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  • Are Women Naturally Fitter Than Men?

    Posted: 12/12/2017

    Are Women Naturally Fitter Than Men? WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to getting and staying fit, women may have an aerobic edge over men, new research suggests. In a small new study, investigators compared oxygen uptake and muscle oxygen extraction in 18 young men and women while they worked out on a treadmill. Oxygen uptake is an important measure of aerobic fitness. Women consistently processed oxygen about 30 percent faster than men, according to researchers at the Universit...

  • Are Good Kidneys Going to Waste?

    Posted: 12/12/2017

    Are Good Kidneys Going to Waste? THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite long waiting lists for kidney donation, a new study finds that one kidney from a deceased donor is transplanted while the other kidney is often thrown away. In the United States, about 5,000 people die each year while waiting for a kidney transplant, the researchers said. Despite the long waiting list, nearly 1 in 5 kidneys recovered from deceased donors is thrown away, a rate that has risen over the past decade. To lear...

  • As Hearing Fades With Age, Dementia Risk May Rise

    Posted: 12/12/2017

    As Hearing Fades With Age, Dementia Risk May Rise THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Age can often bring a loss of hearing, and for some, mental decline in the form of dementia. But are the two linked? New research does suggest that hearing loss raises the odds for dementia, but the jury is still out on whether one condition actually causes the other, experts say. According to a team of Irish researchers at Trinity College Dublin, approximately one-third of adults older than 65 years experiences...

  • Alzheimer's Cases to Double by 2060: Report

    Posted: 12/12/2017

    Alzheimer's Cases to Double by 2060: Report THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As the baby boomer population ages, the number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease will double by 2060, researchers report. The study findings, which show cases of Alzheimer's and mild cognitive impairment going from 6 million this year to 15 million in four decades, highlight the need to better identify people with a brain-related disease, and to slow its progression. "There are about 47 million people in the U.S. ...

  • Acupuncture May Ease Pain Tied to Breast Cancer Care

    Posted: 12/12/2017

    Acupuncture May Ease Pain Tied to Breast Cancer Care THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some common breast cancer medications can trigger joint pain, but new research suggests acupuncture may ease that side effect. The finding could be a win-win for breast cancer patients, said one oncologist who reviewed the study. "Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years and has no real downside," said Dr. Lauren Cassell, chief of breast surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. "If something...

  • Are Women With Parkinson's at a Disadvantage?

    Posted: 12/12/2017

    Are Women With Parkinson's at a Disadvantage? FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women with Parkinson's disease appear to face a disadvantage: They're much less likely than men to have caregivers, a new study finds. That's probably because women often outlive their most likely potential caregiver -- their husband, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. "Care provided by family and friends to people with Parkinson's disease is an important source of support, ...

  • Another Gene Therapy Breakthrough Against Hemophilia

    Posted: 12/12/2017

    Another Gene Therapy Breakthrough Against Hemophilia SATURDAY, Dec. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Coming just days after reports of a gene therapy that pushed the bleeding disorder hemophilia B into remission, new research suggests the same could be true for adults with the "A" form of the disease. That's significant because, due to the complexities of the gene responsible for hemophilia A, experts had thought it might be far more resistant to gene-based treatment. But in the new British trial, all 13 adu...

  • Are Men Just 'Babies' When They Get the Flu? Maybe Not

    Posted: 12/12/2017

    Are Men Just 'Babies' When They Get the Flu? Maybe Not MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As winter rolls into town, so does the flu and all its miserable symptoms. Yet, doctors and women alike have long noticed that men tend to bemoan those symptoms more than women. The phenomenon even has a name: the "man flu." So, are men just whiny wimps? No, a new analysis out of Canada suggests, because respiratory illnesses may indeed hit men harder than women. According to study author Dr. Kyle Sue, "ther...

  • Another Opioid Scourge: Dangerous Infections

    Posted: 12/11/2017

    Another Opioid Scourge: Dangerous Infections THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The epidemic of opioid abuse in the United States has put hospital ERs on the front line, with staffers increasingly battling infections tied to the problem. ERs are seeing an increasing number of patients seeking care for severe infections resulting from injected use of heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone and the like, new research shows. ER radiologists are often the first to diagnose such complications, using X-rays, MRI...

  • Arthritis No Longer Just a Disease of the Old

    Posted: 12/08/2017

    Arthritis No Longer Just a Disease of the Old MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More younger Americans experience the aches and pains of arthritis than once thought. Roughly 91 million adults had arthritis in 2015. But the most surprising fact was that nearly one-third of sufferers were aged 18 to 64, a new study found. Those estimates are 68 percent higher than previously reported, said lead researcher Dr. David Felson, a professor of medicine at Boston University. "Arthritis is incredibly comm...