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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...

 

Promising news about coffee, lasers, arthritis

Laser zaps gum disease Dentistry is getting a little bit less invasive and less painful. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a minimally invasive laser, a tiny laser fiber about t...

 

Smoking cessation, vocal therapy and a blood test that may help monitor cancer

E-cigarettes may help some smokers quit Vaping may be helping some people kick the habit. In the United States, the smoking cessation rate increased for the first time in 15 years. Researchers...

 

A new flu patch and an update on olive oil

A painless microneedle patch for the flu Researchers have now come up with a dissolvable vaccine patch for combating influenza. It has been tested in a large number of volunteers and it fared well. A...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    July 1, 2017

Sleep apnea patch; benefits of fiber and activity

Wearable patch may help detect sleep apnea New treatments for diagnosing and treating sleep apnea may soon make it much easier to combat this problem. Scientists have now come up with a disposable...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    June 1, 2017

Health data doesn't support testosterone for men

Men over the age of 50 are being continually targeted with advertisements for testosterone replacement gels and patches. However, research is now questioning the real risks and benefits associated...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    June 1, 2017

Men age 50 and older may need more vitamin D

Many women know the importance of getting screened for vitamin D levels and raising them if they are too low. However, many men over age 50 in Alaska may have low levels and need to take action,...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    June 1, 2017

Zinc and colds; aspirin and breast cancer

Combating the common cold with zinc There is no significant difference between zinc acetate lozenges and zinc gluconate lozenges regarding their efficacy in shortening the duration of common colds,...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    May 1, 2017

Health benefits of tea, risk calculators

Drinking tea may help combat Alzheimer’s disease A new study is suggesting that drinking tea may help reduce the risk of cognitive impairment in older adults and for those who are genetically at...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    April 1, 2017

Nasal spray for sleep; apps for Alzheimer's

New nasal spray to improve sleep The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is giving the green light to the first treatment for frequent urination at night due to overproduction of urine. The FDA...

 
 By John Schieszer    Health    March 1, 2017

Healthier aging with nutrition; e-cigarette update; laser treatments for Alzheimer's

Lasers may help lead to new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease Scientists are now firing up their lasers to try to better combat Alzheimer’s disease and other illnesses involving the memory. A...

 

New efforts having positive medical effects

New treatments and prevention efforts paying off Thanks to a host of factors, cancer death rates are continuing to drop significantly. A steady decline over more than two decades has resulted in a 25...

 

Some medical updates for the New Year

Making New Year’s resolutions work for you The New Year provides a great opportunity to reflect on our lives, health and wellness. Making a New Year’s resolution can give a person the push they...

 

Repairing damaged cartilage with grafts

Using the nose to treat damaged knees Researchers are now reporting they have successfully harvested cartilage cells from patients’ own noses to produce cartilage transplants for treating bum knees...

 

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