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  • Aquatic exercise a safe, gentle and effective way to work out

    When you're struggling with joint pain, gravity can make exercise an unpleasant experience. But exercising in water, also known as aquatic therapy, can change all that. "It enables you to do many of the same exercises you'd do on land without applying...
  • Mammogram screenings don't reduce cancer death rates, study finds

    Mammogram screenings don't reduce cancer death rates, study finds
    Yearly mammography screenings for women ages 40 to 59 do not reduce breast cancer deaths, even though they make a diagnosis of illness more likely, according to a long-term study of nearly 90,000 Canadian women. The research, published Tuesday in the...
  • Study calls DNA test reliable in discovering fetal disorders

    Study calls DNA test reliable in discovering fetal disorders
    It's billed as a faster, safer and more accurate way of screening expectant mothers for fetal abnormalities like Down syndrome, and proponents say it has already become the standard for prenatal care. But as a handful of California companies market...
  • Does new marijuana study back Gov. Brown's warning about pot smokers?

    Maybe Jerry Brown was more right about marijuana than folks gave him credit for -- at least if a new study on pot has merit. You may recall that California’s governor, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in March, had this to say...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Why are my nails splitting?

    Q: I'm 70-year-old woman, and for the last two or three years my fingernails have begun to split in a lateral manner. I take calcium, so I'm wondering what's causing this. Can you help? A: There are a number of reasons why nails may peel, such as:...
  • 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...
  • Gender income gaps persist among doctors: study

    Gender income gaps persist among doctors: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Female doctors earn an average of $56,000 less each year than male doctors, according to a new study, which found that gap hasn't budged since the late 1980s. Researchers used a nationally-representative survey conducted in...
  • Twin birth can be perfectly safe without a planned C-section

    Twin birth can be perfectly safe without a planned C-section
    Many of the twins delivered via cesarean section could have been safely delivered the old-fashioned way, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Twin births have been on the rise for three decades, fueled mainly by use of...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Over-the-counter treatment not an option for genital warts

    Q: I have genital warts, both on the penis and anus. What treatments are available? A: Warts are caused by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). There are many different strains of papillomavirus. Most warts do not cause cancer, but certain...