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Medical Research

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  • Rehab may be best option for young adult opiate addicts

    By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) - Young adults addicted to opiates like oxycodone and heroin may have the best chance at long-term abstinence in residential treatment - often known as rehab - programs, according to a recent study. "Given evidence...
  • Heavy drinking raises women’s injury risk more than men’s

    By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) – Heavy drinking increases the risk of being injured, and far more so for women than men, researchers say. In a review of emergency department admissions in 18 countries, they also found that violence was...
  • Children who break bones are rarely splinted properly, study says

    Children who break bones are rarely splinted properly, study says
    Hundreds of thousands of times each year in the United States, a kid heads to the emergency room with a fracture. But new research from University of Maryland School of Medicine shows that the injury is almost never splinted properly. A whopping 93...
  • Experimental Ebola vaccine draws eager test volunteers

    Two years ago, Khandra Sears contracted malaria for the good of science. Two weeks ago, the 33-year-old postdoctoral fellow became a test subject in research to stop another scourge: Ebola. She was injected with 100 billion particles of a chimpanzee...
  • Steps can be taken to combat prediabetes and prevent its progression to diabetes

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible to cure prediabetes, or does being diagnosed with it mean you'll either always have it or eventually become diabetic? ANSWER: Having prediabetes does not automatically mean you'll go on to develop diabetes. But it is a...
  • Exercise may prevent excess weight gain during pregnancy

    Moderate exercise is encouraged during pregnancy for plenty of reasons, but it may also help women avoid gaining too much weight, say UK researchers. They reviewed studies since the 1990s looking at whether exercise alone helps prevent excess weight gain...
  • FDA regs highlight harms of indoor tanning

    Early in 2014, the United States Food and Drug Administration moved tanning lamps into a new category of "moderately harmful" medical devices, and with good reason, researchers say. In a review of the evidence that indoor tanning does damage, and has...
  • Kaiser criticized over mental healthcare staffing

    Kaiser criticized over mental healthcare staffing
    Healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente is facing mounting criticism about the care it provides mental health patients in California. A union is accusing the company of understaffing its mental health unit, causing patients to face excessive delays before...
  • Maria de M. Ruehsen, gynecological endocrinologist

    Maria de M. Ruehsen, gynecological endocrinologist
    Dr. Maria de M. Ruehsen, a retired Baltimore gynecological endocrinologist who worked at Johns Hopkins Health System's Homewood Hospital Center-South, died Nov. 2 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta of bronchiectasis, a condition that damages the...
  • Breast cancer recurrence risk down since 1980s

    By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Rates of breast cancer recurrence fell by half or more between the 1980s and the early 2000s - likely due to improved treatments and increased screenings, according to a new study from Canada. The analysis of...
  • Hormones only one factor in sexual function during menopause

    By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Testosterone and other reproductive hormones do play a role – but probably a small one – in women's feelings of sexual desire during menopause, according to a new study. Factors like emotional wellbeing...