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  • Experimental Genital Herpes Drug Shows Promise

    Posted: 06/26/2016

    Experimental Genital Herpes Drug Shows Promise MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental immune-boosting treatment for genital herpes shows promise, researchers report. The drug, called GEN-003, may reduce both virus activity and the number of days with recurrent herpes in patients. The treatment is given in a series of three injections and appears to last for up to one year, the investigators said. The researchers tested the vaccine on 310 people with a history of chronic, recurrent gen...

  • Exercise May Help Thwart Ovarian Cancer

    Posted: 06/26/2016

    Exercise May Help Thwart Ovarian Cancer TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of exercise is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and of death from the disease, two new studies suggest. "Women may be overwhelmed with mixed messages about physical activity or exercise recommendations and opt to be inactive because they feel that they cannot meet the recommended amount of physical activity," said Kirsten Moysich, senior author of both studies. "Our findings suggest that any amount...

  • Extensive Surgery Best for an Aggressive Brain Cancer: Study

    Posted: 06/25/2016

    Extensive Surgery Best for an Aggressive Brain Cancer: Study THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to battling a particularly aggressive form of brain tumor, more extensive surgeries may be best to boost patient survival, researchers have concluded. The brain cancer -- called glioblastoma multiforme -- is often treated with surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. However, the ideal combination of treatments for this cancer isn't clear. One expert said glioblastoma surgeries are ...

  • Expert Panel Reaffirms Need for Colon Cancer Screen Beginning at Age 50

    Posted: 06/23/2016

    Expert Panel Reaffirms Need for Colon Cancer Screen Beginning at Age 50 WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Reiterating a recommendation last made in 2008, an influential U.S. panel of health experts is advocating that regular colon cancer screening begin at age 50 and continue until at least age 75. However, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force stopped short of saying any one screening method was better than another. "There are multiple screening options for colorectal cancer that reduce th...

  • Easing Your Child's Allergies

    Posted: 06/22/2016

    Easing Your Child's Allergies WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Up to 40 percent of children in the United States have nasal allergies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. These kids likely have persistent sneezing, along with a stuffy or runny nose. These symptoms -- known as allergic rhinitis -- are more likely to develop if one or both parents have allergies, the agency noted. Nasal allergies can be caused by outdoor allergens such as plant pollens (seasonal allergies) or indoor al...

  • E-Cigarettes a Gateway to Smoking for Teens: Study

    Posted: 06/20/2016

    E-Cigarettes a Gateway to Smoking for Teens: Study MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens in the United States who use electronic cigarettes are six times more likely to move on to traditional cigarettes compared to kids who never use the devices, a new study reports. A survey of about 300 high school students found a troubling pattern, although some experts disagree with the conclusions. "Adolescents who had never smoked, but who had used e-cigarettes, were substantially more likely to begin s...

  • Essentials for Keeping Kids Safe This Summer

    Posted: 06/20/2016

    Essentials for Keeping Kids Safe This Summer FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some simple measures can keep your children safe this summer, a pediatric expert says. "We see a lot of kids in the emergency department during the summer with injuries and accidents that could have been prevented," said Dr. David Walker, director of the pediatric emergency department at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. "It is important to take the necessary precautions to ensure our children remain safe while having fun,...

  • Experimental Drug Acts Fast Against Chronic Migraine

    Posted: 06/15/2016

    Experimental Drug Acts Fast Against Chronic Migraine WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug may bring fast relief to people with debilitating chronic migraines, a new study finds. Preliminary trials had already found that the drug -- dubbed TEV-48125 -- can help prevent migraine attacks in people who've suffered long-term with headaches. Now, the new findings suggest that it starts working within three to seven days of the first injection, researchers reported. "To my knowledge...

  • Electroacupuncture Helped Ease Carpal Tunnel in Study

    Posted: 06/15/2016

    Electroacupuncture Helped Ease Carpal Tunnel in Study TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research raises the possibility that an electrical form of acupuncture could become a useful treatment for the common wrist overuse condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome. In the study, electroacupuncture helped carpal tunnel patients with long-lasting mild and moderate symptoms when it was used with splints overnight. "For these patients, electroacupuncture produces benefits in symptoms, disab...

  • Exploring the Link Between Estrogen and Migraines

    Posted: 06/08/2016

    Exploring the Link Between Estrogen and Migraines WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are getting a better understanding of the link between estrogen levels and migraine headaches in women. A new study finds that for women who get these intense headaches, levels of the hormone estrogen drop more rapidly in the days before menstruation than in women without the headaches. "These results suggest that a 'two-hit' process may link estrogen withdrawal to menstrual migraine," said study au...