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The Jekyll-and-Hyde Bacteria

Martin J. Blaser, MD

Doctors have long been prescribing antibiotics to anyone with gastric discomfort, including ulcers. The goal was to eliminate the bad guy—the H. pylori bacteria. But over time, scientists have discovered that the bad guy actually is a good guy as well.

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Testosterone-Suppression Therapy Does Not Help Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

Testosterone-suppression therapy does not help early-stage prostate cancer, warns Grace L. Lu-Yao, PhD, MPH. The treatment, called primary androgen...

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IRA Funds Can Be Transferred After Divorce Without Incurring Penalties

IRA funds can be transferred after divorce from one spouse to the other without incurring penalties. After the divorce is final, a transfer is...

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