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A large part of what it means to be a physician is to be the harbinger of bad news.

Get Your Freekeh On

Friday, 23 January 2015 by

Chefs are coming up with all sorts of inspiring ideas for grains.

There is some evidence that working out on a completely empty stomach prompts the body to burn more fat and potentially stave off weight gain, compared to exercising at other times.

Coffee May Cut Melanoma Risk

Thursday, 22 January 2015 by

Drinking coffee is associated with a slightly reduced risk for skin cancer, a new study has found.

Writing Your Way to Happiness

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 by

Some researchers believe that by writing and then editing our own stories, we can change our perceptions of ourselves and identify obstacles that stand in the way of better health.

Blueberries May Lower Blood Pressure

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 by

A cup a day of blueberries lowered blood pressure in older women with hypertension.

Many healthy people take a daily aspirin to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, but a new study has found that more than 11 percent of them should not be doing so.

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Comfort Casseroles for Winter Dinners

Friday, 26 December 2014 by

Lasagnas and Provençal gratins that will keep in the refrigerator and that can also be frozen.

For many women the risk of taking a small dose of aspirin a day may outweigh the benefits.

A Shortage of Juggling Doctors

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 by

My mother, ever the comic, used to drag out an annoying little routine at dinner parties to the effect that she and my father sent me to medical school specifically to supervise their old ages. Not the best choice, Mom.

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