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Statins, the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs, may have a role in surgical wound healing, a new analysis suggests.






7/30/2014 11:00:50 PM

People bothered by a smile that shows too much of the gum line have a new option: Botox.






7/30/2014 10:01:29 PM

Even small amounts of vigorous exercise could significantly lower a person’s risk of dying prematurely, according to a large-scale new study of exercise and mortality.






7/30/2014 1:21:25 PM

A weak handshake may be a healthier greeting than a firm one. But a fist bump may be an even healthier choice.






7/30/2014 12:47:22 PM

Is weight loss truly greater (for the same time expended) when exercising at moderate levels (say, 60 percent of maximum capacity) versus more intense levels (85 percent of maximum capacity)?






7/30/2014 8:08:15 AM

Consuming probiotics has a small but significant effect in lowering blood pressure, a large review of studies has found.






7/29/2014 12:38:22 PM

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are associated with a lower risk of Barrett’s esophagus, a precancerous condition that can sometimes lead to esophageal cancer, a new study has found.






7/29/2014 12:38:10 PM

Videos that evoke the tingling sensation of the “autonomous sensory meridian response” are popular on the Web, but scientists are only beginning to understand what might be involved.






7/29/2014 12:19:49 PM

Be an ‘educated customer’ if the needs of an aging relative or friends become too difficult to handle at home.






7/28/2014 1:07:54 PM

Sweet, juicy watermelon and spicy chiles combine to create a surprising summer salsa with a kick. It goes especially well with grilled fish.






7/28/2014 8:13:30 AM