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Alzheimer's numbers to triple by 2050, report says

February 6, 2013 - 21:05
The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s will triple in the next 40 years, which means that 13.8 million will have the mind-robbing disease by 2050, researchers projected Wednesday.

Tai chi may reduce falls in stroke survivors

February 6, 2013 - 19:41

An ancient form of gentle movement may offer help for a modern-day concern: A new study suggests that tai chi can reduce the number of falls in adults who have survived a stroke.




Pot may increase stroke risk in younger adults

February 6, 2013 - 18:38
Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Smoking marijuana may increase the risk of stroke in people under age 55, a new study from Australia suggests.

FDA warns of new fake batch of cancer drug

February 6, 2013 - 17:52
The Food and Drug Administration is warning U.S. doctors about another counterfeit version of the cancer drug Avastin, the third case involving the best-selling Roche drug in the past year.

Mediterranean diet may be best for diabetes

February 6, 2013 - 17:36
Diets lean on meat and rich in healthy fats like olive oil were most effective at promoting weight loss and lowering blood sugar among people with diabetes in a review of evidence from the last 10 years.

Patients left in filth in 'dreadful' UK hospital scandal

February 6, 2013 - 16:02
Britons were horrified by a report released on Tuesday that documented "truly dreadful" care at an English hospital, from patients left moaning in their own waste to family members forced to bring in food.

Air pollution may lower birth weight, study finds

February 6, 2013 - 15:18
A pregnant woman's exposure to outdoor air pollution may increase the risk her baby will weigh less at birth, according to a large multinational study.

Fewer to get insurance under reform law, CBO says

February 6, 2013 - 12:38
The new health care reform law is not going to provide health insurance for as many people, at least not as quickly, as the Obama administration had hoped, according to the latest look at the economy from the Congressional Budget Office.

Ow! Pubic hair grooming injuries on the rise

February 6, 2013 - 12:13

Whether it’s a DIY Brazilian wax or a botched attempt at ‘manscaping,’ home-grown efforts to remove the hair down there are sending more people to emergency rooms, new research warns. Pubic hair grooming injuries jumped five-fold between 2002 and 2010, a study finds.


Ow! Pubic hair grooming injuries on the rise

February 6, 2013 - 12:13

Whether it’s a DIY Brazilian wax or a botched attempt at ‘manscaping,’ home-grown efforts to remove the hair down there are sending more people to emergency rooms, new research warns. Pubic hair grooming injuries jumped five-fold between 2002 and 2010, a study finds.


Cancer still kills more African-Americans than whites

February 6, 2013 - 01:07
By Andrew Seaman, ReutersDrops in smoking may have helped drive cancer death rates down among black men in the United States during the last decade, but they are still more likely to die of cancer than whites, according to a U.S. study.

7-minute essay slows the loathing in marriages

February 5, 2013 - 20:54
Could a little homework help save your marriage? Researchers in Chicago think so.

Mass. cites violations at 32 compounding pharmacies

February 5, 2013 - 20:23
By By Toni Clarke, ReutersMassachusetts health regulators have ordered 11 compounding pharmacies to partially or completely halt operations and cited another 21 for minor violations, after unannounced inspections of 40 pharmacies across the state.

Get more done by bribing yourself

February 5, 2013 - 19:42
It's February -- meaning your gung ho attitude about that New Year's resolution might be starting to wane. Fortunately, tempting yourself with the right kind of reward system can bring back the motivational mojo, new research reveals.

theGrio: Fewer African-American deaths from cancer

February 5, 2013 - 19:12
The overall rate of African-American deaths from cancer is declining, according to an American Cancer Society report out today — and African-American men are seeing the fastest decline than any other group.

If you want protein, eat 'real food,' not a bar

February 5, 2013 - 16:01

Although popular, high-protein bars, shakes and other products aren't the best way to get your protein, experts say.


Older women don't need mammograms every year

February 5, 2013 - 15:50
For older women, having a mammogram every two years to look for breast cancer is as beneficial as getting screened annually, reports a new study.

If they ask for ID, show them your knee

February 5, 2013 - 14:53
In some James Bond films, the spy and his enemies undergo various biometric screenings, such as retinal and handprint scans, to access important info or gain control a super secret weapon.

Too much TV may hurt his fertility

February 5, 2013 - 12:46

You might want to put down that TV remote. A study finds that men who watch 20 hours or more a week of TV have abnormally low sperm counts.




Boomers aging worse than past generation

February 4, 2013 - 23:14
Boomers have long been viewed as the healthiest generation yet.  But despite all the medical advances and life-saving wonder drugs, like statins, boomers may actually be less healthy on average than folks from the previous generation at the same age, according to a new report.