| Sep 8, 2011
| 10:32 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Grape seed extract is marketed as a way to guard your heart health, but clinical trials so far suggest the supplement has small effects on blood pressure and heart rate, a new review finds.
Pooling the results from nine...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 1:15 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Seniors with chronic disease often leave the hospital without prescriptions for the medicine they were getting when they arrived, Canadian researchers said Tuesday.
In some cases, that may have upped their risk of landing in...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 8:24 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Contrary to popular belief, intrauterine contraceptive devices might actually protect women against developing cervical cancer even though they don't stop the infection that commonly leads to the disease, according to the results of...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 1:19 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A diet based around plants, nuts and high-fiber grains lowered "bad" cholesterol more than a low-saturated-fat diet that was also vegetarian, researchers reported on Tuesday.
And the drop in low-density lipoprotein, or LDL...
| Sep 7, 2011
Because most cervical cancer cases and some less common malignancies are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV, area physicians and public health experts were thrilled when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2006 approved the first vaccine to...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 1:25 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Starting breast cancer screening as early as age 25 may help women who carry a genetic mutation linked to a higher risk of cancer live longer, suggests a new study.
"Results indicate that breast cancer deaths will decrease...
| Sep 22, 2011
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| Sep 14, 2011
| 12:45 PM
While seniors have a monopoly on bad eyesight, children also suffer poor vision: 21 percent of preschoolers are farsighted, 4 percent are nearsighted and 10 percent have astigmatism, according to a National Institutes of Health-funded study released in...
| Oct 5, 2011
When tiny white blood cells known as macrophages run amok in your body, they can cause painful inflammation.
But Harris Perlman, associate professor of medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, recently discovered a molecule he...
| Sep 7, 2011
Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes and those who still smoke have cut back, but the rate of decline has begun to slow, U.S. health experts said Tuesday.
Smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke are the leading cause of preventable deaths and...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 5:08 PM
Soon after Valerie Berry was diagnosed with breast cancer, her thoughts turned to money.
Even with private health insurance covering 80 percent of her costs, the bills soon stacked up. Her out-of-pocket share for the first three months of treatment added...