Misc. Therapy and Procedures Health News

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11/20/2017
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10/23/2017
Medical Marijuana Won't Help Most Sick Kids

Helped with chemo-linked nausea, epilepsy, but no evidence for other conditions

10/18/2017
Skip Opioid Treatment for Migraine in the ER

Non-narcotic drug far more effective in new study

10/18/2017
Cooling Mitts, Socks May Ease a Major Chemo Side Effect

Nerve damage in limbs causes some to stop cancer treatment early

10/17/2017
Diabetes Pill Might Replace Injection to Control Blood Sugar

Global study shows blood glucose levels dropped significantly, and low rates of low blood sugar

10/12/2017
Daily 'Light Therapy' May Help Some With Bipolar Disorder

Study found an hour in front of a light box helped ease depressive symptoms

10/5/2017
Gene Therapy May Be Breakthrough for Boys With 'Lorenzo's Oil' Disease

In study, treatment put brakes on the deadly neurological illness in most patients for 2 years

10/4/2017
Newer Drug May Prolong Lymphoma Remission

But blood cancer experts call for more research

10/4/2017
Coming Soon: A Faster Test for Antibiotics Against UTIs?

In the future, identifying which drug works best might take minutes rather than days, research suggests

10/3/2017
Blood Thinners Can Come With Dangerous Side Effects

Newer class of drugs can interact with multiple medications, researchers report

10/2/2017
Heroin Taking Bigger Share of U.S. Opioid ODs

Hospital discharges tied to the illicit drug are rising as those from prescription painkillers fall

9/29/2017
Dialysis Patients Often End Up Back in the Hospital

But the readmission is usually for a different problem, study finds

9/27/2017
Is Older Blood OK to Use in a Transfusion?

Ability to use less fresh blood could help ease shortages

9/25/2017
Stopping Aspirin Tied to Quick Rise in Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Swedish study finds those who quit the daily low-dose pill face a more rapid risk of cardio woes

9/25/2017
Nerve Stimulation Pulls Patient From 15-Year Vegetative State

But patient is only 'minimally conscious,' study author says

9/21/2017
Addictive Opioids Common for People on Dialysis

But dose of pain-killing drugs often too high, researchers say

9/19/2017
Cancer Treatment Can Affect Your Food Preferences

Metallic tastes can appear for many patients on chemo

9/12/2017
Cancer Drugs' High Prices Not Justified by Cost of Development, Study Contends

Research challenges notion that each new medicine costs billions to come to market

9/12/2017
Could Hormone Supplements for Menopause Make a Comeback?

New study suggests the therapy won't increase risk of early death

9/11/2017
Immune-Focused Drug May Be New Weapon Against Advanced Melanoma

In head-to-head trial, Opdivo outperformed a similar drug, and with fewer side effects

9/6/2017
New 'Biologic' Drug May Help Severe Asthma

But similar meds cost up to $30,000 a year

9/5/2017
Drug Helped Protect Gay Teen Males From HIV

Small study found Truvada worked when taken daily, but some strayed from regimen

9/1/2017
FDA OKs Return of Once-Withdrawn Leukemia Drug

At lower dose, Mylotarg extended survival against a certain type of blood cancer

8/29/2017
Many U.S. Women Unaware of Fibroid Treatments: Poll

Hysterectomy isn't the only choice, radiology experts say

8/28/2017
Could an Estrogen Patch Boost Women's Sex Lives in Menopause?

Study suggests that, given this way, short-term use of the hormone may help those who report symptoms

8/28/2017
Drug May Fight Heart Disease in Whole New Way

Study of injected medication suggests reductions in inflammation could be treatment target

8/27/2017
How to Fight Fall Allergies

Take medication before symptoms flare, reduce mold exposure and avoid pollen, allergy expert says

8/25/2017
Common Treatment for Early Prostate Cancer May Carry Heart Risk

Hormone-suppressing regimen may raise odds for heart failure, but it brings benefits, too, researchers say

8/24/2017
After Heart Attack, Just 1 in 3 Go for Rehab: CDC

Recommended outpatient treatment reduces risk of recurrence

8/24/2017
Supplement May Help Against Vision-Robbing Disease in Seniors

But no large studies prove the inexpensive pill slows age-related macular degeneration, eye expert says

8/23/2017
Steroid Pills Usually Ineffective Against Bronchitis, Study Finds

Research shows that, like antibiotics, these drugs won't reduce duration or severity of symptoms

8/22/2017
Many Prescribed Opioids Even After Overdose

Few receive anti-addiction medications after hospital discharge, researchers find

8/17/2017
Nurses Learn How to Get Patients to Say 'Yes' to Blood Thinners

Online training aims to make sure those hospitalized get treatment to prevent dangerous blood clots

8/15/2017
Could Big Lifestyle Changes Be Key to Managing Type 2 Diabetes?

Study finds lower blood sugar, reduced need for medication

8/15/2017
U.S. Antidepressant Use Jumps 65 Percent in 15 Years

Women nearly twice as likely to use the drugs as men, CDC report finds

8/14/2017
Marijuana May Help Ease Nerve Pain, Review Finds

But evidence for using pot to treat other types of pain or post-traumatic stress remains inconclusive

8/11/2017
Focusing on Patient Nourishment Can Cut Hospital Costs

Modest changes in approach to malnutrition tied to shorter hospital stays, researchers say

8/11/2017
Antiperspirant Use Seems Safe During Breast Cancer Treatment: Study

Many doctors worry about skin damage during radiation, but new research found no such effect

8/10/2017
Cancer Takes Financial Toll, Even With Insurance

1 in 6 insured patients spends one-third of their income on bills related to treatment, U.S. study finds

8/9/2017
Immunotherapy Shown Safe in Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trial

Next step is to see if it works and for how long

8/7/2017
Instagram Shows How Diabetics Really Wear a Glucose Monitor

2 out of 3 use a device that continuously tracks blood sugar on 'unapproved' body part, study finds