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People who don't get vaccinated are the most likely reason for the steady increase in the rate of measles and major outbreaks in the United States, according to an analysis released Tuesday.The … more
Q: Can marijuana use really increase the risk of high blood pressure, as a recent study suggests? I thought marijuana was supposed to make you relax. A: If you'll recall, there was a time when … more
I was lucky. I cared for my husband in his dying time for only nine months. He died at home in hospice, not a day too soon. He had enough time to put his affairs in order, say his goodbyes, conduct … more
Q: What can be done for normal pressure hydrocephalus? My dad was diagnosed with this condition six months ago after developing severe gait problems, urinary urgency and memory issues. He has a few … more
WASHINGTON — In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, … more
Prosecutors in New York announced this week that an August drug raid yielded 140 pounds of fentanyl, the most in the city's history and enough to kill 32 million people, they told New York 4.Those … more
WASHINGTON — Getting checked for cervical cancer isn't one-size-fits-all: Millions of women may soon have to decide between a routine Pap or a newer test that detects if they have a … more
NEW YORK — A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.Vaccine experts think the results … more
It's one the most common human fears and phobias of all, particularly for those of us beyond our 20s, as we remember the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of going to the dentist in our childhood. The big needle. The high-pitched whirr and … more
Q: My 83-year-old mother has advanced osteoporosis. She and I recently read several articles touting the benefits of vitamin K2. Does it help strengthen bones? If so, what is the recommended daily dose? Are there side effects? A: Vitamin K is … more
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