 May 2008 21:07:00 EDTAn analysis of adverse-event reports filed with WHO suggests that the current generation of sleep medications may be nearly as problematic as the older generation.
Tue, 29 Apr 2008 07:05:00 EDTWhat makes some people rebound from defeats and go on to greatness while others throw in the towel? Psychologists call it "self-efficacy," the unshakable belief some people have that they have what it takes to succeed.