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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:30:00 -0500There's no evidence that screening adolescents with electrocardiograms prevents deaths, yet the heart tests have become widespread despite the false alarms they often cause.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:22:00 -0500Several studies out this week show mixed results for testosterone replacement. It appears to protect bone density and strength and prevent anemia, but there is no effect on memory and cognition.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:20 -0500More dads are getting involved with parenting, but the resources to help them are much slimmer than those available for moms.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 03:10:00 -0500Bats, birds and tourists love a good cave. And so do viruses. Scientists say this mixture could trigger a deadly outbreak.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:03:00 -0500Scientific evidence showing health benefits from engaging in the arts is still weak. But Los Angeles students in their 80s say their poetry class gives them joy, solace, community and a voice.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:02:00 -0500New guidelines encourage doctors to tell patients to try non-drug therapies for acute lower back pain first.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:00:00 -0500I'm fasting intermittently as part of a research study, to see if changing my gut microbiome affects my multiple sclerosis. But maybe living on Peanut Chews isn't the best strategy.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 05:00:00 -0500Having a cold or a flu is unpleasant enough without suffering the indignity of phlegm. But those gobs of goo are there for a reason.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:05:00 -0500The true health of politicians has likely been cloaked in secrecy since the days of Mesopotamian kings, but definitely since the Wilson administration. Has the time come to test presidents' cognition?
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:36:00 -0500The plan that House Republicans discussed Thursday would replace Affordable Care Act subsidies with tax credits and cut Medicaid funds to the states.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:57:00 -0500Skin lesions are often misdiagnosed as a brown recluse spider bite when they're actually a tick bite or MRSA or even skin cancer. Here's how to tell the difference.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 06:38:00 -0500After milkmaids helped discover vaccination, we spent the next 150 years learning how to keep ourselves safe from germs. By the 1960s, we thought the battle was finally over. If only!
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:31:00 -0500An analysis finds that if you're deficient in vitamin D, taking a supplement might cut your risk of respiratory infections. But there's disagreement on what's considered deficient.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:31:00 -0500CRISPR technology is already worth billions of dollars, investors say. This ruling seems to affirm the biggest piece of the pie goes to the Broad, over patent rival University of California, Berkeley.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:21:00 -0500Those "expiration" labels on packaged food may confuse consumers and dupe them into throwing good food in the trash. Two major food industry associations want to change that and are proposing reforms.