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One of the world's most dreaded viruses has been turned into a treatment to fight deadly brain tumors. Survival was better than expected for patients in a small study who were given genetically … more
WESTMINSTER — Life can be hectic and stressful. How can one calm away needless fears and put problems and chores into perspective? Are there simple ways to restore peace and let the joy of life … more
GENEVA — Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too … more
It's long been known that excessive childhood sun exposure and sunburns are significant risk factors for developing skin cancer and premature aging (such as sun spots and wrinkles) later in life. … more
After a long and snowy winter, we're heading into the high season of summer with great weather and lots of fun times ahead. While it's a relief to finally be outside, chances are pretty good that … more
NEW YORK — New guidelines recommend U.S. adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50.The American Cancer Society's advice puts it out of sync with guidelines from an … more
Q: About 15 years ago, while giving blood, I was advised of an irregularity, which my doctor confirmed after an EKG, known as premature ventricular contractions. He told me not to worry, and I've not … more
Adequate hydration is essential for growing babies, toddlers and kids. As with adults, water is necessary for their body's daily activities. Because of their smaller size, though, children are more … more
Walter Gardner knew his life was at risk: Nearly 100 pounds overweight, he had developed Type 2 diabetes and needed several prescriptions. Traditional medical appointments had little effect on the … more
Q: I've suffered from atrial fibrillation for several years now. I recently read that overall heart health could reduce the risk of the condition. Is it too late for me, considering I've already been … more
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