Health


Published on July 1, 2014 - Page 13
LONDON (AP) — Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man’s spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs....
Published on July 1, 2014 - Page 13
WASHINGTON (AP) —New research is boosting hopes that weight-loss surgery can put some patients’ diabetes into remission for years and perhaps in some...
Published on July 1, 2014 - Page 13
Q. I am writing to tell you how your advice helped solve a near tragedy. My husband and I were recently on a trip to Mongolia in a very remote...
Published on July 1, 2014 - Page 14
A bold new way to test cancer drugs started recently in hundreds of hospitals around the U.S. In a medical version of speed dating, doctors will sort...
Published on June 30, 2014 - Page 5
LONDON (AP) — In the past decade, billions of dollars have been spent trying to save the lives of mothers in developing countries using strategies —...
Published on June 30, 2014 - Page 8
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bone marrow transplants save thousands of lives but patients are vulnerable to severe viral infections in the months afterward,...
Published on June 30, 2014 - Page 8
ATLANTA (AP) — When it comes to flu vaccines, a federal panel says a squirt in the nose is better than a shot in the arm for young children. The...
Published on June 30, 2014 - Page 8
Q. I am looking for a remedy to remove splinters. I heard about instant glue, but I am not sure how to use it. A. Do NOT use instant glue to remove...
Published on June 30, 2014 - Page 9
LONDON (AP) — Doctors in Italy have designed a miniature dialysis machine for babies, used for the first time last year to save a newborn girl,...
Published on June 30, 2014 - Page 20
DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently was diagnosed as being prediabetic and told to watch my sugar intake. So I now read the nutrition facts on packages....
Published on June 27, 2014 - Page 11
DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife is 76 and diabetic. She has been taking meds for a long time, and has a hard time managing her blood sugars. I saw an ad...
Published on June 26, 2014 - Page 25
DEAR DR. ROACH: Last year, I told my doctor that I no longer wanted to take a statin drug. I had read so much about statins and am on meds for...
Published on June 25, 2014 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: About two years ago, my husband, who will turn 79 this month, developed a balance/gait problem. This has affected so many of his...
Published on June 24, 2014 - Page 13
Q. Is it possible to overhydrate? When I was growing up, no one carried a bottle of water around. Now it seems as if everyone is constantly sipping...
Published on June 24, 2014 - Page 13
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Before the car-wreck victim reached the emergency room, doctors, residents and nurses at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center...
Published on June 24, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have had a chronic cough for over 30 years. As you can imagine, I have seen numerous specialists through the years, and none of...
Published on June 24, 2014 - Page 14
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s fertility regulator says controversial techniques to create embryos from the DNA of three people “do not appear to be unsafe...
Published on June 23, 2014 - Page 4
Q. Some years ago, when I was a volunteer on the tall ship Elissa berthed in Galveston, Texas, I heard about a mosquito repellent used by the crews...
Published on June 23, 2014 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: You recently wrote that antihistamines used for sleep can increase risk of falls. Are there any sleep aids that don’t increase fall...
Published on June 22, 2014 - Page 6
LONDON (AP) — In the latest major study to consider whether the dangers of mammograms outweigh the benefits, experts say the tests can reduce the...

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