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Cancer Survivors Urged to Make Sperm Bank Follow-ups Cancer Survivors Urged to Make Sperm Bank Follow-ups

New research presented at the Fertility 2013 conference this week in Liverpool, England shows that many male cancer patients are not getting sufficient advice about their future fertility. Though sperm banking is often recommended for men diagnosed with cancer, many …

Smoking Greatly Affects Heart Surgery Outcome, Shows Study Smoking Greatly Affects Heart Surgery Outcome, Shows Study

A new study has shown that changes found in smokers’ lungs can linger and affect the outcome of heart surgery even a year after quitting. The study, published in the journal The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, looked at the outcomes …

Strokes That are “Silent” Linked to Parkinson’s Disease Strokes That are “Silent” Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

A new study has found that small strokes, also known as “silent” strokes, can lead to Parkinson’s disease. While the symptoms of a severe stroke are immediate and apparent, a silent stroke can often show no outward symptoms. The link …

Stroke Treatment Reveals Targets For Better Recovery Stroke Treatment Reveals Targets For Better Recovery

A new study has identified mechanisms responsible for regenerating blood vessels in the brain. The research could improve recoveries for stroke patients and lead to better overall outcomes. The study, published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, shows …

Google Health Is Almost Officially Dead Google Health Is Almost Officially Dead
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Google launched Google Health in 2008. It was an ambitious project that perhaps got more up close and personal with users’ identities than any other Google service to date. Unsurprisingly, there weren’t a ton of people who wanted to manage …

Weight Loss Through Aerobics More Effective Than Resistance Training, Shows Study Weight Loss Through Aerobics More Effective Than Resistance Training, Shows Study
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A new study shows that aerobic exercises are more effective at burning fat than resistance training or a combination of resistance and aerobic training. The study, published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, analyzed the body composition of overweight or …

Diabetes Ignored When Cancer Hits, Says Study Diabetes Ignored When Cancer Hits, Says Study

A new study shows that people with type 2 diabetes who are diagnosed with cancer ignore their diabetes in favor of cancer treatment. However, uncontrolled high blood sugar weakens their immune systems and is more likely to kill them than …

Cholesterol Meds Most Effective With Exercise, Shows Study Cholesterol Meds Most Effective With Exercise, Shows Study

A new study shows that cholesterol-lowering drugs have a more significant effect when combined with exercise. Though both the drugs and exercise lower the chances of premature death for people with high colesterol, their combined use staved off death better …

Migraines Linked to More Brain Lesions Among Women Migraines Linked to More Brain Lesions Among Women
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A new study shows that women who experience migraines have shown a higher prevalence and greater increase in deep white matter hyperintensities (brain lesions) than those who do not. However, the number, frequency, and severity of the migraines the women …

Dementia Risk Reduced by Physical Activity, Says Study Dementia Risk Reduced by Physical Activity, Says Study

A new study shows that older people who regularly engage in physical activity reduce their risk of dementia. The study, published this week in the journal Stroke, showed that by regularly exercising, older, non-disabled people can reduce their risk of …

Multiple Sclerosis Drug ‘Reboots’ the Immune System Multiple Sclerosis Drug ‘Reboots’ the Immune System
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New trials show that a cancer drug can be an effective treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) by ‘rebooting’ patients’ immune systems. The results of two phase III clinical trials were published today in the journal The Lancet. The trials, sponsored …

Mental Health Visits, Antipsychotics Increase Schizophrenics’ Life Expectancy Mental Health Visits, Antipsychotics Increase Schizophrenics’ Life Expectancy
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Psychiatrists have worried that medications for schizophrenia could improve mental health at the cost of physical health and life expectancy, but new research shows those worries are unfounded. A new study published today in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin shows that …

Medicare Rule Could Increase Hospitalization, Shows Study Medicare Rule Could Increase Hospitalization, Shows Study
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A new study shows that a medicare rule that blocks some nursing home residents from receiving simultaneous reimbursement for hospice and skilled nursing facility (SNF, a medicare-certified nursing home) care may be responsible for those residents receiving “more aggressive” treatment …

Hormone Therapy May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk Hormone Therapy May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk
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A new study published this week in the journal Neurology showed that women who begin taking hormone therapy within five years of menopause may reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. However, the study also found that women who start …

Hormone Therapy Not Recommended For Chronic Disease Prevention Hormone Therapy Not Recommended For Chronic Disease Prevention

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) today issued a final statement on the use of hormone therapy in post-menopausal women to prevent chronic conditions, saying that it recommends against the practice. The task force also stressed that its recommendation …

Prostate Cancer Death Risks Rise With Metabolic Syndrome Prostate Cancer Death Risks Rise With Metabolic Syndrome
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A new study shows that metabolic factors – such as high blood pressure, blood sugar, blood lipids, and body mass index – are linked to an increased risk of death from prostate cancer. Such metabolic factors are often grouped together …

SSRIs Linked to Slightly Higher Risk of Stroke SSRIs Linked to Slightly Higher Risk of Stroke
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New research shows that popular antidepressants are linked to an increased risk of some rare types of stroke that are caused by bleeding in the brain. The study, published this week in the journal Neurology, looked at 16 studies with …

Cholesterol Levels Dropping Among Americans, Study Says Cholesterol Levels Dropping Among Americans, Study Says

While Americans continue to grow obese, a new analysis of U.S. health data shows that between 1988 and 2010, average cholesterol levels for U.S. adults have been declining. The study, published this week in The Journal of the American Medical …

Diabetes, Heart Disease Risks Rise For Those Who Sit Diabetes, Heart Disease Risks Rise For Those Who Sit

A new study revealed this week that sitting for long periods of time can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and death. The study, led by the Diabetes Research Group at the University of Leicester, looked at 18 different …

U.S. Life Expectancy Down For White Women With Less Education U.S. Life Expectancy Down For White Women With Less Education
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New research has found that, while life expectancy for Americans is rising overall, those with less than a high school education lag far behind others with more education. This disparity is most pronounced when taking race into account. “The most …

Obesity Rates Prediction: U.S. Will Get Even Fatter Obesity Rates Prediction: U.S. Will Get Even Fatter
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A report released today predicts that by the year 2030, 13 U.S. states could have obesity rates above 60% and 39 could have rates above 50%. The report, titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2012, was …