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Assessing Health Issues of Child Refugees November 27, 2015

Medical profiles of newly arrived children are important for treatment, researcher says

Turkey Day Touch Football Might Lead to Ankle Injuries November 26, 2015

Doctors' group offers tips on dealing with joint damage

FDA Approves First Flu Shot With Added Ingredient to Boost Immune Response November 25, 2015

Vaccine can be used in seniors, who are often hit hardest by illness

Screening Inmates for Hepatitis C Benefits General Community: Study November 23, 2015

Routine testing could prevent transmission, reduce health care costs, researcher says

Colon Cancer Screening Rates on the Rise in NYC November 23, 2015

Unique coalition may be one reason why, and might serve as model for other cities, experts say

ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids November 23, 2015

Review of studies finds drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may create sleep woes for some

Yoga May Boost Quality of Life for Prostate Cancer Patients November 20, 2015

Small study shows those undergoing radiation therapy had fewer side effects, less fatigue

Potential Treatment for a Serious Respiratory Infection in Kids November 19, 2015

Preliminary study of new drug for RSV yields promising results, experts say

New Clues to Easing Side Effects From Parkinson's Drug November 18, 2015

Studies in mice, monkeys point to a compound that might lessen levodopa's debilitating effects

Prostate Cancer Screening, Detection Both Down in U.S., Studies Say November 17, 2015

But whether that's good or bad isn't yet clear

Physical Fitness Linked to Mental Fitness in Seniors November 12, 2015

Study found regular activity associated with better connections between different brain regions

Too Few Psychiatric Patients Screened for Diabetes: Study November 11, 2015

Commonly prescribed antipsychotic medications tied to greater risk of type 2 disease

Side Effects Cause Some to Stop Taking Blood Thinner Brilinta November 10, 2015

Bleeding, shortness of breath were among problems patients cited in study

Doctors Often Flub Achilles Tendon Diagnosis, Review Finds November 06, 2015

1 in 4 ruptures missed during initial exam, but most patients still do OK, researchers say

Early Warning Sign for Kidney Disease Identified in Study November 05, 2015

Researchers say blood test can predict risk up to five years before damage begins

In Rare Cases, Hepatitis C Drug Tied to Slowed Heart Rate: Study November 04, 2015

But experts say these types of medications have good safety profile

Beware Safety Risks Posed by 'Off-Label' Drug Use November 02, 2015

Study raises concerns about using meds to treat conditions for which they weren't approved

Statins May Dampen Protective Powers of Flu Vaccines October 29, 2015

Research suggests cholesterol-lowering meds linked to lower levels of influenza antibodies in seniors

Too Many Seniors With Diabetes Are Overtreated, Study Suggests October 29, 2015

Even when blood sugar, blood pressure levels dropped too low, doctors didn't cut back on meds

Risk of More Aggressive Early Breast Cancers Rises With Age, Study Finds October 27, 2015

Certain milk duct tumors more likely to become invasive at 60 than 50, experts say

U.S. Task Force Urges Broader Screening for Type 2 Diabetes October 26, 2015

Group advises testing overweight, obese people aged 40 to 70 for abnormal blood sugar

End-of-Life Care for Dementia Much Pricier Than for Other Ills October 26, 2015

Costs are about $100,000 more over 5 years, study shows

HPV-Linked Throat Cancer Responds to Reduced Chemo, Radiation: Study October 22, 2015

Lower doses also lower unwanted side effects, doctors report

Common Shoulder Injury Heals Well Without Surgery: Study October 22, 2015

Nonsurgical treatment brings fewer complications and shorter recovery time, researchers say

Mediterranean Diet May Keep Your Mind Healthier in Old Age October 21, 2015

Seniors who ate more foods tied to the eating plan, especially fish, had bigger brains, study says

Many Seniors Given Antipsychotic Meds, Despite Potential Problems October 21, 2015

Risks include kidney damage, stroke and even death, researchers note

New Mammogram Guidelines Already Creating Controversy October 21, 2015

Doctors at several leading U.S. cancer hospitals say most women should get exams starting at 40, not 45

Women Should Get Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 45: Cancer Society October 20, 2015

Previous recommendation was 40; new guidelines place greater emphasis on approach of menopause

Count the Moles on Your Arm to Predict Melanoma Risk? October 20, 2015

Researchers recommend primary care doctors look for 11 or more

Researchers Move Closer to Alzheimer's Blood Test October 19, 2015

Early diagnosis might lead to lifestyle changes that slow disease progression, they say

Study Sees Link Between High Cholesterol and Tendon Trouble October 16, 2015

Chronic inflammation could explain possible connection, researchers theorize

Dietary Supplements Land Thousands in the ER Each Year October 14, 2015

Weight-loss products, energy boosters are common culprits, study finds

Sensitive Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack October 08, 2015

Researchers say goal is to reduce hospital admissions, medical costs

Rehab May Not Help After Broken Ankle: Study October 06, 2015

Australian review shows no benefit, but a U.S. orthopedic surgeon disagrees

Young Cancer Survivors Often Develop New Malignancies October 06, 2015

Teens, young adults who received radiation treatment appear at higher risk, study says

Face-to-Face Contact May Beat Email, Phone for Staving Off Depression October 06, 2015

Older people who spent more time communicating in person showed fewer symptoms of mood disorder

Routine Screening for Child Abuse Might Spot More Cases: Study October 05, 2015

Further testing of all children with suspicious injuries could minimize misdiagnoses

Higher-Volume Rehab Centers Better for Hip Fracture Recovery: Study October 02, 2015

Patients more likely to go home within a month if facility handles more than 24 such cases a year

'Tennis Elbow' Usually Heals Without Therapy, Study Finds October 02, 2015

For most people, pain is gone within a year

Too Few Women Get Counseling Before Breast Cancer Gene Test: Study October 01, 2015

But outside expert questions whether counseling may be more important after test comes back positive

CT Scans for Lung Cancer Turn Up Few False-Positives: Study October 01, 2015

Worries that wider adoption of the screen might lead to unnecessary surgeries are unfounded, experts say

Health Tip: Child Obesity Affects Bones, Muscles and Joints October 01, 2015

Being overweight can cause these problems

Added Calcium May Not Help Older Bones: Studies September 30, 2015

Researchers find no evidence that boosting intake will prevent fractures

Retirement Might Not Agree With Your Health September 24, 2015

Report found seniors who stayed in the workforce were better off physically

Older Adults' Hearing Loss May Be Tied to Earlier Death September 24, 2015

Findings don't prove that impaired hearing is to blame, but draw attention to quality-of-life issues

Many Critically Ill Patients Lack 'Do Not Resuscitate' Orders September 22, 2015

After surviving cardiac arrest, only one in four let doctors know their wishes, study finds

Treating Older Patients for Pneumonia in ICU May Boost Survival, But Not Costs September 22, 2015

More liberal admission policies could benefit these patients, researchers say

Exercise May Help Keep an Aging Mind Agile September 21, 2015

Study found seniors who were more active showed more activity in brain scans

Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Mental Decline September 15, 2015

Study found adults with low levels more likely to have dementia, and poor memory and thinking skills

Hip-Fracture Surgery Risk Not Just Due to Age, Study Finds September 15, 2015

Poor outcomes could stem from factors related to having an emergency procedure, expert suggests