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People With Arthritis Shun Exercise — Though It Would Help, Not Hurt

People with knee arthritis are doing a lousy job of getting exercise, according to a new study. That’s not a […]

Can CT Scans Be Made Smarter To Use Safer Amounts Of Radiation?

Doctors are crazy for computed tomography, or CT scans. The medical images can help them make diagnoses quickly, and they’re […]

Gene Therapy Advance Trains Immune System To Fight Leukemia

Any time you report on promising but preliminary results about a new therapy for a lethal disease, you worry that […]

For Stroke Prevention, A New Alternative To Warfarin

A common form of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation can cause blood clots, putting people at increased risk of stroke. […]

To Dodge Diabetes: Go Light On The Hot Dogs And Bacon

Let’s begin with some well-worn advice: Moderation is key. So go ahead and eat that hot dog at the state […]

Organic Poultry Farms Have Fewer Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Study Finds

Proponents of organic meat often make the case that it’s inherently better for people’s health and the environment than meat […]

Music’s Soothing Notes Can Help Cancer Patients Chill Out

Music therapy for cancer sounds like the ultimate in New Age woo-woo. But a respected medical journal now says that […]

Big Spenders With Private Insurance Found In Unexpected Places

Quick: Where do insured Americans spend the most on health care? Miami? Los Angeles? Nope. It’s Anderson, Ind., where people […]

Test a Mother’s Blood To Learn Her Baby’s Sex Early On

Boy or girl? Expectant parents are often dying to know. Some mothers are even trying to influence it with their […]

In Nigeria, Selling Men On Birth Control Is An Uphill Battle

Nigeria is a crowded place — it’s the most populous nation in Africa, with about 155 million people. That huge […]

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