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A group of Japanese researchers is developing a device in which a smartphone notifies epilepsy sufferers ahead of seizures via a sensor built into an undershirt that detects warning signs through … more
Whether multi-vitamins and other dietary supplements are necessary for the general population is a source of debate. Supplements remain recommended for certain populations with specific conditions … more
Q: Is it true that there's a link between the appendix and Parkinson's disease? I thought all an appendix ever does is burst sometimes. Does this mean we should get our appendixes removed, the way … more
A quick Google search of "heart-healthy diet" instantly unleashes millions of results, a dizzying array of do's and don'ts, multi-colored pyramids and sometimes conflicting advice on how to nourish … more
Q: Can you please explain scoliosis? My 11-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with it, and though it's mild, we're very worried. Why did she get it? Will she need surgery? A: Scoliosis is a … more
A lot of people out there don't get enough sleep — more than 1 in 3 American adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.If you're one of them, you probably know there … more
Q: Our youngest daughter caught a cold over the holidays and was pretty miserable. She had just turned 2, so we didn't want to give her cough or cold medicines, but we did want to help her feel … more
WASHINGTON — Scientists figured out how to hide a shot inside a pea-sized pill — creating a swallowable gadget, inspired by a tortoise shell, that can inject medicines like insulin from … more
If you have ever walked the long toothbrush aisle in a big-box store undecided, we have good news for you: "The best toothbrush is the one you're using in your hand, if you're using it right," says … more
Our holiday season was a symphony of sneezes.It's inevitable, we joked, as family members from as far away as Illinois and Italy joined our celebrations in suburban Philadelphia.We added packages of … more

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