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Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Prostate Cancer in Blacks, Study Says
Obesity Linked to Greater Risk of Prostate Cancer in Blacks, Study Says THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer than whites, and for obese black men, their risk can quadruple as their weight...
Older Donated Blood Safe for Heart Surgery Patients, Study Finds
Older Donated Blood Safe for Heart Surgery Patients, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For patients undergoing heart surgery, using transfused red blood cells stored for 21 days or more is as good as using blood cells stored for...
Older Execs Bring Pluses, Minuses to the Job
Older Execs Bring Pluses, Minuses to the Job MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older executives have some better mental skills than their younger counterparts, but lag behind in others, according to a new study. Researchers looked at test resu...
Older Mexican-Americans Often Disabled, Study Says
Older Mexican-Americans Often Disabled, Study Says THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mexican-American seniors have high rates of physical disabilities, a new study says. Researchers analyzed data from Mexican-Americans older than 65 who were...
One-Quarter of Narcotic Painkillers Misused, Study Shows
One-Quarter of Narcotic Painkillers Misused, Study Shows WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Almost a quarter of powerful narcotic painkillers that are prescribed for chronic pain are misused, and the rate of addiction among patients hovers n...
Ob-Gyns: Use Ultrasound to Assess Pelvic Symptoms
Ob-Gyns: Use Ultrasound to Assess Pelvic Symptoms TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ultrasound should be the first type of imaging used to assess pelvic symptoms in women, a group of U.S. experts says. Ultrasound is safer and more cost-effec...
Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain
Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from lower back pain who smoke, drink, are depressed or are obese may be able to ease their agony by making some lifesty...
Opossums May Come to Humans' Rescue for Snake Anti-Venom
Opossums May Come to Humans' Rescue for Snake Anti-Venom SUNDAY, March 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Wouldn't it be great if humans were immune to snakes' venom? Well, opossums are, and scientists are studying the mammals with an eye to creating a new ...
Older Blood Just as Good for Transfusions
Older Blood Just as Good for Transfusions TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blood that's been stored for a few weeks is just as beneficial as fresh blood for patients with life-threatening conditions who require transfusions, a new study sho...
Obesity Raises Women's Cancer Risk by 40 Percent, Study Finds
Obesity Raises Women's Cancer Risk by 40 Percent, Study Finds TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity takes a huge toll on health, and a new British study finds that obese women have a 40 percent higher risk for cancer than thinner women. ...