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  • Even with treatment, skin fungus may return

    Q: I went to the doctor for some white patches on my arms. My doctor told me I had tinea versicolor, a type of fungus that destroys the melanin in your skin. He prescribed anti-fungal shampoo to clear it up. But is there a way to make sure you don't get...
  • News briefs: Read a book, preserve your memory

    Don't underestimate the value of everyday activities such as reading and writing. They may be enough to help you preserve your memory. A study published July 3, 2013, in the online edition of Neurology found that people who participated in mentally...
  • Avoiding knee or hip surgery

    Losing weight, strengthening muscles, and increasing flexibility may help you stave off joint replacement. You may be putting off a doctor visit to address knee or hip osteoarthritis because you believe it will end with joint replacement surgery, but...
  • Infertility due to old eggs? An anti-aging pioneer ponders solutions

    Infertility due to old eggs? An anti-aging pioneer ponders solutions
    One of the many ways in which humans' evolved characteristics clash with a fast-changing post-industrial society can be seen in the female egg. Even before a woman passes the age of 30, the quality of the oocytes she carries begins a downturn in...
  • The importance of stretching

    It's not enough to build muscle and achieve aerobic fitness. You need to think about flexibility, too. You may think of stretching as something performed only by runners or gymnasts. But we all need to stretch in order to protect our mobility and...
  • News briefs: Killing cancer by fixing cell metabolism

    Researchers at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital are looking at a novel way to stop cancer growth: regulating cell metabolism. When a cell turns cancerous and starts growing uncontrollably, its biochemistry changes. It starts to get energy...
  • Avoid back pain and improve balance by strengthening core muscles

    You don't have to do crunches; these simple, gentle exercises will make a big difference. It's spring, and that means you may be heading out to the golf course or backyard garden. But those activities can also have you heading to the doctor with back...
  • Caution: Cancer risk elevated in women with dense breasts

    But new research offers reassurance that dense breasts don't raise risk of cancer death. Dense breast tissue can make it harder to see breast cancer on a mammogram. Dense breasts have more glandular and fibrous tissue and less fatty tissue. Past research...
  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery

    When the minimally invasive procedure is warranted. Arthroscopy is a popular technique for shoulder surgery because it involves a small incision. While it used to be the case that surgeons could see the shoulder tissues better with traditional open...
  • Stay driving to stay independent

    Consider these health issues to keep you safe on the road. For many of us, driving is a vital component of freedom and independence. But aging brings physical changes that can jeopardize a future on the road. "Most people I see don't think they have...
  • One in five smokers lights up while hospitalized

    One in five smokers lights up while hospitalized
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The number of smokers lighting up on hospital grounds has fallen about seven percentage points since 1995, according to a new study. "It is encouraging that there has been improvement, but it's discouraging that the nicotine...
  • Sun protection and new treatments help aging skin

    Q: I spent too much time in the sun when I was younger, without sunscreen. Now my skin is paying the price. What's my best chance of repairing the damage, or at least stopping my skin from aging any faster? A: The best way to lessen the appearance of...