Posted 12:00 PM 5/21/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Finding early signs of lung cancer was once next to impossible, but a new study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that screening with low-dose CT scans may help spot the beginnings of disease in high-risk patients.
Among patients considered (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/20/2013 by By Amy Norton
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- The costly form of radiation therapy that has become the norm for prostate cancer in the United States may be no better than the older, cheaper variety -- at least for some men, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that among more than 1,000 U.S. men (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/18/2013 by By Brenda Goodman
SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- A new device that gives doctors a better view during colonoscopies may help them miss fewer suspicious growths during those exams, a new study shows.
Colonoscopies are the recommended screening tests for colorectal cancer, which is the second leading (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/17/2013 by By Brenda Goodman
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- There are apps that turn your smartphone into a metal detector, a musical instrument and a GPS system, and now there's an app that may help doctors save your life if you're having a heart attack.
The app, which was designed by engineers and critical care (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/16/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Could you someday zap your way to a smarter brain? Preliminary new research suggests that it's a possibility: Scientists report that they were able to improve the math-calculation skills of college students by buzzing their brains with doses of random (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/14/2013 by By Brenda Goodman
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Patients prone to dangerously fast heart rhythms may get just as much help and have fewer complications with less-expensive implanted defibrillators that run one wire to the heart instead of two, a new study shows.
Implantable cardioverter (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/9/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Sprawled out on the couch, reading the news on your iPad, you'd never think you could be putting yourself at risk. But you might be, if you happen to have an implanted heart device.
Magnetic interference could alter the settings and even deactivate the (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/7/2013 by By Serena Gordon
TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- By slowing down the programmed response rate on implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), doctors can reduce the number of shocks these devices deliver without causing a significant increase in the risk of fainting or death, new research suggests.(More)...
Posted 2:00 PM 5/2/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- Abnormal brain wiring may explain why some people become so fixated on their appearance that their obsession makes it hard for them to function, a new study suggests.
The study included people with body dysmorphic disorder, a mental illness that causes (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/1/2013 by By Amy Norton
WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- Using a kid-friendly robot during behavioral therapy sessions may help some children with autism gain better social skills, a preliminary study suggests.
The study, of 19 children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), found that kids tended to do (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 4/30/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Women with breast implants could run the risk of having breast cancer diagnosed at later stages, when survival might be worse, according to Canadian researchers.
Breast implants can make it more difficult to diagnose breast cancer early because they (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 4/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Whether your child will benefit from math tutoring may depend more on brain structure than intelligence, a small study suggests.
The size and wiring of certain brain structures predicted how much a child would benefit from (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 4/26/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors-in-training spend too little time with patients, a small new study suggests.
Researchers tracked 29 first-year medical interns at Baltimore's two large academic medical centers for three weeks during January 2012, for a total of nearly 900 (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 4/24/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Artificial blood vessels may one day reduce some complications of dialysis treatment in people with kidney failure, according to the results of early research in animals.
These so-called "off-the-shelf" blood vessels were implanted in the primates (More)