Life Satisfaction Linked to Bone Health in Older Women

Life Satisfaction and Bone Health in Older Women By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Older women who are satisfied with their lives may have better bone health, a new Finnish study suggests. Up to half of all women older than 50 will develop the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, which can […]

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1 in 5 Adults With Epilepsy Also Has ADHD Symptoms: Study

1 in 5 Adults With Epilepsy Also Has ADHD Symptoms By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Nearly one in five adults with epilepsy also has symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study finds. Researchers surveyed almost 1,400 adult epilepsy patients across the United States. They found that more […]

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Unhealthy Insulin Levels May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Unhealthy Insulin Levels May Up Breast Cancer Risk By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — After menopause, unhealthy insulin levels may predict breast cancer risk even more than excess weight, new research suggests. The new findings suggest “that it is metabolic health, and not overweight per se, that is associated […]

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Lupus Death Rates Vary by Race, Ethnicity, Study Finds

Lupus Death Rates Vary by Race, Ethnicity: Study By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Asian and Hispanic lupus patients in the United States have lower death rates than whites, blacks or Native Americans with the disease, a new study reveals. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes joint and […]

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Lack of Exercise More Deadly Than Obesity, Study Suggests

Lack of Exercise More Deadly Than Obesity: Study By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Being sedentary may be twice as deadly as being obese, a new study suggests. However, even a little exercise — a brisk 20-minute walk each day, for example — is enough to reduce the risk […]

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Health Insurance Startup Collapses In Iowa

continued… On top of that, when the Obama administration in late 2013 allowed people to keep the insurance plan they already had, many customers happy with Wellmark stayed put. Damiano says this meant many of the customers who flocked to CoOportunity tended to be like Fairchild — people with expensive health problems who’d had trouble […]

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Lower-Calorie Summer Fast Food Picks

‘}); } It’s summertime, and the living is supposed to be easy. So the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of time in the kitchen, right? If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, either, you may well find yourself at a fast-food restaurant. But all those fast-food calories […]

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Lung Cancer Drug Opdivo Improves Survival in Trial

Lung Cancer Drug Opdivo Improves Survival in Trial Jan. 13, 2015 — Drug-maker Bristol-Myers Squibb says a trial of nivolumab (Opdivo) has been stopped early because the drug improved how long people with a type of advanced lung cancer lived compared to chemotherapy. This is the first time a survival advantage over chemo has been […]

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Only 1 Child in Paralysis Outbreak Has Recovered

Only 1 Child in Paralysis Outbreak Has Recovered Jan. 12, 2015 — Just one child has fully recovered in 103 confirmed cases of children getting a sudden and mysterious type of acute limb weakness since last August, the CDC says. The agency says it’s investigating whether the limb weakness, called acute flaccid myelitis, is linked […]

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Cancer Survivors May Struggle for Years With Mental, Physical Problems

Cancer Survivors May Face Mental, Physical Issues By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many U.S. cancer survivors have unresolved physical and mental health issues long after being cured, a new study finds. One expert wasn’t surprised. “Many oncologists intuit that their patients may have unmet needs, but believe that […]

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