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Medical Research

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  • Genes influence taste, and possibly use, of alcohol

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Genetically determined taste perceptions could lead some people to become teetotalers and others to become alcoholics, a new study suggests. John E. Hayes and colleagues at Pennsylvania State University studied the genetic...
  • Time might be 'essential ingredient' in healthier eating: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who spend more time preparing and cooking meals are more likely to have healthier diets, says a new study. Those who spent the least time on food preparation also spent the most money on food away from home and were...
  • Prioritize exercise to fight fatigue, depression after breast cancer treatment

    Prioritize exercise to fight fatigue, depression after breast cancer treatment
    While going through treatment for breast cancer, many women are nauseated, sore, hormonal and cranky — and exercising is not on the top of their to-do list. But doctors are recommending that they prioritize it to increase their chances of...
  • Acorda buys Civitas to gain access to Parkinson's drug

    (Reuters) - Acorda Therapeutics Inc said it bought privately held Civitas Therapeutics for $525 million to gain access to a Parkinson's disease drug in late-stage development. Acorda's shares rose as much as 22.6 percent to $35.98 on Wednesday, making...
  • Diabetes rates may be leveling off overall: U.S. health officials

    Diabetes rates may be leveling off overall: U.S. health officials
    The drastic increases in the number of people living with diabetes and the number of new cases diagnosed each year may have leveled off, according to U.S. health officials. Researchers found little change in the prevalence and incidence of diabetes...
  • Too Dangerous For Psych Hospital? Man Acquitted For Insanity Now In Prison After Violent Assaults

    Too Dangerous For Psych Hospital? Man Acquitted For Insanity Now In Prison After Violent Assaults
    MIDDLETOWN — In trouble with the law since the age of 11, Francis Anderson spent most of his life locked up in prison and in juvenile detention facilities. So when he was acquitted by reason of mental disease or defect in August 2013 of charges of...
  • Generic discount drug programs getting wider use

    Generic discount drug programs getting wider use
    Nearly a quarter of those eligible for programs offering discounts on generic medications are using the benefits, according to a new study. That's up from less than 4 percent in 2007, a year after the programs were launched, and more minorities are...
  • Chemoprevention a hard sell but breast cancer experts believe it doesn't have to be

    Chemoprevention a hard sell but breast cancer experts believe it doesn't have to be
    If oncologist Larry Wickerham ruled the world, every woman would know her chances of getting breast cancer, and those at high risk would be offered a drug to prevent the disease. This is not a pipe dream, says Wickerham, deputy chair of NRG Oncology,...
  • Mixed messages on mammogram benefits

    Mixed messages on mammogram benefits
    The debate over the value of preventive screening heated up early this year after a study published in The British Medical Journal reported that annual mammograms did not reduce deaths from breast cancer. The Canadian National Breast Screening Study...
  • Breast cancer genetic screening offers vital information, uncertainty

    Breast cancer genetic screening offers vital information, uncertainty
    New technologies, and a little help from the U.S. Supreme Court, have made it possible for large numbers of women to find out whether they carry genetic mutations that increase their risk of breast cancer — a development warmly welcomed by experts...
  • Domestic violence common among same-sex partners: review

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Domestic violence occurs as much and possibly more among same-sex couples as among opposite-sex couples, according to a fresh look at past research. The study team can't say why domestic violence may be more common among...