Health

Published on January 22, 2020 - Page 22
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband and I are very fortunate to have had a happy relationship for many years. Our lovemaking has always been a pleasure for...
Published on January 21, 2020 - Page 8
OLYMPIA, Wash. —Every time she got out of jail, Jamie Cline started hustling again for heroin, driven by an addiction she didn’t understand. “You...
Published on January 21, 2020 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 67-year-old woman who works with young children. I get a physical each year for my job, and until this year it was acceptable...
Published on January 21, 2020 - Page 9
Q. Although it’s not a recognized benefit of Vascepa, I found that 2 grams/ day (half the usual dose) reduced inflammation. The effect was noticeable...
Published on January 21, 2020 - Page 9
BEIJING (AP) — The head of a Chinese government expert team said Monday that human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new...
Published on January 20, 2020 - Page 17
Q. I have deep cracks on the sides of my thumb and first finger. They get so sore that I am barely able to hold a pen or pencil to write. A friend...
Published on January 20, 2020 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: My son is 62 years old and has cirrhosis of the liver. He does not drink. Years ago, he had a blood transfusion that turned out to...
Published on January 17, 2020 - Page 19
DEAR DR. ROACH: My 78-year-old father is experiencing the early signs of dementia. It has been suggested that he try a $500 device that would aim a...
Published on January 16, 2020 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: Three weeks ago, I had to have removal of fluid that had collected around my testicles. Nearly half a liter was removed. Five days...
Published on January 15, 2020 - Page 6
DEAR DR. ROACH: When I went to my new doctor, whom I like very much, I found that they do a lot of things in their office for which I would normally...
Published on January 14, 2020 - Page 8
NEW YORK (AP) — Drug-resistant “superbug” infections have been called a developing nightmare that could set medicine back a century, making conquered...
Published on January 14, 2020 - Page 8
WASHINGTON — The 92-year-old had a painful tumor on his tongue, and major surgery was his best chance. Doctors called a timeout when he said he lived...
Published on January 14, 2020 - Page 8
D EAR DR. ROACH: I was considering LASIK surgery for my eyes, but I recently saw some concerning information on the news that makes me doubt the...
Published on January 14, 2020 - Page 8
Q. I’ve been on fluoxetine for two years to treat depression. Now my sex drive is completely gone. I tried lowering my dose, but due to confusion, I...
Published on January 14, 2020 - Page 9
LAS VEGAS — Sex tech was featured at last week’s CES gadget show, a year after organizers took fire for revoking an innovation award to a sex device...
Published on January 14, 2020 - Page 9
BEIJING (AP) —Health authorities in a central Chinese city on Saturday reported the country’s first death from a new type of coronavirus, as the...
Published on January 14, 2020 - Page 9
BERLIN (AP) — A review of fatal encephalitis cases in the southern German state of Bavaria has found that more than twice as many as previously known...
Published on January 13, 2020 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a normal-weight female, age 71, who is very active. I take no medications and have never had an alcoholic drink in my life. My...
Published on January 13, 2020 - Page 7
Q. You had a letter from a person who was taking saffron for age-related macular degeneration. Since I have AMD, I am willing to try anything that...
Published on January 13, 2020 - Page 7
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) —First came the flames, a raging firestorm propelled by 50 mph wind gusts that incinerated Kelsey Norton’s house and killed 85...
Published on January 12, 2020 - Page 10
WASHINGTON (AP) —Some good health news: Americans’ cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment....
Published on January 12, 2020 - Page 10
LONDON (AP) — A study that tracked over 1,000 Ebola survivors found they had a higher than usual chance of dying in the year after their recovery....
Published on January 10, 2020 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband is on oxygen, and he won’t take the mobile tank while he is outside. Will being on oxygen give him longer life? — M.K....
Published on January 9, 2020 - Page 5
NEW YORK — Researchers on Wednesday reported the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they credited to advances in...
Published on January 9, 2020 - Page 17
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have heard fish oil can clog the arteries and cause problems, but I’ve also heard it’s good to take. Can you help me? — G.G. A...
Published on January 8, 2020 - Page 9
U.S. government-led research found no strong evidence linking baby powder with ovarian cancer in the largest analysis to look at the question. The...
Published on January 8, 2020 - Page 9
NEW YORK — About 1 out of 5 high school students in the U.S. say they vaped marijuana in the past year, and its popularity has been booming faster...
Published on January 8, 2020 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 73-year-old active lady. I recently noticed a wrinkle in my palm near my ring finger. I had a consultation with a nearby...
Published on January 7, 2020 - Page 8
Accidental overdoses cause 90% of all U.S. opioid-related deaths while suicides account for far fewer of these fatalities than previously thought, a...
Published on January 7, 2020 - Page 8
NEW YORK — Red, yellow, green. It’s a system for conveying the healthfulness of foods, and at the center of a debate about how to approach weight...