Posted 10:00 AM 4/2/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Several factors that increase the risk of blood clots in women during or after pregnancy are outlined in a large new study.
Women who were older than 35, who were overweight or obese, or who smoked were at somewhat higher risk of developing blood clots (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- It might be possible to create artificial ovaries in the laboratory to provide a more natural form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women, researchers report.
As well as producing eggs, ovaries secrete hormones that are important for bone and (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 3/28/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are testing whether applying electrical stimulation directly to the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease might improve thinking, focus and alertness.
The process, called direct brain stimulation, or deep brain stimulation (DBS), has (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/26/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Being on Facebook can bolster people's self-confidence, a new study suggests.
After conducting experiments with 88 undergraduate students, researchers from Cornell University concluded that Facebook profiles offer people reassurance about their (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/22/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- To improve the quality of lifesaving devices called automated external defibrillators, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed Friday that the seven manufacturers of these devices be required to get agency approval for their products.
Posted 2:00 PM 3/18/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- The use of a special filter to prevent potentially deadly blood clots from traveling to patients' lungs varies widely among hospitals, a new study finds.
A vena cava filter is placed in the inferior vena cava, the large vein in the abdomen that returns (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/13/2013 by By Serena Gordon
WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Even though expensive MRIs produce very detailed images for assessing back pain, they may not be very good at evaluating results after treatment, research suggests.
Many physicians order an MRI before and after treatment of patients with lumbar-disk (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/12/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
TUESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- Timely brain imaging can detect tiny lesions caused by mild traumatic brain injury or mild concussion, according to a new study.
Researchers noted these tiny lesions are different from other types of lesions associated with more severe brain injuries (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/11/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
MONDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- It's relatively easy to learn a lot about Facebook users -- from their political views and gender to their intelligence, race and sexual orientation -- by following their clicks, new British research reports.
Just clicking that you "like" something on (More)
Posted 5:00 PM 3/6/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Analyzing the search history of Internet users can turn up unreported side effects of drugs or drug combinations, according to a new study.
By analyzing a year of search history from 6 million Internet users who consented to share anonymous logs of (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/5/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Before agreeing on specific tests, procedures or treatments, rheumatologists and patients need to be aware of the top five that should be questioned, according to a list compiled by the American College of Rheumatology as part of the "Choosing Wisely" (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/4/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that getting screening colonoscopies may reduce the risk of developing advanced colon cancer.
In average-risk people, screening colonoscopies were associated with a 70 percent reduction in risk for new, late-stage colon cancer (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/1/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Many low-income patients want to communicate electronically with their doctors but can't because the clinics they use generally do not offer such services, a new study finds.
An increasing number of health care systems provide online services to patients (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 2/28/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Ultrasound can detect fluid in the lungs of dialysis patients, possibly preventing what could turn into fatal heart problems, Italian researchers report.
Many patients undergoing dialysis for kidney failure also suffer from heart failure and are at (More)