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Chia seeds aren’t just for terra cotta pets. Adding chia to a smoothie can make an energy-rich breakfast or give you a boost after a morning workout, writes Martha Rose Shulman.
Being depressed is known to increase the risk for stroke. Now a new study suggests that the association is even stronger in younger women.
Nearly 23 years after the Americans With Disabilities Act went into effect, patients with disabilities continue to receive inadequate medical care — and many cannot even get a doctor’s appointment.
Thirteen insurers had been chosen to sell policies through the insurance marketplace — or exchange — being created under the law.
A reader asks whether white-coat hypertension — the tendency to develop high blood pressure at the sight of a doctor’s garb — is common and dangerous.
Denise Sherer Jacobson, 63, was born with cerebral palsy, but she lives a full, active life.
A new report from ConsumerLab.com shows that some bottled varieties of green tea appear to be little more than sugar water, while some green tea leaves are contaminated with lead.
Although most attention is focused on the safety of infants and toddlers, their sudden jabs, bites, head-butts and kicks can inflict injuries on parents and other caregivers.
Children of mothers with cancer must learn this painful lesson early: the vulnerability of the figure on whom they have grounded their existence. With varying degrees of fearful awareness, such children intuit that the mother who comforts by murmuring “I am here” will not always be there.
Age has its privileges, and a new study suggests that one of them may be immunity to some flu pandemics.
Frequent heartburn increases the risk for throat cancer, a new study has found, and over-the-counter antacids may provide protection.
A measles outbreak in Britain would have never occurred if parents had respected the proven safety record of a vaccine.
A Senate committee approved a bill on Wednesday that would give the Food and Drug Administration greater authority over compounding pharmacies.
Voters in Portland, Ore., defeated a measure on Tuesday to add fluoride to the water supply by a 60-to-40 percent margin.
Patterns of barium in the fossil tooth of a child indicate that breast-feeding ended after 1.2 years, researchers say — much sooner than in modern nonindustrial populations.
A small experiment finds that family members are more comfortable with the phrase “allow a natural death.”
An important new study suggests that statins, the cholesterol-lowering medications that are the most prescribed drugs in the world, may block some of the fitness benefits of exercise, one of the surest ways to improve health.
The H7N9 virus appears under control in China largely through restrictions at bird markets, but it caused $6.5 billion in losses, United Nations experts said Tuesday.
While a recent article by Angelina Jolie about her mastectomy and reconstruction raised awareness, it may have left the impression that the surgeries are quick and easy procedures, some doctors fear.
The administration of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has consented to replace light fixtures containing the toxic substance in hundreds of schools by 2016, rather than 2021.