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When it comes to staving off the problems of aging, your diet is your friend—or enemy.
LONDON (AP) — A powerful health advisory agency says Britain should extend free fertility treatments to women up to age 42 as well as same-sex couples, recommendations likely to be followed by many of the U.K.'s medical centers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Swept by the barefoot running craze, ultramarathoner Ryan Carter ditched his sneakers for footwear that mimics the experience of striding unshod.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A study says more than a third of malaria-fighting drugs tested over the past decade in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa were either fake or bad quality.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Healthy men shouldn't get routine prostate cancer screenings, says updated advice from a government panel that found the PSA blood tests do more harm than good.
At best, some therapies can drain your wallet. At worst, some can harm your health.
A simple, cheaper exam of just the lower part of the bowel can cut the risk of developing colon cancer or dying of the disease, a large federal study finds.
More medical students may see the addition of mobile devices to preclinical education.
ATLANTA (AP) — Half the nation's overweight teens have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels that put them at risk for future heart attacks and other cardiac problems, new federal research says.
CHICAGO (AP) — New lung cancer screening guidelines from three medical groups recommend annual scans but only for an older group of current or former heavy smokers.