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As U.S. Smoking Rate Drops, Smokers More Likely to Quit: Study
As U.S. Smoking Rate Drops, Smokers More Likely to Quit: Study THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of smokers in the United States dwindles, those who still light up are becoming less attached to the habit and more likely to try ...
Americans Want Online Access to Doctors, Health Records: Survey
Americans Want Online Access to Doctors, Health Records: Survey TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Internet-savvy Americans would like to add their doctors to their group of Facebook "friends" or email contacts. In a new study, researchers ana...
A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain
A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who want to stay sharp as they age often turn to brain teasers, puzzles and games, figuring correctly that they'll lose it if they don't use it. But a health...
Any Added Sugar Is Bad Sugar, Some Experts Contend
Any Added Sugar Is Bad Sugar, Some Experts Contend FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High-fructose corn syrup has long been portrayed as a major villain in the American diet. But a new school of thought contends that plain old table sugar or e...
Anti-Clotting Drug Approved For Angioplasty
Anti-Clotting Drug Approved For Angioplasty MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kengreal (cangrelor) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent blood clots from forming during angioplasty. Angioplasty involves inflatin...
Ancient Teeth Show Signs of Indoor Air Pollution
Ancient Teeth Show Signs of Indoor Air Pollution FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Tartar from 400,000-year-old human teeth reveals the earliest evidence of man-made air pollution, according to a new study. The tartar -- hardened dental plaque...
Appendicitis Can Often Be Treated With Antibiotics
Appendicitis Can Often Be Treated With Antibiotics TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although surgical removal of the appendix has long been a standard treatment, a new study found that almost three-quarters of people treated with antibiotics...
Adults Can Pick Up Perfect Pitch, Study Shows
Adults Can Pick Up Perfect Pitch, Study Shows FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults can be trained to achieve perfect pitch and maintain the ability for months, a new study reports. Perfect pitch -- the ability to identify a note by hearing...
Asthma Treatments Fail Older Patients More Often: Study
Asthma Treatments Fail Older Patients More Often: Study FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma treatments, especially inhaled corticosteroids, are less likely to work for older patients, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at 1,200 pati...
Aerobic Exercise Can Help Curb Asthma, Study Shows
Aerobic Exercise Can Help Curb Asthma, Study Shows THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Workouts that really get the heart pumping may help ease asthma in people with the respiratory condition, a new Brazilian study finds. Researchers led by Ce...