Does cycling damage men’s sperm?Yes, suggests the findings of a study presented Monday at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Amsterdam.
I’ve heard scientists grumble about the time, effort and frustration involved in applying for research grants, but I wasn’t aware how the process can stymie innovative thinking — and hold back breakthrough treatments for disease — until I read repor
Canities subita — the sudden, seemingly “overnight” onset of white hair — is a medical condition that is 1) non-life-threatening and 2) extremely unlikely to happen to you.But the condition is also odd and fascinating — one that has, as the physicia
One of the things I’ve learned after writing about health for three decades is that there are a lot of assumptions out there about what’s good for us that, upon closer look, have very little good scientific evidence behind them.
Or, at the very lea
Despite criticism from leading cancer scientists, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., appears to be continuing to work with Rep.
Green tea seems to be the drink of the month — or even of the year.
Since the Wall Street Journal announced on Friday that 54-year-old Steve Jobs, co-founder and chief executive of Apple Inc, underwent a liver transplant, questions have been raised about whether he got preferential treatment.Livers for transplant su
Two prostate cancer patients who had been told their condition was inoperable are now cancer-free as the result of an experimental therapy, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester announced today. “We were all pretty shocked,” says Dr.
My mathematician son-in-law recently alerted me to an amazing new search engine called WolframAlpha.
I suspect that many of MinnPost’s erudite readers are also readers of the New York Times.
I find it astounding that some people have little or no sympathy for the survivor of US Airways Flight 1549’s Hudson River crash who told the New York Times last week about her frustrations with US Airways’ insurer, American International Group (AIG
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is looking for a few (well, actually 500,000) good men and women to volunteer for its next generation cancer-prevention study.
On Monday, Paul McCartney (one-time Beatle and long-time vegetarian) helped launch a “Meat Free Monday” campaign in Britain.
Actually, he’s a little bit late to the table, as I found out when I spoke with David Wallinga, MD, director of the Food an
An interesting study with a Minnesota link was presented at last week’s annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Washington, D.C.
A recent article published in the Annals of Surgery provides a very readable and compelling argument for a single-payer national health plan. Titled “Fact and Fiction: Debunking Myths in the U.S.
From comments we’ve received to this blog, it’s clear that MinnPost readers are deeply interested in such issues regarding best practices in medicine, the rationing of medical care, and how the delivery of medicine in the U.S.
I’ve always found optical illusions fascinating, partly because they’re a good reminder that we can’t always believe the information we’re taking in.
If you have low back pain (and if you don’t, you probably will, for four of five of us develop an achy lower back at some point in our lives), you’ll be interested to learn that three alternative therapies — acupuncture, manual therapy (massage and/
Until recently, McAllen, Texas, a quiet border town, was best known for being the backdrop of the film “Lonesome Dove.” But an article recently published in the The New Yorker has brought the town unwelcome notoriety: McAllen is now synonymous with
The physical health hazards posed by computers include more than such chronic ailments as carpal tunnel injuries, back pain and blurred vision.