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Summer Allergy Season Will Be Bad, Expert Predicts
Although spring arrived late this year in parts of the United States, the summer allergy season will still be strong, according to a sinus expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
FDA Staff: New Sleep Drug is Effective
Merck's experimental insomnia drug suvorexant appears generally effective, according to reviewers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Treating Apnea Staves Off Diabetes
Getting a good night's sleep not only helps you feel rested and relaxed in the morning. It can also lower your blood sugar levels, and help you stave off diabetes, new research shows.
Man Has Prostate Removed After Finding Out He Has 'Jolie Gene'
A British man had his prostate removed after testing showed he carried the BRCA2 genetic mutation, similar to the BRCA1 mutation that prompted Angelina Jolie to have a double mastectomy. Both genes greatly increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer in women and also...
Fever-Reducing Drugs Don’t Slow Recovery: Study
A review of past research finds that fever-reducing drugs have no effect on the speed of children's recovery from an infection, contrary to the fears of some doctors and parents. Researchers have debated for decades whether lowering a sick child's fever helps the recovery...
Sunscreen Labels Misleading: Consumer Group
Sunbathers headed to the beach this summer will find new sunscreen labels on store shelves that are designed to make the products more effective and easier to use. But despite those long-awaited changes, many sunscreens continue to carry SPF ratings that some experts...
Immigrating to US is Bad for Health
There is growing evidence that living in the United States is unhealthy for immigrants. The longer immigrants live in America, the worse their rates of heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes become, the New York Times reports. And while children of immigrants...
New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines: What All Men Need to Know
During physical exams, men have routinely been given a PSA screening for prostate cancer. But now experts are recommending against the test for men in certain age groups. Dr. David Samadi, vice chairman of the Department of Urology and Chief of Robotics and Minimally...
Sleep Apnea Linked to Alzheimer's Risk: Study
Sleep apnea, the condition that robs sufferers of deep sleep by endlessly and subconsciously waking them up, becomes more common as people age. Now, a small new study raises the possibility that it may somehow cause -- or be caused by -- Alzheimer's disease. Don't worry...
Secret to Longevity: Putting Off Retirement
A new study finds that working longer may help you live longer. Researchers found that depression and physical decline are much more likely for those retiring than for those who keep working. While the study found that there is a small boost to your health right after...
Flesh-Eating Bacteria Survivor Gets Prosthetic Hands
A metro Atlanta woman who lost both hands, her left leg and right foot after contracting a flesh-eating disease was on her way back from Ohio Friday after being fitted with prosthetic hands. Aimee Copeland, 25, is returning from Hilliard, Ohio, where she was fitted with a...
Study Ties ADHD to Adulthood Obesity
Boys who are diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in elementary school are more likely to grow up to be obese adults than those who don't have the condition, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed two groups of 41-year-old men and found those...
Vitamin D Pills Help Crohn's Sufferers: Study
Vitamin D supplements may help those with Crohn's disease overcome the fatigue and decreased muscle strength associated with the inflammatory bowel disease, according to new research. Extra vitamin D was associated with significantly less physical,emotional and general...
Mayo Clinic: Coffee May Prevent Liver Disease
Just a few extra cups of coffee each month might help prevent the development of an autoimmune liver disease known as primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a new study suggests.Investigators from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., found that drinking coffee was associated...
Thin Women More Likely to Get Endometriosis: Study
Heavy women are less likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis than their slimmer peers, according to a new study. Researchers following more than 116,000 women found that morbidly obese study participants were 39 percent less likely than normal-weight women to develop the...
Mt. Sinai Surgery Chief: Angelina Jolie Faces Health Risks
Angelina Jolie's brave steps to dodge the cancer risk posed by her genetic makeup do not come without dangers, according Dr. David Samadi of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
People Living Near Fast-Food Restaurants Are Fatter: Study
A new study shows people who live closer to fast-food restaurants tend to be fatter than those living further away.
Having a Heart Attack? There’s an App for That
There are apps that turn your smartphone into a metal detector and a GPS system, and now there's an app that may help doctors save your life if you're having a heart attack.
7 Secrets to Living to 100 in Good Health
When the first U.S. Census was conducted in 1790, only 2 percent of the population was over 65. In 1900, the average American lifespan was only 47. People who made it to 100 were considered freaks of nature. Today, people with a three-digit age are common. There are more...
What Ear You Use for Phone Reveals Brain Type
New research suggests the dominant side of your brain may make the call on which ear you choose to use while talking on your cell phone. The dominant side of your brain is where your speech and language center resides. Ninety-five percent of the human population is...
New Hemophilia Drug Stops Bleeding With One Treatment
Denmark's Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest insulin producer, said on Friday it had completed the first phase III trial of a hemophilia drug, N9-GP. Novo Nordisk said in a statement that in patients given the drug, 99 percent of bleeding episodes were treated with only...
Study Links Concussions to Suicide
People who've sustained multiple brain injuries throughout their life were more likely to report suicidal thoughts than people with one or no concussions, according to a new study of deployed U.S. military personnel. Personnel who had sustained more than one concussion in...
1 in 5 Children Suffer From Mental Health Disorder: CDC
Up to 20 percent of children in the United States suffer from a mental disorder, and the number of kids diagnosed with one has been rising for more than a decade, according to a report released on Thursday by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In the...
High-Frequency Noise Hikes Math Skills: Study
Could you someday zap your way to a smarter brain? Preliminary new research suggests that it's a possibility: Scientists report that they were able to improve the math-calculation skills of college students by buzzing their brains with doses of random high-frequency noise. ...
Need a Mood Booster? Turn on Music
Music can affect how you feel, and now a new study finds that listening to a happy song to boost your mood can help you do just that. Researchers from the University of Missouri enlisted 173 participants in a music listening experiment. Over the course of two weeks, two...
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