Blood, Saliva Tests May Spot Head and Neck Cancers Early

These Tests May Spot Head and Neck Cancers Early By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Scientists report they’ve found DNA from head and neck cancer tumors in patients’ blood and saliva samples, a development that potentially could lead to early diagnosis of these malignancies. Although not yet ready for […]

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Home Treatments for Scalp Psoriasis

Home Treatments for Scalp Psoriasis If your search for relief from scalp psoriasis leaves you scratching your head, set your mind at ease. Remedies are as close as your corner store, and some you may already have in your pantry. There are a lot of good products you can buy without a prescription, says Joel […]

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Too Few Older Heart Attack Patients Get Implanted Defibrillators, Study Finds

Too Few Old Heart Attack Patients Get This Device? By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Fewer than one in 10 older heart attack survivors gets a potentially lifesaving implantable defibrillator, a new study finds. This small, battery-powered device sits under the skin in the chest. If the heart starts […]

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Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others

Evidence Backs Medical Pot for Some Conditions By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana can be useful in treating chronic pain, but may be less effective for other conditions, a new analysis reveals. A review of nearly 80 clinical trials involving medical marijuana or marijuana-derived drugs revealed moderately […]

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Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others

Evidence Backs Medical Pot for Some Conditions By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana can be useful in treating chronic pain, but may be less effective for other conditions, a new analysis reveals. A review of nearly 80 clinical trials involving medical marijuana or marijuana-derived drugs revealed moderately […]

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Docs Should Discourage Pot During Pregnancy: ACOG

Docs Should Discourage Pot During Pregnancy: ACOG By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Doctors should discourage women from using marijuana during pregnancy, due to the potential effects that pot’s active ingredients can have on a child’s brain development, new guidelines state. The recommendation was released Monday by the American […]

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The Benefits of Exercise Go Way Beyond the Muscles

June 22, 2015 — Every year, John Thyfault snaps the same photo, and it makes him a little sad. Thyfault, PhD, is an associate professor at Kansas University Medical Center, where he studies the health effects of exercise. Each year, he travels to the American Diabetes Association’s annual scientific sessions. The meeting attracts roughly 18,000 […]

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New Drugs Might Prevent Migraines Before They Start

New Drugs May Prevent Migraines Before They Start By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Competing teams of researchers are closing in on a new class of drugs that can prevent chronic migraines by interrupting the chain of events thought to create the headaches. The drugs target a biochemical called […]

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Lip Injections May Ease Challenges of Facial Paralysis

Lip Fillers May Ease Facial Paralysis Challenges By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with facial paralysis may benefit from cosmetic lip surgery, a preliminary study finds. Facial paralysis is “a very large problem that can occur because of stroke, Bell’s palsy, muscular dystrophy, trauma and birth defects,” Dr. […]

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FDA Seizes Counterfeit Drugs, Devices Sold Online

FDA Seizes Counterfeit Drugs, Devices Sold Online By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with international partners, moved this week against more than 1,050 websites that sell potentially dangerous counterfeit medicines and medical devices, the agency said Thursday. Illegal medicines and medical devices […]

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