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Being Fit Keeps Blood Pressure in Check
Being Fit Keeps Blood Pressure in Check THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being in good shape seems to reduce your risk of high blood pressure, researchers report. They looked at data from more than 57,000 Americans, including more than 35,0...
Brain Inflammation a Hallmark of Autism, Study Shows
Brain Inflammation a Hallmark of Autism, Study Shows WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brain inflammation, triggered by an overactive immune system, is common among people with autism, a new study finds. However, this inflammation does not ...
Boost in Docs' Incomes Comes From More Procedures, Not More Patients
Boost in Docs' Incomes Comes From More Procedures, Not More Patients TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High-income doctors make more money by ordering more procedures for each patient rather than by seeing more patients, which may not be the b...
BPA in Canned Goods May Raise Your Blood Pressure: Study
BPA in Canned Goods May Raise Your Blood Pressure: Study MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating food from cans lined with the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) could raise your blood pressure, a new study suggests. BPA previously has been linked to ...
Breast Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Mentally Ill: Study
Breast Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Mentally Ill: Study THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a mental illness appear to be less likely to be screened for breast cancer, a new study suggests. "In this study we found that mental i...
Brain Scans Yield Clues to Future Stroke Risk
Brain Scans Yield Clues to Future Stroke Risk THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans taken shortly after a mild stroke can help identify patients at risk of suffering another stroke within three months, a new study suggests. The study ...
Blincyto Approved for Rare Leukemia
Blincyto Approved for Rare Leukemia WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Blincyto (blinatumomab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat Philadelphia chromosome-negative precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia,...
Better Diet, Exercise Can Prevent Diabetes in Both Sexes, Study Finds
Better Diet, Exercise Can Prevent Diabetes in Both Sexes, Study Finds TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lifestyle changes and medicines are equally effective in preventing men and women with prediabetes from progressing to type 2 diabetes, a n...
Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial
Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental vaccine designed to stop breast cancer in its tracks appeared to be safe in a preliminary trial. Fourteen women with breast cancer that had sp...
Babies Still Sleeping With Soft Bedding Despite SIDS Risk: CDC
Babies Still Sleeping With Soft Bedding Despite SIDS Risk: CDC MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although soft bedding has been linked to an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), more than half of American parents continue to u...