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4 years 6 months ago

Lung scans, blood tests detect lung cancer

Lung scans for cancer have a high incidence of false positives. New research indicates that specialized blood tests should be performed in conjunction with the scans to prevent expensive testing and undue stress on the part of the patient. UCLA researchers have created a blood test that looks for 40...

4 years 6 months ago

Study recommends routine mammograms

Guidelines issued in November by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force which recommend against women in their 40s having routine mammograms have caused a lot of anguish for American women as they worry about the best way to protect their health. Two respected groups came out this week with...

4 years 7 months ago

Obesity rolling back gains in American health

Surging obesity rates could end the progress made in the past few decades against heart disease, researchers say. A study presented at the American Heart Association annual meeting this year found that adults' blood pressure and blood sugar levels are continuing to rise, fueled in large part by expanding...

4 years 8 months ago

MRIs vital to sports stars

Have you ever noticed that MRIs are the go-to test for multi-million dollar per-year sports stars? Just this week, The San Antonio Spurs used an MRI to confirm that Tim Duncan's swollen left ankle had no structural damage. In fact, stadiums and arenas have MRI machines right in the...

4 years 8 months ago

Understanding MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. MR imaging uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures. The images can...

4 years 8 months ago

MRI proof: Web surfing increases brain activity

Surfing the internet could provide the brain boost elderly adults are seeking. Researchers at UCLA studied 24 older adults who didn't have dementia. Half regularly used the internet, the other half had very little experience. All the participants performed internet searches for an hour each day, for seven days....

4 years 8 months ago

Obesity tied to deep vein thrombosis

While obesity can increase the risk for blood clots , the location of the fat may be particularly important. Researchers in Denmark did a 10-year study of nearly 60,000 men and women -- and confirmed obesity is associated with deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms . But where...

4 years 8 months ago

Undeclared peanuts in ice cream sold in Colorado

Dove Caramel Pecan Perfection ice cream has been voluntarily recalled because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a life-threatening allergic reaction , the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment warned Tuesday. No related illnesses have been...

4 years 8 months ago

Stroke Q & A

What is stroke? A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, causing blood to spill into spaces surrounding brain cells. Brain cells die when they no longer receive oxygen and nutrients from the blood...

4 years 9 months ago

Study links obesity and memory loss

You've heard that being overweight puts you at risk for all kinds of health problems. But a recent study links obesity with memory loss! Researchers at UCLA and the University of Pittsburgh say, as a result, being obese or even overweight puts you at much higher risk for Alzheimer's....

4 years 8 months ago

Heparin's safety improved, FDA says

The Food and Drug Administration is alerting doctors that a widely used blood thinner has been reformulated to improve its safety, though the change could open the door to dosing errors. The FDA said Thursday new heparin vials scheduled to begin shipping next week will be 10 percent less...

4 years 9 months ago

Common asthma inhaler drug may worsen condition

A common asthma drug used in inhalers may actually worsen the health of some patients, while showing limited beneficial effects for children. A study performed in Great Britain found that salbutamol (called albuterol in the United States)and salmeterol may worsen the health of patients with a specific gene variant. ...

4 years 9 months ago

New treatment to prevent strokes

Combining two generic drugs could protect against heart attack and strokes in high-risk patients. The drugs are a cholesterol-lowering medication called lovastatin and a blood pressure drug called lisinopril. Kaiser Permanente researchers gave the drugs to people with diabetes or heart disease . Within two years, doctors said...

4 years 10 months ago

Obesity linked to breast cancer recurrence

Obesity , drinking alcohol and smoking can all increase a breast cancer survivor's risk for developing a second breast cancer. A study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle finds obesity increases the risk for a second cancer by 50-percent. Having at least one alcoholic drink...

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