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  • Proton therapy is fulfilling its promise

    The best-kept secret in cancer treatment is gaining widespread attention in part from local news at Hampton University. When the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute officially opened in October, it put proton therapy on the map not only in...
  • Morphea: What treatments can help my thick skin?

    Morphea: What treatments can help my thick skin?
    Q: I was diagnosed with morphea about three years ago. I understand there's no cure, but I'm looking at treatments to improve the condition. I know there's light therapy and I found some information on herbal medicines on the Internet. Are there any other...
  • Secret to Sound Sleep Lies Inside the Brain

    Secret to Sound Sleep Lies Inside the Brain
    I am frequently amazed by my husband's ability to sleep through all kinds of noises that cause me to wake in a flash -- car alarms, smoke detectors that are running low on batteries, and especially kids who have lost track of their favorite blankie in the...
  • What causes a narrow esophagus?

    What causes a narrow esophagus?
    Q: I have trouble swallowing that is accompanied by chest pain. Tests show I have a narrowing of the esophagus. What does this mean and what should I do? A: I interpret your problem to mean that when you swallow solid foods, they lodge in your...
  • Blood test shows promise for detecting cancer

    Blood test shows promise for detecting cancer
    A blood test that could spot a single cancer cell among a billion healthy ones is moving one step closer to being available at your doctor's office, researchers announced Monday. According to Johnson & Johnson, a $30-million investment in a new test that...
  • Chocolate good, steroids bad for heart

    Chocolate good, steroids bad for heart
    No, no, we only think we already knew it! The destructive effects of illicit anabolic steroids on heart function, as well as the helpful effects of chocolate consumption, may be widely assumed by physicians and patients. But two new studies --...
  • Diabetes drug can reduce cancer risk

    Diabetes drug can reduce cancer risk
    A growing body of evidence suggests that the widely used diabetes drug metformin can reduce the risk of cancer, researchers said Wednesday. A study in mice exposed to tobacco carcinogens shows that the drug can reduce the development of lung tumors by...
  • Should I get the shingles vaccine?

    Q: I'm 79 and had chickenpox as a child. Should I get the shingles vaccine? What are the risks? A: The U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends the shingles vaccine for most people ages 60 and over, regardless of whether they...
  • Spinal taps may be useful in predicting brain disorders

    Spinal taps may be useful in predicting brain disorders
    A brief needle-in-the-back test could someday tell you, if you were inclined to know, whether you're likely to suffer from neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, and how bad the condition will be in your case. Researchers are using...
  • Supplements lack science, safety proof

    Supplements lack science, safety proof
    "Lost your essence after excessive lovemaking?" BioRay said it has a supplement for you. Autism? Allergies? Liver problems? BioRay said it can help. In fact, the supplement company established by Timothy and Stephanie Ray said it has products for just...
  • Online Dish: Forget Lorena Bobbit! Wife Chops Off Hubby's Penis, Tosses in Garbage Disposal

    Online Dish: Forget Lorena Bobbit!  Wife Chops Off Hubby's Penis, Tosses in Garbage Disposal
    Catherine Becker, 48, is in the joint, accused of chopping off her estranged hubby's penis and tossing it in the garbage disposal. Becker started the master plan by lacing her husband's food with an unknown drug or poison, not feeling well, he went to...
  • Fmr Seattle Police Chief Kerlikowske Collapses

    Fmr Seattle Police Chief Kerlikowske Collapses
    The White House 'Drug Czar' and former Seattle Police Chief, Gil Kerlikowske, collapsed twice while in Boston Tuesday. According to The Boston Globe, Kerlikowske fainted about 2 p.m. while talking to law students at Harvard. He was taken to Massachusetts...