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  • Informed Football Refs Better at Spotting Suspected Concussions

    Posted: 12/10/2017

    Informed Football Refs Better at Spotting Suspected Concussions FRIDAY, Dec. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The more college football referees know about concussion symptoms, the more confident they are in calling a timeout for a suspected head injury, a new study shows. Researchers surveyed more than 1,300 college football officials during the 2015 season and found that they called an average of one injury timeout for a suspected concussion every four games. Those with greater awareness about concussion s...

  • Intense Workouts May Boost Memory

    Posted: 12/08/2017

    Intense Workouts May Boost Memory TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Pump up your workouts, pump up your memory, new research suggests. The study of 95 healthy young adults showed that six weeks of 20-minute bouts of interval training led to significant improvements in what's called high-interference memory. An example of this type of memory is distinguishing your car from another of the same make and model. The Canadian scientists also found these workouts led to increases in a protein involved...

  • Is It Time to Scrap the Pap Test?

    Posted: 12/07/2017

    Is It Time to Scrap the Pap Test? MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a woman who's been given the all-clear after one or more combination tests for cervical cancer, you can probably wait five years between screenings, a new large study suggests. The combination of tests for cervical cancer includes a test to detect the human papillomavirus (HPV) and the test commonly known as the Pap test. HPV is a virus that causes almost all cases of cervical cancers. The Pap test looks for abnormal c...

  • It's the Latest Diet Craze, But Is It Safe?

    Posted: 12/05/2017

    It's the Latest Diet Craze, But Is It Safe? WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- What if you could have your cake, eat it, too, and lose weight? A nutritional fad called CICO -- short for "Calories In, Calories Out" -- promises just that for those looking to shed some pounds. The pitch is straightforward: Eat whatever you want, junk food included, and still shrink your waistline -- as long as every day you expend more calories than you consume. It's a simplified approach to eating that essential...

  • Insulin Pill May Delay Type 1 Diabetes in Some

    Posted: 12/04/2017

    Insulin Pill May Delay Type 1 Diabetes in Some TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's often said that timing is everything. New research suggests this may be true when giving an insulin pill to try to prevent or delay type 1 diabetes. Researchers tested the effect of insulin pills on 560 children and adults whose relatives had type 1 diabetes. For most of them, the drug had no effect on whether or not they developed type 1 diabetes, or how quickly they developed it. But for those at the highest...

  • Is a Common Shoulder Surgery Useless?

    Posted: 12/03/2017

    Is a Common Shoulder Surgery Useless? TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New research casts doubt on the true effectiveness of a common type of surgery used to ease shoulder pain. A British research team tracked outcomes for patients who underwent "decompression surgery" to treat shoulder impingement -- a condition where a shoulder tendon rubs and catches in the joint. In decompression surgery, a small area of bone and soft tissue in the shoulder joint is removed, opening up the joint to prevent...

  • If Dad Has Depression, Kids Might Develop It, Too

    Posted: 11/28/2017

    If Dad Has Depression, Kids Might Develop It, Too THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having a father with depression may put teens at a heightened risk for the mental health problem, a new study suggests. Previous research had linked depression in mothers and in their children. But according to the investigators, this is the first study to find such an association between fathers and their children, independent of whether the mother has depression. The findings were based on an analysis of data...

  • Is Too Much Time Online Raising Suicide Risk in Teen Girls?

    Posted: 11/27/2017

    Is Too Much Time Online Raising Suicide Risk in Teen Girls? TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A spike in the amount of time teenage girls in the United States spend online is a likely culprit behind the surge in rates of depression, suicide and contemplation of suicide, new research suggests. The finding stems from an analysis of fatal injury data collected between 1999 and 2015 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as two large ongoing surveys that have been tracking ...

  • Is Low-Dose Aspirin Right for You After Surgery?

    Posted: 11/27/2017

    Is Low-Dose Aspirin Right for You After Surgery? TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Each year, millions of American heart patients go "under the knife" for various kinds of surgery. Often they're told to take a low-dose aspirin, to help lower their odds for a post-op blood clot. But does that practice reduce the risk of additional heart problems? A new study says yes. Giving low-dose aspirin after surgeries unrelated to heart problems -- things like knee replacements, cancer surgeries or a myria...

  • Improve Your Odds During Infertility Treatments

    Posted: 11/12/2017

    Improve Your Odds During Infertility Treatments WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's a better chance that in vitro fertilization (IVF) will lead to pregnancy if fresh donor eggs are used instead of frozen eggs, a new study suggests. Frozen donor eggs are cheaper and more convenient, while fresh eggs tend to be more expensive and require the recipient to coordinate with the egg donor. The study also found that, regardless of whether fresh or frozen eggs are used, transfer of a single embry...