Popular Blood-Thinning Drug Linked To 21 Deaths

Every day thousands of Americans rely on the blood thinner Heparin to survive. Now that drug is under suspicion for 21 deaths and hundreds of...

Vitamin E Supplements May Raise Lung Cancer Risk

Vitamin supplements won't protect people against lung cancer and taking vitamin E may even heighten the risk, a new study finds. The survey covered the...

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Doubles Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

People suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have twice the risk of dying from heart attack or stroke, Australian researchers report. The degenerative eye disease...

Health Dept Advises NYC Doctors To Be On The Lookout For Measles

In response to a case of Hepatitis A in a bartender at Socialista in Manhattan, the Health Department today notified patrons of the exposure...

New Hope For Depressed Teens

If a depressed teen doesn't respond to treatment with commonly prescribed antidepressants the first time around, new research suggests there's still hope. Switching medications and...

New Stroke Therapies Show Promise

Several new studies point to the promise of new ways to treat different types of stroke. The research was presented during a teleconference Friday at...

New Stroke Treatments Reduce Brain Damage

Giving stroke patients a caffeine-alcohol mixture in concert with a clot-busting drug was safe and led to better recovery, new research shows. One of the...

Awareness of Heart Attack Signs Lags in U.S.

An alarming number of adults fail to recognize heart attack warning signs and symptoms that could, if heeded, save their lives, according to a...

Cancer Death Rates Still Declining

Good news continues to come forth from the cancer front: U.S. death rates from the disease have declined by 18.4 percent among men and...

Cell Phone-Cancer Link Discovered By Israeli Scientist

An Israeli scientist, Dr. Siegal Sadetzki, has found a link between cell phone usage and the development of tumors.  Dr. Sadetzki, a physician, epidemiologist and...

Study: Timely Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Insurance Status

People who either have no health insurance or rely on Medicaid are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced cancers than people who have...

Don’t Lose Sight of Vision Care, Group Urges

As part of its efforts to educate Americans about age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Prevent Blindness America has declared February Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month. AMD...

Obesity Raises Cancer Risk

The more weight you carry on your body, the greater your odds of developing cancer, British researchers report. This is true not only of fairly...

Many Prostate Cancers Will Not Need Treatment

One of the largest studies of its kind concludes that most older men with early prostate cancer do not shorten their survival odds if...

Learning Disabilities May Presage Later Language Problems

(Source: Journal of the American Medical Association, news release, Feb. 11, 2008) People with a personal or family history of learning disabilities may be more...

High Blood Pressure on Increase Among American Women

Uncontrolled hypertension rates are on the increase among American women, and the prevalence of this major risk factor for heart disease and stroke among...

Baseline Exam Is Key to Eye Health

Even people with no signs or risk factors for eye disease can suffer vision loss and need to get baseline eye exams at age...

Depression in Young Doctors Tied to Medication Errors

Medical residents who are depressed are about six times more likely to make medication errors than those who aren't depressed, says a study that...

Report: Dangerous Chemical Can Leach From Baby Bottles

Environmental health organizations in the United States and Canada are calling for a ban on the use of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in...

New York: Health Alert: Flu Virus Kills Two Children

Flu season is in high gear, killing two children in as many weeks as the virus ramps up its march across New York State. A...

Older Women More Likely to Suffer Depression

Older women are more likely than older men to become and remain depressed, Yale researchers report. The study began in 1998 with 754 people aged...

Sugar Water Eases Pain of Infant Vaccinations

While a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a new study shows it may also ease the pain of vaccinations. And experts are...

Ear Wax Softener Can Affect Hearing

An over-the-counter ear wax softener may cause inflammation and damage to the eardrum and inner ear, and harm hearing in the process, report Canadian...

Severe Asthma Unlike Mild Asthma

Researchers report there are important differences between people with severe and non-severe asthma, something that could help explain why those with severe asthma don't...

Folic Acid May Help Prevent Premature Birth

Long known to help prevent birth defects, folic acid may also help prevent premature births, new research suggests. In a large study that included almost...

Deep Brain Stimulation May Improve Recall

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) may help improve memory, suggests a Canadian study that found that DBS of the brain's hypothalamus unexpectedly prompted detailed memories...

Cold Meds Send 7,000 US Kids to ER Each Year

Some 7,000 American children under the age of 11 are treated each year in hospital emergency rooms because of problems with cough and cold...

Caffeine Could Spell Trouble For Diabetics

New research suggests the caffeine in those daily cups of java might spell blood sugar trouble for diabetics. In a small group of 10 diabetics,...

Allergy Shots Are Effective Treatment For Symptoms

If you have allergic asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis or stinging insect allergies, you may be a good candidate for allergy shots, also known as immunotherapy. That's...

Surgery Better Than Stents For Multiple Blockages

Bypass surgery provides a lower risk of death and heart attacks than stents for people with blockages of at least two heart arteries, a...

A Little Regular Exercise Extends Men’s Lives

Even a moderate amount of exercise can dramatically prolong a man's life, new research on middle-aged and elderly American veterans reveals. The government-sponsored analysis --...

U.S. Deaths Down From Heart Disease, Stroke

American Heart Association goals to reduce deaths from heart disease and stroke by 2010 have been virtually met. But a worrisome lack of progress against...

High Blood Sugar Boosts Women’s Heart Disease Risk

Increased blood sugar levels signal a heightened risk of heart disease, especially among women, a new study finds. In fact, women may face a greater...

Exercise Program Eases Arthritis

Exercise programs can help ease arthritis symptoms, says a U.S. study that evaluated the effects of an Arthritis Foundation regimen. The University of North Carolina...

Finally, A Place Where Frum Celiacs Can Get Support/Help On The Web

Celiac disease is a disorder in which eating certain types of protein called gluten will set off an autoimmune response that causes damage to...

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