What are young women (and the parents of young women) to think about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine — you know, the one that’s supposed to protect against cervical cancer?Last June, the conservative group Judicial Watch (yep, the one finance
The public debate continues on the controversial breast-cancer legislation that Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is sponsoring in the Senate.
Over the weekend, the Obama administration sent signals that the public option isn’t a must-have in health-care reform. What’s behind that? It could be a simple case of math. The U.S. Senate needs 60 votes to pass a health-care reform bill.
Are you going to be spending part of the weekend with friends?How well do you know them?
You can now read online Maura Lerner’s intriguing behind-the-scenes look at the current controversy regarding the 70-year-old MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) test, which ran in last Sunday’s dead-tree version of the Star Tribune.
A new study finds that adherence to just four lifestyle factors was associated with an 80 percent reduction in the risk of developing four potentially deadly chronic diseases.
Black cohosh and red clover are ineffective at reducing menopausal hot flashes.
According to studies conducted by Robert Feldman, a professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, when we’re making small talk with strangers, we tend to lie to each other about three times every 10 minutes.
I’m having lunch with a group of friends today.
A panel of ideologically diverse scientific and regulatory experts recommended Wednesday that firm rules be established to keep politics from overriding science when federal agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Pr
Fess up: Do you take afternoon naps? Or, more to the point: Would you if you could? Napping is much maligned in our culture.
University of Minnesota journalism professor Gary Schwitzer and his team of health-news reviewers find that the networks’ morning news shows regularly offer misleading, sloppily reported health segments.
If you want acupuncture treatment in Minnesota, you no longer have to go to one of the dozen or so physicians or chiropractors in the state who are board-certified in medical acupuncture.
I had to laugh when I read the headlines in the British press today: “Average 50-something fitter than 25-year-old, study claims”“How the average 50-year-old is healthier than someone half their age”“50-year-olds are fitter and healthier than 25-yea
Just as more Minnesota grocery stores go organic, along comes a study from Britain that declares that organic foods contain no more nutrients than conventionally produced foods.In this systematic and extensive review, published Wednesday in the Amer
Before I switched to journalism in college, I half-seriously considered classical music as a career and played in many student orchestras. During each concert, I would try to perform precisely as the conductor had rehearsed us.
Less than two decades ago, in the early 1990s, only 2 to 3 percent of Americans considered obesity to be a major health problem. Then along came the 2001 publication of the U.S.
Many studies have suggested that being in a long, stable marriage is decidedly good for your health.
For your weekend entertainment, I offer you Melinda Beck’s funny and provocative Wall Street Journal column of last Tuesday in which she muses about starting two of her own scholarly medical journals: Duh!
Do you know your body weight measurement? Turns out the BMI formula was never intended to be used as an individual guide — and waist circumference is considered a better gauge.