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Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer
Early Chemo May Boost Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting the chemotherapy drug docetaxel at the same time as hormone therapy can improve survival for men with newly diagnosed, advanced prostate can...
ERs See Spike in Narcotic Painkiller Abuse Cases
ERs See Spike in Narcotic Painkiller Abuse Cases THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There was a sharp rise in the number of emergency room visits involving the narcotic painkiller tramadol between 2005 and 2011, two new government reports show...
Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of Irregular Heartbeat
Early Menopause Tied to Lower Risk of Irregular Heartbeat FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who go through menopause at a relatively young age may have a slightly lower risk of developing a common heart rhythm disturbance, new research su...
Even Elite Athletes May Have Heart Abnormalities
Even Elite Athletes May Have Heart Abnormalities FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even the best athletes in the world can have potentially fatal heart defects, a new study says. "We cannot take it for granted that elite athletes are healthy," ...
E-Reminders May Boost HPV Vaccination Rates
E-Reminders May Boost HPV Vaccination Rates TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using electronic health records to issue reminders about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for young females significantly increased the number of patients who ...
Even in Later Life, Exercise Seems to Pay Dividends
Even in Later Life, Exercise Seems to Pay Dividends THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A little exercise late in life may help men live longer, new research from Norway suggests. "Even in the elderly, there is a lot to gain by being moderately...
Ebola Not Mutating Beyond 'Normal' Rate, Scientists Say
Ebola Not Mutating Beyond 'Normal' Rate, Scientists Say WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The deadly Ebola virus has continued to mutate during the West African epidemic, but at the same rate as previous outbreaks, a team of genetic research...
Even Treated Depression May Raise Stroke Risk
Even Treated Depression May Raise Stroke Risk WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression in older adults appears to significantly increase the risk of a stroke, even after depression symptoms have gotten better, a new study suggests. The r...
Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight
Expectant Mothers' Lifestyle May Influence Child's Later Weight TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose mothers had poor health habits during pregnancy are at increased risk for obesity, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at mor...
Environmental Concerns Led to Jump in Cost of Asthma Inhalers: Study
Environmental Concerns Led to Jump in Cost of Asthma Inhalers: Study MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Federal action to protect the ozone layer has resulted in a dramatic increase in the cost of asthma inhalers in recent years, according to a ...