Health

How to start exercising if you're out of shape

Perhaps your GP has recommended you exercise more, or you've had a recent health scare. Maybe your family's been nagging you to get off the couch or you've decided yourself that it's time to lose some weight.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

No cure for Alzheimer's disease in my lifetime

Biogen recently announced that it was abandoning its late stage drug for Alzheimer's, aducanumab, causing investors to lose billions of dollars.

Oncology & Cancer

Majority of women receive breast cancer diagnosis over the phone

A new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine reveals an increasing number of women are learning about their breast cancer diagnosis over the phone. It's a finding that has prompted the MU School of Medicine ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Key factor in development of Parkinson's disease identified

A molecule has been identified that appears to play an important role in the development of Parkinson's disease, a debilitating disease that affects millions of people around the world.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Good deeds soothe stress

(HealthDay)—If the constant stream of bad news from around the world gets to you, one psychiatrist suggests that helping others might make you feel better.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Testing for Alzheimer's genes forces difficult decisions

Last year, Barbara's husband thought it would be fun to learn more about their family's history, so he bought 23andMe gene-testing kits for himself, Barbara and their three daughters for Christmas.

Oncology & Cancer

Open, honest talk about death does no harm

Talking through bad news can be good for the doctor-patient relationship—debunking a common myth among patients, according to a study co-authored by the University of Rochester Medical Center's Wilmot Cancer Institute.

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