How to help an ailing friend

Don't know what to say, or what to do? Experts suggest useful ways to help friends or family members as they endure medical troubles.

March 19, 2017 0

Parenthood an elixir for longevity?

Researchers compare life expectancy with marital status and parenthood, to see whether having a child influences how long a person lives.

March 18, 2017 0

Fish oil pills may help after heart attack

Specialists' review does not find, however, that it can help prevent cardiovascular problems.

March 17, 2017 0

Dizzy spells in middle-age tied to dementia

Rapid drops in blood pressure that cause light-headedness may do serious damage.

March 16, 2017 0

Mediterranean diet may ease chronic pain of obesity

Study suggests eating fish, plant-based proteins is linked to less inflammation.

March 15, 2017 0

Daffodils, margaritas and other surprise dangers

Dermatologists warn of the many hidden hazards that can cause itch or rash.

March 13, 2017 0

Exercise helps counter cancer-linked fatigue

Psychological treatment and education can be useful, too, more so than drugs.

March 12, 2017 0

Wood stoves may spark heart trouble

Older people in cities with lots of wood-burning devices might run heart attack risk.

March 11, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘It’s been a miracle’

With new hips, Jeremiah New is starting life anew and leaving the pain behind.

March 10, 2017 0

Do ‘early birds’ get the healthier worm?

Late-to-bed types appear to have poorer eating habits.

March 9, 2017 1

Don’t be deceived by skin-care labels

Terms like 'hypoallergenic' and 'fragrance-free' may not mean what you think they do.

March 8, 2017 0

Live healthy, live longer

Regular checkups, exercise, no smoking, better diet and balance between work and play can add years.

March 5, 2017 0