Diabetes Drug Metformin May Lower Glaucoma Risk

Diabetes Drug Metformin May Lower Glaucoma Risk By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The diabetes drug metformin was linked to a lower risk of developing the eye condition glaucoma in a new study. People who took the most metformin during the 10-year study period had a 25 percent reduced […]

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New Meds OK’d for Hard-to-Treat IBS With Diarrhea

New Meds OK’d for Hard-to-Treat IBS With Diarrhea May 28, 2015 — The FDA has approved two new prescription medications to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, or IBS-D. It’s the latest step in a years-long struggle to find safe and effective treatments for the condition. “I think patients with IBS should be very excited […]

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Google’s Sundar Pichai gives Yahoo Finance a sneak peek at new products

Imagine if your job was to create and manage products that billions of people count on to work perfectly every single day. Sound like a pressure cooker? Well, welcome to the world of Sundar Pichai, the man who runs Google’s core businesses including search, Gmail, Android, and is responsible for the great bulk of Google’s […]

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For Kids Who Stutter, Rhythm Perception May Be Key

For Kids Who Stutter, Rhythm Perception May Be Key By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children who stutter may have difficulty perceiving musical rhythms, a small study suggests. Researchers say the findings could offer some clues to the origins of the speech problem — and even hint at potential […]

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White Matter Damage in Brain May Help Spot Early Alzheimer’s

White Matter Damage in Brain and Early Alzheimer’s By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Damage to the brain’s white matter may be an early sign of certain types of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. Researchers used a specialized MRI technique called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to assess […]

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‘Moderate’ Drinking Harms Older People’s Hearts?

‘Moderate’ Drinking Harms Older People’s Hearts? By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — “Moderate” drinking might harm your heart if you’re a senior citizen, a new study suggests. And women appear to be at greater risk for alcohol-related heart damage than men, the researchers found. “In an elderly population, increasing […]

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Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping Might Boost Child Development

Later Umbilical Cord Clamp May Boost Development By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Waiting about three minutes to clamp the umbilical cord following a baby’s delivery may help improve children’s fine-motor and social skills at age 4 years, new Swedish research suggests. The researchers said postponing the clamping of […]

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U.S. stocks slide most in three weeks as dollar rallies

By Tanya Agrawal (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were recording their steepest fall in three weeks in midday trading on Tuesday, as a host of positive economic data increased the likelihood of a rate hike in the near term and sent the dollar soaring. The dollar was hovering at a one-month peak against a basket of […]

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Does Botox Actually Rejuvenate Skin?

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Botox injections might do more than simply paralyze facial muscles to create a more youthful appearance. New research suggests the anti-aging treatments may also turn back the clock on facial skin itself, aiding its ability to stretch and recoil. Botox treatment seems to promote production of elastin and […]

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Coffee May Help Men Keep Impotence at Bay

Coffee May Help Men Keep Impotence at Bay By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Coffee perks millions of Americans up each morning, and a new study finds it might help keep men’s sex lives percolating, too. The study, from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, found […]

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