Maimonides Medical Center Rated Best In Nation For Cardiac Care

Maimonides Medical Center's heart is in top rate shape - and jumping for joy after being voted one of the best three hospitals for...

Teen Boys at Growing Risk for Eating Disorders

Eating disorders rose significantly among American boys between 1995 and 2005, according to a study that examined weight control behaviors among high school students. The...

Back Pain Prevention Should Start With a Plan

A 10-step plan to help you reduce body stress and prevent back pain, especially during the demanding holiday season, is outlined by the U.S....

Brain Area Recognizes Familiar Sounds

Scientists say they've spotted a brain region that selectively emphasizes certain sounds, such as the sound of a familiar voice calling a person's name. Researchers...

Contaminated Water Could Boost Child’s Cancer Risk

Children of women exposed to arsenic-contaminated water during pregnancy have gene expression changes that may result in cancer and other diseases later in life,...

Brain Area Recognizes Familiar Sounds

Scientists say they've spotted a brain region that selectively emphasizes certain sounds, such as the sound of a familiar voice calling a person's name. Researchers...

Citrus Juice Gives Boost to Green Tea Antioxidants

Adding citrus juices or vitamin C to green tea may raise its antioxidant goodness, a new study suggests. The antioxidants in question are called catechins,...

Urine Test Results Can Point to Heart Dangers

Even a small amount of a protein called albumin in the urine of patients with stable coronary artery disease increases their risk of cardiovascular...

Simple Tips Keep The Flu At Bay

Between 5 percent and 20 percent of Americans will get hit by the flu bug this year, but some simple precautions can keep you...

Mini Strokes: Major Health Threats

Doctors call them transient ischemic attacks, but they're more commonly known as "mini-strokes." But make no mistake -- they can be deadly. What's worse, many people...

Grapes May Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Could freeze-dried grape powder help prevent colon cancer? Researchers believe that low doses of this could, indeed, help prevent colon cancer. Claiming the lives...

Inflammation Can’t Explain Depression’s Link to Heart Disease

Depression is known to hike the risk of cardiovascular disease, but don't put all the blame on any concurrent rise in inflammation. So concludes a...

Older Hypertension Patients Less Likely to Get Lifestyle Advice

Americans over 60 with high blood pressure are less likely than younger patients to receive guidance from their doctors on how lifestyle changes can...

Why Cranberries Alter E. Coli Bacteria

Not only is the cranberry one of the stars of Thanksgiving Day, but U.S. researchers say compounds in cranberries may be anti-bacterial agents. Researchers at...

Researchers Claim Breakthrough In Brain Cancer Study

Researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia on Wednesday said they have identified five genes which can help in improving treatment of patients...

Babies Born Few Weeks Early Face Higher Death Risk

Compared to full-term babies, those born just a few weeks premature are six times more likely to die during their first week of life,...

Low-Carb Diet May Slow Prostate Tumor Growth

In mice, a low-carbohydrate diet slowed prostate tumor growth, possibly because fewer carbohydrates leads to a drop in insulin production, U.S. researchers say. "This study...

Nitrite, Nitrate-Rich Foods Boost Heart Attack Outcomes

Eating nitrite/nitrate-rich foods such as vegetables and cured meats may help improve the chances of surviving a heart attack and of recovering more quickly. That's...

Experts Release New Asthma Care Guidelines

Asthma control and prevention of attacks are the focus of new national asthma guidelines released by the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's...

Merck Offers 4.85 Billion Dollars To Settle Vioxx Cases

The US drug maker Merck & Co announced on Friday it will pay 4,85 billion dollars to settle 27,000 lawsuits filed by people who...

New Test Criteria Spots Rheumatoid Arthritis Sooner

More patients with early rheumatoid arthritis could be identified and enrolled in clinical studies if the process of diagnosis included one new type of...

Gout Drug Shows Promise

A drug called rilonacept (IL-1 Trap) may reduce disease activity and pain in patients with chronic active gout. That's according to a non-randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled...

Toys Recalled After Dangerous Drug Found On Them

China's safety watchdog confirmed Saturday that toy beads recalled in the United States and Australia - after sickening children contain a substance that can...

Sticking With Meds Lowers Elderly Fracture Risk

Helping people with osteoporosis stick to their medications may cut their risk for fracture, Canadian researchers report. When an osteoporosis patient suffers a fracture, there's...

Fish Really May Be Brain Food

There may be truth to old adage that eating fish can make you smarter, according to three new studies. Each suggests that fish intake, particularly...

Experts Propose Rules to Rate Hospitals’ Safety

Standard guidelines to be used as hospital safety rating tools have been proposed by a team of Johns Hopkins experts, who said the guidelines...

Lack of Sleep Disrupts Brain’s Emotional Controls

Experience tells us that sleepless nights can lead to overwrought emotions. Now scientists have uncovered some of the first evidence of how this occurs....

Hepatitis C Treatment Reduces the Virus but Serious Liver Problems May Progress

Patients with chronic hepatitis C and advanced liver disease who did not respond to previous standard therapy experienced significant decreases in their liver enzymes,...

Cancer Patient Invents Possible Targeted Cure Of Cancer

Researchers from University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer center and Rice University combined two technologies in order to fight cancer in rabbits. The findings were...

Lack of Sleep Leads to Childhood Obesity

A recent study made by researchers at the University of Michigan's Center for Human Growth and Development revealed that children aged 9 to 12...

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