Misc. Therapy and Procedures Health News

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5/26/2017
Promising Results for Drug to Fight Arthritis Linked to Psoriasis

Psoriatic arthritis causes painful joint swelling, but new medication Taltz might help

5/26/2017
Scientists Report Progress on Genetic Test for Anal Cancer

But research is still in early stages

5/24/2017
FDA OKs First Cancer Drug by Genetic Type, Not Organ of Origin

Keytruda is targeted to specific cancers with specific DNA that can arise in multiple sites

5/23/2017
Taking Opioids Before Knee Surgery Could Raise Pain Later

People who took the powerful painkillers pre-procedure had less pain relief later, study finds

5/22/2017
Overcrowded ERs Risky for Some Seriously Ill Patients

People with sepsis had to wait almost an extra hour for antibiotics in busy hospitals, study finds

5/19/2017
Could Cancer Drug Gleevec Help With Severe Asthma?

Small study suggests a new approach might one day help those with uncontrolled lung disease

5/18/2017
Chemo Drug May Buy Time for Those With Bile Duct Cancer

For patients with the rare disease, survival benefit was seen in those given Xeloda, researchers say

5/18/2017
Century-Old Technique May Help Infertile Couples Conceive Without IVF

In study, flushing fallopian tubes with an oil allowed 40 percent of couples to achieve pregnancy

5/15/2017
A New Way to Avoid an Embarrassing Male Sexual Problem?

Handy anesthetic 'wipes' may help some -- but not all -- guys with premature ejaculation, small study finds

5/15/2017
'Female Viagra' May Lift a Younger Woman's Libido

But a pill might not address all the issues facing women who've lost their sex drive, researcher says

5/12/2017
Speed Is Key When a Stroke Strikes

Getting help fast can save lives, lower disability, neurologists advise

5/11/2017
Treat Autism Even Before Symptoms Show?

Small study found 'at-risk' babies did better if therapists trained parents to communicate more effectively

5/11/2017
Life Expectancy With HIV Nears Normal With Treatment

Still small, but persistent gaps for some groups with HIV, global health expert says

5/11/2017
New Guidelines Say No to Most 'Keyhole' Knee Surgeries

Widely used arthroscopy won't help arthritic degeneration, expert panel says

5/10/2017
Heart Failure Patients Do Better When Sticking With Same Hospital

Continuity of care may be more important than speedy treatment, researchers say

5/10/2017
Body Cooling May Help Brain After Cardiac Arrest

Ask if your loved one qualifies, new guideline suggests

5/10/2017
Car Crash Rate Falls When People With ADHD Take Meds

Hallmarks of the disorder -- including inattention, impulsivity -- raise accident risk, researchers say

5/8/2017
FDA Approves 1st New Drug for ALS in Decades

Radicava, given intravenously, slows decline in patients with deadly neurological disease

5/5/2017
Meditation Can Help Improve Focus in People With Anxiety

Just 10 minutes each day might boost concentration, prevent mind wandering, small study suggests

4/26/2017
Could an Ice Bag to the Face Be Life-Saver for Trauma Patients?

This easy remedy might give first responders needed time to transport injured patients, researchers say

4/25/2017
FDA Warns 14 Companies on Bogus Cancer 'Cures'

Warning letters issued for treatments sold without approval mainly on websites and in social media

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