AFib Without Symptoms: When Are You at Risk?

Can You Have AFib and Not Know It? The signs of atrial fibrillation (AFib) might seem pretty hard to ignore: a racing heart, trouble breathing, chest pain, and dizziness. You’d feel these symptoms and know something was wrong, right? Maybe not. Nearly a quarter of the estimated 2.7 million people who have AFib have no […]

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Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Lung Cancer

Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Lung Cancer By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new drug appears to harness a person’s immune system to fight the most common form of lung cancer, according to new clinical trial findings. The drug, nivolumab, reduced patients’ risk of death from non-small cell […]

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Is Psoriasis Related to Obesity? Tips for Skin Care, Exercise, and Diet

Psoriasis and Obesity: What’s the Connection? Did you know that psoriasis may be linked to your weight? People with this skin condition are more likely than others to be obese. And if you have a lot of extra pounds, the condition may become worse and harder to treat. Doctors don’t know which comes first. But […]

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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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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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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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