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Various types of body detoxification processes, such as fast diets and intestinal cleansing, have become popular. Generally there is no medical evidence to support their claims of effectiveness, and there are risks to some of the procedures.
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal that puts
pressure on the spinal cord or its nerves. Typically doctors
recommend conservative treatment, mainly physical therapy and
pain medication. Surgery may be needed if a patient does not
A study of aromatherapy found that while lemon oil did enhance
mood, neither it nor lavender oil had any discernible effect on
the body in terms of immune function or wound healing.
Researchers have developed a test for ovarian cancer that works
by testing for the presence of a group of proteins believed to be
affected by tumor development in the body.
A review of dozens of studies of the various types of medications
prescribed to help prevent fractures concluded that there is not
enough evidence to declare that one medication is better than
What can you tell me about coronary calcium scores and overall
heart health? I have a high calcium score but normal cholesterol.
I don't smoke or have diabetes. My cardiologist thinks I should
take a statin, but my internist disagrees. What should I do?