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 By John Schieszer    Health    October 1, 2019 

New research on hearing aid use, nuts

Microneedle patches in development Researchers now have come up with a skin patch that could potentially painlessly deliver vaccines and cancer medications in one minute. Nearly 100,000 new cases of...

 

Reduced Alzheimer's risk may be a side benefit of socializing

Enlarging your circle of friends Being more socially active in your 50s and 60s appears to predict a lower risk of developing dementia later in life, according to a new British study. Researchers...

 

Smart glasses, marijuana for sleep, benefits of CPAPs

Smart glasses may help replace need for progressive lenses Just as motion-detection technology is changing how cars are designed, the same is occurring with eyeglasses. Using eye-tracking technology,...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    July 1, 2019

Stem cells to patch up a heart attack

Researchers in England are reporting that they have grown heart patches in the lab that are safe to move into trials in people with hearts damaged by a heart attack. These patches could one day cure...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    June 1, 2019

Financial toxicity from medical expenses is getting worse

A new study is suggesting that more than half of Americans report problems with affordability, stress or delaying care because of medical costs. The study, which was published in the Journal of...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    May 1, 2019

Potential risks and rewards of new treatments for depression, Parkinson's, colorectal cancer

Concern over a potential misuse of new depression medication The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in March approved Spravato (esketamine) nasal spray, in conjunction with an oral antidepressant, for...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    April 1, 2019

Eating more mushrooms may protect the brain

Mushrooms may have hidden brain benefit Researchers are reporting that older adults who consume more than two standard portions of mushrooms weekly may have 50 percent reduced odds of having mild...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    March 1, 2019

Improving knee implants and brain function

Self-powered knee implants Researchers at State University of New York are now developing self-powered knee implants that could reduce the number of knee replacement surgeries. They are working on...

 

The science behind age, dancing and cancer vaccines

Dancing your way to a better life Grab your dancing shoes and put them on daily. A new study published in The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports examined the potential effects of...

 

Radio waves for back pain; foods for boosting memory

Pulsed radiofrequency may help relieve back pain and sciatica A minimally invasive procedure in which pulses of energy from a probe are applied directly to nerve roots near the spine is safe and effec...

 

More vitamin D, grip strength and daily protein

Know your vitamin D levels For the holidays, give yourself a present. Make sure you get your vitamin D levels checked and if they are low, get treatment. A new study now shows that vitamin D levels...

 

Improving sleep; Combating Parkinson's

Using new technology to get a better night’s sleep A whole new approach to getting a good night’s sleep just a click away. A new study from the University of Oxford and Northwestern Medicine has f...

 

Advances in treatments for cancer and flu

A new tool against the flu A single dose of a new influenza drug may significantly shorten the duration of the illness in adults, according to a study published in the New England Journal of...

 

New research on cancer, nutrition and walking

Daily fruit and vegetable intake matters Eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day may make a bigger difference than previously recognized. A new study has found that women who eat...

 

Aspirin, cannabis, and sensors you can swallow

Aspirin use may protect against Alzheimer’s disease An aspirin a day may help keep Alzheimer’s away. A regimen of low-dose aspirin potentially may reduce plaques in the brain, which will reduce...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    July 1, 2018

New surgery for blood pressure; artificial irises; brain-boosting foods

Surgery for treating high blood pressure An operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney may be able to significantly reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension, according to a...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    June 1, 2018

New guidelines, tools for prostate cancer screening

Men age 50 and older and living in Alaska should discuss blood testing for prostate cancer with their physicians. The guidelines are now changing because of concerns that some men who could benefit...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    June 1, 2018

Eggs less risky; marijuana more discussed

High egg diet may be beneficial A diet that includes a lot of eggs may be packed with nutrients and not elevate your risk for heart disease. At least that is the latest findings from researchers at...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    May 1, 2018

New research on growing brain cells, gene therapy for strokes, dairy for men

Hidden brain benefits found in older adults A new study for the first time is suggesting that healthy older men and women can generate just as many new brain cells as younger people. There has been co...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    April 1, 2018

A pill to protect hearing; other medical research

A pill to prevent hearing loss It may soon be possible to take a pill to prevent hearing loss. Researchers have discovered that inhibiting an enzyme called cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (CDK2) may help...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    March 1, 2018

Biodegradable implants; new cancer blood tests; Mediterranean diet for seniors

New blood test for detecting early-stage colorectal cancer A new study has found that a simple blood test can identify circulating tumor cells (CTCs) present in the bloodstream and detect colorectal c...

 

New approaches to fight, treat smoking, tinnitus

E-cigarettes may help some smokers A new study is suggesting that smokers who are willing to use e-cigarettes tend to smoke less and have increased quit attempts. As e-cigarettes become more popular,...

 

High tech gels, vaccines and printed prosthetics

3-D printed implants may help with hearing loss The New Year is ushering in some significant new medical advances. Researchers using CT scans and 3-D printing have created accurate, custom-designed...

 

Improving life through exercise, nutrition, vaccines

Exercise as a Christmas present Taking up a new exercise program or joining a health club may be one of the best Christmas presents for older adults in 2017. That’s because the United States is now...

 

Research news on blindness, breast cancer, diabetes

Gene therapy may help reverse blindness Researchers are moving closer toward a novel gene therapy approach to restore vision to the blind. British researchers in a laboratory study have demonstrated...

 

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