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Injury Prevention Emphasized at Sports Medicine Meeting

Risks related to exercise will figure prominently at the upcoming meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, but so will the benefits of exer. . . read more Tue, 24 May 2016 17:18:24 EDT

Portable UV Device Disinfects Personal Items, Small Areas

The machine can disinfect hospital rooms contaminated with multidrug-resistant organisms as effectively as an older, larger, more expensive UV cleaner. . . read more Tue, 24 May 2016 16:59:06 EDT

Probiotics Keep C difficile at Bay in Patients on Antibiotics

Probiotics can protect against Clostridium difficile infection in hospitalized patients receiving antibiotics. In a new meta-analysis, infection rates. . . read more Tue, 24 May 2016 16:17:52 EDT

Pregabalin Linked to Major Birth Defects

Exposure to pregabalin, an antiepileptic also prescribed for pain and psychiatric disorders, during pregnancy is linked to a 3-fold increased risk for. . . read more Tue, 24 May 2016 16:08:45 EDT

Lyme and Other Tickborne Diseases in New Hampshire

New Hampshire continues to have one of the highest rates of Lyme disease in the nation. The state's Division of Public Health Services provides advice. . . read more Tue, 24 May 2016 14:45:12 EDT

Canagliflozin/Metformin Combo Approved as First Line for Diabetes

The fixed-dose combination product of canagliflozin and metformin, known as Invokamet, has been approved for first-line treatment of type 2 diabetes i. . . read more Tue, 24 May 2016 12:20:48 EDT

Liraglutide Not Effective in HF, May Increase Heart Rate

The "disappointing" LIVE study of 200 HF patients in Denmark missed its efficacy end point of decreasing LVF while increasing several surpr. . . read more Tue, 24 May 2016 12:07:14 EDT

More Walkability Means Less Obesity, Diabetes Over Time

The first-ever prospective study to look at the relationship between neighborhood walkability and health finds strong associations with obesity and. . . read more Tue, 24 May 2016 09:44:45 EDT

HCV: EHR Alert Increases Screening, Integration Into Care

Two new reports demonstrate the success of EHR alert-based screening programs for hepatitis C virus and improved integration into care among American. . . read more Tue, 24 May 2016 08:34:26 EDT

PCOS: Weight Loss Before Fertility Treatment Ups Birth Rates

Overweight or obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome and infertility were more likely to get pregnant if they lost weight before beginning inferti. . . read more Tue, 24 May 2016 08:24:42 EDT

Novartis Executive Exodus Complicates Drugmaker's Rebuilding Job

With seven departures in the space of five months, Novartis's top management is in upheaval just as CEO Joe Jimenez tries to tackle a list of challeng. . . read more Tue, 24 May 2016 15:43:13 EDT

Looming U.S. Abortion Ruling Could Be 'Dangerous,' Says Top Attorney

Reuters Health Information. . . read more Tue, 24 May 2016 15:43:12 EDT

Doubts Mount Over Merger of Health Insurers Anthem, Cigna

Wall Street expressed growing doubts about a pending $54 billion merger of U.S. health insurers Anthem Inc and Cigna Corp on Monday as news of managem. . . read more Tue, 24 May 2016 15:43:13 EDT

ADHD may appear for the first time in adulthood: studies

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), usually diagnosed in children, may show up for the first time in adulthood, two new studies suggest.. . . read more Tue, 24 May 2016 15:42:47 EDT

Low-Residue Diet Acceptable for Bowel Prep

Bowel cleansing was more effective when patients consumed a low-residue diet the day before colonoscopy, rather than the conventional clear-liquid die. . . read more Mon, 23 May 2016 19:58:00 EDT

'Save This Generation of Children' Says Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

Reuters Health Information. . . read more Tue, 24 May 2016 15:43:12 EDT

South Carolina Bans Remote Exams for Eyeglass Prescriptions

Optometrists' and ophthalmologists' associations differ on whether the exams and prescriptions are safe for patients; 10 states now have similar bans.. . . read more Mon, 23 May 2016 18:05:08 EDT

Young Female Cancer Survivors Not Clear on Infertility Risks

Many young women who survive cancer don't understand how tumor treatments affect their reproductive health even though the therapy can trigger inferti. . . read more Tue, 24 May 2016 15:43:12 EDT

Evidence for Preferring Polymer-Coated Wires at Bifurcation PCI

Retrieval damage at bifurcation PCI is less likely with guidewires with a polymer coating compared with nonpolymeric wires, a finding that "shoul. . . read more Mon, 23 May 2016 17:01:35 EDT

AF Risk Plunges as Cardio Fitness Rises in HTN, Diabetes

The risk was lowered 30% to 74%, based on peak exercise capacity. Investigators stress that the levels are "easily achievable" through moder. . . read more Mon, 23 May 2016 16:28:08 EDT

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Thousands of Public Pools, Hot Tubs Closed for Dirty Water: CDC

Title: Thousands of Public Pools, Hot Tubs Closed for Dirty Water: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/19/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2. . . read more Sat, 21 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

'Precision' Cancer Treatment May Extend Lives

Title: 'Precision' Cancer Treatment May Extend LivesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/19/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Sat, 21 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Family Rejection Triples Risk for Suicide Attempts by Transgender People: Study

Title: Family Rejection Triples Risk for Suicide Attempts by Transgender People: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/19/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editoria. . . read more Sat, 21 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Bladder Cancer

Title: FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Bladder CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/19/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Sat, 21 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Fatty Foods During Teen Years May Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk

Title: Fatty Foods During Teen Years May Influence Later Breast Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/19/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5. . . read more Sat, 21 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A Little Excess Weight May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

Title: A Little Excess Weight May Boost Colon Cancer SurvivalCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/19/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2016 12:00. . . read more Sat, 21 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Melanoma Drug Boosting Survival for Many, Study Shows

Title: Melanoma Drug Boosting Survival for Many, Study ShowsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/19/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2016 12:00:. . . read more Sat, 21 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

'Sunscreen' Gene May Guard Against Skin Cancer

Title: 'Sunscreen' Gene May Guard Against Skin CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/19/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Sat, 21 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

25 Million Americans Will Struggle With Vision Problems by 2050

Title: 25 Million Americans Will Struggle With Vision Problems by 2050Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/19/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2. . . read more Sat, 21 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Pointy Nose, Snub Nose? These Genes May Decide

Title: Pointy Nose, Snub Nose? These Genes May DecideCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/19/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2016 12:00:00 AM. . . read more Sat, 21 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Health Tip: Enjoy Screen-Free Fun With Your Preschooler

Title: Health Tip: Enjoy Screen-Free Fun With Your PreschoolerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/20/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2016 12:0. . . read more Sat, 21 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of a Stress Fracture

Title: Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of a Stress FractureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/20/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2016 12:00:00 A. . . read more Sat, 21 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Folic Acid for Moms-to-Be Not as Effective as Thought?

Title: Folic Acid for Moms-to-Be Not as Effective as Thought?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/20/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2016 12:00. . . read more Sat, 21 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Elderly Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure Treatment

Title: Elderly Benefit From Intensive Blood Pressure TreatmentCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/20/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2016 12:0. . . read more Sat, 21 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Delayed Treatment for Concussion May Prolong Recovery

Title: Delayed Treatment for Concussion May Prolong RecoveryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/20/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2016 12:00:. . . read more Sat, 21 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

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