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  • Nuts! Good Medicine for Colon Cancer Survivors?

    Posted: 05/22/2017

    Nuts! Good Medicine for Colon Cancer Survivors? WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients might improve their chances of survival if they eat nuts along with an overall healthy diet and regular exercise, two new studies report. In a seven-year study, patients successfully treated for stage 3 colon cancer who ate at least 2 ounces of nuts a week had a 42 percent lower chance of their cancer coming back and a 57 percent lower risk of dying from the disease. Stage 3 means the cancer...

  • No Fruit Juice Before Age 1, Pediatricians Say

    Posted: 05/22/2017

    No Fruit Juice Before Age 1, Pediatricians Say MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Several new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics may just send toddlers into tantrums. One recommendation is that fruit juice be limited for toddlers and older children, and babies shouldn't have any at all before their first birthday. Another recommendation is that parents should forgo the beloved sippy cup of juice for their children altogether. The advice is the first update to the AAP's stance ...

  • New Hepatitis C Infections Hit 15-Year High: CDC

    Posted: 05/21/2017

    New Hepatitis C Infections Hit 15-Year High: CDC FRIDAY, May 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Reports of new hepatitis C infections in the United States nearly tripled over five years, reaching a 15-year high, federal government data show. The highest number of new infections were reported among 20- to 29-year-olds. Many stemmed from the growing use of injected drugs linked to the current opioid epidemic, officials said. The number of reported cases rose from 850 in 2010 to 2,436 in 2015, according to the U...

  • New Device Approved for Esophageal Birth Defect

    Posted: 05/21/2017

    New Device Approved for Esophageal Birth Defect MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new medical device has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat esophageal atresia, a birth defect that causes a gap between the esophagus and stomach. One of 2,500 babies in the United States is born with the condition, the agency said in a news release. These infants require a feeding tube until surgery is performed to connect the esophagus to the stomach. Many babies born with the conditi...

  • New Hepatitis C Treatments More Effective, Tolerable: FDA

    Posted: 05/18/2017

    New Hepatitis C Treatments More Effective, Tolerable: FDA THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hepatitis C can be cured in about three months, allowing people with the viral disease to live longer, healthier lives, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says. Drugs used to clear the virus from the body are not only more effective than they once were but also more tolerable for patients, according to Dr. Jeffrey Murray, an internist at the FDA who specializes in infectious diseases. Hepatitis ...

  • New Guidelines Say No to Most 'Keyhole' Knee Surgeries

    Posted: 05/17/2017

    New Guidelines Say No to Most 'Keyhole' Knee Surgeries WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- "Keyhole" arthroscopic surgery should rarely be used to repair arthritic knee joints, a panel of international experts says in new clinical guidelines. Clinical trials have shown that keyhole surgery doesn't help people suffering from arthritis of the knees any more than mild painkillers, physical therapy or weight loss, said lead author Dr. Reed Siemieniuk. He is a health researcher with McMaster Universi...

  • Nearly a Third of Drugs Hit by Safety Issues After FDA Approval

    Posted: 05/17/2017

    Nearly a Third of Drugs Hit by Safety Issues After FDA Approval WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Safety problems emerge with nearly one in three prescription drugs after they've been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a new study reveals. Researchers examined data on drugs approved by the FDA between 2001 and 2010, with follow-up through 2017. The investigators found that 32 percent of the drugs had safety issues after approval. "That is very rarely a drug withdrawal, but more...

  • No Routine Screening for Thyroid Cancer: Expert Panel

    Posted: 05/16/2017

    No Routine Screening for Thyroid Cancer: Expert Panel TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors shouldn't routinely screen adults for thyroid cancer if they have no symptoms or warning signs of the disease, according to the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF). Doing so could cause more harm than good, said the independent panel of experts as it reaffirmed guidelines it issued in 1996 and 2016. "While there is very little evidence of the benefits of screening for thyroid cancer, there i...

  • Not All Hospitals Equal When It Comes to Pancreatic Cancer Care

    Posted: 05/16/2017

    Not All Hospitals Equal When It Comes to Pancreatic Cancer Care MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to treating pancreatic cancer, where you have your surgery may have some impact on how long you live, according to a new study. The researchers found that people who travel to an academic medical center to undergo surgery for pancreatic cancer live a few months longer than those who choose to have their operation at a hospital closer to home. High-volume surgical centers also tended to p...

  • No Excuses: Exercise Can Overcome the 'Obesity Gene'

    Posted: 05/04/2017

    No Excuses: Exercise Can Overcome the 'Obesity Gene' THURSDAY, April 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Even if obesity is "in your genes," regular exercise can help keep extra pounds at bay, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when people carried a particular gene variant that raises obesity risk, regular exercise seemed to reduce the effects of their DNA -- by about one-third. The gene in question is known as FTO. Studies show that people with a particular variant of the gene have a heightened risk...