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Report Criticizes Drug Company Influence on MDs
Breaking up the cozy relationship between physicians and drug company representatives could lead to improvements in health care and significant reductions in drug costs, a new report suggests.
Cancer Therapy Timing Can Minimize Hair Loss
Cancer patients undergoing radiation and chemotherapy may be able to minimize their hair loss merely by receiving treatment later in the day, new research suggests.
8 First Aid Myths That Can Kill You
You probably know to call 911 in the event of a heart attack, but do you know what to do in other emergencies, such as burns or sprains? In an emergency, it s easy to confuse medical fallacies with facts, and sometimes your first instinct, which may be based on an old...
Needleless Acupuncture Eases Heartburn, GI Problems
A new study has found needleless acupuncture, which uses a wireless device to stimulate pressure points on the body, can ease heartburn, as well as other gastrointestinal problems, such as indigestion and nausea.
Alcoholics Who Smoke May Face Early Brain Aging
Alcoholics who smoke have more problems with memory, problem solving and quick thinking than those who are nonsmokers, researchers have found.
Ginger Helps Asthmatics Breathe Easier: Study
Ginger root has been found to contain compounds that appear to help asthma patients breathe more easily.
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.
Top Urologist: Prostate Cancer Guidelines 'Wrong'
The American Urological Association recommendation for far less testing of men for prostate cancer is joltingly bad advice that could cost lives, according to Dr. David Samadi of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Depression Doubles Stroke Risk in Women
Women in their 40s and 50s who suffer from depression are almost twice as likely to have a stroke as women who aren't depressed, according to an Australian study.
Cancer Raises Your Risk for Bankruptcy: Experts
People diagnosed with cancer are almost three times more likely to declare bankruptcy than are those without the disease, a large new study suggests.
Can MRIs Help Docs ‘See’ Diabetes Risks?
MRIs and other advanced imaging technologies may soon help doctors identify a patient s body fat composition, a key factor in metabolic disorders associated with diabetes, as well as heart disease and cancer.
Smartphone App Boosts Weight Loss
A smart phone app that helps users lose weight by recording their food consumption has been developed by researchers at the University of Liverpool.
Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Job Stress, Study Finds
Job stress increases the risk of heart disease, but living a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce that risk, a new study says.
Nonmoking Hotel Rooms No Better: Study
People who opt for nonsmoking rooms in hotels with a partial smoking ban are not fully protected from harmful exposure to so-called thirdhand smoke, according to a new study.
How Much Exercise is Needed to Ease Depression?
New research suggests exercise can ease depression in patients who work out as little as three to five times per week.
Many Heart Defects Aren’t Inherited: Study
At least 10 percent of severe genetic heart defects are caused by new gene mutations that were not passed down from patients' parents, a new study finds.
Air Pollution Predisposes Kids to Diabetes: Study
Growing up in areas with high levels of air pollution greatly increases the risk of developing diabetes, a new study shows.
Fast Food Hasn't Gotten Much Healthier, Study Says
Next time you have a craving for fast food, don't kid yourself that choices today are much healthier, a new study says.
Researchers Take a Step Toward a Herpes Vaccine
Medical investigators are reporting an advance that could pave the way for a potential vaccine for genital herpes, one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infections in the United States.
Oral Drops Provide Needle-Free Allergy Shot Alternative
Oral medication may be as effective as allergy shots commonly used to treat children with severe environmental allergies and asthma, offering a beneficial needle-free way to protect kids.
Sports Scientists Design Exercise Program for Osteoporosis
Sports scientists have created a physical exercise program specifically designed to combat osteoporosis by improving upper and lower body strength as well as balance in older women.
Cholesterol Drugs Cut Prostate Cancer Deaths
Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may have been found to offer a secondary benefit to men with prostate cancer: They appear to significantly reduce the risk of death.
Deliberate Dehydration Hikes Weight-Loss Risks
Quick weight-loss strategies that rely on forced dehydration have been found to cause larger mental and physical problems.
New Research Findings: How Grapes Cut Cardio Risk
Grapes and wine have long been shown to boost heart health. Now scientists think they know just how and why.
Scientists Discover ‘Master Regulator’ Cancer Gene
Johns Hopkins scientists have identified what they are calling a 'master regulator' gene that halts the growth and spread of cancer and may be the key to developing a new treatment for tumors that are resistant to current drugs.
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