Marathon Runners Have Low Risk of Cardiac Arrest
A study of over 10 million runners of marathons and half-marathons has found that participating in these events is associated with a low risk of cardiac arrest compared with other athletic activities.
Low Vitamin D Levels Associated with Depression
Low vitamin D levels are associated with an elevated risk of depression, researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have found.
â€˜Doctor In Your Car' Feature to be Developed by Ford, Microsoft
'Doctor in Your Car' helps drivers monitor health and wellness while in their cars.
Biomarkers May Help Detect Alzheimer's Disease 10 Years in Advance
Altered levels of substances known as biomarkers in spinal fluid may predict the development of Alzheimer's disease up to 10 years before the condition can be diagnosed based on mental functioning, a new study by researchers in Sweden suggests.
Is Alternative Medicine to Blame for the Death of Steve Jobs?
Although alternative medicine is a good compliment to conventional medical treatment, Steve Jobs' sole reliance on alternative medicine treatment may be the primary factor for his untimely death.
Is Chest Pain in Children a Cause for Alarm?
Even though chest pain in children is typically not serious, a child's complaint to feeling such symptoms causes high anxiety for parents.
Should Rovaroxaban Be Approved by the FDA?
The rovaroxaban ROCKET-AF trial that was analyzed by the FDA committee during the decision process, presented many strengths, along with many weaknesses.
Text Messaging to Lose Weight
College students using cellphones to monitor their calories and physical activity through text messaging dropped significantly more weight that those who did not.
Heart Freezing Procedure Deemed Successful
A cutting-edge procedure that involves freezing part of the heart in order to cure atrial fibrillation was successful.
Price for Ancient Remedy Skyrockets Following FDA Approval
The price to buy Colchicine is going through the roof, causing much concern from the hundreds of thousands of people taking the medication each year.
Steve Jobs' Incredible Legacy in Health Care
Although he has passed on, Steve Jobs' legacy will live on through the many innovations he left behind.
Going to Bed Late, Waking Up Late Linked to Obesity in Teens
Australian researchers have found that sleep patterns are very important in regards to weight problems with teenagers.
FDA Approves New Ulcerative Colitis Treatment for Children
the US Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug known as Remicade to treat ulcerative colitis (UC) in children 6 years and older.
Exercise May Help Teens Kick Smoking Habits
Teenage smokers that are encouraged to both quit and exercise may boost their odds of truly managing the overcome their addiction, according to a recent study.
No Connection Found Between Vitamin D and Atrial Fibrillation
A new study has not found any evidence that a deficiency of vitamin D does not elevate a person's risk of atrial fibrillation.
New Anthrax Vaccine, Advav, with Fewer Doses Is Now in Development
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority will fund the development of a new anthrax vaccine and antitoxin.
Does Alcohol Intake Increase Risk of Arrhythmias?
There is much evidence that heavy alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation.
Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, and Psychiatric Health Issues Plague 9/11 Responders
Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, responders continue to deal with health problems from the toxins that rose up from the destruction.
Microsoft Kinect Helps Research How To Prevent Patient Falls
The Microsoft Kinect and Nintendo Wii are quickly proving themselves in the medical world as effective tools in prevention of patient falls.
Obesity, Other Factors Causing More Americans to Develop Gout
Many researchers are blaming the national obesity epidemic for causing a growing number of Americans contracting gout, a painful form of arthritis.
Hyponatremia May Subject Elderly Patients to More Fractures
New research shows that the common blood disorder, hyponatremia, may be a risk factor for fractures in elderly patients.
80% of Upperclass College Students Abuse ADHD Drugs
College students across the US are taking the ADHD drugs recreationally because they are performing better.
Yeast Infection Drug Linked to Birth Defects
Pregnant women taking large doses of the drug fluconazole (Diflucan) may have an increased risk of having babies with birth defects.
Drinking Wine May Have Many Positive Effects for Your Skin
A recent study out of Spain has found that wine may help protect skin from sunburn, sun-related aging, and even skin cancer.
Plastic Chip Can Diagnose HIV and Other Conditions
A small plastic chip that costs no more than 10 cents to make can accurately diagnose HIV and syphilis in about 15 minutes.
Needle-phobes, Fear Not--the Nanopatch is Here
The reality of a needle-free vaccine delivery system is even closer to being realized.
Gaining Muscle Mass--Not Just Losing Weight--May Lower Risk of Diabetes
A new study has found that increasing muscle mass may also help lower the risk of the metabolic disease.
40-year-old Father Becomes First Artificial Heart Patient in Great Britain
Matthew Green has become the first British man to receive an artificial heart thanks to groundbreaking surgery.
People in Affluent Nations May Be More Prone to Depression
A new study from the WHO suggests that affluent counties tend to have higher rates of depression than lower-income nations such as Mexico.
McDonald's, Burger King Vow to make Kid's Meals Healthier
McDonald's has announced that newer, healthier kid's menu tweaks will be implemented in the near future.
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