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  • Sleep Apnea in Seniors Tied to Alzheimer's in Study

    SUNDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- 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...

  • New Device May Show Doctors More of the Colon

    SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- A new device that gives doctors a better view during colonoscopies may help them miss fewer suspicious growths during those exams, a new study shows. Colonoscopies are the recommended screening tests for...

  • Health Highlights: May 15, 2013

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Mental Health Official Softens Stance on New Psychiatric Manual Debate over the validity of the latest version of what is considered the...

  • Health Highlights: May 6, 2013

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Warns About Breast Cancer Drug Name Confusion The generic names of two breast cancer drugs can cause confusion and lead to dosing errors,...

  • Health Highlights: April 11, 2013

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: French Study Casts Doubt on Bras' Benefits Women may be better off without bras, a French researcher suggests. Professor Jean-Denis Rouillon...

  • Study Locates More Obesity Genes

    SUNDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- New gene locations linked to obesity have been pinpointed in a large study by an international team of researchers. The team examined data from more than 260,000 people and identified seven new gene locations...

  • Potions From the Past Held More Than a Snake-Oil Promise: Study

    SUNDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers applying 21st-century science to investigate a collection of 19th-century medicines discovered that the antique jars held both noxious and promising potions once sold as quick cures for everything...

  • For Older Women, Missed Mammograms Tied to Worse Breast Cancer Outcomes

    SUNDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Older women diagnosed with breast cancer years after their last mammogram, and those who never had a mammogram, have an increased risk of dying from their cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data...

  • Compound in Red Meat, Energy Drinks May Have Heart Disease Link

    SUNDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- A compound found in red meat and added as a supplement to popular energy drinks promotes hardening and clogging of the arteries, otherwise known as atherosclerosis, a new study suggests. Researchers say that...

  • Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise for Ovarian Cancer

    SATURDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- A novel but preliminary new treatment for ovarian cancer has apparently produced complete remission for one patient with an advanced form of the disease, researchers are reporting. The promising results of a...

  • Health Highlights: April 3, 2013

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Organ Recipients Out of Danger After Completing Rabies Treatment: CDC Three people who received organs from a rabies-infected donor in 2011 are...

  • Health Highlights: March 28, 2013

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Nelson Mandela Back in Hospital Nelson Mandela has been readmitted to hospital for treatment of a recurrent lung infection. The 94-year-old...

  • Health Highlights: March 13, 2013

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Nutrition Experts Rally in Support of NYC Drinks Ban New York City's proposed ban on supersized sugary drinks may have been derailed by a judge...

  • Tips on Coping With Daylight Saving Time

    FRIDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- The loss of an hour of sleep that comes with the switch to daylight saving time overnight Saturday can be uncomfortable if you don't take some simple steps to prepare, experts say. To help you adapt, Dr. Praveen...

  • Tips on Coping With Daylight Saving Time

    FRIDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- The loss of an hour of sleep that comes with the switch to daylight saving time overnight Saturday can be uncomfortable if you don't take some simple steps to prepare, experts say. To help you adapt, Dr. Praveen...

  • Katrina, Other Crises Boost Heart Attacks: Studies

    THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- New studies suggest that severe stress caused by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and fallout from the Greek financial crisis boosted the risk of heart attack for people living through those crises. A New...

  • Health Highlights: March 7, 2013

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Bumble Bee Foods Recalls Tuna Products Certain batches of Bumble Bee 5-ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products are being...

  • Health Highlights: Feb. 26, 2013

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Ex-Surgeon General Koop Dead at 96 Dr. C. Everett Koop, the influential U.S. Surgeon General who was a vigorous opponent of smoking but was bes...

  • Another Study Says Mediterranean Diet Good for the Heart

    MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Score another heart-health win for the Mediterranean diet. Eating a diet rich in olive oil, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables, along with red wine, helped those at high risk for cardiovascular problems avoid...

  • Self-Esteem, Optimism Help When Caring for Spouse After Stroke

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Self-esteem and optimism influence depression in both stroke survivors and their spouse caregivers, and both people should be treated together, according to a new study. Depression is common in stroke patients...

  • Exposure to Smog in Early Pregnancy Linked to Complications

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Women exposed to elevated levels of ozone air pollution in the first three months of pregnancy may be at increased risk for complications such as preeclampsia and premature birth, a new study suggests. Mothers...

  • Older Motorcyclists More Likely to Be Seriously Hurt in Crashes

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Older motorcyclists are up to three times more likely than younger riders to be seriously injured in a crash, a new study shows. The findings are especially important in light of the growing number of older...

  • 'Clot-Buster' Drug May Still Be Best Stroke Treatment

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- The standard medical care for patients having an ischemic stroke is to give powerful "clot-busting" drugs as soon as possible after the start of the stroke. But some hospitals are starting to rely on new...

  • Too Much TV Tied to Lower Sperm Count in Young Men

    MONDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Men who watch 20 hours of TV a week may have only half as many sperm as men who watch very little TV, a small study suggests. On the plus side, 15 hours a week of moderate to vigorous exercise may improve sperm...

  • On Game Day, Sometimes Winning Isn't Everything

    SATURDAY, Feb. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Hey, sports fans: It doesn't matter if your team wins or loses, just as long as the game is a down-to-the-wire nail-biter, with heroes to laud and villains to loathe. That's the conclusion of a new study of wha...

  • Score Points for Hosting a Healthy Super Bowl Party

    SATURDAY, Feb. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Super Bowl party hosts and guests are ready for some football. But they also need to get ready to fight the temptation to eat and drink too much while watching the game, an expert warns. For football fans...

  • Defend Against Double-Dipping at Your Super Bowl Party

    SATURDAY, Feb. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Tackling double-dipping is one way to ensure that the guests at your Super Bowl party on Sunday don't share germs and risk getting sick, an expert says. Research shows that one double-dip -- when a person...

  • Friday Is 'National Wear Red Day' for Women's Heart Health

    THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are being urged to look through their closets for anything crimson, scarlet or apple-red to wear Friday, in support of the American Heart Association's annual Go Red for Women campaign. National Wear...

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 30, 2013

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: EPA Seeks To Ban 12 D-Con Mouse and Rat Poison Products In a move designed to prevent thousands of children from being accidentally exposed to...

  • Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Study

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Women taking the epilepsy drug valproate (Depakote) while pregnant are at increased risk of having children with autism and other developmental problems, according to a small British study. Valproate is...

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 24, 2013

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: NYC Sugary Drink Rule Challenged in Court New York City's limit on the size of sugary drinks is reasonable and necessary, and the health board...

  • Too Much Sitting May Lower Odds of Surviving Colon Cancer

    TUESDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- People diagnosed with colorectal cancer who spend a lot of their leisure time sitting have a higher risk of dying, according to researchers at the American Cancer Society. People who are physically active,...

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 22, 2013

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Golden Retriever Study Focuses on Cancer in Dogs A study involving 3,000 golden retrievers will seek to find ways to prevent cancer in dogs. Th...

  • Blood Test Might Help Guide Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

    TUESDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test might help predict a pancreatic cancer patient's chances of benefiting from chemotherapy, a small study suggests. Researchers found that they were able to put together a genetic "profile" of...

  • 'Microbeads' May Boost Survival in Advanced Colon Cancer Patients

    SATURDAY, Jan. 19 (HealthDay News) -- For advanced colon cancer patients who have developed liver tumors, so-called "radioactive beads" implanted near these tumors may extend survival nearly a year longer than among patients on chemotherapy alone,...

  • FDA Approves New Type of Flu Vaccine

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a novel type of flu vaccine, the agency announced Wednesday. Flublok, as the vaccine is called, does not use the traditional method of the influenza virus or...

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 15, 2013

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Bikini Waxing Credited With Decline in Pubic Lice The rising popularity of bikini waxing may be the reason why the number of people with pubic...

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 14, 2013

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: George H.W. Bush Released From Hospital After spending nearly two months in the hospital for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough and other...

  • Bathroom Reminders May Prod Guys to Wash Their Hands

    FRIDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- There may be help in sight for legions of hygiene-challenged men who "forget" to wash their hands before exiting the bathroom -- especially important in cutting down germ transmission in flu season. New research...

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 10, 2013

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Major League Baseball to Widen Drug-Testing Program Major League Baseball, along with its players union, announced Thursday that they had...

  • Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself From the Flu

    THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- With the United States in the throes of one of the worst flu outbreaks in years, health-care experts say there are ways you can fight back and protect yourself from the virus. And the best protection is a flu...

  • Kidneys Sometimes Removed Needlessly in Patients With Rare Genetic Disorder

    THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Too often, patients with a relatively rare genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis undergo unnecessary surgical removal of a kidney, experts say. This happens because benign growths that are caused by the...

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 9, 2013

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Device Sucks Food From Stomach, Helps People Lose Weight A new device that sucks food out of the stomach can help obese people lose weight,...

  • Health Highlights: Jan. 7, 2013

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: U.S. Supreme Court Refuses Case Challenging Stem Cell Funding A challenge to the Obama administration's funding for research using human...

  • Dog Days of Winter: Keeping Pets Safe, Warm

    SATURDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) -- With the arrival of winter, dog owners need to be aware of how to keep their canine friends comfortable and safe, an expert says. "A general rule of thumb is if it is too cold for you outside, it is too cold fo...

  • Brain Injury Doesn't Raise Dementia Risk for Most: Study

    THURSDAY, Jan. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Having a traumatic brain injury at some time in your life doesn't raise the risk of dementia in old age, but it does increase the odds of re-injury, a new study finds. "There is a lot of fear among people who...

  • Hillary Clinton Released From NYC Hospital

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was released from a New York hospital Wednesday evening following treatment for a blood clot in her head. Clinton's doctors at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital treated the clot...

  • Is Fructose Making People Fat?

    TUESDAY, Jan.1 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that fructose, a simple sugar found naturally in fruit and added to many other foods as part of high-fructose corn syrup, does not dampen appetite and may cause people to eat more compared t...

  • Could Being a Little Overweight Help You Live Longer?

    TUESDAY, Jan. 1 (HealthDay News) -- A new international analysis reveals a surprising pattern: while obesity increases the risk of dying early, being slightly overweight reduces it. These studies included almost 3 million adults from around the...

  • Survival of 'Obamacare' Tops List of Biggest Health News in 2012

    MONDAY, Dec. 31 (HealthDay News) -- With millions of Americans watching and waiting, the U.S. Supreme Court largely upheld the Obama Administration's health care reform legislation, making the survival of "Obamacare" this year's top health news...

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