In recent days, a few local voices of reason have managed to rise (faintly) above the din of fear-mongering that has dominated media reports on the new breast cancer screening recommendations issued last week by the U.S.
Get ready, women.
For many women, getting a Pap test, which screens for cervical cancer, is an annual ritual.
Perhaps no longer.
I expected some controversy and debate about the U.S.
Before you finish reading this article, you’ll probably yawn.
That is, if you haven’t already done so, just from reading the headline.
As we all know, yawning is very contagious — so much so, that even thinking or reading about yawning can trigger th
It now recommends mammograms start at age 50 and be done only every two years.
The manufacturers of bisphenol-A (BPA), the controversial compound found in literally thousands of consumer products (including many food containers), took a big PR blow last week with the publication of a new study linking BPA with male sexual dysfu
Believe it or not, a handful of studies have actually investigated this issue.
Although reports from the state health department indicate that the most recent wave of H1N1-related illnesses may be cresting, no one knows when enough vaccine will be produced for everyone.
Whether you call it an epidemic or not (epidemic is a term that gets tossed around a bit too casually these days), there’s no denying the fact that the rates at which people are being diagnosed with nearsightedness (myopia) is truly astoundi
The good news: Despite how challenging, annoying and frustrating (hey, we’ve all been there) a weight-loss diet can seem at the beginning, if you stick with it, you’re likely to feel happier within a few weeks.
The bad news: If you’ve chosen a low-ca
Pharmaceutical companies fight tooth and nail to keep physicians (and patients) from switching to generic versions of their brand-name drugs after the patents for their drugs expire.
After all, billions of dollars are at stake.
One way the pharmaceut
In the first volume of his autobiographical novel “In Search of Lost Time” (or, if you prefer, “Remembrances of Things Past”), Marcel Proust famously wrote about how the odor (and taste) of a small French cake (petite madeleine) dipped in tea evoked
Early last month, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) launched a “Consumer Alliance” corporate partnership program.
Recently, Disney announced that it would refund parents for Baby Einstein DVDs — you know, the ones aimed at the under-2 set and whose creator was praised and feted by Oprah and President George W.
Members of a seven-person Minnesota delegation that recently visited Germany share their insights.
Finally, perhaps, women are getting the news that breast-cancer screening carries risks as well as benefits and that the decision to undergo screening requires a more nuanced approach than the current one-size-fits-all recommendation that all women,
Whether there is a psychological disorder that could be called (for lack of a better term) “Internet addiction” is a hotly debated question in the medical community.
In Monday’s Boston Globe, we get yet another exploration of the topic by reporter E
You may have gained an hour over the weekend as we ditched daylight saving time for standard time.
But do you feel more rested?
In theory, you should.
One year ago today, I suffered a mild traumatic brain injury in a robbery. Along the road to recovery and reporting about health-care reform, I’ve become somewhat obsessed with trying to put a dollar sign on what this crime cost society and me.