Misc. Therapy and Procedures Health News

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4/21/2017
Home Birth Safe for Some, But Not All, Women

Certain factors make home delivery too chancy, pregnancy experts say

4/20/2017
Could a Zap to the Brain Jog Failing Memory?

Deep brain stimulation appears to help, but much more research is needed, scientists say

4/20/2017
Nursing Home Program Offers Alternatives to Antipsychotic Drugs

New method helped quell undesirable behavior by recognizing dementia patients' unmet needs

4/19/2017
A 'Brainwave' to Help Fight PTSD

Study is preliminary, but suggests an acoustic 'feedback' technology might help some patients

4/18/2017
Pot Ingredient Might Ease Severe Epilepsy

Cannabidiol appears to lessen 'drop seizures' for some Lennox-Gastaut syndrome patients, study finds

4/18/2017
No Link Between Common Antibiotic, Irregular Heartbeat

Azithromycin, commonly known as Zithromax, won't up odds for atrial fibrillation, study shows

4/17/2017
Anxious? Distressed? You're Not Alone

And about 1 in 10 Americans who need mental health care don't have the insurance coverage, study finds

4/14/2017
Healing Hands: Massage May Ease Chronic Back Pain

People over 50 tended to respond best, study finds

4/14/2017
Vaccine Targeting Brain Tumors Seems Safe in Study

Combo therapy may also extend survival of glioblastoma patients, but more research needed

4/13/2017
Could a Clinical Trial Help Your Child?

FDA outlines what to ask before enrollment

4/12/2017
Diabetes Continues Its Relentless Rise

But doctors making headway with heart complications among these patients

4/11/2017
Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Tourette 'Tics'

But neurology experts agree that more research is needed

4/11/2017
'Video Feedback' Program Might Help Treat Autism in Babies

Therapists help parents learn and better react to their infants' communication style

4/7/2017
Music May Soothe the 'Savage Beast' of Post-Op Pain

Live tunes, singing and rhythmic drumming appeared to help ease discomfort after back surgery

4/7/2017
Preparing for Anesthesia: 5 Tips You Should Know

Planning ahead can help you avoid complications during and after surgery

4/6/2017
'Right-to-Try' Laws: A Patient's Best Last Chance or False Hope?

Proposal would allow the gravely ill access to experimental therapies that may or may not work

4/6/2017
Who Really Needs Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Meds?

Exercise and other lifestyle adjustments should be tried first, Consumer Reports advises

3/30/2017
Common Post-Op Ear Drops Tied to Eardrum Perforations in Kids

Rate of the injury rises with quinolones, but researchers say alternatives have their own hazards

3/30/2017
This Fanged Fish Might Someday Help Ease Your Pain

Venom of Australia's fang blenny is a powerful opioid that might lead to better painkillers, scientist says

3/29/2017
Exercising 2.5 Hours a Week May Slow Parkinson's Progression

Even people with advanced disease might benefit, researchers say

3/28/2017
New Eczema Drug Gets FDA's Blessing

Injections may ease itchiness, redness in patients who don't get relief with topical creams, agency says

3/28/2017
Health Insurance a Key to IVF Success, Researchers Say

At $12,000 and up a cycle, many forgo second attempt if they don't have coverage

3/27/2017
Curbing Sleep Apnea Might Mean Fewer Night Trips to Bathroom

Research finds many men's urinary habits benefit when CPAP mask therapy is used

3/24/2017
Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor

Physician says there are ways to ward off peripheral artery disease

3/24/2017
Ouch! How to Tell If You Have a Sprain, a Strain or a Tear

They're not the same and some types of injuries take longer than others to heal

3/24/2017
Many Talks on End-of-Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows

Just 3 out of 10 accurately understood what their loved one wanted

3/23/2017
Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts

Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says

3/23/2017
Turning Back the Aging Clock -- in Mice

Elderly rodents treated with cellular therapy regained lost fur, became more active, scientists say

3/21/2017
Common Cold Can Be Dangerous After Bone Marrow Transplant

Rhinovirus far more worrisome in those with weakened immune systems, researchers say

3/20/2017
New Hepatitis C Drugs Might Eliminate the Disease

But not everyone responds completely to the medicines and cost remains a big obstacle, researchers say

3/20/2017
Drugs for Prostate Trouble, Balding Not Linked to Suicide Risk

However, medications like Propecia, Proscar may be tied to depression, study finds

3/20/2017
Pradaxa Beats Warfarin After Heart Rhythm Procedure: Study

Fewer bleeding problems reported among 'ablation' patients who took the newer blood thinner

3/20/2017
Guidelines May Miss Need for Statins in Many U.S. Blacks

Individualized scans of the arteries may be a better means of spotting patients at risk, researchers say

3/17/2017
New Cholesterol Drugs May Beat Statins, But Price Tag Is High

Repatha, inclisiran lowered cholesterol levels even further, but first costs about $14,000 a year to take

3/16/2017
Home Beats Rehab for Knee, Hip Replacement Recovery

Research shows patients fare well, sometimes better, if discharged home, even if they live alone

3/15/2017
Many U.S. Women Have No Access to Fertility Clinics: Study

Among those of childbearing age, 29 percent had no clinic, while another 11 percent had only one

3/14/2017
Skip the Antibiotics for Mild Eczema in Kids

Skin condition cleared up just as well without use of the drugs, study found

3/14/2017
Many With Irregular Heartbeat Not on Meds They Need: Study

More than 80 percent of patients who suffered a stroke weren't getting adequate anti-clotting therapy

3/14/2017
Blood Test Might Someday Distinguish Early Depression, Schizophrenia

A screen is still in development stages but could be important, especially for adolescents, experts say

3/14/2017
Cystic Fibrosis Survival Better in Canada Than in U.S.

Canadians with the lung disease live about 10 years longer on average, study finds

3/13/2017
Failed Fertility Treatments, Poorer Heart Health Later?

Study found small link, but researchers not sure if treatments or underlying health problems to blame

3/13/2017
Higher Spending by Docs May Not Buy Better Health

No difference in patient outcomes when physicians order more -- or more pricey -- tests, treatments, study finds

3/10/2017
7 in 10 U.S. Workplaces Hit by Opioid Abuse: Survey

Poll also found most employers unprepared to deal with the issue

3/8/2017
Controversial MS Treatment Seems Ineffective

No benefit detected after 'liberation therapy,' study authors say

3/6/2017
Many People Don't Take Their High Blood Pressure Meds: Study

Failure to follow doctors' orders leads to unnecessary and costly treatment, research shows

3/6/2017
Less-Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Be 'Under-Used'

But embolization might not be suitable for every woman, specialist says

3/6/2017
Nasal 'Nerve Block' May Help Ease Kids' Migraines

But one headache expert says procedure not without risks, pain relief not significantly better than meds

3/5/2017
Longer Addiction Treatment Is Better, Study Confirms

Success rate goes up significantly when programs last more than 30 days, psychiatrist says

3/3/2017
FDA Throws Cold Water on Whole Body Cryotherapy

Exposure to ultra-low temperatures shows no benefits and may be dangerous, agency warns

3/2/2017
FDA Approves New Treatment for Dust Mite Allergies

Odactra is a year-round treatment for reactions to the tiny bugs that share your home