Health


Published on July 9, 2014 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 48-year-old, athletically fit man with excessive body hair on my back, chest and arms. I see that the younger generation of...
Published on July 8, 2014 - Page 13
CHICAGO (AP) — 3-D mammograms may be better at finding cancer than regular scans, a large study suggests, although whether that means saving more...
Published on July 8, 2014 - Page 13
Q. I have been experiencing an embarrassing anal itch for two months. My physician doesn’t seem interested beyond prescribing lotions that don’t do...
Published on July 8, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: About seven years ago, my blood pressure was high, and I was overweight and in a stressful job. I quit the job, my blood pressure...
Published on July 8, 2014 - Page 13
NEW YORK (AP) — American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they’re texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on...
Published on July 8, 2014 - Page 14
WASHINGTON (AP) —Research shows a common antidepressant may cut production of one of the chief suspects behind Alzheimer’s, a new avenue in the hunt...
Published on July 8, 2014 - Page 14
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest analysis of childhood vaccines confirms they’re generally safe. The report should be reassuring to parents, the...
Published on July 7, 2014 - Page 7
CHICAGO (AP) — Bone marrow transplants can reverse severe sickle cell disease in adults, a small study by government scientists found, echoing...
Published on July 7, 2014 - Page 7
NEW YORK (AP) — A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead,...
Published on July 7, 2014 - Page 7
Q. Do you have any remedies for red bumps after a bikini wax? A. Dermatologists have a name for razor bumps, whether they occur on a man’s neck or...
Published on July 7, 2014 - Page 21
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a fit 54-year-old male who bicycles a lot. My friends and I are pretty competitive when we do our rides, pushing hard and...
Published on July 6, 2014 - Page 5
A study estimates it would cost Medicare about $2 billion a year to screen certain current and former heavy smokers for lung cancer. Researchers...
Published on July 6, 2014 - Page 8
NEW YORK (AP) — The government’s more recent report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria...
Published on July 4, 2014 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I read your column in May about tuberculosis. I have questions. Every time I get tested for tuberculosis, the test is positive....
Published on July 3, 2014 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 55-year-old, active female. My body temperature is consistently 95-96 F. Also, my blood pressure seems to be going down each...
Published on July 2, 2014 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: I appreciate your columns. Recently, in a column about sleep apnea, you did not mention one thing that I have heard of that will...
Published on July 1, 2014 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been reading your column in the newspaper for some time now and have not seen anything regarding sciatica. I am 83 and...
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...

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