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At-Home Exercise Helps After Hip Break: study

by on Apr.13, 2014, under Health and Fitness

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Simple at-home exercises could help seniors regain mobility and independence after recovering from a broken hip, according to a new study. Participants who followed the six-month home exercise prog…

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Intercept’s liver disease drug proves highly effective in study

by on Apr.12, 2014, under Health and Fitness

A drug being developed by Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc led to significant improvement in signs of a rare liver disease that primarily affects middle-aged women, likely reducing the risk of need for liver transplant and of death, according to resu…

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Too Many Foster Kids With ADHD Treated With Antipsychotic Drugs: Study

by on Apr.10, 2014, under Health and Fitness

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Antipsychotic drugs are increasingly being prescribed to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and teens in foster care, according to a new study. The use of these drugs to t…

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Kids’ Concussions Defined by Where They Live, Study Finds

by on Apr.07, 2014, under Health and Fitness

MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — City kids are more likely to suffer concussions playing sports while children in rural areas tend to sustain these head injuries while using dirt bikes and other motorized vehicles, a new Canadian study fi…

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New Drug Lowers Cholesterol Beyond What Statins Can Do, Study Finds

by on Mar.30, 2014, under Health and Fitness

SUNDAY, March 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two studies find that an experimental cholesterol-lowering drug is effective when combined with statins and beats another add-on drug when it comes to helping hard-to-treat patients. The drug, evolocumab,…

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Mice Study Sees Link Between Gut Bacteria, Immune Cell Production

by on Mar.28, 2014, under Health and Fitness

FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Gut bacteria influence the production of immune cells that act as the first line of defense against infection, a new mouse study finds. If validated in humans, the findings eventually could lead to new th…

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Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems

by on Mar.28, 2014, under Health and Fitness

Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel pr…

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New Therapy May Shrink Enlarged Prostate With Fewer Side Effects: Study

by on Mar.24, 2014, under Health and Fitness

MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new noninvasive procedure may bring long-term relief from symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate, a new study suggests. As men age, the prostate gland grows larger and may begin to…

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Lung Ultrasound Can Spot Risk of Respiratory Failure in Pregnancy: Study

by on Mar.21, 2014, under Health and Fitness

FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A lung ultrasound can quickly reveal if a pregnant woman with a serious condition called preeclampsia is at risk for respiratory failure, according to a new study. Preeclampsia, which causes extremely hig…

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Study Supports Radiation When Breast Cancer Spreads to Few Lymph Nodes

by on Mar.19, 2014, under Health and Fitness

WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Having radiation therapy after a mastectomy benefits patients with breast cancer that has spread to just a few lymph nodes under their arms, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from nearly …

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