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  • Study Casts Doubt on Long-Used Morning Sickness Drug

    Posted: 01/15/2017

    Study Casts Doubt on Long-Used Morning Sickness Drug THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A drug commonly prescribed to ease the nausea of morning sickness may not be as effective as once believed, a new analysis suggests. Diclectin (pyridoxine-doxylamine) has been prescribed for millions of pregnant women for years. But an unpublished study from the 1970s used by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada to approve the drug may have overstated its benefits, the Canadian researchers ...

  • Seniors' Health Can Tumble After ER Visit

    Posted: 01/15/2017

    Seniors' Health Can Tumble After ER Visit FRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors treated in a emergency room for illness or injury are more likely to become disabled and less physically agile over the next six months, researchers report. "We know that if older persons go to the hospital and are admitted, they are at increased risk of disability and functional decline. This study shows that patients discharged from the ED [emergency department], meaning that they were deemed well enough to retu...

  • Study Links Stuttering to Less Blood Flow in Brain

    Posted: 01/15/2017

    Study Links Stuttering to Less Blood Flow in Brain FRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Reduced blood flow in a part of the brain that's linked to speech may put people at risk for stuttering, a small study suggests. There are also signs that the lower the blood flow in regions of the brain tied to speech and language, the more severe the stuttering, the researchers added. "When other portions of the brain circuit related to speech were also affected according to our blood flow measurements, we saw ...

  • Scans Hint at Running's Brain Benefits, Even When Young

    Posted: 01/15/2017

    Scans Hint at Running's Brain Benefits, Even When Young MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young cross-country runners seem to have better connections between regions of their brains than their peers who aren't athletic, a small study suggests. "One of the key questions that these results raise is whether what we're seeing in young adults -- in terms of the connectivity differences -- imparts some benefit later in life," said study co-designer Gene Alexander. He is a psychology professor at the Un...

  • Special Diet May Be Boon for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis

    Posted: 01/15/2017

    Special Diet May Be Boon for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis may be able to achieve relief without medications by eating a special diet, a small study suggests. The diet includes non-processed foods, such as fruits, vegetables, meats and nuts. Over 12 weeks, the diet appeared to ease all signs of these inflammatory bowel diseases in eight of the 10 affected children, researchers report. "The study shows that without...

  • Study Casts More Doubt on Value of Mammograms

    Posted: 01/15/2017

    Study Casts More Doubt on Value of Mammograms MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Mammograms frequently detect small breast tumors that might never become life-threatening, causing women to receive treatment they likely don't need, a new Danish study finds. About one in every three women between the ages of 50 and 69 who was diagnosed with breast cancer wound up having a tumor that posed no immediate threat to her health, the researchers reported. At the same time, mammography did not reduce the nu...

  • Senate Starts Obamacare Repeal Process

    Posted: 01/15/2017

    Senate Starts Obamacare Repeal Process THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate took the first step early Thursday morning of dismantling the Affordable Care Act, the controversial health reform law that has been a centerpiece of the Obama administration. By a 51-48 vote, a GOP-backed budget resolution sets a Jan. 27 deadline for a draft of a repeal of what is commonly called Obamacare. A House vote on the resolution could happen as early as Friday, The New York ...

  • Sushi Lovers, Beware: Tapeworm Now Found in U.S. Salmon

    Posted: 01/15/2017

    Sushi Lovers, Beware: Tapeworm Now Found in U.S. Salmon THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In bad news for sushi lovers, scientists have confirmed that a tapeworm known to infect salmon from the Asian Pacific is also present in fish from U.S. waters. The parasite, known as the Japanese broad tapeworm, can grow up to 30 feet long in the human body, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most people who become infected have no symptoms, the CDC says. But some suffer abd...

  • Scientists Create Mosquitoes Resistant to Dengue Virus

    Posted: 01/15/2017

    Scientists Create Mosquitoes Resistant to Dengue Virus THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have created mosquitoes resistant to the dengue virus, which might eventually help control the spread of the disease in humans. The team at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes to boost their natural ability to fight infection by the virus. Mosquitoes get infected when they feed on someone who has the disease. Then th...

  • Study Questions 'Fecal Transplant' Treatment for Gut Infection

    Posted: 01/15/2017

    Study Questions 'Fecal Transplant' Treatment for Gut Infection FRIDAY, Jan. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A single fecal transplant delivered by enema is apparently no more effective than oral antibiotics in treating recurring cases of a nasty stomach bug, a Canadian study contends. The study is the first head-to-head comparison between fecal transplant and the current standard of care of antibiotics in treating Clostridium difficile infection, the researchers said. "We thought it was important to have t...