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Medical Research

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  • Simple test helps doctors catch more concussions on the field

    On the football field, sometimes the signs of a concussion are subtle. A player may have taken a tough hit but isn't showing symptoms yet, and either doesn't notice anything is wrong or won't report it for fear of being taken out of the game. Devastating...
  • Make the most of your digital fitness monitor

    The latest trend in high-tech health puts control in the palm of your hand. It's called digital fitness monitoring, and it comes in the form of tiny gadgets that you wear or place in your pocket. "If you're already motivated to exercise or eat...
  • To induce weight loss, which neurons switch satiety on and off?

    To induce weight loss, which neurons switch satiety on and off?
    In their hunt for a switch in the brain that turns on and off the drive to eat, obesity researchers have come up with a bright idea: They have tried a relatively new technique to activate or suppress certain neurons' electrical activity -- introducing...
  • Health products like wristband monitors prompt privacy worries

    Health products like wristband monitors prompt privacy worries
    For the last year, Charlie Wynkoop has been tracking his exercise with a digital fitness device he wears on his wrist and syncs with his smartphone. "If you pass your goal, it plays some da-da! music to make you feel good about yourself," says the 56-...
  • Medicare finances improve as healthcare inflation slows, trustees say

    Improvements in healthcare costs have extended the life of Medicare's main trust fund by four years, the annual report of the Social Security and Medicare trustees said Monday, a further sign of the positive effect of lower medical inflation. Medicare...
  • Tools for planning end of life care are varied, untested: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many tools exist to help introduce people to the subject of advanced care planning, but they vary widely in what they offer and how accessible they are, according to a new research review. The authors found the tools that...
  • Fist bumps, high-fives spread fewer germs than handshakes, study says

    To fight the spread of germs, doctors should ditch the handshake and greet their patients with a fist bump instead, a new study says. Through a series of tests, researchers at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at...
  • Legalizing pot has not spurred use among U.S. teens: study

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A rise in marijuana use among U.S. teens over the past 20 years has no significant tie to the legalization of marijuana for medical use in many states, according to a new research paper. Comparing surveys of marijuana use by...
  • OB group's advisory against water births sparks backlash

    Belinda Haschke-Green did not plan to give birth in the water. She thought she would use the tub at a birth center in O'Fallon, Mo., whenever she needed comfort during her labor. After about 13 hours of contractions, she couldn't handle the pain. She...
  • If you can run for 5 minutes a day, you may add years to your life

    If you can run for 5 minutes a day, you may add years to your life
    People who jogged or ran for as little as five minutes a day reduced their risk of premature death by nearly one-third and extended their lives by about three years, according to a new study. Researchers examined the exercise habits of more than 55,...
  • Short jogs linked to lower risk of death from heart disease

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who run in their spare time, even if it's not very fast or very far, tend to have a lower risk of dying from heart disease or from any cause than non-runners, according to a new study. The study was large but was...