What is normal?

For tests such as blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar, the range that is defined as normal may change over time, as more information becomes known about the health of people whose results were considered to be in the normal range. (Locked) More »

Got an ear full? Here's some advice.

Earwax helps keep the ear canal clean, but if it dries out it can clump together and cause a blockage. A few drops of water held in the ear canal for a minute or so will usually dislodge the wax. (Locked) More »

Rubbing it in

Topical pain-relief products provide quick relief for sore muscles and joints, but they vary in effectiveness. People whose stomachs are sensitive to oral pain relief medications may prefer to use a cream or ointment. (Locked) More »

Fishing out some answers

Eating fish has clear health benefits, but not all kinds of fish are healthy. Broiled or baked fish is better than breaded, fried fish. And fish is not a healthy choice for everyone. Pregnant women and some heart patients should watch their fish intake. (Locked) More »