RWJ Health Connect | Patient PortalGo
  • 1-888-MD-RWJUH
  • YouTube

Health Library

Results 1 - 10 of 5791
Search Results:  c (5791)
  • Charlie Sheen's 2015 HIV Disclosure Spiked Use of Home Test Kits

    Posted: 05/24/2017

    Charlie Sheen's 2015 HIV Disclosure Spiked Use of Home Test Kits THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Soon after actor Charlie Sheen revealed his HIV-positive status back in late 2015, rates of at-home testing for the virus shot up to record levels, a new report shows. The study follows on 2016 research that found the the Internet was abuzz with millions more searches for HIV-related topics after the former "Two and a Half Men" star made the disclosure in November of 2015. In total, all English-la...

  • Century-Old Technique May Help Infertile Couples Conceive Without IVF

    Posted: 05/24/2017

    Century-Old Technique May Help Infertile Couples Conceive Without IVF THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A 100-year-old medical treatment could help infertile women get pregnant without undergoing pricey in vitro fertilization (IVF), a new study suggests. The method was first used in 1917 and involves flushing a woman's fallopian tubes with an iodized poppy seed oil. "Over the past century, pregnancy rates among infertile women reportedly increased after their tubes had been flushed with either ...

  • Chemo Drug May Buy Time for Those With Bile Duct Cancer

    Posted: 05/24/2017

    Chemo Drug May Buy Time for Those With Bile Duct Cancer THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The chemotherapy drug Xeloda may prolong survival in those struck by a type of digestive system cancer, a new study finds. People with bile duct cancer who received the medication lived for an average of about 17 months longer than those who didn't take it, the researchers found. Based on the findings, the study authors suggested that Xeloda should be given routinely to patients with this disease. Bile duc...

  • Could Cancer Drug Gleevec Help With Severe Asthma?

    Posted: 05/24/2017

    Could Cancer Drug Gleevec Help With Severe Asthma? FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A leukemia drug might also effectively treat severe asthma, a small-scale clinical trial suggests. Gleevec (imatinib) reduced the "twitchiness" of airways, making them less likely to reflexively constrict when exposed to an allergen or asthma trigger, said senior researcher Dr. Elliot Israel. "We showed we could decrease the amount of airway twitchiness by a third," Israel said. "That's a substantial change, and ...

  • Cut Calories, Lengthen Life Span?

    Posted: 05/24/2017

    Cut Calories, Lengthen Life Span? MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Limiting calorie intake may slow aging, a new study suggests. Previous research has shown that calorie restrictions slow aging in worms, flies and mice, so Duke University researchers wanted to see if it could slow biological aging in people. "Biological aging is the gradual and progressive deterioration of systems in the body that occurs with advancing chronological age," said study author Daniel Belsky, an assistant professor o...

  • Could 'Safer' Filtered Cigarettes Be More Deadly?

    Posted: 05/24/2017

    Could 'Safer' Filtered Cigarettes Be More Deadly? MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Filtered cigarettes might be even more lethal than unfiltered ones, and a new review suggests that they have been boosting rates of a cancer that takes root deep in the lungs. The findings have prompted the review authors to call for federal regulators to ban the use of ventilation holes in cigarette filters. "Modern cigarettes are more risky when it comes to lung cancer," said review co-author Dr. Peter Shields. ...

  • Checking Patient's Drug History May Help Curb Opioid Abuse

    Posted: 05/24/2017

    Checking Patient's Drug History May Help Curb Opioid Abuse TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors can help stem the U.S. opioid epidemic by checking their patients' drug history before prescribing powerful painkillers, a new study suggests. Addicts frequently "doctor-shop" in an attempt to obtain opioids such as OxyContin (oxycodone), Percocet (oxycodone/acetaminophen) and Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen). But, nearly every state now has a database tracking opioid prescriptions, Cornell Un...

  • Chances of Successful CPR Dwindle as Seniors Age

    Posted: 05/24/2017

    Chances of Successful CPR Dwindle as Seniors Age TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that older Americans have little CPR training, and they are less likely to get CPR when they suffer cardiac arrest at home. "The new data affirms the need for targeted training in the older population," said senior study author Dr. Benjamin Abella, an associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. "There is a striking relationship betwee...

  • City Life Tough on Teens' Mental Health

    Posted: 05/24/2017

    City Life Tough on Teens' Mental Health TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- City life seems to take a toll on the adolescent mind, new research suggests. The study included more than 2,000 18-year-olds in England and Wales who were interviewed about psychotic experiences (such as hearing voices and feeling extremely paranoid) since age 12. The research team from King's College London and Duke University found that teens raised in large cities were over 40 percent more likely to report psychotic ex...

  • Could Chocolate Guard Against an Irregular Heartbeat?

    Posted: 05/24/2017

    Could Chocolate Guard Against an Irregular Heartbeat? TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's delicious news for chocolate lovers: New research suggests the sweet might help keep a common and dangerous form of irregular heartbeat at bay. The study of more than 55,000 people in Denmark found that those who favored chocolate tended to have a lower risk of atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat that raises stroke risk. The study tracked people's health for more than 13 years, over which time...