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Drug May Cut Hot Flashes After Breast Cancer

WebMD - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:15

A familiar drug for urinary incontinence has been found to reduce hot flashes in women after breast cancer.

Healthy Lifestyle Lowers Odds of Breast Cancer's Return

WebMD - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:15

Healthier lifestyles might improve the prognosis of people with breast cancer if they will stick with the positive changes, researchers say.

With Same Breast Cancer Care, Black Women Do Worse

WebMD - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 17:15

In a recent study, leveling the playing field by bringing women to the same doctors and getting the same treatment" didn't equalize breast cancer outcomes between black and white women.

Liquid Ibuprofen Recalled at Walmart, CVS, Others

WebMD - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 15:48

Infants run a small risk of permanent kidney damage from the higher concentration of ibuprofen.

Want More Easy Protein? Go Eat a Bug

WebMD - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 13:29

The movement to encourage eating of insects — and to make it not weird, but a common practice (as it already is in other parts of the world) -- is clearly under way in the U.S.

Lower-Dose Tamoxifen Works As Well As High-Dose

WebMD - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 13:15

New research shows that a lower dose of the hormone therapy Tamoxifen is as effective as the higher dose treatment in helping to prevent breast cancer from returning and guarding against new cancers in women who had high-risk breast tissue.

Study Again Links Obesity, Heart Failure Survival

WebMD - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 13:15

A new study is the latest to confirm the so-called "obesity paradox," a puzzling pattern that researchers have noted for years: Obese patients with heart disease tend to survive longer than their normal-weight counterparts.

Can Supervised Heroin Programs Help Opioid Crisis?

WebMD - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 09:15

To assess the effectiveness of heroin-assisted treatment, the researchers examined evidence from Canada, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Another Plus to Cardiac Rehab: Better Sex

WebMD - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 09:15

Attending cardiac rehab is associated with improved sexual function and more frequent sex, according to a new evidence review.

Too Much Time in the Sun? Skin Patch Might Tell

WebMD - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 15:15

Powered by the sun while designed to measure its rays, the patch automatically transmits sun readings to a user's smartphone. It works wet or dry, is fully reusable, and weighs next to nothing.

Rapid Test for Cancer Developed by Researchers

WebMD - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 13:32

The team at the University of Queensland in Australia created the test after discovering that cancer forms a unique DNA structure when placed in water, CNN reported.

Too Much Sleep May Bring Heart Disease, Death Risk

WebMD - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 13:26

The authors of the study published Dec. 5 in the European Heart Journal also found that daytime napping was associated with an increased risk of heart disease and death among those who slept more than six hours a night, but not among those who got less sleep.

Infections in the Young Tied Mental Illness Risk

WebMD - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 13:15

The risk appeared greater for severe infections that required hospitalization. But less severe infections treated with drugs were also linked to an increased risk for mental disorders, the researchers found.

An App, Your Fingernail -- and Anemia Screening Is Done

WebMD - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 13:15

The app converts fingernail colors into quick readings of blood hemoglobin levels, according to researchers at Emory University in Atlanta. They said the technology could be used by anyone at any time, but its use right now is  limited to screening, not a formal diagnosis of anemia.

Adenovirus Kills 12 in 2 States, But What Is It?

WebMD - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 11:53

Adenovirus refers to a cluster of viruses -- more than 50 known strains -- that most commonly infect the respiratory system. Each strain may bring about a different set of symptoms, such as the common cold, sore throat, fever, bronchitis, and pneumonia

New Chlamydia Test Offers Rapid Results

WebMD - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 09:15

Study leader Charlotte Gaydos said the goal of point-of-care technology is to deliver quick results and give patients more options.

As Gun Violence Grows, U.S. Life Expectancy Drops

WebMD - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 09:15

In terms of life expectancy, gun-related violence has a greater impact on blacks, while suicide had a greater impact on whites.

Drug Halves Recurrence for Common Breast Cancer

WebMD - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 09:15

All of the women in the new trial had undergone a standard treatment scenario. First, they received traditional chemotherapy and the drug Herceptin (trastuzumab) -- an antibody that targets HER2-positive cancer cells. Then they had surgery to remove any remaining cancer.

More Green Space May Mean a Healthier Heart

WebMD - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 09:15

The investigators also found lower levels of F2-isoprostane in the participants' urine, which indicates less oxidative stress and better health. The study also showed that folks from greener spaces had greater ability to repair blood vessels.

First Baby Born From Uterus of Deceased Donor

WebMD - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 19:15

One U.S. fertility expert said the success in this case really could be a breakthrough.