Could Common Diabetes Drugs Help Fight Leukemia?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 — Common diabetes drugs might help eradicate drug-resistant cancer cells in a certain form of leukemia when added to standard treatment, a small new study suggests.
Researchers found that patients with chronic myeloid…
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Anti-Nausea Drug Varubi Approved

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 — Varubi (rolapitant) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat nausea and vomiting among adults undergoing cancer chemotherapy.
Nausea and vomiting are common side effects of chemotherapy that…
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Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 — Can acupuncture benefit people with mildly or moderately elevated blood pressure?
Perhaps, a small study suggests, but the researchers behind the trial acknowledge that it’s too soon to say for sure.
The researchers…
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Health Highlights: Sept. 2, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Man’s Severely Burned Hand Saved by Implanting It in His Belly
Surgeons saved a man’s badly burned hand by implanting it in his belly for three…
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Health Tip: Can't Sleep?

– If you’re struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep, keeping a sleep diary can help you figure out why.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests what to include:

The time at which you go to bed each night.
The time you…
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Health Tip: Athletes Are at Risk for Skin Problems

– Athletes are especially prone to skin conditions, such as infections.
To help reduce the risk, the American Academy of Dermatology advises:

Protect any scrapes or cuts with regular cleaning and bandaging.
Protect against blisters by using a…
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Heart Doctors May Have Hard Time Spotting Valve Problems

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 — Heart specialists can’t always identify heart valve problems through the sound of heart murmurs, but additional training improves their abilities, a new study shows.
A heart murmur is an extra or unusual sound that occurs…
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