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Medical Research

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  • Simple measures made hospital patients 70% more likely to quit smoking

    Simple measures made hospital patients 70% more likely to quit smoking
    A free supply of nicotine replacement medication and a handful of automated phone calls made smokers who wanted to quit much more likely to succeed, according to results of a clinical trial published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn....
  • Walking, biking and taking public transit tied to lower weight

    Walking, biking and taking public transit tied to lower weight
    People who walk, bike or take public transportation to work tend to be thinner than those who ride in their own cars, according to a new study from the UK. The new findings - including that taking public transportation was just as beneficial as the other...
  • Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200

    MONROVIA/GENEVA (Reuters) - Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose...
  • Audit questions effectiveness of Northampton County jail treatment program

    A Northampton County councilman is calling for the termination of the county's contract with a jail alcohol and drug treatment provider after an audit of the program released Tuesday found recidivism rates higher than the provider claimed. Of 283 inmates...
  • More evidence adult daycare eases stress on dementia caregivers

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The stress of caring for a family member with dementia may take a toll on health over time, but a new study suggests that even one day off can shift caregivers' stress levels back toward normal. Based on measurements of the...
  • Doctors may be missing chances to talk to teens about smoking

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Less than a third of teens say their doctors have spoken to them about tobacco use, according to a new study. "Given that tobacco is still the number one preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S., it is surprising...
  • Sanford-Burnham taps new CEO from pharma industry

    Sanford-Burnham taps new CEO from pharma industry
    With the selection of Perry Nisen as its new chief executive officer today, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute is signaling a commitment to its new long-term strategic vision of open collaboration for the development of breakthrough clinical...
  • How a promising new drug may help combat baldness caused by alopecia

    How a promising new drug may help combat baldness caused by alopecia
    A cure for patchy baldness may be on the way, according to a new study published Sunday in the journal Nature Medicine. Unfortunately, the treatment is expensive. It currently costs between $7,000 and $9,000 a month. And, it only treats hair loss caused...
  • Daughters carrying heavy burden as caregivers for aging parents

    Daughters carrying heavy burden as caregivers for aging parents
    Daughters spend more than double the hours caring for elderly parents that sons do, according to a study being presented today at the American Sociological Association's annual meeting. Daughters provide an average of 12.3 hours of elderly parent care...
  • Winnetka coal tar ban proposal brings lobbying efforts

    Winnetka coal tar ban proposal brings lobbying efforts
    A proposal to ban coal tar-based driveway sealants in Winnetka has drawn attention from some pavement industry representatives and business owners. They have argued to village officials in recent weeks that the product does not pose a health risk to the...
  • U.S. clears AstraZeneca over heart drug trial

    LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has cleared AstraZeneca Plc over a major clinical trial used to win marketing approval for its important new heart drug Brilinta, following an investigation which had cast a shadow over its prospects. The drugmaker...