TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 — Seniors who develop the painful rash known as shingles appear to face a short-term increase in their risk for having a stroke or heart attack, new research indicates.
The finding was based on the tracking of heart health…
TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 — There’s been a sharp rise in the number of industry-funded clinical trials of medical treatments and a significant decline in those financed by the U.S. government in recent years, new research finds.
The number of…
TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 — Less than half of Americans strongly believe that the flu shot will help them avoid the illness, and one-third don’t believe it will protect them at all, a new survey finds.
The fact that The Harris Poll turned up so many…
TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 — Low-intensity electromagnetic waves might help slow a quick-growing and deadly form of brain cancer, researchers report.
Patients with glioblastoma experienced slightly better overall survival and delayed recurrence of…
TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 — New research finds brain “scarring” in many members of the U.S. military who suffered concussions during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
“More than half of the military service members we studied have one or more lesions…
TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 — More than half of U.S. hospitals don’t require health care providers to get a seasonal flu shot, a new study finds.
In the 2013 survey of infection control specialists at 386 hospitals nationwide, about 43 percent said flu…
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Planned C-Section Poses More Risk to Infant Than Emergency C-Section: Study
Babies born by planned cesarean section have more health problems…
– Acne may be most visible on the skin, but for many people, its effects are greater than just temporary blemishes.
Acne can lead to these physical and emotional issues, says the American Academy of Dermatology:
Developing poor self-esteem and…
– When you have eczema, bathing properly can help keep redness and itching in check.
The National Eczema Association recommends:
Bathe at least once daily. Limit the bath or shower to about 10 minutes, and keep the water lukewarm, not hot.
MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 — Elected national leaders often go gray quickly — just look at President Obama’s silver-tipped crown. Now, a new study says they tend to die prematurely, too.
“The stress of governing may substantially accelerate mortality…