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22 Jun

Technology and Hand Pain

Intensive gadget use may up your risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, study finds

21 Jun

Genetic Mutations and Cancer

Estimating the absolute risk of breast and ovarian cancer among carriers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations

20 Jun

Yoga and Back Pain

Yoga vs. Physical Therapy: Which works better to ease low back pain?

Guided Exercise May Help Chronic Fatigue Patients: Study

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An expert-guided, self-help exercise program may help people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a new study suggests.

Two hundred CFS patients did workouts for 12 weeks with phone or online video support from a physiotherapist. The program slowly increases physical activity (such as a few m...

Mammogram Decision Hinges on Patient-Doc Talk, Ob-Gyn Group Says

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As the debate continues about the best time for mammograms, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is asking women to add their voice to the discussion.

In updated guidelines on breast cancer screening for average-risk women, ACOG emphasized shared decision-making bet...

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  • June 22, 2017
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Lifestyle Changes Might Prevent or Slow Dementia

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Simple changes to your lifestyle might delay the start of dementia or slow its progression, a new report suggests.

Some scientific evidence indicates that keeping your mind active through "cognitive training," controlling your blood pressure and exercising more may pay dividends in terms of ...

  • Steven Reinberg
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  • June 22, 2017
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Legalized Pot May Lead to More Traffic Crashes

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Although states where recreational marijuana is legal may have experienced a slight bump in traffic collisions, the good news is that there wasn't an increase in crash-related fatalities compared to other states, two new studies show.

Insurance claims data show that Colorado, Washington and O...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • June 22, 2017
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Heart Disease: A Price Humans Pay for Fertility?

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Certain genes linked to heart disease may also improve your chances of having children, a new study suggests.

Australian researchers said the findings seem to offer a potential explanation for why evolution has allowed these genes to persist for centuries.

While lifestyle is clearly...

Senate Republicans Reveal Their Replacement for Obamacare

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Attempting to thread a very tight needle, Senate Republicans on Thursday released a health-care reform bill intended to undo major parts of the Affordable Care Act while still supporting the public's access to health insurance.

The 142-page bill, crafted behind closed doors, would result in m...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • June 22, 2017
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Tissue Testing Can Spot Zika at Birth: CDC

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to the Zika virus in pregnancy can wreak havoc on babies, but diagnosing the infection before birth remains a challenge. Now, there's some good news: U.S. health officials say testing placental and fetal tissue after a child is born can confirm or rule out infection.

Such testing fou...

  • Margaret Farley Steele
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  • June 22, 2017
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Too Few Women, Docs Understand Dangers of Heart Disease

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease is the leading killer of U.S. women, but many women and their doctors don't recognize the danger.

A survey of more than 1,000 women between 25 and 60 years of age found 45 percent were unaware that heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for women in America.

Most r...

OCD May Be Linked to Inflammation in the Brain: Study

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have high levels of brain inflammation, a discovery researchers say could lead to new treatments.

In OCD, people typically have frequent, upsetting thoughts that they try to control by repeating certain rituals or behaviors, such as washing hand...

When is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism?

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in five children with Tourette syndrome also tests positive for autism, a new study shows.

But it's unlikely that so many children actually have both disorders. What's more probable is that Tourette's symptoms often mimic or seem quite similar to those of autism, the researchers...

Most U.S. Teens Aren't 'Doing It'

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sex is everywhere in the media, and so you may be convinced that today's teens are always looking to "hook-up." But new federal research says it's just not so.

Instead, the study found that most teenagers in high school aren't sexually active.

"The myth is that every kid in high sch...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • June 22, 2017
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Could Your Office Job Rob You of Vitamin D?

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Spending your days cooped up inside an office might mean you're not getting enough vital vitamin D -- know as the "sunshine vitamin," researchers report.

Canadian researchers found that vitamin D deficiency levels differ by occupation, with people who are closeted indoors faring worse than ot...

  • Steven Reinberg
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  • June 22, 2017
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Secondhand Smoke Still Plagues Some Cancer Survivors

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of nonsmoking cancer survivors exposed to secondhand smoke is down significantly in the United States, but it's too soon to breathe easy.

A new review of federal data on nearly 700 nonsmoking adult cancer survivors found 15.7 percent reporting exposure to secondhand smoke in 2011...

Tips to Curb Nighttime Eating

THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Are you a regular victim of the late-night snack attack? Mindlessly munching on chips or diving head first into a pint of ice cream?

Research done at Harvard and the Oregon Health & Science University suggests that our natural body clock -- also known as the circadian rhythm -- programs...

  • Regina Boyle Wheeler
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  • June 22, 2017
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Big Gap in Cancer Deaths Between Rich, Poor Countries

WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Over the past few decades, death rates linked to cancer and heart disease have declined in most developed nations, thanks to more effective prevention strategies, early detection and greater access to quality health care.

But the same isn't true for poorer counties where the number of people...

  • Mary Elizabeth Dallas
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  • June 22, 2017
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Many Doctors Silent on Cost of Cancer Care

WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer doctors are often mute when a patient asks about the cost of treatment, a new study shows.

Yet, such questions are critically important. Cancer patients are three times more likely to declare bankruptcy than people with other chronic ailments, and tight finances often lead patients to...

  • Dennis Thompson
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  • June 22, 2017
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Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke

WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New research might turn conventional stroke treatment on its head.

An international study suggests doctors need not ask patients to lie on their backs, eyes trained on the ceiling, for the first 24 hours of their recovery -- a popular way to prevent complications. It appears patients do just...

Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom

WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who breast-feed their babies may have a slightly lower risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke decades later, a large new study suggests.

Researchers found that among nearly 290,000 women in China, those who breast-fed were 10 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke l...

Rogue Genes May Cause Some ALS Cases

WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Gene mutations may cause up to 17 percent of cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in patients with no family history of the disease, a new study finds.

ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurological disease that typically leads to complete paralysis and...

Could a Monetary Perk Help Keep HIV Patients on Their Meds?

WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There are mixed results from a new study on the use of monetary rewards to help boost the odds that HIV-infected patients will enter care, and take their meds as directed.

The study, conducted at HIV clinics in New York City and Washington, D.C., found that financial incentives such as gift ...

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