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  • Impotence Linked to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

    Posted: 07/27/2015

    Impotence Linked to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men who experience impotence may face twice the risk of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes compared to men without such sexual problems, a new study suggests. "This effect was more significant among middle-aged men 40 to 59 years old," said lead researcher Dr. Sean Skeldon, a resident in family medicine at the University of Toronto in Canada. "The probability of having undiagnosed diabetes increased from one in 50 in men with...

  • Insured Americans Up to 3 Times Likelier to Get Preventive Care: CDC

    Posted: 07/23/2015

    Insured Americans Up to 3 Times Likelier to Get Preventive Care: CDC THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are up to three times more likely to receive preventive care for potentially fatal chronic diseases if they have health insurance, federal officials reported Thursday. Insurance provided across-the-board improvement in the number of people receiving any one of nine important clinical preventive services, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. The...

  • Iressa Approved for Specific Late-Stage Lung Cancer

    Posted: 07/20/2015

    Iressa Approved for Specific Late-Stage Lung Cancer MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Iressa (gefitinib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat people with late-stage (metastatic) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with a specific genetic mutation. A just-approved diagnostic method can identify patients who could benefit from this new use, the FDA added Monday in a news release. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, the agency said. T...

  • Inhalable Ebola Vaccine Works in Monkeys

    Posted: 07/20/2015

    Inhalable Ebola Vaccine Works in Monkeys MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An inhalable Ebola vaccine protected monkeys against the deadly virus, a new study shows. Research suggests that the linings of the airways may be an important point of entry for the Ebola virus into the body. This was the first test of a inhalable Ebola vaccine, the researchers said. "A needle-free, inhalable vaccine against Ebola presents certain advantages. Immunization will not require trained medical personnel," stud...

  • In Some Ways, Fast Food No Worse for Health Than Full-Service Meals: Study

    Posted: 07/20/2015

    In Some Ways, Fast Food No Worse for Health Than Full-Service Meals: Study FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eating on the run might not be so bad after all: A new study finds diners consume more salt and cholesterol in sit-down restaurants than they do in fast-food joints. "People usually view fast food as junk food, and blame it for serving an extra intake of calories, sugars and sodium," said study author Ruopeng An, an assistant professor in the College of Applied Health Sciences at the Univ...

  • Indoor Tanning Rates Decline As Cancer Warnings Mount

    Posted: 07/09/2015

    Indoor Tanning Rates Decline As Cancer Warnings Mount WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heeding warnings about increased cancer risks, a growing number of American adults are saying no to indoor tanning, a new government analysis suggests. The percentage of adults who frequented indoor tanning salons dropped from 5.5 percent in 2010 to slightly over 4 percent in 2013, according to results of the National Health Interview Survey, a poll of more than 59,000 adults. "Roughly 2 million fewer adult...

  • In Wake of High Court Ruling, What's Next for Obamacare

    Posted: 07/04/2015

    In Wake of High Court Ruling, What's Next for Obamacare THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Affordable Care Act will grow stronger in the next few years, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the controversial health reform law for a second time. That's the consensus from both supporters and detractors of the legislation. John Graham, a senior fellow with the free-market National Center for Policy Analysis, said the Supreme Court's decision Thursday essentially brings to an end efforts ...

  • Intense Therapy Helps Restore Arm Function Long After Stroke: Study

    Posted: 06/30/2015

    Intense Therapy Helps Restore Arm Function Long After Stroke: Study TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive physical therapy helps restore arm function in people who have survived a severe stroke, a new study finds. University of Florida researchers followed 39 patients who underwent intense physical therapy for the arms five hours a day, five days a week, for 12 weeks. For the study, the team "enrolled people who had a stroke a year or more prior to their study participation, and who were ...

  • Improved Artificial Heart Valve Approved

    Posted: 06/24/2015

    Improved Artificial Heart Valve Approved WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The newest version of the Sapien 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The artificial valve is designed for people with a narrowed aortic valve, a condition that restricts blood flow from the heart to the aorta, the body's main artery. The product is sanctioned for people who are at high risk for death or serious complications from open-heart surgery to repair the narro...

  • Injuries Up Risk of Psoriatic Arthritis for People With Psoriasis

    Posted: 06/21/2015

    Injuries Up Risk of Psoriatic Arthritis for People With Psoriasis FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Injuries increase the risk of psoriatic arthritis in people who have psoriasis, a new study suggests. Psoriatic arthritis -- chronic arthritis associated with the skin condition psoriasis -- can lead to severe, disabling joint damage. About 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis, according to the researchers. The study included information collected between 1995 and 2013. ...