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Does Gout Reduce Alzheimer's Risk?

After accounting for other potential influences on the risk for dementia, researchers found that gout sufferers had a 24 percent lower risk for developing AD. More...
Posted in Arthritis on February 10, 2016

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What Triggers Back Pain?

A recent study indicates that several factors conspire to increase the risk of acute back pain, like being tired or distracted during an activity. More...
Posted in Back Pain on January 19, 2016

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Study: Colon Cancer Screening Often Overused in Older Patients

A recent study finds that older adults with limited life expectancy frequently receive colon cancer screening, while many ages 65 to 75 with a 10-year or greater life expectancy are not screened. More...
Posted in Colon Cancer on January 20, 2016

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Religion, Therapy a Good Mix for Treating Depression

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that incorporates a personís religious beliefs can relieve depression as effectively as conventional CBT. More...
Posted in Depression and Anxiety on February 11, 2016

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Diabetes Medication Linked to Joint Pain

The drugs include sitagliptin (Januvia), saxagliptin (Onglyza), linagliptin (Tradjenta) and alogliptin (Nesina) taken as either a single-ingredient drug or a multi-ingredient drug combined with other diabetes medicines such as metformin. More...
Posted in Diabetes on January 28, 2016

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Study: Vitamin D May Help Crohn's Disease

Research suggests that the vitamin reduces dysfunction in the intestinal barrier and may help patients remain in remission. More...
Posted in Digestive Health on February 10, 2016

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Fast Facts: BPE Relief and Dietary Supplements

Saw palmetto is the most well-known remedy, but African plum, Trinovin, South African star grass, flower pollen extract, soy, stinging nettle, rye pollen, purple coneflower and pumpkin seeds also are used to manage BPE symptoms, as are supplements of the minerals zinc and selenium. More...
Posted in Enlarged Prostate on January 28, 2016

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Trying to Successfully Lose Weight? Enlist Your Partner!

When both partners needed to lose weight and one partner did so, 26 to 36 percent (depending on gender) of the other partners lost weight as well. More...
Posted in Healthy Living on January 1, 2016

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A Goodbye to Trans Fats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered food manufacturers to phase out their use of artificial trans fats in an array of processed foods over the next two years. More...
Posted in Heart Health on February 5, 2016

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Stroke's Effect on Blood Pressure

For someone whoís had a stroke, the risk of treatment-resistant hypertension is greater than for those who have not had either a transient ischemic attack or a stroke. More...
Posted in Hypertension and Stroke on February 2, 2016

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Don't Fall Prey to Lung Screening Myths

Almost half of the interviewees in one study reported being less motivated to stop smoking because they believed the CT scan produced the same health benefits as quitting. More...
Posted in Lung Disorders on February 7, 2016

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Study: New Test Simplifies, Speeds Up Dementia Diagnosis

Can a doctorís response to 10 simple questions about a patientís symptoms indicate within three minutes whether that patient has Lewy body dementiaóa diagnosis that typically takes as long as 18 months to make? A new study appearing in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia suggests itís possible. More...
Posted in Memory on February 8, 2016

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Can Barbecued Meat Cause Cancer?

Although researchers have stopped short of declaring a cause-and-effect relationship between barbecued meat and cancer in humans, they note that such a relationship has been established in animal studies and is likely to apply to humans. Here's what you can do to reduce your risk. More...
Posted in Nutrition and Weight Control on February 3, 2016

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ADT and Cardiovascular Risk: Is There a Connection?

Findings from a recent study in Sweden suggest that the type of ADT and a manís history of CVD may be factors. More...
Posted in Prostate Disorders on February 9, 2016

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Can You Prevent Cataracts?

Being physically active, especially over the long term, can lower your risk of developing cataracts, and being inactive can increase it, studies are showing. More...
Posted in Vision on January 29, 2016

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