Health & Wellness

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:37:22 EST Back-Related Leg Pain: Spine Manipulation Helps

In people with back-related leg pain, spinal manipulative therapy plus home exercise and advice provided more short-term improvement in pain and ability to move than home exercise and advice alone, according to a recent study.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:15:14 EST FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use

Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:20:23 EST PTSD Link to Food Addiction Seen in Report

Study finds women with worst PTSD more likely to be addicted to food, but it's not clear if one causes the other

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:20:14 EST Are Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Raised Parkinson's Risk Later?

Study sees a connection, but actual risk is small; more study needed, researchers say

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:16:32 EST Could Artificial Sweeteners Raise Your Blood Sugar?

If you’re one of the millions of Americans for whom diet sodas and artificially sweetened desserts play leading roles in the effort to shed pounds and ward off long-term diseases such as diabetes, new research might give you pause.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:47:37 EST The 411 on Skin Lighteners

Want to even out your skin tone? From sun damage to acne scars, these new potions can help.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:15:09 EST Major U.S. Food Makers Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories From Products: Report

16 companies exceeded pledge, but more work needed, experts say

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:15:14 EST Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids

Association between phthalates and lung disorder needs additional research, study authors say

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:15:12 EST Urine Test for HPV Works Well, Analysis Finds

It's a less invasive way to spot virus linked to cervical cancer; may increase screening rates, researchers say

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:24:34 EST Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report

But aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:22:35 EST Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective

Analysis of studies shows almost all strategies have similar outcomes, Canadian researchers report

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:22:35 EST U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Leading the Way

Average is nearly 39 inches, CDC researchers find

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:22:35 EST Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study

Researchers found two-drug regimen cut death, hospitalization rates for the respiratory disease

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:22:35 EST Deaths From Narcotic Painkillers Quadrupled in Past Decade: CDC

Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:01:09 EST How to Prevent Psoriasis Flare-Ups

Lifestyle changes – including stress reduction – can help weaken your triggers.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:15:12 EST 1 in 5 U.S. Men Admits to Violence Against Spouse, Partner

Acts include hitting, kicking, biting, choking, threatening with a weapon, survey finds

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:13:00 EST High-Fat Dairy May Lower Diabetes Risk

New Swedish research shows that eating and drinking high-fat dairy products is linked to a lower risk of getting type 2 diabetes.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:15:10 EST Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study

It's as accurate as current methods, but can also confirm recovery, researchers contend

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:46:36 EST U.S. to Lead International Effort to Stop Ebola

The U.S. Department of Defense will send up to 3,000 personnel to Liberia in the coming weeks in an effort to boost the international response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which has claimed thousands of lives and shows no signs of slowing.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:15:14 EST FDA to Probe Testosterone Therapy Claims, Safety

Joint committee to consider whether 'Low T' products are overprescribed and whether treatment raises heart risks

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:15:11 EST Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women's Urinary Incontinence

Pelvic muscle exercises, bladder training and weight loss can help, doctors say

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:20:26 EST Male Pattern Baldness Tied to Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests

Testosterone might be the link between the two, but more research needed to prove a connection

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:20:20 EST Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes

Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:20:17 EST Older Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study

Higher use of cheaper types of cholesterol-lowering drugs led to a lower risk of heart problems

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:15:10 EST Want to Fight Ebola? CDC to Train Health Workers

The CDC is looking for a few good nurses and doctors -- but especially nurses -- to help fight the Ebola epidemic.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:15:13 EST Chest Radiation May Help Fight Some Advanced Lung Cancers: Study

Added to chemo, it lowered recurrence rates, improved survival, researchers report

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:36:09 EST Risks of Breast Cancer Screening in Women Over 70

Including women over 70 in a national breast cancer screening program does not lead to a large decline in advanced cases, and may lead to certain consequences, a Dutch study has concluded.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:15:16 EST Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study

Some brains appear to compensate for build-up of destructive beta-amyloid plaque, research suggests

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:15:19 EST Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC

Narcotic painkillers, addiction medications and sedatives top the list

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:15:17 EST Walking, Biking to Work Seems to Have Mental Health Benefits

Active commuters less stressed, better able to concentrate than those who drive, research shows

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:15:13 EST Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds

More than 11 million prescriptions may be unnecessary, researchers say

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:15:11 EST 1 in 3 Retired NFL Players Will Suffer Neurological Problems

1 in 3 Retired NFL Players Will Suffer Neurological Problems

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:45:08 EST California To Broaden Autism Coverage For Kids Through Medicaid

California To Broaden Autism Coverage For Kids Through Medicaid

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:47:46 EST Saving Dr. Brantly: The Inside Story

Peering into the small house in Liberia where Kent Brantly was bedridden and quarantined with Ebola, there was no doubt in Dr. Lance Plyler’s mind that his friend and colleague was going to die.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:47:21 EST Autoimmune Diseases Tied to Eating Disorders

Several autoimmune diseases have been linked to, and may even play a role in the development of, eating disorders, new research suggests.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:15:16 EST Combo Diabetes Therapy Outperforms Other Treatments, Study Finds

Patients with type 2 disease were less likely to gain weight, suffer dangerous drops in blood sugar levels

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:15:15 EST Sunny Skies Tied to Suicide Rates

Austrian researchers find short-term sunshine increases risk, longer-term lowers it

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:15:12 EST Salty Foods May Double Smokers' Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

About half of raised risk from tobacco tied to interaction with too much sodium, study finds

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:15:13 EST Eat More Fish, Save Your Hearing?

Two or more servings weekly might prevent or delay chronic health problem for women, research suggests

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:15:11 EST The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids

Trying to protect children from source of anxiety may make things worse, researchers say

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:45:08 EST Health Law Shows Little Effect In Lowering Children's Uninsured Rate, Study Finds

Health Law Shows Little Effect In Lowering Children's Uninsured Rate, Study Finds

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:15:23 EST American Ebola Survivor Gives Blood to Infected Health-Care Colleague

The hope is antibodies in the survivor's blood will help fight the often deadly virus in the recipient

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:20:22 EST Advanced Dementia Patients Often Given Unhelpful Meds: Study

Unnecessary prescriptions lead to more side effects, costs for nursing home residents, experts say

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:15:28 EST Physical Activity May Boost School Performance, Especially for Boys

Walking, bicycling to school linked to better reading scores in study

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:15:24 EST 'Fat Shaming' Doesn't Motivate Obese People to Lose Weight: Study

This type of discrimination may actually lead to weight gain, researchers say

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:20:26 EST Contrave, Newest Weight Loss Option: FAQ

The FDA's approval on Wednesday of a new prescription weight-loss pill, Contrave, offers yet another option for the more than one-third of American adults who are obese.

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:15:14 EST Obese People May Be More Vulnerable to Food Cues

Eating might be less rewarding and more habitual for them, research suggests

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:20:19 EST Even a Little Excess Weight Can Boost Blood Pressure: Study

Researchers find, in 8-week span, that those who gain in the abdomen have highest increase

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:20:14 EST Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk

But lifestyle factors play a bigger role, experts say

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:38:39 EST Nuts & Your Health: What to Know

Once viewed by some as a food too high in calories to enjoy on a regular basis, nuts are getting new respect.

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