Health News

Nov252014

Study: Yogurt May Reduce Diabetes Risk

by Howard LeWine, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

A cup of yogurt a day may help keep diabetes away, a new study suggests. But the reduction in risk was relatively small. The study was based on information about the diets of nearly 200,000 health professionals. They were part...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Diabetes

Nov242014

Report: More Children Have Eczema

by Claire McCarthy, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Growing numbers of U.S. children are being diagnosed with eczema, a new report says. The report comes from the American Academy of Pediatrics. It offers updated information and advice for pediatricians. These doctors treat...read more

Categories: Children's Health, Allergy

Nov212014

No Solution Found for People Skipping Pills

by Mary Pickett, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Only half of people who take medicines on their own actually take them as prescribed, studies show. Either they don't take the medicines at all or they don't stick to the prescribed schedule. But other research has found no...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Medications

Nov202014

At Best, Type 1 Diabetes Doubles Death Risk

by Robert H. Shmerling, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

No matter how well they control their blood sugar, people with type 1 diabetes have at least twice the normal risk of early death, a new study finds. The study included 34,000 people with type 1 diabetes. They were compared...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Diabetes

Nov182014

Study: 23% in High School Use Tobacco

by Henry H. Bernstein, D.O., M.H.C.M.
Harvard Medical School

About 23% of U.S. high school students use some form of tobacco, new survey data show. And about 90% of those teens smoke cigarettes, cigars, pipes or hookah, the survey found. The new study was based on a 2013 national survey...read more

Categories: Children's Health, Tobacco Cessation

Nov182014

If A Dental Implant Fails, Try Again, Study Says

by Nancy Volkers
InteliHealth News Service

INTELIHEALTH - If a dental implant does not fuse with the jawbone, chances are still good that a second implant will work out, says a study. The study was done by researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. They...read more

Categories: Dental / Oral Health

Nov172014

How Long to Take 2 Anti-Clotting Drugs?

by Howard LeWine, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

People who take anti-clotting drugs longer after a heart procedure may reduce their risk of heart attack, a new study finds. The study included nearly 10,000 people who received balloon angioplasty and a small metal tube...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Heart Health, Medications

Nov172014

Japanese Study: No Heart Protection from Aspirin

by Lori Wiviott Tishler, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

In a study from Japan, taking daily low-dose aspirin did not reduce the risk of early death for people who had a high risk of developing heart disease. The study included 14,464 people, ages 60 to 85. All of them had high...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Heart Health, Medications, Stroke

Nov142014

U.S. Investigates Generic Drug Price Hikes

by Howard LeWine, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

U.S. officials are investigating recent large price increases in several generic drugs. A commentary published November 11 in the New England Journal of Medicine addresses the issue. For example, the price of doxycycline, an...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Medications

Nov132014

B12, Folic Acid Pills May Not Help Memory

by Robert H. Shmerling, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

B-vitamin pills may not help preserve memory in certain high-risk older adults, a study finds. The study included more than 2,900 older adults. Their average age was 74. All of them had high blood levels of homocysteine. This...read more

Categories: Women's Health, Men's Health, Alzheimer's, Senior Health, Medications

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