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      "Older people shouldn't eat health food, They need all the preservatives

        they can get."       ~ Robert Orben

 

 

Health News in second table below               Updated: Saturday November 21, 2015

There are additional HEALTH links on the government links page, and Medicare page.

Senior Safety Information

Print a free Personal Medical Organizer (includes a prescription log),  or prescription log alone

Yahoo Health Site - Medications and Articles Make the Most of Your Doctor Visits
"Prevention's" Anti-Aging Guide Expiration Dates: To eat it, or toss it, that is the question
So you really want to live longer. World and US "life expectancy" ratings
New Hospital Discharge Rules for Older Patients Free Eye Exams for Seniors
Zelnorm Discontinued for Safety Reasons Food Safety for Seniors
2008 Part B Premium Crisis Nat. Library Service for Blind and Handicapped
Goodbye to Winter Blues 32 Senior Safety Tips (internal page)
Carbon Monoxide - - The Silent Killer Alcohol and Seniors
Boomer Health Package - US Coping with Pain
Get a Pet - - Be Healthier    HHS compare hospitals
Doctors Recommend Shingles Vaccine
Top 5 Health Concerns for Women Top 5 Health Concerns for Men
Staying Young at Heart, NIH for Seniors Lower your risk of falling
Avoid Summer's Health Woes Make a Gratitude List  (important)
Healthiest - Unhealthiest US States Shattering Old-Age Myths
Heat and Seniors ----- Click for article 7 Silent Medical Conditions
Psychological Challenges of Retirement 7 Pains You Cannot Ignore
HEALTHFINDER  excellent  HHS site Alzheimer's Disease
Senior Health Tips She overcame "terminal" cancer at age 92
10 Things You Can Do Today to Save on Drugs Prepare For Surviving Winter
Is it Just Forgetfulness, or More?? List of Drug Companies
Boost Memory, Reasoning, Mental Speed Center for Disease Control
US Dept of Health and Human Services 41,000 Clinical Trials
Getting Enough Fruits and Vegetables 13 Healthy Habits
  Consumer Reports Medical Guide
Suddenly Alone - - Losing a Spouse Consumer Reports- 12 supplements to avoid
Rx Assist (help with reducing cost) Complete USA Hospital Links    ( 2,344 )
Put Down the Stress Special Senior Health Issues
NIH Health Information (go here) 10 Health Nightmare Foods
NIH Seniors Health Clinical Studies, National Institute on Aging
NIH Senior Exercise Guide Elder Caregivers' Page
Health

Saying Good-bye to your Beloved Pet and Friend

And My Personal Tribute

Hospice Care Doctor and Dentist Directories
Healthy Aging, Center for Disease Control  Eldercare Locator
11 Cardiovascular Disease Myths Is it a Cold or the Flu? Flu Season
Find a hobby - -  Information on over 55 possibilities Senior Environmental Concerns

Medical Errors: Tips to Help Prevent Them

Private Duty Home Care
Resveratrol - - Grape Juice - - Wine Prevent Elder Abuse
Disability Information 45 Senior Safety tips
Significance of Injury Hospice
Rural Assistance Center Nursing Home Comparison
Search your meds

Partnership for Prescription Assistance  (PPA)

Ways to avoid medication errors Advocates for Nursing Home Residents
About Your Drug Substance Abuse Center Locator 
For Health Care Consumers All Refer
Health and Age Aging and Mental Health
Alzheimer's  Association Aging Solutions
Arthritis Daily National Association for Home Care
All About Vitamins Alzheimer's: Prevention, Treatment, Slowing
Pharmaceutical News And Information Medscape
Health Resources Directory Dr Koop
Inteli Health American Academy of Family Physicians
Families USA (health care advocates) List of Drug Companies
Great page on blood pressure medications Health Touch
Needy Meds Reduced and Free Drug Programs
Consumer Reports - - Best Buy Drugs Rx Hope (help with reducing costs)
HealthierUS.gov Disability Information
Community Connections smallstep.gov      Start living healthy today
Arthritis and Rheumatic Conditions 5 Very Healthy Habits
Spouse’s Hospitalization Increases Partner’s Risk of Death, New Study of a Half-Million Couples Shows   NIH

 

RECENT HEALTH ARTICLES

 

Number of U.S. smokers declines to all-time low

UPI.com - Nov 14, 2015
Declining from 20.9 percent in 2005 to 16.8 percent in 2014, the number of U.S. adults who have turned away from tobacco may be a direct result of emphasized interventions such as media campaigns, new laws and accessible quitting assistance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report Friday.

This new $3 billion pill could obliterate cancer

Morning Ticker - Nov 14, 2015
AstraZeneca has just won approval for a pill that could attack lung cancer and may be worth a whopping $3 billion to the company. The drug, called Tagrisso or AZD9291, is one of a few cancer medicines that AstraZeneca is banking on to resurrect its ...

Hepatitis-C drugs a strain on Medicare

NWAOnline - Nov 14, 2015
WASHINGTON -- Medicare spending on breakthrough medications for hepatitis-C will nearly double this year, passing $9 billion, according to new government figures.

Anti-aging effects seen in experimental Alzheimer's disease drug

UPI.com - Nov 13, 2015
By aiming at the effects of aging, researchers said they are targeting the primary cause of the disease.

5 Myths About the Flu

KVIA El Paso - Nov 13, 2015
Nearly everyone knows something about the flu–but not everyone knows the whole truth about the flu. Influenza, commonly known as “the flu,” is a respiratory viral illness that can cause sickness and death.

Scientists find that specific Antibiotics are actually working to strengthen ...

The Standard Daily - Nov 12, 2015
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA is a single bacteria that is commonly blamed for inflicting a number of complex infections in humans.

CPR Without Ventilation Less Effective After Heart Attack

Rapid News Network - Nov 12, 2015
For a few time, now, it had been thought that continuous chest compression is a new-and better-way to deliver cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Study: drug may delay, prevent blindness for millions of older Americans

PR Newswire - Nov 11, 2015
MARSHFIELD, Wis., -- A drug already used safely to treat Parkinson's disease, restless leg syndrome and other movement disorders also could delay or prevent the most common cause of blindness affecting more than 9 million ...

Vaccine Reduces Cholesterol

U.S. News & World Report - Nov 11, 2015
Researchers are touting a vaccine that may bypass statins when it comes to lowering bad - or LDL - cholesterol. "One of the most exciting things about this new vaccine is it seems to be much more effective than statins alone," Bryce Chackerian, a study ...

Neuroscientists Breach Brain Barrier to Treat Sick Patients

Insight Ticker - Nov 11, 2015
New study proven gas-filled bubbles aided by ultrasound technology will be used to treat brain diseases. Researchers from Canada have come up with a new way in dealing with cancerous brain formations or Alzheimer's disease.

FDA approves drug combination for melanoma treatment

UPI.com - Nov 11, 2015
A two-drug combination proved more effective than use of single drugs, resulting in fewer secondary tumors and better effects on shrinking tumors that cannot be removed with surgery.

Alzheimer's: A Disease On Track to Bankrupt Medicare

NBCNews.com - Nov 10, 2015
Leading Alzheimer's researchers are optimistic that effective treatments to significantly slow or even halt the symptoms of this agonizing and ultimately fatal disease will be available within the next five years.

It's Time To Change Blood Pressure Guidelines, According To Study

Huffington Post - Nov 10, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Details were revealed Monday from a landmark federal study that challenges decades of thinking on blood pressure, giving a clearer picture of plusses and minuses of more aggressive treatment.

Consuming charred meat may up kidney cancer risk

Fox News - Nov 9, 2015
People who eat large amounts of meat cooked at high temperature or over an open flame - and are also genetically susceptible - may have a higher risk of kidney cancer, according to a new study.

Designer cells reverse baby girl's cancer in world first

Daily News & Analysis - Nov 9, 2015
A one-year-old girl in Britain has become the first in the world to be treated with "designer" immune cells genetically engineered to reverse her cancer, doctors said Thursday.

Google, Heart Association team up on new research venture

CBS News - Nov 9, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A company whose name is synonymous with eyeballs on the Internet is turning its attention to hearts. Google Life Sciences, a research group recently spun off from its parent corporation, is teaming with the American Heart Association ...

Extreme dose of vitamin C destroys mutated cancer cells

BABW News - Nov 8, 2015
In a stunning breakthrough, scientists have destroyed mutated cancer cells in mice with high doses of vitamin C. A shocking new study reveals that there may be a new tool in the battle against cancer, and it's surprisingly common.

47-year-old woman finds out she's pregnant an hour before giving birth

Washington Post - Nov 8, 2015
As she rushed to the hospital on Wednesday, Judy Brown was convinced that something terrible was happening. The 47-year-old was experiencing abdominal pain so severe she thought she must have a gallstone or some sort of massive blockage in her ...

Rite Aid and Walgreens in Murky Deal to Clear Antitrust Hurdle

New York Times - Nov 7, 2015
Walgreens Boots Alliance is in a buying mood, having just agreed to buy Rite Aid for $9.4 billion. The question is whether antitrust authorities in the United States will permit the deal to go forward.

Most Allergy Sufferers Not Getting Relief from Over-the-Counter Meds

Live Science - Nov 7, 2015
Many hay fever sufferers are turning to over-the-counter allergy medications to relieve their symptoms, but they may not be happy with the results they are getting from these medicines, a new study reveals.

Chemical clears cataracts in lab experiments with human lens tissue, mice

UPI.com - Nov 6, 2015
A chemical was shown to clear cataracts in mice and human eye lens tissue in lab experiments, and researchers have already licensed it to a company to develop for human use.

Tapeworm lodged in Sacramento State student's brain almost kills him

Sacramento Bee - Nov 5, 2015
A Sacramento State student went to an emergency room with a terrible headache and nausea, slipped into a coma, and was told a tapeworm larva had been living in his brain when he woke up.

Soybean Foods Protect Menopausal Women From Osteoporosis, Study Finds

Headlines & Global News - Nov 4, 2015
Soybean foods are rich in isoflavones, a chemical that is similar to estrogen and protects from bone loss.

Anti-vaccination websites offer wrong information, misleading people: Research

NYC Today - Nov 4, 2015
Anti-vaccination websites are generally presenting wrong and misleading information according to a new study. The study team found that many websites have cited actual peer-reviewed journals and studies but they have misrepresented the conclusions of ...

A group of middle-aged whites in the US is dying at a startling rate

Washington Post - Posted by SA Nov 3, 2015
A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of statistics published Monday that shows a sharp reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives.

Deaths From Leading Causes Continue to Decrease in US

Medscape - Oct 28, 2015
Age-standardized mortality for all causes of death in the United States fell during a recent 44-year period, according to a nationwide population-based study published in the October 27 issue of JAMA.

Heartburn medication linked to chronic kidney disease

BABW News - Oct 28, 2015
You may want to reconsider taking this heartburn medication - it could cause you serious troubles with your kidneys. Heartburn can be a painful condition, and there are many drugs on the market that can alleviate the symptoms.

This new paint could save lives in hospitals

Fortune - Oct 28, 2015
Here's how. Sherwin-Williams, the second largest paint manufacturer in the U.S., has developed an antibacterial paint, USA Today reports.

Merck's Keytruda extends survival in lung cancer study

Reuters - Oct 26,, 2015
Merck & Co's approved Keytruda lung cancer treatment provided superior overall survival to chemotherapy in a late-stage study of patients with advanced disease whose tumors produce a protein called PD-L1 associated with increased risk of the disease.

Medication Errors Seen in Half of All Operations in Study

Philly.com - Oct 26, 2015
In a new study on how often medication errors occur during surgery, researchers report that mistakes were made during almost half of the operations they analyzed.

3D Printing Can Possibly Solve The Problems Of Heart Damage

Insight Ticker - Oct 25, 2015
Scientists say that 3D printers could potentially be used to create various organs in the future. A number of models of anatomical structures such as brains, hearts, bones, and arteries can be printed in a 3D format.

Stunning 16 million children are going hungry in United States

The Market Business - Oct 25, 2015
Childhood malnutrition in the United States is a problem a pediatricians organization says is not being reported by parents and going unnoticed by doctors - mostly because of embarrassment.

FDA Advisory Committee Recommends the Approval of Lesinurad for Gout Patients

Market Watch - Posted by SA Oct 25, 2015
AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Arthritis Advisory Committee (AAC) voted 10-4 to recommend the approval of lesinurad 200 mg tablets for the treatment ..

Study: Early Alzheimer's Clues Appear In The Brain's Internal GPS

Forbes - Oct 24, 2015
Alzheimer's researchers have uncovered a surprising clue linked to whether someone is likely to develop the disease later in life.

Hair Loss Research Showing Promise

Dispatch Times - Oct 24, 2015
When hair follicles are suspended in a resting state, rapid and robust growth can be restored by inhibiting a family of enzymes inside the follicles, researchers says.

Virtual reality maze 'predicts Alzheimer's disease'

BBC News - Oct 23, 2015
Alzheimer's disease can be detected decades before onset, using a virtual reality test, a study suggests. People aged 18 to 30 were asked to navigate through a virtual maze to test the function of certain brain cells.

Your cheese addiction is real

KSHB - Oct 23, 2015
Public service announcement: Your cheese addiction is now backed by science. According to a study published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine, you're addicted to cheese because of the way it's processed.

Large trial to test aspirin's ability to prevent cancer relapse

UPI.com - Oct 22, 2015
"There's been some interesting research suggesting that aspirin could delay or stop early stage cancers coming back, but there's been no randomized trial to give clear proof," said Dr. Ruth Langley, a professor at University College London, in a press release. "This trial aims to answer this question once and for all. If we find that aspirin does stop these cancers returning, it could change future treatment -- providing a cheap and simple way to help stop cancer coming back and helping more people survive."

Botox may prevent irregular heartbeat after bypass surgery

UPI.com - Oct 21, 2015
The toxin was injected into fat pads around the heart, preventing atrial fibrillation in most patients.

Naproxen Alone Wins for Relieving Lower Back Pain

MedPage Today - Oct 21, 2015
"Opioids, when combined with naproxen, are not more effective than naproxen alone for the majority of patients with low back pain,"

Taxi Cabs: Vehicles for Flu Transmission?

Pharmacy Times - Oct 20, 2015
Taxis may not only be a reliable mode of transportation for urbanites—they may also be frequent transmitters of the flu virus. Around 12% of New York City taxi riders are older than 70, sedentary, and at high risk for chronic disease and influenza ..

Hospital-owned physician practices linked to higher prices

Fox News - Oct 20, 2015
Outpatient care may cost more when hospitals own the medical practices or employ the physicians, a U.S. study suggests. Hospital employment of doctors and ownership of physician practices has grown over the past decade as healthcare providers seek to ...

'Game-Changer' Study Says There's A Better Way To Treat Schizophrenia

Huffington Post - Oct 20, 2015
A groundbreaking new study adds to a growing body of evidence that people with schizophrenia can do much better if they get the right treatment at the right time.

Researchers Move Closer to Alzheimer's Blood Test

Philly.com - Oct 19, 2015
Such a test would enable doctors to diagnose patients at the earliest, most treatable stage so patients could make lifestyle changes that may slow progression of the brain disease...

The Number of Moles on Your Right Arm Could Be Tied to Your Cancer Risk, Study ...

TIME - Oct 19, 2015
Moles are usually harmless, but they can be used to assess a person's risk for developing skin cancer. Someone with more than 100 moles across their body, for example, can be at a greater risk for melanoma, according to experts.

High Cholesterol Linked to Tendon Abnormalities, Pain

Laboratory Equipment - Oct 18, 2015
High levels of total cholesterol are linked to a heightened risk of tend on abnormalities and pain, reveals a pooled analysis of the available evidence published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

FDA Approves Praxbind To Reverse Blood Thinning Effect Of Pradaxa

Immortal News - Oct 18, 2015
The United States Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, has released a press announcement stating that they have approved a drug, Praxbind, to counter the blood thinning effects of Pradaxa in emergency situations.

Why Antioxidants Might Make Your Cancer Worse

Science 2.0 - Oct 17, 2015
Antioxidants have made a fortune for the dietary supplement industry, but how many people really know what they are and why they're supposedly good for you?

Cancer Drug Helps Parkinson's Patients

NBCNews.com - Oct 17, 2015
A pill usually prescribed to treat leukemia has had dramatic effects in a few patients with Parkinson's disease, doctors reported Saturday.

Half of Bugs That Cause Infections After Surgery are Antibiotic Resistant

Time - Oct 16, 2015
We've been hearing the warnings for a while now: bacteria are cleverly evading the best antibiotics that we can throw at them, and that means trouble.

Malaria protein may hold key for cancer cure, scientists say

Fox News - Oct 15, 2015
Researchers seeking a vaccine to protect pregnant women against malaria have stumbled across what they believe to be a potential cancer treatment.

CDC: Over 20,000 Annual ED Visits Tied to Supplements

MedPage Today - Oct 15, 2015
Dietary supplements are involved in some 23,000 visits to emergency departments (ED) every year in the U.S., CDC researchers reported.

Valeant Under Investigation for Its Drug Pricing Practices

New York Times - Oct 15, 2015
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, which has come under fire for aggressively increasing the prices of its drugs, said late Wednesday that it had received two federal subpoenas related to its pricing, distribution and patient support practices.

What You Can Learn From Hunter-Gatherers' Sleeping Patterns

The Atlantic - Oct 15, 2015
Here's the story that people like to tell about the way we sleep: Back in the day, we got more of it. Our eyes would shut when it got dark.

Like Your Coffee Black? Researcher Claims You're More Likely to Become a ...

The Blaze.com - Oct 14, 2015
People who drink their coffee black or have a general preference for bitter foods are more likely to become psychopaths, an Austrian professor discovered in a new study.

Health effects of carbs: Where do we stand?

CNN - Oct 14, 2015
(CNN) Bread glorious bread! It was once considered a status symbol, and has been a nutritious dietary staple for all classes for millennia.

Study Questions Findings That Prolonged Sitting Is Unhealthy

U.S. News & World Report - Oct 14, 2015
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sitting for long periods might not be as deadly as previous research has suggested. A new report from British scientists finds that people are not at a higher risk for early death if they don't leave their ...

Battle begins against possible rise in Medicare premiums

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Oct 11, 12, 13, 2015
Verna Alexander, 86, talks with Bill Hewitt about her prescription at the Rosemont Pharmacy in Portland, Maine. Millions of seniors may have to pay at least $650 more for the public insurance in 2016, sparking a likely showdown between policymakers and ...(DON'T PANIC! SeniorArk has read several similar articles on this issue this morning, and all seem designed to frighten Seniors. If you earn less than $85,000 per year, $170,000 for couples, and you are already on Medicare, and have been paying $104.70 per month for part B, you will not have an increase in the coming year. This is because the premium cannot increase more than your monthly increase in Social Security, which is not expected o go up in 2016. However, those earning over the income levels stated, or coming new into Medicare next year, a higher premium will be paid unless there is Congressional action.)

New study: Summer babies are healthier adults, but why?

fox6now.com - Oct 13, 2015
CAMBRIDGE, England - Want to have a healthier and taller baby? You may want to aim for having a child in the summer months. Sunlight may be key to this phenomenon, according to scientists in Cambridge, England, who came to this conclusion after ...

Gene editing could make pig-to-human organ transplants a reality

Washington Post - Oct 13, 2015
According to a study published this week in Science, we may be one step closer to using animals as organ donors for humans in need.

High-Dose Flu Vax Cuts Seniors' Risk for Hospital Stay

MedPage Today - Oct 12, 2015
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Diamonds can spot cancers at early stage

Rapid News Network - Oct 12, 2015
Nano-diamonds might be the future of early cancer diagnosis. In the United States alone, 1.6 million people have been diagnosed with cancer in 2015, and a tragic 500,000 are estimated to die due to their condition.

Lung Cancer Treatment Gets Personal

Motley Fool - Oct 11, 2015
After years of languishing survival rate improvements in lung cancer, new personalized therapies yield hope of a dramatic boost in response rates and survival.

Woman Glues Eyes Shut After Mistaking Superglue For Eye Drops (VIDEO)

Headlines & Global News - Oct 10, 2015
A Florida woman got some debris in her eye and applied superglue instead of eye drops, managing to glue her eyes shut.. She rushed to a doctor, who gave her an ointment and antibiotics but said that he couldn't treat her because she didn't have the money.

New blood test can determine if you are having a heart attack quicker

BABW News - Oct 10, 2015
A new blood test requiring only one blood sample, could help doctors determine if a patient is having a heart attack sooner, saving valuable time and resources, says a report on business insider.

Rising Medicare premiums mean a big increase for some

West Virginia Public Broadcasting - Oct 10, 2015
Medicare Part B premiums are rising this year, but not Social Security benefits, creating a super moon moment for Medicare. D Gorenstein.

Martin Shkreli's most dangerous game

Daily Mississippian - Oct 9, 2015
One in five Americans (including cancer patients) cannot afford to fill the prescriptions doctors write for them. Why is it that Americans pay high prices for prescription drugs?

Brain simulation breakthrough reveals clues about sleep, memory

Engadget - Oct 9, 2015
The Blue Brain Project is a vast effort by 82 scientists worldwide to digitally recreate the human brain. While still far from that goal, the team revealed a breakthrough that has already provided insight into sleep, memory and neurological disorders ...

Snoring, apnea linked to diabetes risk in older adults

Reuters - Oct 8, 2015
(Reuters Health) - Seniors with nighttime breathing issues like snoring or sleep apnea often have high blood sugar and may be almost twice as likely as sound sleepers to develop type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study.

Elephants: Large, Long-Living and Less Prone to Cancer

New York Times - Oct 8, 2015
In 1977, a University of Oxford statistician named Richard Peto pointed out a simple yet puzzling biological fact: We humans should have a lot more cancer than mice, but we don't.

Researchers Grow Kidney, Intestine From Stem Cells

NBCNews.com - Oct 8, 2015
Two teams of researchers have grown rudimentary organs from stem cells - a primitive kidney and the beginnings of an intestine. The two announcements show important progress in regenerative medicine and begin to answer one of the promises made by ...

Scientists are Developing an Exercise Pill

People Magazine - Oct 7, 2015
According to research published in Cell Metabolism and Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, scientists are one step closer to developing "exercise pills.

Cancer Drug could Improve Memory, work for Alzheimer's Patients

Northern Californian - Oct 6, 2015
Researchers have found that a cancer drug used in cancer therapy can sharp your memory and help people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, according to a report of Science World Report.

UK is the best place in the world to die, according to end-of-life care index

The Guardian - Oct 6, 2015
The UK is the best place in the world in which to die, according to a study comparing end-of-life care in 80 countries. The integration of palliative care into the NHS, a strong hospice movement largely funded by the charitable sector, specialised ...

Economists defend Obamacare 'Cadillac' tax on health plans

Rapid News Network - Oct 3, 2015
The New York Times reports that Hillary will begin to campaign against the portion of ObamaCare that placed a high tax on employer-based health care plans with high-end premiums.

This simple change could help you lose a ton of weight

BABW News - Oct 3, 2015
Are you getting to bed at a reasonable hour each night? If not, you might be at risk of gaining some serious weight. Have you been burning the midnight oil lately?

FDA Approves Merck's Keytruda for Most Common Form of Lung Cancer

Wall Street Journal - Oct 3, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Merck MRK 1.56 % & Co.'s Keytruda for the treatment of the most common form of lung cancer, the second of a costly new wave of immune-boosting drugs to be cleared for one of the deadliest cancer types.

Spider In Woman's Ear – It's Not Charlotte's Web! It's A Nightmare

Dispatch Times - Oct 2, 2015
According to Huffington Post, 25-year-old Li Meng went for a hike with her boyfriend and began hearing scratching noises in her ear on the night she returned home.

Family with history of rare Alzheimer's gene hopes for a cure

CBS News - Oct 2, 2015
Marty Reiswig's family has history of a rare, inherited form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. The 36-year-old could undergo tests to learn if he will also get the disease, but he has chosen not to.

Daily aspirin increases chance of gastrointestinal cancer survival

Healio - Sep 30, 2015
Twice as many patients with gastrointestinal cancers who took daily aspirin post-diagnosis survived compared with nonusers, according to findings from a large study conducted in The Netherlands and presented at the European Society of Medical ...

Researchers disguise drugs as platelets to target cancer

Asheboro Courier Tribune - Sep 30, 2015
RALEIGH - Researchers have for the first time developed a technique that coats anticancer drugs in membranes made from a patient's own platelets, allowing the drugs to last longer in the body and attack both primary cancer tumors and the circulating ...

Be prepared to stay well throughout flu season

Communities Digital News - Sep 29, 2015
Beginning in October and peaking in February, flu season has been known to persist until the month of May.
Flu is an infectious disease caused by the influenza virus, occurring in the Northern and Southern hemispheres throughout the winter months when the sun is at its lowest.

UK scientists start stem cell trial of potential blindness cure

Philly.com - Sep 29, 2015
LONDON (Reuters) - The first patient has been treated in Britain in a pioneering trial of a new treatment co-developed by Pfizer and derived from embryonic stem cells designed for patients with a condition that can cause blindness.

Gene Test Helps Some Breast-Cancer Patients Skip Chemo, Study Says

Wall Street Journal - Sep 28, 2015
A gene test used to guide treatment for early-stage breast cancer proved effective in enabling certain women to safely forgo chemotherapy, in a study that illustrates how genomic information is reshaping cancer care.

Why Some Smokers Develop COPD

U.S. News & World Report - Sep 28, 2015
Some smokers develop lung disease, while others skate by without it. Now, there's more evidence suggesting genetic factors play a role in whether a person develops lung disease like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or not.

Watch scientists send brain signals between people over the internet

BABW News - Sep 27, 2015
A new study has demonstrated that it is possible for people to transmit brain signals between one another over the internet - watch how it works here.

Researchers Identify Genetic Make-Up Of Breast Cancer Tumors That Grow

Tech Times - Sep 27, 2015
A study that identified the genes responsible for recurring breast cancer cases is deemed very important in precision medicine. The newfound knowledge is believed to lead to better, more targeted treatments.

App Reveals Americans Eat All day Long

Beacon Transcript - Sep 27, 2015
US researchers have used a smartphone app to track the eating habits of Americans, and they concluded that if people are awake, chances are they're eating.

Tech-Savvy Teens Take on Ebola, Heart Disease, and Alzheimers

IEEE Spectrum - Sep 26, 2015
Every year, I look forward to meeting the teens from around the world who come to the Google campus in September to compete in the finals of the Google Science Fair.

Teen Girl Develops Hepatitis After Drinking Green Tea Bought Online

ABC News - Sep 26, 2015
A teen girl ended up with acute hepatitis after drinking too much green tea, according to a medical case study. 1K Shares. Email. Doctors said a teen's bid to lose weight by drinking tea left her with serious health complications, including acute ...

Diabetes Risk Lower With Nighttime BP Meds

MedPage Today - Sep 25, 2015
Dosing antihypertensives before sleep instead of upon waking lowered risk of incident diabetes in a randomized trial.

Fidgeting might be good for your health

CBS News - Sep 25, 2015
Next time you find yourself restless and fidgeting at work, you may want to think twice before stopping. It may be doing your health some good, new research suggests.

UK scientists are seeking permission to genetically modify human embryos

ScienceAlert - Posted by SA Sep 24, 2015
A group of stem cell researchers in the UK has applied for permission to genetically modify human embryos in an attempt to better understand what happens in the earliest stages of human development and hopefully reduce the incident of miscarriage.

Starchy fruits and vegetables lead to weight gain

University Herald - Sep 24, 2015
Fruits and Vegetables -  New research suggests fruits and vegetables can improve an individual's mental health.

Drug and biotech industry trade groups give Martin Shkreli the boot

Washington Post - Sep 24, 2015
Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli has been called plenty of names this week, including some expletives: Public Enemy No. 1, big pharma's biggest a$$hole, a villain, the most hated man in America/the Internet/the world.

Report: Medical Diagnoses Often Wrong

CBS Local - Sep 23, 2015
Most people will experience at least one inaccurate or delayed medical diagnosis in their lifetimes, warns a new report.

Drug combo may calm agitation in Alzheimer's patients

CBS News - Sep 23, 2015
A drug that combines a cough suppressant with a heart medication might offer a safer option for calming the agitation that commonly affects people with Alzheimer's disease, an early clinical trial suggests.

Sleep apnea treatment could ease depression (WATCH how)

Senior World Report - Sep 23, 2015
A new study finds that sleep apnea treatment may help ease depression as well. It was seen that most depression patients suffered from sleep apnea that can easily be treated with continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP).

Medicare news for seniors all good as open enrollment period nears

SeniorJournal.com - Sep 22, 2015
Medicare Annual Election Period Opens Oct. 15 Sept. 22, 2015 - The Annual Election Period for Medicare health and drug plans - which up until now has been called the “Open Enrollment Period” - begins on October 15 and ends December 7, 2015.

Heart Attack Survivors, Rejoice: Sex Is Still Okay for Some

ABC News - Sep 22, 2015
Many things change after a heart attack, but new research suggests your sex life need not be one of them. German researchers studied more than 500 heart attack survivors, men and women, over a 10-year period.

Aspirin relative might help Alzheimer's

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Sep 21, 2015
A chemical relative of aspirin is potentially useful in treating a neurodegenerative illness like Alzheimer's disease and possibly Alzheimer's itself, according to a study by California scientists.

Stricter state gun laws tied to fewer US kids with firearms

Reuters - Sep 21, 2015
(Reuters Health) - Children are less likely to carry firearms in U.S. states with more restrictive gun control laws, a new study suggests.

When should you get a flu vaccination?

Rapid News Network - Sep 20, 2015
Also, the study proved that about one in 20 cases of flu-related illnesses among elderly could have been stopped if more young adults got their dose of influenza shots.

Government single-payer health coverage may be nation's future

Deseret News - Sep 20, 2015
Soon, there will be no one but the government to merge with. If health costs continue spiraling upward, insurers may be forced into a marriage with Uncle Sam.

Protein Patch Helps Heal Muscle Damage After Heart Attack

Tech Times - Sep 19, 2015
Thanks to the efforts of a team of researchers, a new patch was tested to heal animal hearts successfully after a heart attack, giving hope that, with further testing, it may also work on humans.

Antibiotics Are Spreading Like Crazy—and a Lot of Them Are About to Stop Working

Mother Jones - Sep 19, 2015
In 1945, Sir Alexander Fleming won a Nobel Prize for his discovery of penicillin, which transformed modern medicine. Later that year, the bacteriologist issued a prescient warning: The miracle medicine could one day come with dangerous side effects

Artificial Pancreas Outperforms Pump Tx in Randomized Trial

MedPage Today - Sep 19, 2015
A "closed-loop" insulin delivery system -- which monitors blood glucose and administers insulin automatically -- performed better than sensor-augmented pump therapy for type 1 diabetes patients over 12 weeks in a randomized study reported here.

 

 

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