CT Scans Catch More Clots in Lungs

Pulmonary embolism -- a life-threatening blood clot in the lungs -- can be very difficult to diagnose, but new research suggests a technique using...

Diagnosis of Heart Attack Can Be Wrong

When doctors in the emergency room believe that someone is having a heart attack, they are mistaken 9.2 percent of the time, a new...

Severe Psoriasis Linked to Higher Death Risk

Severe psoriasis may be associated with an increased risk of death, according to a University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study. The report is published...

Moderate Exercise Cuts Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

A brisk 30-minute walk most days of the week is enough to undo metabolic syndrome, a health condition that can lead to heart disease,...

NJ To Require Flu Shots For Preschoolers

New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Fred M. Jacobs M.D., J.D., has approved amendments to the State's immunization rules, which will require four...

Traffic Pollution Hurts Asthmatic Kids’ Lungs

 Children with asthma who are exposed to traffic pollution are at increased risk for respiratory problems and reduced lung volumes, says a study that...

High-Dose Chemo Provides Little Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients

High-dose chemotherapy has only a minimal effect on survival in breast cancer patients with node-positive disease, new research shows. "It's pretty clearly established that ...

Elective Caesareans Raise Risk of Breathing Problems in Newborns

 Infants delivered by elective Caesarean section are up to four times more likely to have breathing problems than babies born vaginally or by emergency...

Obesity Weakens Immune Response

Obese people find it harder to fight infections, and a weakened immune response may be to blame, suggests a new study from Boston University...

High Blood Pressure Key Factor for Cardiovascular Disease

Almost 75 percent of American adults with conditions that increase their risk for cardiovascular disease have high blood pressure. That's the finding of a University...

Immigrants Less Likely to Report Family History of Cancer

Immigrants in the United States may be less likely to report a family history of cancer, which may result in inadequate cancer screening and...

Good Physical Function Halves Stroke Risk

Being in good physical form appears to protect middle-aged and older men and women from stroke, a new British study suggests. The finding highlights an...

Drug Combo With Antibiotic May Slow MS Progression

Combining an antibiotic with a medication currently used to treat multiple sclerosis may slow progression of the disease, according to researchers at the Louisiana...

Heart Attacks Peak During The Holidays

The holiday season is also the season for heart attack, warns cardiologist Dr. Keith Churchwell, associate director of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute...

Possible Cure for Rare Lymphoma Reported

Danish researchers are reporting what appears to be a cure for a rare type of lymphoma that has been regarded as incurable until now. A...

Everyday Choices Can Influence Cancer Risk

While genes and environment can affect your risk for cancer, so can everyday lifestyle choices on things such as diet, exercise and smoking, new...

Pneumonia Vaccine Is Keeping Kids Healthier

Among children younger than 2, receiving the pneumococcal vaccine appears to be associated with fewer hospitalizations for pneumonia and reduced health-care expenses, according to...

Diabetes Linked to Blood Vessel Inflammation

U.S. researchers say they've identified a new pathway that increases a dangerous inflammation of blood vessels in people with diabetes. A team at the University...

Research Shows What Works to Cut Smoking Rates

Graphic warning labels on packages, bans on cigarette advertising, legislating smoke-free areas, boosting cigarette prices, and preventing smuggling and counterfeiting of tobacco products are...

Cell Transplants Hold Promise for Heart Attack Survivors

Researchers say they're moving closer to using transplanted cells to protect heart attack survivors from suffering sudden cardiac arrest. Working with mice, scientists strengthened the...

Nerve Disorganization May Spur Form of Dyslexia

Disorganized, meandering tracts of nerve fibers in the brain may cause a form of dyslexia marked by slow and choppy reading fluency, U.S. researchers...

Brain Activity Points to Origins of Anorexia

Women who've had anorexia nervosa have markedly different brain activity patterns than those who've never had the eating disorder, a new study suggests. A team...

No Link Between Hepatitis B Shot, MS: Study

There's no link between vaccination to protect against hepatitis B and the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) in childhood, a new study finds. A...

Most ER’s Not Fully Prepared for Pediatric Patients

Parents who find themselves rushing a child to the nearest emergency room might want to keep a new finding in mind: Only 6 percent...

Diabetes Drug Avandia Could Weaken Bones

Avandia, a drug used by millions of diabetes patients, may contribute to bone loss, according to a new study conducted in mice. Experts fear that,...

Holidays Don’t Have to Leave You Heavier

Because food is such a focal point of the holidays, it's all too easy to pack on extra pounds when joining family and friends...

Season For Allergy & Asthma

It's easy for the holidays to become the season of sneezing, congestion and other woes for people with food or other allergies and asthma,...

Cancer Patients Gain From Reporting Symptoms Online

Having cancer patients report to doctors on their symptoms and side effects online may improve their care, a new study finds. Even the sickest cancer...

Cholesterol-Stroke Relationship Puzzles Researchers

The link between high cholesterol and heart disease is clear to most in the medical community, but a new British study finds the connection...

Extra Doses of Vitamins C, E Don’t Guard Against Preeclampsia

Taking extra doses of vitamins E and C doesn't reduce the chances of the blood pressure disorder preeclampsia in women who are at risk...

Knowing Heart Risk Keeps Patients on Cholesterol Drugs

Letting patients know how cholesterol boosts their heart risks helps them stick to cholesterol-lowering treatment, Canadian researchers report. Researchers at McGill University in Montreal enrolled...

Handwashing, Masks Beat Drugs at Fighting Flu

When it comes to fighting the spread of influenza and other respiratory viruses, physical barrier measures -- such as handwashing and wearing masks, gloves...

Cell Protein Might Help Treat ALS

Studies in mice point to a possible treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Scientists injected a protein normally found...

Obesity Rates Leveling Off Among U.S. Adults

Obesity among American adults hasn't increased much in recent years, but there are still far too many adults who are overweight, a new federal...

Lack of Sleep Tied to Weight Gain in New Moms

If your new baby is keeping you awake at night, take note: A first-of-its-kind study suggests that sleep deprivation after giving birth may limit...

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