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Archived Since:March 9, 2008

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Planning a Wedding When a Parent Is Ill

3 weeks agoHealth : Well

After learning her mother had advanced lung cancer, a 28-year-old woman and her partner grew closer to each other through their roles as caregivers.

Don’t Blame It on Birth Order

4 weeks agoHealth : Well

A new study found that while birth order may have a slight effect on intelligence, it had no effect on personality.

Pre-eclampsia Tied to Heart Defects in Newborns

4 weeks agoHealth : Well

Defects in all parts of the heart were more common among newborns whose mothers had pre-eclampsia, a frequent complication of pregnancy.

Does Exercise Slow the Aging Process?

4 weeks agoHealth : Well

Almost any amount and type of physical activity may slow aging deep within our cells, and middle age may be a critical time to get the process rolling.

Vitamin D and Calcium Fail to Reduce Colon Tumor Risk

4 weeks agoHealth : Well

A randomized trial has found that neither calcium nor vitamin D was effective in reducing the risk of tumors of the colon or rectum.

Ask Well: Running After Hip Replacement

4 weeks agoHealth : Well

A reader asks: Is it healthy for older people who have hip replacements to take up running or jogging?

Cutting Sugar Improves Children’s Health in Just 10 Days

4 weeks agoHealth : Well

Obese children who cut back on their sugar intake see improvements in their blood pressure, cholesterol readings and other markers of health after just 10 days, a rigorous new study found.

Poor Sleep May Spur College Weight Gain

4 weeks agoHealth : Well

The “freshman 15” weight gain among college students is more like five or 10, researchers say, and an underlying cause may be inconsistent bedtimes.

Ask Well: Is Grass-Fed Beef Better for You?

last monthHealth : Well

Grass-fed beef tends to be higher in some nutrients, and studies suggest it may contain fewer bacteria that can cause food poisoning -- which could be good for your health.

The Mediterranean Diet: Is it the Food or the Lifestyle?

last monthHealth : Well

The Mediterranean Diet has long been associated with better health, but now some researchers think the whole Mediterranean lifestyle may explain the longevity of people in the region.

Living With Cancer: Deciding About Dying

last monthHealth : Well

When it comes to the end of life, what role should patients play in deciding the terms of their own death?

Sleep Apnea Is Tied to Gout

last monthHealth : Well

People with sleep apnea were 50 percent more likely to have had a gout attack than those without the disease, independent of sex, age or obesity.

Ask Well: A Cure for Macular Degeneration?

last monthHealth : Well

There is not yet a cure for macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the United States, but treatments are getting better.

Frequent Antibiotics May Make Children Fatter

last monthHealth : Well

Children who take antibiotics gain more weight than those who don't use the drugs in childhood, new research shows.

Learning From Dogs With Cancer

last monthHealth : Well

Research in dogs will help with the design of later human trials, including the best way to administer drugs, and may lead to improved treatments for both pets and people.

Lifting Weights, Twice a Week, May Aid the Brain

last monthHealth : Well

A new experiment suggests that light resistance training a few times a week may also slow the age-related shrinking of some parts of our brains.

The Richer You Are, the Better You May Do After Heart Surgery

last monthHealth : Well

Swedish researchers found that the higher a person’s income, the lower the risk of death following cardiac surgery.

Ask Well: Can Whiteners Damage the Teeth?

last monthHealth : Well

A reader asks: Should I be concerned that teeth whitening strips or procedures could damage my teeth over the years?

Sleep Apnea May Have Added Dangers for Women

last monthHealth : Well

In new research, obstructive sleep apnea was independently associated with heart failure and death in women, but not in men.

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