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Infants with diets high in fresh fruit, vegetables less likely to develop allergies

Infants with diets high in fresh fruit, vegetables less likely to develop allergies

August 14, 2013 10:59 am by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Babies who ate more fruits and vegetables and fewer packaged foods were less likely to develop food allergies in a new study that looked at overall diet patterns instead of just specific foods.
“We have been aware that cert…


Study: Kids aren’t lazier at home if they exercise at school

Study: Kids aren’t lazier at home if they exercise at school

August 12, 2013 12:11 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Children who exercise at school don’t make up for the extra effort by being less active at home, according to a new U.S. study that used accelerometers to track kids’ activity levels.
“What this argues for is we should be i…



Researchers not surprised by study results: Fit people do better after bypass surgery

Researchers not surprised by study results: Fit people do better after bypass surgery

August 2, 2013 3:13 pm by | 1 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People in better shape heading into bypass surgery are less likely to die shortly following the procedure than those who are less fit, according to a new study.
“We were not surprised because it makes intuitive sense that t…


HPV infection linked to higher risk of esophageal cancer

HPV infection linked to higher risk of esophageal cancer

July 31, 2013 10:38 am by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new review of previous research links infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) to a three-fold greater chance of esophageal cancer.
“This doesn’t mean it is present in all (esophageal cancers), but it may be a factor in …


Regardless of age, cardiac rehab can be beneficial, but estimates show only 30% of eligible patients attend programs

Regardless of age, cardiac rehab can be beneficial, but estimates show only 30% of eligible patients attend programs

July 26, 2013 3:56 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Exercise-based rehabilitation programs for heart patients are tied to health benefits even among the most elderly, according to a new study.
“Unfortunately, there are some people even now who believe (some patients are) too…


Pregnant women taking epilepsy drugs are more likely to report child’s developmental delay

Pregnant women taking epilepsy drugs are more likely to report child’s developmental delay

July 24, 2013 4:25 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women with epilepsy who take anti-seizure medication while they are pregnant are more likely to later report delays in their child’s development and autism symptoms, according to a new study from Norway.
The findings probab…


Single incision surgery isn’t better than other procedures, but its growing appeal may be down to cosmetic appeal

Single incision surgery isn’t better than other procedures, but its growing appeal may be down to cosmetic appeal

July 24, 2013 4:05 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Research so far has not found obvious advantages to minimally invasive surgery involving just one cut, according to a leading organization of women’s doctors.
Although single incision surgeries have become more popular in r…



Study: Non-stick chemicals don’t slow children’s growth

Study: Non-stick chemicals don’t slow children’s growth

July 19, 2013 3:59 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Babies’ early exposure to chemicals used in non-stick and stain-resistant products was not linked to small body size at age seven in a new study from Denmark looking at the chemicals’ effects on growth.
Previous research ha…


Number of babies born with rare birth defect rises

Number of babies born with rare birth defect rises

July 18, 2013 11:32 am by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The proportion of babies born with a defect called gastroschisis has nearly doubled since 1995, according to a large new study.
The cause of gastroschisis – which is a hole in the baby’s abdomen – is unclear, although it’s …


Men who practiced tai chi were less likely to die than men who didn’t exercise at all

Men who practiced tai chi were less likely to die than men who didn’t exercise at all

July 18, 2013 10:07 am by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Chinese men who practiced tai chi were less likely to die over a five-year period than men who didn’t exercise at all, in a new study.
The findings support past studies that found health benefits related to the traditional …


Survey: Less than half of parents understood cancer risks of CT scans

Survey: Less than half of parents understood cancer risks of CT scans

July 17, 2013 10:49 am by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Just under half of parents in a recent survey understood that radiation from a computed tomography (CT) scan is tied to an increased risk of cancer for their child.
There has been a growing understanding among the medical c…


Study: Even with similar cancer treatment, African Americans don’t live as long as other patients

Study: Even with similar cancer treatment, African Americans don’t live as long as other patients

July 9, 2013 2:44 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Despite receiving similar cancer treatment as other patients, African Americans with a common form of leukemia didn’t live as long in a new study that was aimed at understanding the racial disparity in cancer outcomes.
“We …


It’s sold in 25 countries and 20,000 people have taken it, but herbal remedy proves no better than placebo in trial

It’s sold in 25 countries and 20,000 people have taken it, but herbal remedy proves no better than placebo in trial

July 5, 2013 1:59 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A Chinese herbal remedy marketed to improve stroke recovery failed to exceed the benefits of a placebo in a large, three-month clinical trial.
“There’s no evidence of efficacy,” said Dr. James Brorson, medical director of t…


Another reason not to crash diet? Increased risk of gallstones

Another reason not to crash diet? Increased risk of gallstones

June 7, 2013 3:42 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People who go on an extremely low calorie diet are more likely to develop gallstones than people on a moderately low calorie diet, according to a new study.
Dr. Michael Jensen, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, sa…


Survey: Men on some antidepressants have greater risk of erectile dysfunction

Survey: Men on some antidepressants have greater risk of erectile dysfunction

May 30, 2013 4:12 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Tranquilizers known as benzodiazepines and certain older antidepressants are linked with a greater chance of having erectile dysfunction (ED), according to a new survey.
“Definitely it confirms the tricyclics (antidepressan…