Kids’ Hemophilia Drugs a Big Part of State Medicaid Spending

July 31, 2015

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Treatment costs for one childhood illness, hemophilia, may use up a big chunk of a state’s Medicaid budget, a new study out of California shows.
The researchers found that treatments for hemophilia — a rare, inherited disorder in which blood does not clot normally — accounted for the […]


Experimental Treatment Uses Nitric Oxide for Acne

July 31, 2015

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s no shortage of products out there that claim to treat the pimples that so often plague teen skin, but your body may already be making an effective treatment that just needs a little tweaking from science, a new study suggests.
The treatment is nitric oxide, a substance produced […]


Many Older Americans Feel Prepared for Aging

July 31, 2015

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Most older Americans feel they are prepared for the process of aging, but many have concerns about maintaining their physical and mental health as they get older, a new survey finds.
The 2015 United States of Aging Survey of 1,000 adults 60 and older found that 86 percent felt […]


More Progress Needed To Get Stroke Patients Rapid Care

July 31, 2015

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Stroke victims still aren’t getting treated soon enough, a new study suggests.
Treating strokes quickly is critical, because the more time that elapses, the less effective stroke treatment may be, the researchers explained.
A number of factors have reduced the time it takes stroke patients to get treatment. These include […]


Mountain Biker Survives After Neck Impaled by Tree Branch

July 31, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A day out mountain biking went terribly wrong for one middle-aged man in New Mexico: He ended up with a tree branch impaled in his neck.
Fortunately for the unnamed man, he had the good sense to leave the branch where it was and quickly […]


Mineral Supplement: Wild Chimps May Eat Clay for Health

July 31, 2015

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Chimpanzees in Uganda have started eating clay to supplement the minerals in their diet, researchers report.
The clay consumed by the chimps in the Budongo forest also helps them “detox” and digest their food, the study authors added.
The scientists observed wild chimps in the forest eating and drinking from […]


Too Much Facebook, Twitter Tied to Poor Mental Health in Teens

July 31, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens who frequently use social media are more likely to say they struggle with mental health concerns that are not being addressed, new Canadian research reveals.
At issue is the amount of time adolescents spend browsing and posting on sites such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
“It […]


Being a Teen Athlete Linked to Longer Life for Women, Study Finds

July 31, 2015

Women who exercised or played sports as teens have a lower risk of premature death from cancer or any other cause much later in life, new research shows.


Regular, Moderate Coffee Drinking Tied to Better Brain Health in Seniors

July 31, 2015

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A study of more than 1,400 Italian seniors finds links between patterns of coffee consumption and their risk for “mild cognitive impairment” — declines in memory and thinking that are often a precursor to dementia.
The study could only point to associations, not cause-and-effect, the investigators said. But prior […]


Noninvasive Stimulation Gets Legs Moving After Spinal Cord Injury

July 31, 2015

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A noninvasive procedure might help people with paralysis move their legs without the need for surgery or implanted devices, new research suggests.
The treatment approach is called transcutaneous stimulation, where a device delivers an electrical current to the spine through electrodes placed on the outside of the lower back.
In […]




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