The Keeps and Elite hormone therapy studies

The Kronos Longevity Research Institute, a nonprofit organization in Phoenix devoted to aging research, is sponsoring the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS). The randomized, placebo-controlled study is scheduled to last five years. The researchers plan to enroll 720 recently menopausal women. Participants must be age 42–58 and healthy. They can not have had a hysterectomy. And "recently menopausal" means having had a menstrual cycle in the last three years, but not having had one in the last six months. (Locked) More »

Bird flu: Don't fly into a panic

Common sense and some simple precautions (which make good health sense anyway) can help you be prepared for the possibility of a bird flu outbreak. (Locked) More »

In Brief: Thrill rides may be heartfelt

Roller coaster riders experienced irregular heartbeats for several minutes after the ride had ended. For those with an existing heart condition or high blood pressure, this could be dangerous. (Locked) More »

In Brief: Buggy bedfellows

Bed bugs are becoming prevalent again. No specific cause is known, but while they are not believed to carry disease or bacteria, the saliva they leave behind can cause an allergic reaction. (Locked) More »