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Health News for 04/23/14

April 23, 2014

Aspirin's Ability to Prevent Colon Cancer May Depend on Your Genes

Aspirin seems to halve the risk of colon cancer in people with high levels of a genetic enzyme found in the colon, a new study says.
Scientists Study Gene Clues From 115-Year-Old Woman

More than 400 mutations were found in the healthy white blood cells of a 115-year-old woman, according to a new study that may advance what is known about limits of the human life span.
Guys: Don't Take Your Y Chromosome for Granted

Certain genes on the Y chromosome may have ensured the survival of males, a new study indicates.
Gene Therapy May Enhance Cochlear Implants, Animal Study Finds

Australian researchers say that gene therapy may one day improve the hearing of people with cochlear implants, allowing them to appreciate music and hear in noisy environments.
Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care

Every minute counts for stroke victims who need clot-busting medications quickly to restore blood flow to their brain and prevent further damage.
Early Sign of Kidney Disease Often Ignored, Study Says

Too much protein in your urine -- an early sign of kidney disease and a risk factor for heart disease -- often goes undetected and untreated, a new study finds.
People With Kidney Disease Show Higher Cancer Risk in Study

Older adults with moderate kidney dysfunction may face a higher risk of developing cancer than those with healthy kidneys, a large study suggests.
People Seek Out Health Info When Famous Person Dies

The deaths of well-known people offer an opportunity to educate the general public about disease detection and prevention, a new study suggests.
A Little Wine Might Help Kidneys Stay Healthy

An occasional glass of wine might help keep your kidneys healthy, new research suggests.
Athletic Trainers First Line of Treatment for Young Basketballers: Study

High school basketball players in the United States suffered 2.5 million injuries over six seasons and athletic trainers dealt with many of them, a new study finds.
Health Highlights: April 23, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
For Many Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs

A new study reminds men with erectile dysfunction that there's help out there that doesn't require a prescription: diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes.
Health Tip: Signs Your Child Has An Overuse Injury

Children's bodies are still growing, which can make them more susceptible to overuse injuries as they enjoy sports and physical activity.
Health Tip: When Lifestyle Disrupts Sleep

Getting enough sleep is essential for good health, but there are lifestyle choices that can get in the way.
Size of Fetus May Affect Stillbirth Risk

Fetuses that are either too small or too large are at increased risk for stillbirth, a large new study says.
Glaucoma Drug May Help Reverse Obesity-Related Vision Loss

A drug used to treat glaucoma eye disease can also help people with vision loss linked to obesity, a new study reveals.
Low Blood Sugar May Affect Heartbeat in People With Diabetes

Low blood sugar levels -- known as hypoglycemia -- in people with diabetes may cause potentially dangerous changes in heart rate, according to a small new study.
Certain Type of Brain Malformation May Be Best Left Alone

People with abnormal connections between arteries and veins in the brain may be less likely to suffer a stroke or die if they don't undergo any procedures to correct the problem, new research suggests.
Two Drugs Work Equally Well for Epileptic Seizures in Kids: Study

Researchers comparing two drugs used to treat epileptic seizures in children -- lorazepam (Ativan) and diazepam (Valium) -- found no difference between them in safety or effectiveness.
New Drugs May Help Prevent Migraines

Two experimental drugs may help prevent migraines in people who suffer multiple attacks a month, according to preliminary findings from a pair of clinical trials.

 

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