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  • Which Diabetes Drug Is Best?

    Posted: 07/26/2016

    Which Diabetes Drug Is Best? TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- No single drug to treat type 2 diabetes stands out from the pack when it comes to reducing the risks of heart disease, stroke or premature death, a new research review finds. The analysis of hundreds of clinical trials found no evidence that any one diabetes drug, or drug combination, beats out the others. Researchers said the results bolster current recommendations to first try an older, cheaper drug -- metformin (Glumetza, Glucoph...

  • Why Kicking the Opioid Habit Can Be So Tough

    Posted: 07/26/2016

    Why Kicking the Opioid Habit Can Be So Tough WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- He was 26, a specialist fifth class with the U.S. Army, and stationed abroad, when an accident on the German autobahn sent him careening through the windshield of his car. The now 60-year-old veteran prefers to withhold his name, but not his story, of a decades-long struggle against chronic back pain and an addiction to the opioid painkillers he'd hoped would help him. "At first I was taking 50 milligrams [mg] of P...

  • Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed

    Posted: 07/26/2016

    Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Strokes characterized by bleeding inside the lining of the brain are more common among smokers, especially women, researchers report. These serious strokes -- called subarachnoid hemorrhages -- are eight times more common among women who smoke more than a pack a day compared to nonsmokers, Finnish researchers found. They're three times more common among men who smoke the same amount. Even light smoking tripled a wom...

  • Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes

    Posted: 07/26/2016

    Women May Be More Resilient to Effects of Alzheimer's Genes SUNDAY, July 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Certain gene variants are known to raise a person's risk of Alzheimer's disease. But a new study finds that even in people carrying this DNA, factors such as gender and physical or mental activity can affect that risk. The study tracked dementia rates for 642 people aged 53 to 95 at the start of the study. All carried at least one of two types of DNA linked to higher Alzheimer's disease risk: the APOEe4...

  • Wide Variation Seen in 'Dense' Breast Diagnoses

    Posted: 07/25/2016

    Wide Variation Seen in 'Dense' Breast Diagnoses MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A woman's odds of being told she has "dense" breasts may depend on which radiologist reads her mammogram, a new study finds. The study, which involved centers in four U.S. states, found that radiologists varied widely in how often they defined mammography patients' breasts as dense. Higher breast density is a risk factor for breast cancer, experts note. The range went from 6 percent of patients to nearly 85 percent...

  • Weight Loss Might Reduce Cancer Risk: Study

    Posted: 07/22/2016

    Weight Loss Might Reduce Cancer Risk: Study THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight and obese women who lose weight may lower their odds of developing cancer as their levels of cancer-linked proteins drop, a new study suggests. These proteins -- VEGF, PAI-1 and PEDF -- promote the growth of blood vessels, a process that is necessary to help tumors thrive. The more weight the women lost, the greater the drop in the levels of these proteins, the researchers found. "It's another piece of evi...

  • Watch Where Pokemon Go Leads You

    Posted: 07/19/2016

    Watch Where Pokemon Go Leads You TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Pokemon Go craze sweeping the globe can pose some serious health risks -- and not just to the digital creatures that are the game's intended targets. The free "augmented reality" game, designed for Apple and Android smartphones, lets players use their phone's camera to capture, train and trade virtual Pokemon characters that can appear without warning in a real-world setting. But the immensely popular game -- the top grossin...

  • Why Being Cold Might Foster a Cold

    Posted: 07/18/2016

    Why Being Cold Might Foster a Cold MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists may be proving Mom right: Your odds of avoiding a cold get better if you bundle up and stay warm. Warmer body temperatures appear to help prevent the cold virus from spreading, in multiple ways, researchers at Yale University found. For the study, a team led by immunology professor Akiko Iwasaki examined human airways cells. These cells produce essential immune system proteins called interferons that respond to a col...

  • Why Breast Cancer Survivors Should Exercise

    Posted: 07/17/2016

    Why Breast Cancer Survivors Should Exercise FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Excessive stress can lead to memory problems among breast cancer survivors, but exercise can help, according to new research. "We found moderate to vigorous physical activity actually benefits women psychologically and that, in turn, helps their memory," said the study's lead author, Siobhan Phillips. She is assistant professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Pos...

  • Water Therapy May Ease Labs' Lameness

    Posted: 07/17/2016

    Water Therapy May Ease Labs' Lameness FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Labrador retrievers love swimming. And water therapy may be just what they need for a painful condition called elbow dysplasia. This genetic disorder causes abnormal bone growth in the elbow, impeding movement. It's a common cause of forelimb lameness in large breeds, veterinarians say. For dogs with this condition, supervised water exercises can increase their range of motion and improve mobility, a small study from Britain ...