Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age

Menopausal Women: Lower Heart Risk Than These Men? By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Menopause is commonly considered a risk factor for heart disease, as the protective effect of estrogen declines. However, in a new study, researchers found that postmenopausal women had a lower risk of dying from heart […]

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Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression?

Do Cholesterol Drugs Affect Aggression? By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs might influence a person’s aggressive behaviors, increasing or decreasing their irritability and violent tendencies, a new clinical trial suggests. Men taking statins typically become less aggressive, while women on statins tend to become more aggressive, […]

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White Men May Get Better Treatment for Abnormal Heartbeat

White Men May Get Better Treatment for AFib By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women, Hispanics and blacks are less likely than white men to receive optimal treatment for atrial fibrillation in the United States, researchers say. The study of more than a half-million Medicare patients found that women […]

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Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills Offer Little Benefit: Study

Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills: Little Benefit? By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Under-the-tongue pills for hay fever sufferers provide little symptom relief and often come with bothersome side effects, new research finds. Under-the-tongue, or sublingual, therapy is widely used in Europe as an alternative to allergy shots. In the […]

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Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills Offer Little Benefit: Study

Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills: Little Benefit? By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Under-the-tongue pills for hay fever sufferers provide little symptom relief and often come with bothersome side effects, new research finds. Under-the-tongue, or sublingual, therapy is widely used in Europe as an alternative to allergy shots. In the […]

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Can Orange Juice, Grapefruit Raise Your Melanoma Risk?

Can OJ, Grapefruit Raise Your Melanoma Risk? By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who enjoy a glass of orange juice or some fresh grapefruit in the morning may face a slightly increased risk of melanoma — the least common but most deadly form of skin cancer. That’s the […]

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Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms

Healthy Food, Parks, Gyms Lower Diabetes Rates By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Neighborhoods with easy access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise may help residents reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The study found that the risk of developing diabetes was […]

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Same-Sex Marriage Offers Couples Psychological Benefits, Experts Say

Same-Sex Marriage Offers Psychological Benefits By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to rule on whether same-sex marriage is a national right, many social scientists say an affirmative ruling in the landmark case would also deliver psychological dividends to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and […]

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Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines, Study Contends

Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines By Valerie DeBenedette HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Migraine surgery may be an effective choice for teens who haven’t gotten relief from standard treatment, a small study suggests. In the study, researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland reviewed the […]

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New Rapid Ebola Test Shows Promise in African Clinics

New Rapid Ebola Test Shows Promise in Clinics By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new rapid-detection test that diagnoses Ebola within minutes could improve treatment of the deadly virus and help health care workers contain outbreaks, researchers say. Harvard Medical School researchers found the rapid diagnostic test […]

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