By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

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Name: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
Date registered: July 23, 2012
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/health/views/index.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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  1. Well: Ask Well: Do I Need a Measles Shot? — August 1, 2014
  2. Well: Statins May Speed Wound Healing — July 31, 2014
  3. Well: The Upside of a Wimpy Handshake — July 30, 2014
  4. Well: Probiotics May Reduce Blood Pressure — July 29, 2014
  5. Well: Statins Tied to Lower Risk of Barrett’s Esophagus — July 29, 2014

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Well: Ask Well: Do I Need a Measles Shot?

I haven’t been vaccinated against measles since I was a child in the 1950s. Should older adults get another vaccination?



Well: Statins May Speed Wound Healing

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

Well: The Upside of a Wimpy Handshake

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

Well: Probiotics May Reduce Blood Pressure

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

Well: Statins Tied to Lower Risk of Barrett’s Esophagus

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.



Well: Best Time of Day for a Testosterone Test

Testosterone levels may fluctuate throughout the day, but variations are most important only in men younger than 45.

Well: Acetaminophen No Better Than Placebo for Back Pain

In a large trial, researchers discovered that pills like Tylenol and Anacin worked no better than a placebo, but could help with other pains.

Well: A Vasectomy May Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

A vasectomy may increase the risk for the most lethal forms of prostate cancer, a new study reports.

Well: Stroke Rates Are Declining

The incidence of stroke in the United States has declined significantly over the past two decades, a new analysis has found.

Well: Weather May Not Affect Back Pain

Many people think the weather affects their back pain, but a new study shows they are probably wrong.

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