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  • Even a Little Daily Activity May Boost Colon Cancer Survival: Study

    Posted: 01/18/2017

    Even a Little Daily Activity May Boost Colon Cancer Survival: Study TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Just a half hour a day of moderate physical activity could be potent medicine for patients with advanced colon cancer, preliminary research suggests. Study authors who tracked more than 1,200 colon cancer patients found a 19 percent decline in risk for early death among those who got 30 minutes or more of moderate exercise daily. And, five or more hours of moderate -- but non-vigorous -- activi...

  • Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Sight-Stealing Eye Condition

    Posted: 01/18/2017

    Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Sight-Stealing Eye Condition WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug may one day make treatment simpler for patients suffering from vision-threatening age-related macular degeneration, researchers say. So far, the drug -- called AXT107 -- has been only tested on mice and rabbits, but it requires far fewer injections than current therapy to prevent vision loss. Current treatment requires frequent injections directly into the eye. "We anticipat...

  • Exercise: An Antidote for Behavioral Issues in Students?

    Posted: 01/17/2017

    Exercise: An Antidote for Behavioral Issues in Students? MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children with serious behavioral disorders might fare better at school if they get some exercise during the day, a new study suggests. The researchers focused on children and teenagers with conditions that included autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and depression. They looked at whether structured exercise during the school day -- in the form of stationary "...

  • Ebola Can Linger in Lungs, Study Finds

    Posted: 01/13/2017

    Ebola Can Linger in Lungs, Study Finds THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've discovered signs that the Ebola virus could lurk in the lungs and reproduce in a recovering patient, a finding that could lead to better understanding of the deadly disease. At issue: Does the Ebola virus cause lung damage by infecting the lungs and spreading in them? Researchers have suspected this, but weren't sure that the virus infects the lung. Dr. Giuseppe Ippolito and colleagues at the Nation...

  • Earwax There to Protect Your Hearing, Doctors Say

    Posted: 01/11/2017

    Earwax There to Protect Your Hearing, Doctors Say TUESDAY, Jan. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to remove your earwax can lead to ear damage, doctors warn. The body produces earwax (or "cerumen") to clean and protect ears. The wax collects dirt, dust and other matter, preventing them from getting farther into the ear, according to an updated clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. "There is an inclination for people to want to clean...

  • Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Disfiguring Tumor Condition

    Posted: 01/09/2017

    Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Disfiguring Tumor Condition THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug has shown promise in treating benign, but disfiguring, tumors caused by a genetic disorder. The oral medication, selumentinib, caused tumors to shrink in 17 of 24 children afflicted with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), researchers reported. This disorder produces noncancerous tumors of the peripheral nerves called plexiform neurofibromas, explained senior author Dr. Brigitte W...

  • Ebola Vaccine Appears Very Effective in Trial

    Posted: 01/03/2017

    Ebola Vaccine Appears Very Effective in Trial FRIDAY, Dec. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly effective against the deadly virus in a large trial conducted in Guinea, researchers say. The vaccine trial included nearly 12,000 people during 2015, when new cases of Ebola were still appearing in West Africa. Among 5,800 people who received the vaccine, no Ebola cases were recorded 10 days or more after vaccination. But 23 cases developed among those who did not get vaccina...

  • Exercise May Be Real Medicine for Parkinson's Disease

    Posted: 01/02/2017

    Exercise May Be Real Medicine for Parkinson's Disease THURSDAY, Dec. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Almost any exercise is good medicine for someone with Parkinson's disease, a new study confirms. Although physical activity may seem impossible for some Parkinson's patients, the new research review reaffirms what many specialists already believe: that exercise can have a long-term impact, improving gait and reducing risk of falls, in particular. "I pretty much never see a Parkinson's disease patient withou...

  • Everyday Pain Relievers May Be Linked to Hearing Loss in Some Women

    Posted: 12/27/2016

    Everyday Pain Relievers May Be Linked to Hearing Loss in Some Women MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of over-the-counter pain relievers may be associated with increased risk of hearing loss in some women, a new study says. Women who used ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) for six years or more were more likely to suffer hearing loss than those who used the pain relievers for a year or less, said researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. They found ...

  • Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries

    Posted: 12/21/2016

    Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children in poorer countries are much more likely to die after emergency abdominal surgery than those in wealthy nations, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed the outcomes of more than 1,400 children in 43 countries who had emergency abdominal surgery in 2014. The surgeries were for conditions such as appendicitis, congenital abnormalities and hernia. Compared to children in wealthy countries, those in m...