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FDA Warns of Infections Tied to Tennessee Pharmacy
Government health officials are investigating cases involving patients who suffered complications after being injected with potentially contaminated medications made by a Tennessee specialty pharmacy. The Food and Drug Administration said Friday the problems involve...
Scientists Make Progress Against Huntington’s Disease
Researchers have succeeded in preventing very early symptoms of Huntington's disease by deactivating the defective protein associated with the disease.
Menopause Causes Memory Lapses: Study
Women going through menopause may question whether what appear to be frequent memory lapses are connected to the change of life. For the first time, medical researchers have determined the answer is yes.
C-Section Kids Face More Weight Problems
More babies born via C-section grow up to be heavy kids and teens than those delivered vaginally, according to a new study of more than 10,000 UK infants
Chronic Heartburn Raises Throat Cancer Risk by 78%: Study
People who suffer from frequent heartburn may be at increased risk for cancers of the throat and vocal cords even if they don't smoke or drink alcohol, a new study says. Interestingly, common over-the-counter antacids seemed to protect against these cancers while prescription...
Longevity Breakthrough: Scientists Uncover Lifespan-Boosting Gene Change
Swiss researchers said Wednesday that they had taken a step closer to unlocking the mystery of aging after discovering the impact of a longevity gene in mice and then managing to extend the lifespan of worms by 60 percent thanks to a basic antibiotic treatment. They were...
Top Golfer Beats Crippling Spine Condition
As a world-class golfer, Stacy Lewis' accomplishments are remarkable. But it was a physical challenge in her childhood that defined her ascent to the top of her sport. I was an 11-year-old girl with my heart set on playing golf when my scoliosis was diagnosed by my...
Diet Soda Damages Teeth as Badly as Smoking Crack: Study
Heavy consumption of diet soda can damage teeth as badly as methamphetamine or crack cocaine, a new study contends. You look at it side-to-side with 'meth mouth' or 'coke mouth,' it is startling to see the intensity and extent of damage more or less the same, said Dr....
Diners Underestimate Calories in Fast Food
People who eat at fast-food restaurants are consuming significantly more calories than they realize -- and teens are the worst offenders, a new study found. Teens underestimate the number of calories in their meals by as much as 34 percent, parents of school-age children by...
Itching Study Reveals Why We Scratch
The sensation of itching is hardwired into the nervous system and can be traced back to a small molecule released in the spinal cord, according to a new study in mice. Researchers say this molecule, known as natriuretic polypeptide b (Nppb), triggers a signal that passes...
Polio Virus: Cure for Brain Cancer?
A modified version of the polio virus might one day help fight brain tumors, preliminary research suggests. Scientists at Duke Cancer Institute said the investigational therapy, known as PVSRIPO, uses an engineered form of the virus that is harmless to normal cells, but...
Do Statins Hike Diabetes Risk?
Certain statins -- the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs -- may increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The risk was greatest for patients taking atorvastatin (brand name Lipitor), rosuvastatin (Crestor) and simvastatin (Zocor), the...
Iodine Deficiency Lowers IQ: Study
Even minor iodine deficiency during pregnancy has been shown to lower the IQs of babies in ways that can reduce their intellectual abilities as they grow up, new research shows.
Inexpensive Sunscreens Get Top Ratings
Inexpensive store-brand sunscreens from Target and Walmart received topped rankings in a new Consumer Reports analysis of sun-protection products.
Kiss of Death? Toxic Metals Found in Lipstick
A new study that finds troubling levels of toxic metals in lipstick and lip gloss is giving women reason to pause before puckering up. John Salerno, M.D., a board-certified family physician who specializes in complementary medicine, tells Newsmax Health that women are wise...
Chamomile Tea Found to Fight Cancer
One good reason to brew a cup of chamomile tea: researchers say it may help fight cancer. Researchers from Ohio State University in the US say that chamomile tea contains a chemical called apigenin, which can take away some of the superpowers of cancer cells.In mice...
Japanese Develop New ‘Pinpoint’ Treatment for Breast Cancer
A Japanese cancer specialist said Wednesday she has started the world's first clinical trial of a powerful, non-surgical, short-term radiation therapy for breast cancer. The National Institute of Radiological Sciences has begun the trial using heavy ion radiotherapy ...
Report: Kids Need to Get More Physical
Reading, writing, 'rithmetic and PE? The prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending that schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students and that PE be designated a core subject.The report, released Thursday, says...
Flu Shot Raises Risk for Sleep Disorder: Study
GlaxoSmithKline Plc's H1N1 pandemic flu shot may put adults at higher risk of developing narcolepsy, not only children as previous studies found, Finland's National Institute for Health and Welfare said on Thursday. Growing evidence of a link between GSK's Pandemrix...
Study: Ladies' Purses Are Germier Than Toilet
Ladies, you may want to hold your purse at arm's length as you read this. A new study reveals that purses, their handles in particular, can have as much as 10 times as many germs as found on the average toilet seat.And incredibly the study, by the British washroom-services...
Researchers Reveal Secret for Better Sleep
If you want to improve your sleep, a new report published in the journal Nature on Wednesday advises shutting off your tablet well before bedtime. Night-time exposure to LED rays illuminating from tablets, computers, TVs, and smartphones can disrupt your body's natural...
Medical First: Doctors 'Print' 3-D Airway to Save Baby's Life
In a medical first, doctors used plastic particles and a 3-D laser printer to create an airway splint to save the life of a baby boy who used to stop breathing nearly every day. It's the latest advance from the booming field of regenerative medicine, making body parts in...
Calorie Restriction: A Boost for Your Brain
While restricting calories will certainly help you lose weight, research already suggests that it also may slow aging, prolong life, and even cut the effects of certain diseases. But a new study takes it further by probing into whether or not it can delay nerve cell loss in...
Fish Oil Fights Diabetes: Analysis
Fish oil supplements could help reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. The supplements, also known as omega-3 fatty acids, increase levels of a hormone called adiponectin that's linked to insulin sensitivity, Harvard researchers found. Higher levels...
Obesity is Mostly Genetic: Study
New research suggests that obesity may be largely genetic in as many as one-third of individuals who are overweight.
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