Can brain stimulation aid memory and brain health?

Two types of noninvasive brain stimulation—transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)—are available today. TMS has been cleared by the FDA for treating depression. It is being tested for treating nerve damage, pain, neurologic disorders, and psychological conditions. Similarly, tDCS is promising but should be considered experimental. More »

5 skin spots you shouldn't worry about

Most skin spots that result from aging or sun exposure are harmless. However, it’s important to be able to distinguish them from solar keratoses, and various types of skin cancer, which require medical attention.   (Locked) More »

DASH or Mediterranean: Which diet is better for you?

Both DASH and Mediterranean diets promote overall health. DASH includes more low-fat dairy and whole grains; the Mediterranean approach is a plant-based diet with fish. Which is better for you depends on your taste preferences and health goals. (Locked) More »

When urinary tract infections keep coming back

Low-dose antibiotics can help women who are prone to UTIs. They can be used after sex, only when symptoms occur, or continuously. Drinking cranberry juice, wiping front to back, voiding before and after sex, and avoiding spermicide contraceptives may help. More »

Using nonprescription pain relievers safely

Both acetaminophen and NSAIDs are great pain relievers, but each type has side effects. Alternating the two types of drugs may provide as much pain relief with fewer side effects than taking either drug alone. (Locked) More »