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Deadly Prostate Cancer on the Rise

Cases of metastatic prostate cancer are on the rise since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against routine PSA (prostate specific antigen)...

Light Drinking Is NOT Good for the Heart, Study Shows

No amount of alcohol is good for the heart, according to the latest study to weigh in on this unresolved subject matter. Published in JAMA Network Open in March,...

Hair-Loss Drugs for Men: A Head-to-Head Analysis

For men with androgenetic alopecia (male-pattern baldness), a new analysis in JAMA Dermatology suggests that dutasteride is the most effective drug overall among the three drugs commonly used to...

Ask the Experts: CO2 Monitors for Assessing Covid-19 Risk

Q. Though Omicron cases are at lower levels than they were at the peak in January, I’m still wary of eating inside restaurants or gathering in other enclosed spaces....

Reassuring News for Fearful Flyers

If you’re getting your travel itch back but are an anxious flyer, here’s some reassuring news: Commercial aviation has been safer than ever, according to a paper in Transportation...

Covid-19, the Illness That Keeps on Giving

Nearly one in three Covid-19 patients ages 65 and older (32 percent) had at least one new or persistent medical condition in the months following their illness, according to...

Telehealth Gets Good Grades

Getting medical care via virtual visits is generally as good as seeing your doctor in person, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine in December. Researchers...

Ask the Experts: Animal-Human Flu Transmission?

Q. Can I catch the flu from my dog—or can he catch it from me? In short, no. However, your dog can pass what’s known as canine influenza to other...

Rising Pressure

Blood pressure control in U.S. adults worsened during the pandemic, according to data published in the journal Circulation in December 2021. Compared to pre-pandemic levels, systolic blood pressure (the...

Bitter–and Sweet–Sugar News

A 25-year observational study provides still more reason to limit your intake of added sugar and sugary beverages, while a small clinical trial suggests that exercise may help offset...

Beware Raw Milk

We strongly recommend against drinking raw (unpasteurized) milk because of safety concerns, but if you choose to do so, be sure to keep it refrigerated. A study from UC Davis,...