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Shared Race, Social Group Seem to Help People Relate

Brain imaging study sheds light on empathic response WEDNESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- Brain imaging technology reveals that familiarity breeds empathy, according to a new study. Neuroimaging of the anterior cingulate cortex -- the area of the brain that is linked to emotional ...

Racial Clusters Seem to Affect Access to Colon Care

U.S. areas with more black residents lack specialists, study shows TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans appear to have less access to colorectal cancer specialists, which means they may be less likely to receive timely and appropriate treatments, researchers say. In ...

As Sleep Improves, Grades Seem to Go Up

Math scores show benefit when teens are efficient sleepers, study finds,, WEDNESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Better quality sleep and more efficient sleep just might lead to higher grades, especially in math. That's the finding of a study that included 56 teens, ages 14 to 18, w...

Obese People Seem to Do Better With Heart Disease

Still, it's best to lose that excess weight, review says MONDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- The excess fat that leads people to develop heart disease can help them fight against the condition's worst effects, a review of cardiac studies shows. It's the "obesity paradox," said Dr. C...

Poor Women Seem to Be Skipping Breast Cancer Drugs

Theories vary as to why, but experts say consequence can be severe MONDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- In another sign of the challenges facing the health-care industry as it tries to serve the poor, researchers from North Carolina are reporting that nearly four in 10 poor women recover...

Stem Cell Injections Seem to Reduce Angina Pain

Early study finds improved ability to exercise within 6 months MONDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- In people with severe angina, injecting their own stem cells into the heart muscle appears to reduce pain and improve their ability to exercise, say U.S. researchers. "The results fro...

Kids Who Live Near Green Spaces Seem to Walk More

Experts urge urban planners to heed study's finding and help fight obesity THURSDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- Living close to parks and other play areas may keep children more active and help combat the continued increase in childhood obesity, Canadian researchers report. For ...

Problems Tied to Obesity Also Seem to Affect Sleep

Studies find three separate links with sleep apnea,, FRIDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Three conditions often linked to obesity have also been tied independently to sleep apnea, new studies show. Insulin resistance, the progression of liver disease, and living a less-than-active l...

Genes Seem to Affect Tissues Differently

Finding may help unravel how diseases form,, TUESDAY, Dec. 23 (HealthDay News) -- The same gene acting very differently in different tissues may contribute to certain human traits, including how likely a person is to get a disease, a new report says. Researchers at Duke University ...

Sex Hormones Don't Seem to Affect Prostate Cancer Risk

Finding could spur research into other causes of the disease TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- A man's risk of prostate cancer is not related to the amount of sex hormones circulating in his bloodstream, a new British analysis suggests. The conclusion was based on a review of 18 ...

Steroids Seem Safe for Babies at Risk of Early Birth

But one study raises the possibility of risk of cerebral palsy WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to repeated doses of steroids in-utero had no additional growth or neurodevelopmental problems up to three years after birth, two new studies found. However, one o...

Human Trafficking Booming in Eastern Europe, but Governments Dont Seem to Care

Soviet Union has fallen, there is no way communism can be restored again, the new ruling elite gloat in countries that were once part of that setup. But poverty, prostitution and crime thrive like never before in that region. Young girls are the worst victims of the churning. On a per ca...

'Triple Negative' Breast Cancers Seem to Affect the Young, Minority

Breast cancers of the “triple negative” type are destructive and lethal, and tend to strike the young, poor minority women, according to a novel// study Published in the May 1, 2007 issue of CANCER. The study has indicated that these tumors occur commonly among women who are African American ...

Men Not as Tough as They Seem

Most men like to put up a tough front. But they are still just as sensitive as anyone else. Ignoring that reality can lead to health risks and many men do so//. Members of the "stronger sex" often expect a lot from their bodies, but do not heed its warning signals. Many only consult a doctor ...

Bacteria May Be Connected to Colic

...ry and scream often and for long periods without any noticeable reason, has no medically grounded treatment or known cause, although bottle-fed babies seem to get it more often than breast-fed infants, according to background information in the news release. The condition often disappears as suddenly as i...

Feline Pine Announces National 'Take Your Cat to the Vet Day' August 22

... WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Cats seem so independent, it's easy for their owners to get caught up in work, family and every day life and forget to bring them into the veterinarian for regu...

Michael Jackson Could Have Been Going Through 'Male Menopause', says SimplyAgeless411

... it is very much a genuine medical problem that requires diagnosis and treatment. "It's sometimes called 'puberty in reverse' but that makes it seem like a mid-life crisis and diminishes the serious affects it can have on a man's physical and emotional well-being," Dr. Stanton says. "To think that ...

What's Lurking in Your Kitchen?

...the microwave walls and make wiping away dried-on food a cinch. "Truly rescuing your kitchen from a state of grunge and grime might seem overwhelming, and there are a lot of hidden areas to think about," says Tony Cronk, VP of Marketing for Summit Brands. "The garbage disposer can be o...

Fish Oils May Prevent and Treat Heart Disease

...al and start taking large doses of omega-3 fatty acids, Manson warned. "It's too early to jump on the bandwagon and take megadoses, but moderate doses seem reasonable," she said. More information Get the official view of the value of omega-3 fatty acids from the American Heart Association . ...

SimplyAgeless Believes Michael Jackson Could Have Been Going Through 'Male Menopause'

... it is very much a genuine medical problem that requires diagnosis and treatment. "It's sometimes called 'puberty in reverse' but that makes it seem like a mid-life crisis and diminishes the serious affects it can have on a man's physical and emotional well-being," Dr. Stanton says. "To think that ...

Nephrologists Indicate High Interest in AMAG Pharmaceuticals' Newly Approved Feraheme According to Latest BioTrends Report

... by the FDA on June 30, 2009. Nephrologists identified two areas in particular where both American Regent / Fresenius' Venofer and Watson's Ferrlecit seem to fall short, where AMAG may have an advantage. According to Nephrologists, the current products underperform in the CKD-ND setting on quick adminis...

For Many, 9/11-Linked Trauma Emerged Years Later

...id Dr. Norman Edelman, chief medical officer of the American Lung Association. "And other research indicates that those living in stressful situations seem to be more likely to have asthma." About 52 percent of those who reported post-traumatic stress symptoms, however, said they had received no treat...

Researchers effectively treat tumors with use of nanotubes

...al abnormalities and experienced no obvious problems with internal tissues. As far as we can tell, other than a transient burn on the skin that didn't seem to affect the animals and eventually went away, there were no real downsides that's very encouraging." Current thermal ablation, or heat therapy,...

New DeKaye Article Identifies 'Hierarchy of Greed' in Healthcare Fraud

...al advisory board. After several months of research and interviews, he developed a classification pyramid to categorize the five levels of greed that seem most prevalent in healthcare fraud and abuse. The article examines behavioral characteristics and tendencies ranging from front-line staff to those i...

Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center Selects Artefill to Meet Growing Patient Demand for a Longer Lasting Dermal Filler

...duct Dr. Mark Ballentyne said, "Artefill is trouble-free to administer and because the results improve over time, instead of diminishing, our patients seem to really love it. Patients are aware that they must have a skin test and then wait a month, but they are willing to do this for the long lasting res...

Spleen May Help Heart Recover From Disease

...loan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City suggest the spleen is still as "dispensable," despite the new findings. But, they wrote, the spleen does seem "a bit more purposeful and deserving of recognition." More information The Journal of the American Medical Association has more about the s...

Birth Control May Help Ward Off Bacterial Vaginosis

... Contraceptive pills, hormonal injections both seem effective, study says THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are prone to the common vaginal infection, bacterial vaginosis, are...

Calcium Scan of Arteries Helps Spot Big Trouble

...of medicine and radiology at the Mayo Clinic. It was a small study, Gerber said, and selection of the people in such a study can be an issue. "They seem to have done a good job of picking patients, but we are always cautious about patient selection," he said. And the treatment goals for managing peo...

Reexamination of T. rex verifies disputed biochemical remains

...ollagen. "In summary, we find nothing obviously wrong with the Tyrannosaurus rex [analysis from 2007]," the report states. "The identified peptides seem consistent with a sample containing old, quite possibly very ancient, bird-like bone, contaminated with only fairly explicable proteins. Hemoglobin an...

Freshly crushed garlic better for the heart than processed

...lso challenges the widespread belief that most of garlic's benefits are due to its rich array of antioxidants. Instead, garlic's heart-healthy effects seem to result mainly from hydrogen sulfide, a chemical signaling substance that forms after garlic is cut or crushed and relaxes blood vessels when eaten....

Less Common Procedures, Less Common Than Thought

...the results of its 2009 Less Common Cosmetic Procedures consumer survey. While the media has coined these cosmetic procedures as 'fringe' and made it seem that they are in high demand, it is important to clarify the facts. The results reveal that less common cosmetic procedures are generally over-hyped ...

Huntsville, Alabama Plastic Surgeon David L. Durst, MD Comments on Silicone Breast Implants after Nearly 3 Years on the Open Market

...ensive studies were performed over a number of years and that silicone implants were determined to be just as safe as saline implants, and they do not seem to cause any unusual medical diseases or cancer. “At this point, I think we can say that silicone implants are every bit as safe as saline impl...

Southern California Surgical Center (heart411.com) Specializes in Mitral Valve Replacement

...thoracic Surgery Center specializes in cardiothoracic surgery including mitral valve replacement. Fatigue shortness of breath and coughing might not seem like serious symptoms. In fact, most people brush off these seemingly minor symptoms and avoid visiting the doctor. Unfortunately, these simple sympto...

As Good As a Deli, For the Price of Making It At Home

...rom the deli is the simplest option, and at a few dollars a day, it may not seem like much but it adds up. People spend hundreds of dollars eating out every... SAFCOL offers a budget-friendly solution that will make a trip to the deli seem ridiculous. "I am always running around so I am so glad I found SAFC...

Marriage Ends, Health Declines

...rchers found. It's not clear if the dissolution of a marriage directly affects health or if some other factor is at play. Still, "marital loss does seem to be a powerful force damaging health," said sociologist and study co-author Linda Waite. "And it seems to work about the same way for men and women,...

Is RTA a new potential option for the treatment of hydatid cysts?

...should help avoid, or greatly decrease, post-RTA fistula occurrence and consequent overlapping complications. Finally, the results of this research seem to suggest that RTA could potentially be used to attempt treatment of other types of cystic lesions that require ablation; for example in the symptoma...

Lung volume reduction surgery shown to prolong and improve life for some emphysema patients

...consists of removing a portion of emphysematous lung tissue in the patient. While removing lung tissue in patients whose breathing is compromised may seem counterintuitive, severe emphysema causes "air trapping", where the patient can inhale, but is unable to force the air back out of the lung. This is ...

U.S. Expects 160 Million Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine by October

...e two-dose regimens will be given three weeks apart. Two manufacturers, Sanofi Pasteur and CSL Biotherapies, produced the vaccines. If these trials seem safe, the vaccines will also be tested in children aged 6 months to 17 years, according to the NIAID statement. "The response to the vaccine may v...

1 in 7 Low-Income Preschoolers Is Obese

...e considered obese, a new government report shows. However, the same report finds that the news is not all bad: The childhood obesity epidemic does seem to be leveling off among children in this group. Among 2- to 4-year-olds from low-income families, the prevalence of obesity increased from 12.4 pe...

Majority of Public Maintains Support for Addressing Health Care Reform Now

... a majority of the public remains supportive of taking action on health reform now, though there is some softening of support as criticisms and doubts seem to be registering. As has been the case over the past ten months, a majority of the American people (56%) continue to believe that health ref...
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