Omega-3 fish oils, found in supplements as well as fatty fish like salmon and sardines, have been touted for their health benefits, including protecting against heart disease.
For years we've been told to slash our sodium consumption to protect against strokes, heart attacks and high blood pressure. But now an influential committee says there's no scientific evidence that a very low-salt diet cuts the risk of heart disease.
For men who undergo a biopsy for a prostate tumor, the big question has been whether to wait and see if the cancer grows slowly, or to treat it immediately with a regimen that could cause incontinence or impotence.
Was it because of the devastating economic recession of the past decade, or the widespread mortgage crisis? Or maybe it was due to the abuse of prescription painkillers like OxyContin, or the pressure of being the "sandwich generation"?
A Consumer Reports lab analysis of ground-turkey products purchased nationwide found that 90 percent had potentially disease-causing bacteria, some of which were antibiotic-resistant.
More than three years after a federally appointed panel of experts said most women don't need annual mammograms, a new study of mammogram rates shows that older women have pretty much ignored the advice.
If your joints hurt when you move, it's no surprise that your sex life suffers as well. But as more boomers get hip- or knee-replacement surgery, they're finding an added benefit: a better love life.
Saying there's "a desperate need" for new Alzheimer's treatments, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it plans to ease the approval rules for experimental drugs in the hopes of slowing or preventing the devastating brain disease in its early stages.
Which diet would you rather follow to protect against heart disease and stroke - the Mediterranean diet, which stresses fish, nuts, olive oil, beans, fresh veggies and wine, or a low-fat diet, which basically makes you cranky and miserable?
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