Posted 12:00 PM 5/22/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- The American Cancer Society, which is celebrating on Wednesday a century of fighting a disease once viewed as a death sentence, is making a pledge to put itself out of business.
Since 1913, the cancer society has played a role in nearly every major (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/21/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Aggressive treatment for prostate cancer may not be warranted for many older patients with underlying medical conditions, a new study finds.
Treatments for prostate cancer, such as surgery, radiation and radioactive seed implants, can cause serious side (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/20/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Injections of a sugar solution appear to help relieve knee pain and stiffness related to osteoarthritis, a new study suggests.
The technique -- known as dextrose prolotherapy -- has been around for 75 years but is still considered an "alternative" (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/19/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
SUNDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea, the condition that robs sufferers of deep sleep by endlessly and subconsciously waking them up, becomes more common as people age. Now, a small new study raises the possibility that it may somehow cause -- or be caused by -- Alzheimer's disease. (More)...
Posted 10:00 AM 5/18/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Just a few extra cups of coffee each month might help prevent the development of an autoimmune liver disease known as primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a new study suggests.
Investigators from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., found that drinking (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/17/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- Alcoholics who smoke have more problems with memory, problem solving and quick thinking than those who are nonsmokers, researchers have found.
This "early aging" of the brain gets worse over time, according to the study published online May 17 and in the (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/16/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with heart failure or a heart attack appear to be at high risk of death or readmission to the hospital for at least one month after being discharged, researchers say.
And the period of increased risk for these patients may be even longer after (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/15/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- There's some good news for people who have had certain kinds of skin cancer: A new study suggests that their odds of developing Alzheimer's disease may be significantly lower than it is for others.
People who had non-melanoma skin cancer were nearly 80 (More)