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  • Coffee, Wine Good for Healthy Gut, Sodas May Be Bad

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    Coffee, Wine Good for Healthy Gut, Sodas May Be Bad THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The food you eat and the medicines you take can alter your gut bacteria in ways that either help or harm your health, two new studies suggest. Foods like fruits, vegetables, coffee, tea, wine, yogurt and buttermilk can increase the diversity of bacteria in a person's intestines. And that diversity can help ward off illness, said Dr. Jingyuan Fu, senior author of one of the studies. "It is believed that highe...

  • Could a Cellular Tweak Someday 'Switch Off' Gray Hair?

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    Could a Cellular Tweak Someday 'Switch Off' Gray Hair? THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who pinpointed two cellular signals that control skin and hair color say their findings might lead to new drugs to treat skin and hair conditions, possibly even gray hair. One skin condition where the finding could potentially lead to a treatment is vitiligo. Vitiligo is caused by the loss of skin pigmentation and causes blotchy, white patches on the skin. The findings could also lead to new t...

  • Could Talk Therapy Ease Chemo-Related Memory Issues?

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    Could Talk Therapy Ease Chemo-Related Memory Issues? MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A type of psychotherapy might help cancer survivors deal with the long-term thinking problems some experience after chemotherapy, researchers say. It's estimated that about half of those who undergo chemotherapy for cancer develop what's often called "chemo brain." For instance, they may have trouble following conversations or remembering the steps in a project, according to background notes with the new study. ...

  • Could Infant Colds, Other Infections Raise Type 1 Diabetes Risk?

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    Could Infant Colds, Other Infections Raise Type 1 Diabetes Risk? TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Colds and other infections in the first six months of life may boost the odds of a child developing type 1 diabetes by nearly 20 percent, new research suggests. The suspicion that infections play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes isn't new. Experts have long suspected that viral infections may trigger the disease. "This study really just bolsters the idea of early life events being crucia...

  • CPR Help as Near as Your Phone

    Posted: 05/05/2016

    CPR Help as Near as Your Phone WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A stranger or someone you love suddenly collapses with cardiac arrest, but you don't know CPR. New research shows that help -- and CPR instruction -- may be just a cellphone call away. This is "a real-world approach that the majority of communities can adopt to help improve survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest," said one expert, emergency room physician Dr. Robert Glatter. The new study was led by Dr. Bentley Bobrow of the A...

  • Contraception Safety Program for Acne Drug Failing in Canada

    Posted: 05/02/2016

    Contraception Safety Program for Acne Drug Failing in Canada MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A Canadian program to prevent pregnancy in women who are taking the acne drug isotretinoin is failing because many women do not follow the program's recommendations, a new study finds. Isotretinoin increases the risk of birth defects and miscarriages, the researchers explained. First marketed as Accutane, isotretinoin is now sold under various brand names and aimed at patients with severe acne. The Ca...

  • Certain Cancers Seem Less Likely for Kids of Hispanic Moms Born Outside U.S.

    Posted: 05/02/2016

    Certain Cancers Seem Less Likely for Kids of Hispanic Moms Born Outside U.S. MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children of Hispanic mothers who weren't born in the United States may be at lower risk for some types of childhood cancers, a new study suggests. "Incorporating the immigrant experience into studies of childhood cancer may help to inform research on disease [causes], identify vulnerable populations and highlight opportunities for cancer prevention," said Julia Heck, of the University ...

  • Celebrity Cases May Help Spur Rise in Double Mastectomies

    Posted: 05/02/2016

    Celebrity Cases May Help Spur Rise in Double Mastectomies FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Media coverage of celebrities who battle breast cancer is not always balanced or thorough, and this skewed view may be one factor in the growing popularity of double mastectomies, a new study suggests. "Celebrities do have a significant impact on medical decision-making, but in this case it might be a negative effect," said study author Dr. Michael Sabel. He is chief of surgical oncology at the Universit...

  • Could Certain Fatty Foods Be Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer?

    Posted: 05/01/2016

    Could Certain Fatty Foods Be Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer? FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- What men eat -- particularly fatty meats and cheese -- may affect how quickly their prostate cancer progresses, a new study suggests. "We show that high dietary saturated fat content is associated with increased prostate cancer aggressiveness," said study author Emma Allott, a research assistant professor at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina. "This m...

  • Cancer History May Affect Survival After Organ Transplant

    Posted: 05/01/2016

    Cancer History May Affect Survival After Organ Transplant FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Organ transplant patients who previously had cancer may be at increased risk for new cancer and early death compared to organ recipients with no cancer history, new research suggests. The findings indicate that transplant patients with a history of cancer may need closer monitoring to detect recurrent and new cancers early, the study's senior author, Dr. Nancy Baxter, said in a news release from St. Mich...