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  • Daytime Wounds May Heal Faster Than Nighttime Ones

    Posted: 11/19/2017

    Daytime Wounds May Heal Faster Than Nighttime Ones WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Your internal body clock is the reason why wounds heal faster if an injury occurs during the day rather than at night, new research suggests. Experiments with skin cells and other cells in mice showed that daytime wounds healed about twice as fast as nighttime wounds. Then, when analyzing the wound recovery for 118 people with burn injuries, the researchers found that wounds that had occurred at night took 60 ...

  • Do I Know Ewe?

    Posted: 11/19/2017

    Do I Know Ewe? WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you ever find yourself in the company of sheep, don't be surprised if they seem to recognize you. Researchers trained eight sheep to identify celebrity faces from photographs. The investigators also found that the sheep could identify a picture of their handler without any training. This line of research could help improve understanding of Huntington's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions in people, according to scientists at the Un...

  • Does Your Pet Have a Weight Problem? Here's How to Tell

    Posted: 11/19/2017

    Does Your Pet Have a Weight Problem? Here's How to Tell THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cats with diabetes, dogs with cancer, birds with high cholesterol or even rabbits who cannot turn around to clean themselves -- what do these animals all have in common? They are either overweight or obese, and it's serious. "We have a problem -- almost all of American pets are overweight or obese," explained veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward, founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. "The latest st...

  • Does Sex Really Trigger Cardiac Arrest?

    Posted: 11/19/2017

    Does Sex Really Trigger Cardiac Arrest? SUNDAY, Nov. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's a common Hollywood trope -- an older guy is having enthusiastic sex with a gal half his age when he suddenly flops over dead. But in real life, sexual activity very rarely causes cardiac arrest, a new study reassuringly reports. Sex was linked to only 34 out of more than 4,500 cardiac arrests that occurred in the Portland, Ore., metropolitan area between 2002 and 2015. That's a rate of just 0.7 percent, the researcher...

  • Don't Fret Delays in Treating Colon Cancer, Study Suggests

    Posted: 11/19/2017

    Don't Fret Delays in Treating Colon Cancer, Study Suggests WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Delays in colon cancer treatment may not increase the risk of death, according to a new study. Canadian researchers examined data from more than 900 people diagnosed with stage 1 to stage 3 colon cancer. Some began treatment within a month of diagnosis, and others started treatment either 30 to 59 days, 60 to 89 days, 90 to 119 days or more than four months after diagnosis. The average time between di...

  • Diabetes May Be Driving High Rates of Breast Cancer in Black Women

    Posted: 11/19/2017

    Diabetes May Be Driving High Rates of Breast Cancer in Black Women WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes may increase the risk for an aggressive type of breast cancer among black women in the United States, a new study finds. Researchers from Boston University analyzed data from more than 54,000 black women who were cancer-free at the start of the study. During the next 18 years, 914 women were diagnosed with estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer and 468 with estrogen rec...

  • Dr. Tommy John Hopes Fewer Young Athletes Need Dad's Namesake Surgery

    Posted: 11/19/2017

    Dr. Tommy John Hopes Fewer Young Athletes Need Dad's Namesake Surgery FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a long and illustrious pro baseball career, Tommy John is more famous as the source of the name for a surgical procedure than for the nearly 300 games the left-handed pitcher won. But Dr. Tommy John -- who shares his dad's name and played pro ball himself -- is determined to change that. He's a performance and healing specialist and a chiropractor in San Diego. Dr. John would prefer th...

  • Does All That Social Media Time Harm Young Minds?

    Posted: 11/17/2017

    Does All That Social Media Time Harm Young Minds? TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, texting: Sometimes it seems today's young adults are online more often than not. But new research suggests that the amount of time young adults spend on social media doesn't seem to affect their risk for mental health problems. The finding came from a study of 467 young adults who were asked about how much time each day they used social media, the importance of it in their lives and ...

  • Divers May Be Plunging Into Trouble

    Posted: 11/17/2017

    Divers May Be Plunging Into Trouble TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A well-executed dive may look graceful and effortless, but competitive diving can take a toll on the body, a doctor warns. "Even when a dive is perfectly executed, injuries can occur, whether traumatic or from overuse," said Dr. Nathaniel Jones, a sports medicine physician at Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill. Jones noted that a springboard diver strikes the water at up to 19 miles per hour and a 10-meter platfor...

  • Doctors Urged to Discuss Cord Blood Donations Early in Pregnancy

    Posted: 11/09/2017

    Doctors Urged to Discuss Cord Blood Donations Early in Pregnancy MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A leading group of U.S. pediatricians is encouraging parents to donate to public cord blood banks after the birth of their children. The past decade has seen an increase in the use of umbilical cord blood for stem cell transplants that can save children with fatal or debilitating diseases, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a new policy statement. "Most parents will never need cord blood fo...