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  • Nerve 'Zap' Treatment Could Be Alternative to CPAP for Sleep Apnea

    Posted: 09/23/2017

    Nerve 'Zap' Treatment Could Be Alternative to CPAP for Sleep Apnea THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with more serious cases of sleep apnea may get lasting relief from an implanted nerve stimulator, a new study finds. One specialist says the device might benefit those who can't tolerate the current standard treatment for sleep apnea: continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). CPAP involves wearing a mask over the nose and/or mouth every night, and many people balk at that. The new dev...

  • Nearly 25 Million U.S. Workers Now Have High-Deductible Health Plans

    Posted: 09/23/2017

    Nearly 25 Million U.S. Workers Now Have High-Deductible Health Plans FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American workers with high-deductible health insurance plans rose by 3.2 percent in 2016 -- reaching 24.8 million, new research reports. While premium prices rose modestly for people with employer-provided coverage, their deductibles rose 10 percent on average, University of Minnesota researchers found. "High-deductible health plans are increasingly becoming the norm in commercia...

  • New Guideline Aims to Help Doctors Diagnose Head, Neck Masses

    Posted: 09/21/2017

    New Guideline Aims to Help Doctors Diagnose Head, Neck Masses TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Neck masses are common in adults, but the cause is often hard to pinpoint. Now, doctors have a new guideline to help them make that call. The guideline from the American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery dovetails with a rise in head and neck cancers related to the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV). "A neck mass may indicate a serious medical problem. It does not mean...

  • No Easy Road Back for Ebola Survivors

    Posted: 09/19/2017

    No Easy Road Back for Ebola Survivors THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of people who survive an infection with the Ebola virus struggle with ongoing disabilities, including significant limitations in thinking, vision and the ability to move, new research shows. Scientists from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the University of Liverpool checked to see how a group of 27 Ebola survivors was doing 12 months after discharge from the Ebola Survivors Clinic in Freetow...

  • New 'Biologic' Drug May Help Severe Asthma

    Posted: 09/18/2017

    New 'Biologic' Drug May Help Severe Asthma WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A "biologic" drug in development to treat severe asthma reduces the rate of serious attacks by about two-thirds compared to a placebo drug, according to preliminary research findings. If approved, the drug, tezepelumab, could join a group of costly medications that appear to offer relief when nothing else curbs respiratory distress. "A new era has begun in which many new drugs are being developed for patients with se...

  • New Research Finds Value in PSA Testing

    Posted: 09/17/2017

    New Research Finds Value in PSA Testing TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite ongoing debate over the value of prostate cancer screening, a new review says it can indeed reduce a man's risk of dying from the disease. Early tumor detection using the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test lowers a man's risk of prostate cancer death by 25 percent to 32 percent, the new analysis of two major trials of PSA testing found. "The amount of early diagnosis was very strongly correlated with the r...

  • Nasal Flu Vaccine's Demise May Mean Fewer Immunized Kids

    Posted: 09/13/2017

    Nasal Flu Vaccine's Demise May Mean Fewer Immunized Kids FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal flu immunization rates among children appear to have dropped slightly after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended against the nasal spray version of the vaccine, researchers report. But it's not just shot-avoidance that prevents people from getting the recommended vaccine. Researchers found that up to half of all Americans are fickle about the flu shot and change their mi...

  • Need Help Getting Organized?

    Posted: 09/12/2017

    Need Help Getting Organized? THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Do you accumulate all kinds of "stuff" and have a hard time getting rid of things that you really don't need? Those are just two of the characteristics of the chronically disorganized, according to the nonprofit Institute for Challenging Disorganization. If you want to be more organized, experts say the first step is to attack all that clutter in your home to create a better living environment. Start by looking at all the items in ...

  • New Clues to Why Yawns Are Contagious

    Posted: 09/12/2017

    New Clues to Why Yawns Are Contagious THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The "contagiousness" of yawns may be rooted in primitive brain reflexes, British researchers report. Echophenomena is the term for contagious movements such as yawns. Humans tend to yawn when they see others yawn, and so do chimpanzees and dogs. Researchers at the University of Nottingham wondered where the roots of this type of echophenomena are located. They examined 36 adults as they looked at video clips of people yawn...

  • New Textile Promises Cool Comfort Without Air Conditioning

    Posted: 09/11/2016

    New Textile Promises Cool Comfort Without Air Conditioning THURSDAY, Sept. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stanford University engineers may have paved the way for the coolest clothes ever. The researchers developed a plastic-based textile that could be woven into fabric for clothing to help people in hot climates stay cool without air conditioning. They say the new material cools the body better than synthetic or natural fabrics used to make clothes today. "If you can cool the person rather than the buildi...