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  • Omega-3s tied to lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis

    Omega-3s tied to lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who have diets high in omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish are less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those who skimp on fish, new research suggests. Researchers surveyed Swedish women about their diets and...
  • Gender income gaps persist among doctors: study

    Gender income gaps persist among doctors: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Female doctors earn an average of $56,000 less each year than male doctors, according to a new study, which found that gap hasn't budged since the late 1980s. Researchers used a nationally-representative survey conducted in...
  • Drug-resistant bacteria a growing health problem

    Harvard Health Blog Antibiotic-resistant bacteria sicken more than two million Americans each year and account for at least 23,000 deaths. The main cause? Overuse of antibiotics. A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...
  • Once an adult injury, ACL tears are on the rise in kids

     Once an adult injury, ACL tears are on the rise in kids
    Eleven-year-old Josie Berg-Hammond was running sideways in gym class when her right knee popped and buckled. She had torn a ligament, but surgery was delayed for two years because she was still growing. As the preteen waited for the operation on her...
  • Exercise can help people with diabetes profoundly reduce their medication loads

    Exercise can help people with diabetes profoundly reduce their medication loads
    When Jay Smith fell off his jogging routine, he gained 25 pounds and saw his average blood sugar level climb into dangerous territory. So Smith, a 48-year-old Type 1 diabetic, did what many people do when they need to get in shape: He began a diet and...
  • Meditation can help with anxiety, pain, depression, study says

    Mindfulness meditation can help ease anxiety, depression and pain, but scientists found little evidence that meditation helped other conditions including substance abuse or sleep and attention problems. The scientists, reporting Monday in the Journal of...
  • FDA asks doctors, dentists to stop prescribing high-dose acetaminophen

    FDA asks doctors, dentists to stop prescribing high-dose acetaminophen
    The Food and Drug Administration has asked doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to stop giving patients high-dose acetaminophen, the active ingredient in the popular pain-reliever Tylenol. Pills, capsules, tablets, syrups...
  • Poverty, parenting linked to child brain development

    Poverty, parenting linked to child brain development
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who grow up in poor families may have smaller brains than their more well-off peers, says a new study. But good parenting may help overcome that disadvantage. Researchers found that kids who grew up poor tended to...
  • Poverty and school reform

     Poverty and school reform
    Education reformers should note Dan Rodricks' column about schools that envisions "schools that are generators of progress in the neighborhoods where they stand" ("Using the schools as leverage for neighborhoods," Oct. 31). It is a vision that better...
  • The right diagnosis is key to effectively treating foot pain after walking

    Q: After walking about 1 kilometer, the balls on both feet are really sore. And I find it hard to walk around for about 2 hours after. What could this be? A: Pain in the balls of the feet is a common problem. The medical term is metatarsalgia. Some...
  • Build a better, healthier sandwich

    You've probably heard that eating too much red meat is a recipe for trouble. For every additional portion consumed, health takes a hit, including higher rates of heart disease, diabetes, and colon cancer. Processed and cured red meats seem to have the...