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  1. Who's Most at Risk of Head Injury in Youth Football?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 17 | HON

    Young football players are more likely to experience a brain-jarring hit to the head if they're part of a team's running and passing game or a fast-moving defender, a small study found. High-magnitude head impacts most often involve positions such as quarterback, running back and linebacker as those players sprint across an open field, Virginia Tech researchers concluded after watching a season of youth football in Blacksburg, Va.


  2. ERs Prescribing Opioids at Lower Doses, Shorter DurationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2017 | HON

    The study, led by scientists at the Mayo Clinic, challenges views that emergency departments are the main source of prescriptions for the powerful painkillers whose use -- and misuse -- has soared in recent years. The research also suggests that patients who get an opioid prescription -- such as for oxycodone -- during an ER visit are less likely to abuse the drugs over the long term.


  3. Blacks, Elderly Missing From U.S. Cancer Clinical TrialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2017 | HON

    Four out of five participants in cancer clinical trials are white, a discrepancy that calls into question whether other races and ethnicities are receiving good cancer treatment, researchers say. Prior studies have shown that the effectiveness of cancer treatment can vary based on a person's race, gender and age, said lead researcher Dr. Narjust Duma.


  4. Undiagnosed Heart Condition 'AFib' May Be Common, Study SuggestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2017 | HON

    Many people at risk for atrial fibrillation probably do have the irregular heart rhythm but have not been diagnosed, a new study reports. Nearly 1 out of 3 patients in the study had undetected atrial fibrillation that was caught only through the use of long-term cardiac monitor implants, researchers say.


  5. Could a Little Alcohol Lower Your Diabetes Risk?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2017 | HON

    That glass of wine or pint of beer you enjoy with dinner every night might come with an added benefit -- a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a new Danish study contends. The researchers found that men who had 14 drinks each week and women who had nine drinks a week appeared to have the lowest risk of type 2 diabetes, compared to nondrinkers or people who drank more heavily, said senior researcher Janne Tolstrup.


  6. Little Evidence That Vasectomy Raises Prostate Cancer RiskRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2017 | HON

    For men who have had or might undergo a vasectomy, there is good news: A major study finds scant evidence that the procedure raises their risk of prostate cancer. "At most, there is a trivial association between vasectomy and prostate cancer that is unlikely to be causal," concluded a team led by Dr. R. Jeffrey Karnes, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.


  7. Many Doctors Silent on Cost of Cancer CareRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | HON

    Yet, such questions are critically important. Cancer patients are three times more likely to declare bankruptcy than people with other chronic ailments, and tight finances often lead patients to skip doses of medicine or drop out of treatment altogether, said lead researcher Dr. Rahma Warsame.


  8. Climate Change May Up Asthma Irritant, Study SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | HON

    Climate change may increase people's exposure to an outdoor fungus that can damage airway cells, leading to a rise in asthma and allergy symptoms, a new study contends. The widespread fungus, called Alternaria alternata , produces spores in the dry, warm weather of late summer and early fall, said the researchers from the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.


  9. Are Many A-Fib Patients Getting Wrong Doses?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2017 | HON

    Nearly one in six Americans who takes newer blood thinners for the heart rhythm problem atrial fibrillation may not receive the proper dose, a new study suggests. A-fib is a common condition, marked by an irregular and often rapid heart beat.


  10. Exercise: The Cellular 'Fountain of Youth'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 | HON

    It's no secret that regular exercise is healthy for young and old alike. But researchers said the new findings point to particular benefits from "high-intensity interval training" for older adults.


  11. Study Suggests Heartburn Meds-Superbug Infections LinkRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2017 | HON

    Patients who take certain heartburn medications may be more likely to suffer recurrent bouts of a common "superbug" infection, a new study suggests. Proton pump inhibitors, such as Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium, or so-called H2 blockers, such as Zantac, Pepcid and Tagamet, were linked to a 50 percent increased risk of developing multiple Clostridium difficile infections, researchers found.


  12. Turning Back the Aging Clock -- in MiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2017 | HON

    The treatment reversed age-related loss of fur, boosted the rodents' vitality and improved their kidney function, according to a new report. "So, I don't think it merely delays aging, but might actually -- though more research is needed -- counteract it once it has already happened," said de Keizer.


  13. Zika Virus May Also Harm the HeartRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2017 | HON

    A new study has identified nine Venezuelan patients who suffered from heart problems shortly after coming down with Zika virus symptoms. Eight of the nine patients developed dangerous heart rhythm disorders, and two-thirds had evidence of heart failure, a condition in which the heart isn't pumping enough blood to meet the body's needs.


  14. Busy Minds May Be Better at Fighting DementiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2017 | HON

    Mentally stimulating activities can protect your brain against aging, even if you're genetically predisposed toward dementia or Alzheimer's disease, a new study reports. Activities that keep the brain busy -- using a computer, crafting, playing games and participating in social activities -- appear to lower the risk of age-related mental decline in people 70 and older, the Mayo Clinic study found.


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