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  • Antibody Shot Protects Monkeys From HIV-Like Infection

    Posted: 05/04/2016

    Antibody Shot Protects Monkeys From HIV-Like Infection WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A single injection of a powerful HIV-fighting antibody protected monkeys from an HIV-like infection for up to six months, scientists report. Researchers from the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) found that each of four HIV antibodies helped protect macaque monkeys from repeated exposure to a modified version of HIV, although some of the antibodies protected the animals l...

  • Are People With Rosacea at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's?

    Posted: 05/04/2016

    Are People With Rosacea at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's? THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Rosacea, the facial redness affecting millions of Americans, may be linked to a higher risk for dementia and Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. However, the study authors were quick to stress that people with rosacea should not be overly worried about the finding. "It is important for patients to remember that having rosacea does not guarantee that they will develop Alzheimer's disease," said le...

  • Autism Diagnosed at Younger Ages

    Posted: 05/04/2016

    Autism Diagnosed at Younger Ages SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children are being diagnosed with autism at younger ages since the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) made changes to their diagnosis guidelines in 2007, a new study says. The AAP guidelines now advise doctors to screen all children for autism during well-child visits when children are 18 months and 24 months old. By screening all children, those who have the condition can receive early treatment, researchers said. To see if...

  • Additional Treatments Offer Little Benefit for Pancreatic Cancer: Study

    Posted: 05/04/2016

    Additional Treatments Offer Little Benefit for Pancreatic Cancer: Study TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Additional treatments for locally advanced pancreatic cancer don't appear to boost survival, a new French study reports. Researchers looked at the effects of adding a second drug -- erlotinib (Tarceva) -- to the initial round of chemotherapy. They also tested whether adding radiation to a second round of chemotherapy (chemoradiotherapy) would offer any survival benefit. Unfortunately, the add...

  • Americans Getting Adequate Water Daily, CDC Finds

    Posted: 05/04/2016

    Americans Getting Adequate Water Daily, CDC Finds TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' worries about not being properly hydrated may be unfounded: A new government report finds most are getting enough water each day. The data, from the U.S. National Health Nutrition Examination Survey for 2009 to 2012, found that adult men take in 117 ounces of water daily, on average -- more than 14 cups. For women, the number is 93 ounces, or almost 12 cups daily. The study was conducted by Asher Ros...

  • Anatomy May Be Key to Female Orgasm

    Posted: 04/29/2016

    Anatomy May Be Key to Female Orgasm THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite what's often portrayed in movies and on TV, most women can't orgasm with penetration alone during sexual intercourse. And simple anatomy is to blame, a new evidence review suggests. Each woman's ability to orgasm during sex depends almost wholly on physical development that occurred while she was still in the womb, according to the review authors. During gestation, the clitoris begins to drift up and away from the v...

  • Americans' Longer Life = Poorer Health

    Posted: 04/27/2016

    Americans' Longer Life = Poorer Health TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are living longer, but those extra years may include poor health or a disability, a new study finds. Between 1970 and 2010, the average life span for men increased 9.2 years to 76.2 years of age, and for women it increased 6.4 years to 81 years of age, according to the report. However, the number of years lived with a disability rose 4.7 years among men and 3.6 years among women, while the number of disability-f...

  • Alcohol, Processed Meats May Raise Stomach Cancer Risk

    Posted: 04/27/2016

    Alcohol, Processed Meats May Raise Stomach Cancer Risk WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol, processed meats -- such as hot dogs, ham and bacon -- and excess weight all may raise a person's risk of stomach cancer, a new review finds. Further, the risk seems to increase as a person drinks more alcohol, or eats more processed meats or gains more weight, the review states. It was released Wednesday by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund. The review...

  • After Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes, Healthy Diet May Ease Blood Pressure

    Posted: 04/27/2016

    After Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes, Healthy Diet May Ease Blood Pressure TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with pregnancy-related diabetes may be able to reduce their future risk of high blood pressure by eating a healthy diet, researchers report. Their study included almost 4,000 women. All of the women had a history of pregnancy-related (gestational) diabetes. That's a known risk factor for high blood pressure later in life, the researchers said. During 22 years of follow-up, more than 1,...

  • Americans Embraced Record Number of Lip Procedures in 2015

    Posted: 04/25/2016

    Americans Embraced Record Number of Lip Procedures in 2015 MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hoping to look more kissable perhaps, Americans underwent a record number of lip procedures last year. "We live in the age of the selfie, and because we see images of ourselves almost constantly on social media, we're much more aware of how our lips look," Dr. David Song, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, said in a society news release. There were more than 27,400 lip implants perfo...