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Combo Diabetes Therapy Outperforms Other Treatments, Study Finds
Combo Diabetes Therapy Outperforms Other Treatments, Study Finds FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Combining insulin with a relatively new hormone-like drug appears to be a safer and more effective way to treat type 2 diabetes than current me...
Chest Radiation May Help Fight Some Advanced Lung Cancers: Study
Chest Radiation May Help Fight Some Advanced Lung Cancers: Study MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding chest radiation to chemotherapy allows some people with small-cell lung cancer to live longer and cuts recurrence rates by nearly 50 per...
Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study
Combo Therapy Best for COPD: Study TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination drug therapy aimed at opening the airways and reducing inflammation appears to be the best treatment for older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disea...
Cutting Calories May Ease Sleep Apnea in Obese, Study Finds
Cutting Calories May Ease Sleep Apnea in Obese, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting calories could improve sleep apnea and lower blood pressure in obese adults, Brazilian researchers report. Sleep apnea causes pauses in b...
Can Prediabetes Raise Risk of Certain Cancers?
Can Prediabetes Raise Risk of Certain Cancers? MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having prediabetes may increase a person's risk for cancer, researchers report. The researchers analyzed 16 studies that included nearly 900,000 people from aroun...
Canine Cancer Treatments Getting More Dog-Specific
Canine Cancer Treatments Getting More Dog-Specific FRIDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer rates in dogs are about the same as in people, but there are far fewer drug treatments specifically targeted for dogs. "Pets are living longer because of pre...
Could Time Spent Outdoors Raise Cataract, Glaucoma Risk?
Could Time Spent Outdoors Raise Cataract, Glaucoma Risk? THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Outdoor activities and sunlight reflected up into the eyes may increase the risk of a vision condition tied to cataracts and glaucoma, a new study sug...
Complication Rates Low With Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction: Study
Complication Rates Low With Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction: Study TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Complications are rare among breast cancer patients who undergo mastectomy and reconstruction, a new study indicates. However, the research...
California Trees Harbor Fungus Deadly to People With HIV
California Trees Harbor Fungus Deadly to People With HIV THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially deadly fungus that has been sickening HIV/AIDS patients in Southern California for decades grows on trees, a new study finds. The team o...
Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows
Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes who seem to have recovered from a concussion may actually show a subtle worsening in a particular mental ability after they retu...