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  • Gene Therapy Might Someday Mend Badly Broken Bones

    Posted: 05/24/2017

    Gene Therapy Might Someday Mend Badly Broken Bones WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental method that combines gene therapy, stem cells and ultrasound has healed large bone breaks in lab animals, researchers have found. The technique is far from becoming a reality. But, it repaired large bone gaps in the mini-pigs scientists studied. The hope, the researchers say, is to eventually help people with badly broken bones that won't heal. When a bone sustains a simple fracture, it is usua...

  • Getting Back on Track With Exercise

    Posted: 05/21/2017

    Getting Back on Track With Exercise MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sometimes life gets in the way of your workout plans. Maybe an illness or an injury got you off track or you took a break from the gym that lasted a little too long. Getting moving again can be challenging, but it's certainly doable -- and worthwhile. First, start slowly. Don't try to log five miles after taking a three-month break from running. The American Council on Exercise suggests walking for 20 to 30 minutes two or three...

  • Got 10 Minutes to Spare?

    Posted: 05/17/2017

    Got 10 Minutes to Spare? WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're looking for big fitness results in a small amount of time, a twist on high-intensity interval training just might fit the bill. It also should fit into most anyone's busy schedule. Traditional interval training consists of a short burst of full-out activity followed by a period of rest or low-intensity activity. There are endless ways to mix up the intensity, length and number of intervals. And interval training in any form t...

  • Get Ready for Your 'Capsule Robot' Colon Cancer Check

    Posted: 05/15/2017

    Get Ready for Your 'Capsule Robot' Colon Cancer Check MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Not looking forward to your next colonoscopy? Don't worry -- in the future, a tiny capsule less than an inch long may navigate your colon to check for cancer risk, scientists report. Researchers at Nashville's Vanderbilt University Medical Center used magnets to guide the tethered "capsule robot" through a pig's colon. "Not only is the capsule robot able to actively maneuver through the GI tract to perform diag...

  • GOP Health Reform Push Faces Uncertain Future in the Senate

    Posted: 05/14/2017

    GOP Health Reform Push Faces Uncertain Future in the Senate FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Republicans in the House of Representatives celebrated their whisker-thin win Thursday to pass a bill that could begin the process of overhauling the health reform law known as Obamacare. But their celebration might be short-lived because it's now the Senate's turn to craft its version of revisions to the controversial law formally known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. And influential m...

  • Guns Send About 16 U.S. Kids to the Hospital Every Day

    Posted: 05/11/2017

    Guns Send About 16 U.S. Kids to the Hospital Every Day THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- About 16 American children are hospitalized daily due to gunshot injuries, a new study says. "Our findings add urgency to the need for preventive public health measures to reduce gun injuries in children," said study lead author Dr. Alyssa Silver. The researchers reviewed federal government data for the study. The study found that more than 5,800 children were hospitalized with gunshot injuries in 2012. Most...

  • Gene Mutation May Speed Alzheimer's Decline

    Posted: 05/10/2017

    Gene Mutation May Speed Alzheimer's Decline WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A gene mutation seems to speed up the loss of memory and thinking skills in people with Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. Researchers said the gene mutation -- called BDNF Val66Met allele, or the Met allele -- was pinpointed by following more than 1,000 people who were at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The researchers followed them for 13 years. The participants' average age was 55 at the start of t...

  • Get Out There and Exercise

    Posted: 05/08/2017

    Get Out There and Exercise MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone's made excuses for skipping exercise. It's too cold outside, you're too busy or you're just too tired to get out of bed. But it's important to make exercise a priority. Besides helping you lose any extra pounds, regular exercise can do your body and mind a world of good. Take heart health, for instance. A brisk walk for a half hour a day on most days can help keep cholesterol levels in check. It also can help protect you from hi...

  • Guys, Take the Health Check Up a Notch

    Posted: 05/07/2017

    Guys, Take the Health Check Up a Notch FRIDAY, April 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Though preventive wellness visits are the cornerstone of good health, a third of American men don't even have a primary care doctor. You need checkups, even if you feel healthy, because conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol don't have symptoms but are serious risk factors for heart disease. For men, the key goals of wellness visits are to let your doctor screen for health issues, assess your risk for fut...

  • Grieving Friends Often Find Support Online

    Posted: 05/03/2017

    Grieving Friends Often Find Support Online WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When one person in a circle of friends dies, the others get closer, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed online interactions among hundreds of thousands of people after the death of a friend. They found a sharp uptick in interactions between people who lost a mutual friend immediately after the death. "It was a surprise to see just how much people came together after a mutual friend's death and how long this pers...