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Medical Research

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  • Sedentary behavior trumps fat as a killer

    Sedentary behavior trumps fat as a killer
    If you had but one New Year's resolution to keep, maybe it should be to get up and move a little more. New research shows that for men and women across the spectrum of body mass index and belt size, those who got even a little exercise - burning up...
  • Women's periods may affect smoking cessation

     Women's periods may affect smoking cessation
    Smokers know how hard it is to quit, thanks to nicotine, the active ingredient in cigarettes that keeps them addicted. Now a study from Canada suggests women may have better luck quitting during the two weeks preceding their menstrual periods, when the...
  • Could the Pap smear be ousted by HPV testing?

    PLEASANTON, Calif. A Pleasanton firm that received FDA approval for a test against cervical cancer said it has gained the support of a panel of medical experts to use the test as a frontline screening for women as young as 25, but the announcement only...
  • What is alcohol addiction?

    What is alcohol addiction?
    Gyms aren't the only places that see a membership spike after the holidays. Alexian Brothers Health System, which offers addiction treatment programs in the Chicago area, saw 20 percent more calls about service options in December compared with...
  • CDC: Flu vaccine only 23 percent effective; didn't include virus making most people sick

    This year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, which is one of the worst performances in the last decade, according to a government study released Thursday. The poor showing is primarily because the vaccine doesn'...
  • Study finds success in drug-intervention program for gonorrhea

    SEATTLE A Washington state program that gives people with chlamydia or gonorrhea free antibiotics to treat their partners boosted access to the drugs and may have reduced rates of sexually transmitted infections. The intervention, outlined in a study...
  • Police: Man died in custody after arrest on Daytona Beach Boardwalk

    Police: Man died in custody after arrest on Daytona Beach Boardwalk
    A 47-year-old man died in police custody after he was arrested on the Daytona Beach Boardwalk near Joe's Crab Shack for openly drinking alcoholic beverages Wednesday night, officials said. Kevin Whalen was arrested with two others about 6:05 p.m. when...
  • An ADHD drug may tame binge eating disorder

    Binge eating disorder, a newly recognized condition in which bouts of voracious eating lead to guilt, shame and often obesity, may yield to lisdexamfetamine (marketed as Vyvanse), a medication that has been used for several years to treat attention...
  • Study: Parental deaths more likely in animated fairy tales

    Study: Parental deaths more likely in animated fairy tales
    From "Finding Nemo" to "The Lion King," parental deaths are common in Disney, Pixar and other animated children's movies.  In fact, according to a recent study in the British Medical Journal, the "risk of parental death was five times higher in...
  • Just how ineffective is this year's flu shot? CDC experts do the math

    If you think this year’s flu shot is worthless, think again: People who got vaccinated this fall or winter have been 23% less likely than their unvaccinated peers to come down with a flu-like illness bad enough to send them to the doctor,...
  • State puts limits on a pesticide used for strawberries, other crops

    State puts limits on a pesticide used for strawberries, other crops
    California farmers must restrict their use of a tear gas-like pesticide applied to strawberries and other crops under new rules designed to protect farmworkers and people who live, work and go to school near agricultural fields. The state Department...