Big Jump in Doctor’s Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes

July 31, 2014

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new report finds that by 2010, one in every 10 visits Americans made to their doctor’s office involved diabetes, with the greatest rise among those aged 25 to 44.
Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the number of office visits for patients with [...]


No TV or Obesity, But Ancient People Still Had Heart Disease

July 31, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — They may not have had fast food, TVs or cigarettes, but people of ancient times commonly developed clogged heart arteries — and a new research review speculates on some reasons why.
Using CT scans of mummified remains from ancient Egypt, Peru, the Aleutian Islands and the [...]


Cholesterol Drugs May Speed Healing After Surgery

July 31, 2014

THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Recovery time after surgery may be reduced for patients taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins, according to a new study.
The study’s Irish researchers suspect that the drugs may affect the body’s inflammatory response, reducing the amount of time surgical patients’ wounds need to heal. And that seemed [...]


Benefits of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms, Study Finds

July 30, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Strict regulation of electronic cigarettes isn’t warranted based on current evidence, a team of researchers says.
On the contrary, allowing e-cigarettes to compete with regular cigarettes might cut tobacco-related deaths and illness, the researchers concluded after reviewing 81 prior studies on the use and safety of [...]


Malaria Growing Resistant to Drugs Used to Fight It

July 30, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The parasite that causes malaria is growing increasingly resistant to the drugs commonly used to fight it, according to new surveillance reports. But several new drugs are in development, and at least one in early clinical trials may offer new hope against this global killer.
“Although [...]


Early Stem Cell Transplant Vital in ‘Bubble Boy’ Disease

July 30, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Babies born with so-called “bubble boy” disease can often be cured with a stem cell transplant, regardless of the donor — but early treatment is critical, a new study finds.
Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), as the condition is medically known, actually refers to a group of [...]


Tip-Over Furniture Can Kill Kids

July 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — It can happen in an instant: A small child pulls up on a television, dresser or computer monitor and gets critically injured when the furniture tips over.
“Every parent or guardian of a young child should look around their homes and imagine what could tip over, fall off [...]


Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia

July 30, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older people with depression are more likely to develop dementia, but researchers have been unable to explain the exact nature of the relationship between the two.
Specifically, they haven’t been able to figure out the direction in which the relationship works — does depression help bring [...]


Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting

July 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Some obese people have a genetic mutation that seems to ramp up the reward centers in their brains when they see food, researchers report.
Gaining a better understanding of how this mutation triggers feelings of pleasure and gratification at the sight of high-calorie foods like chocolate could help improve [...]


Different Areas of Brain Affected in Autism, Sensory Disorders

July 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) –
Although the vast majority of kids with autism have abnormal sensory behaviors, their brains are still wired very differently from children who have trouble processing sensory stimuli, researchers report.
Children with sensory processing disorders (SPD) can be overly sensitive to sound, sight and touch. They can also have poor motor [...]



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