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  • Give Dad the Gift of Health on Father's Day

    Posted: 06/24/2017

    Give Dad the Gift of Health on Father's Day FRIDAY, June 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The best present you can give your dad this Father's Day is to help him get healthy, according to a doctor specializing in men's health. "We tend to think men don't want to talk about their own health, but I find that's really not the case with most. Dads are much more open than you'd think to talk about their health," said Dr. Jesse Mills. He is director of The Men's Clinic at the University of California, Los Angeles...

  • Guns Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Kids a Year: Report

    Posted: 06/24/2017

    Guns Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Kids a Year: Report MONDAY, June 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Each year in America, nearly 1,300 children die from guns, with boys and blacks struck down most often, federal health officials report. More than half of these deaths are homicides, 38 percent are suicides and 6 percent are unintentional, according to Katherine Fowler, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and colleagues. Plus, almost 6,000 kids are wounded by guns each year, the researchers sa...

  • Guided Exercise May Help Chronic Fatigue Patients: Study

    Posted: 06/24/2017

    Guided Exercise May Help Chronic Fatigue Patients: Study THURSDAY, June 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An expert-guided, self-help exercise program may help people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a new study suggests. Two hundred CFS patients did workouts for 12 weeks with phone or online video support from a physiotherapist. The program slowly increases physical activity (such as a few minutes walking) once participants have established a daily routine. Researchers say it may be a good way for CFS p...

  • Guard Against This Little-Known Swimming Danger

    Posted: 06/16/2017

    Guard Against This Little-Known Swimming Danger WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An electric shock is an often overlooked threat to swimmers, a safety expert warns. "Electric shock drowning can occur in any fresh body of water," said Donald Burke, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Advanced Safety and Engineering Management program. "Anywhere you may have an electrical device that has faulty or damaged wiring and equipment can cause the body of water to become energized. Th...

  • Gene-Based Therapy May Thwart a Tough Blood Cancer

    Posted: 06/14/2017

    Gene-Based Therapy May Thwart a Tough Blood Cancer MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Genetically tuning a person's own immune cells to target cancer appears to provide long-lasting protection against a blood cancer called multiple myeloma, an early trial from China shows. The treatment, called CAR T-cell therapy, caused 33 out of 35 patients with recurring multiple myeloma to either enter full remission or experience a significant reduction in their cancer. The results are "impressive," said Dr. ...

  • Gut Bacteria Changes After Some Weight-Loss Surgeries

    Posted: 06/07/2017

    Gut Bacteria Changes After Some Weight-Loss Surgeries FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A type of weight-loss surgery -- called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass -- triggers major changes in the microbial population of the digestive tract, a new study finds. Specifically, the procedure leads to increased diversity of bacteria in the gut, and a microbial population distinct from obese and normal-weight people, researchers found. "Diversity is good," said study co-author Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown of Arizona Sta...

  • 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...