A lifetime in the sun? You can still cut your risk

Have you had a bit too much sun for your own good? Decades of boating, fishing, hiking, golfing, and just plain drowsing on the deck contribute to your lifetime exposure and risk of developing skin cancer. But there are simple steps you can take now to reduce your risk and catch worrisome skin blemishes before they turn into a threat—particularly malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. (Locked) More »

How to beat the post-saw palmetto blues

Many men have tried saw palmetto in hopes of relieving bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms, such as waking repeatedly in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. But the latest and best clinical trial data have left doctors far less likely to suggest a trial run of the herbal remedy. (Locked) More »

Stop elbow pain and stay in the game

What racquet sports player or golfer hasn't gotten sidelined—sometimes for months on end—by elbow pain? Occurring on either the inside or outside of the elbow, the pain can be intense and persistent; recovering from it calls for physical therapy and retraining. Proper playing technique and overall physical conditioning can prevent many injuries from ever happening. Here is what you need to know to stay in the game—or get back to it if you develop elbow troubles. (Locked) More »

Cutting red meat-for a longer life

Red meat: in addition to raising the risk for colorectal cancer and other health problems, it can actually shorten your life. That's the clear message of the latest research based on data from two ongoing, decades-long Harvard School of Public Health studies of nurses and other health professionals. It appears "healthy meat consumption" has become an oxymoron. More »

European PSA testing trial update offers little guidance to American men

The latest results from the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC) found a lower risk of death due to prostate cancer in men screened using the PSA test, compared to men who were not screened. But unfortunately this finding does not offer clear guidance to American men trying to figure out what the great PSA testing debate means for them. (Locked) More »

Daily "dose" of white rice linked to diabetes

White rice is a staple food in some parts of the world, especially Asian cultures. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health evaluated whether the tasty grain is served with a side of risk for Type 2 diabetes. (Locked) More »