TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 -- Patients used to see doctors as kindly-but-firm professionals -- experts who knew what they were talking about and whose advice should be heeded, even if it wasn't necessarily welcome.
But these days, people have become demanding health care consumers, and they don't respond well when a doctor disagrees with them, a new study shows.
THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2017 -- Preliminary research hints -- but cannot prove -- that men who lose their hair relatively early in life might be at heightened heart risk.
The study involved about 2,000 Indian men under 40 years of age. The researchers said that men who went prematurely gray and experienced male-pattern baldness at a young age had greatly increased odds for heart disease.
FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 -- It's a frequent occurrence: A single, childless older man without a designated caregiver suffers a debilitating stroke, and is sent to a nursing home for the remainder of his life.
New research shows that male seniors who find themselves in this situation have triple the odds of being sent to a nursing home within five years of their attack, compared to men with a caregiver. A similar risk wasn't seen for women.