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Football and Brain Disease

Degenerative brain disease may be related to participation in football, even in high school, new study finds

Sunscreen Safety Check

How many sunscreens meet recommendations from the American Academy of Dermatology?

Childhood Obesity and Colon Cancer

Being overweight or obese in adolescence may increase the risk of colon cancer in adulthood, study finds

26 Jul

Senate Rejects Repeal of Obamacare Without Replacement

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In yet another blow to Republican efforts to dismantle Obamacare, the Senate on Wednesday voted down a proposal to repeal the health care reform law without an immediate replacement.

In a 45-55 vote, seven Republicans vot...

26 Jul

More E-Cigarettes, Fewer Tobacco Smokers?

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are giving up cigarettes, and a new study suggests electronic cigarettes may be the reason why.

After stalling for 15 years, the U.S. quit-smoking rate rose to nearly 6 percent in 2014-2015, up from less tha...

26 Jul

Drug Beats Steroids for Controlling Blood Vessel Inflammation in Study

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The drug tocilizumab performs better than steroids in treating the most common form of blood vessel inflammation known as giant cell arteritis, a new study has shown.

The phase 3 clinical trial of 251 patients confirmed th...

26 Jul

Noninvasive Brain Test May Pinpoint Type of Dementia

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Distinguishing Alzheimer's disease from another common form of dementia may get easier using a new, noninvasive technique, researchers say.

While Alzheimer's is the best-known form of dementia, another form of brain deteri...

26 Jul

The Couple That Lives Together Shares Skin Bacteria Together

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- While it's often said that couples start to look alike over time, new research suggests their skin bacteria may do the same.

The study, of 20 couples who were living together, found that partners showed similarities in the...

26 Jul

Robotic Device May Help Gait in Kids With Cerebral Palsy

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A robotic training device helped improve the walking ability of children with cerebral palsy who suffer from a condition known as "crouch gait," a small study found.

The device provided strength training for muscles that w...

26 Jul

In Mice, Brain Cells Discovered That Might Control Aging

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists working with mice believe they've identified brain cells that control aging.

The discovery could lead to new ways to treat age-related diseases in people and extend lives, according to researchers at the Albert ...

26 Jul

Can Suicide Tries Spread Among Soldiers?

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Troubling new study findings suggest that U.S. Army soldiers are more likely to try to kill themselves if another member of their unit has attempted suicide in the previous year.

In fact, the researchers linked almost 20 p...

26 Jul

Don't Put Off Weight-Loss Surgery Till You're Heavier

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having weight-loss surgery before you become severely obese tends to achieve better results, a new study finds.

Researchers found that people who underwent bariatric surgery when their body mass index (BMI) was less than 4...

26 Jul

Opioid Abuse Down in Younger Americans, But Up Among Older Adults

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- While opioid abuse has fallen among younger Americans, the same cannot be said for older adults, a new government report shows.

Opioid abuse includes either the use of heroin or illegal use of prescription opioid painkille...

26 Jul

Teaching an Old Brain New Tricks

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You might pride yourself on your ability to multitask. But research shows that brain health may suffer when multitasking involves many gadgets, such as surfing the web or playing a video game on your phone while you're also watching...

26 Jul

Time to Catch Up on Reading, Writing … and Routine Shots

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Of all the items on your child's back-to-school checklist, getting vaccinated is probably your kid's least favorite. But those shots are essential for keeping children healthy, pediatricians say.

Vaccination requirements m...

26 Jul

Senate Rejects Broad Repeal of Obamacare

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- After narrowly voting to resume debate Tuesday on the fate of the Affordable Care Act, efforts toward a sweeping repeal of Obamacare fell short in a Senate vote Tuesday night.

Although Republicans needed 60 votes to ove...

26 Jul

HIV Treatment Protects Uninfected Partner From the Virus

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- HIV treatment prevented transmission of the virus in gay couples when only one partner had the virus, a new study shows.

The research included 358 such gay couples in Australia, Brazil and Thailan...

26 Jul

New Surgery May Fix Tough-to-Treat Rotator Cuff Tears

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new surgical procedure can help people with shoulder injuries once considered beyond repair, a small new study suggests.

Out of 100 patients who had the surgery in the study, all 26 of those who had played sports before th...

25 Jul

More U.S. Airports Offer Hands-Only CPR Training

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hands-only CPR training is now available at kiosks in three more major U.S. airports, bringing the total number to seven.

The three airports are Cleveland Hopkins International, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International, an...

25 Jul

With Pence as Tie-breaker, Senate Votes to Debate Obamacare Overhaul

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- With Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote, the U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to begin debate on a bill to overhaul Obamacare.

Only two Republicans -- Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska,...

25 Jul

$100 Sweetens the Pot for a Colonoscopy

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It appears that $100 might go a long way toward convincing someone to get a colonoscopy.

New research found that such a cash incentive doubled the chances that older adults were screened for colon cancer.

"Colonosc...

25 Jul

Sperm Counts Continue to Decline in Western Nations: Review

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sperm counts in Western countries have decreased by half in recent years, suggesting a continuing and significant decline in male reproductive health, a new evidence review reports.

Sperm concentration decreased an average 5...

25 Jul

Bacteria May Explain Why Uncircumcised Face Higher HIV Risk

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, bacteria that live under the foreskin of uncircumcised straight men have been linked to a rise in the risk for contracting HIV, new research indicates.

Researchers found four specific types of bacteria ti...

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