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Delivering a baby increases - then lowers - risk of breast cancer: study

Dec 10 2018

(Reuters Health) - - Having a baby temporarily increases the risk of breast cancer by about 80 percent compared to the risk in women who have never given birth, researchers behind a new study have concluded.

Youngest children in kindergarten face higher risk of ADHD diagnosis

Nov 28 2018

(Reuters Health) - Being one of the youngest in a kindergarten class dramatically increases the odds that a child will be diagnosed and treated for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), a large new U.S. study has concluded.

Two studies find probiotic therapy ineffective against stomach flu, diarrhea

Nov 21 2018

(Reuters Health) - A widely-used probiotic therapy is ineffective against the diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain of gastroenteritis, two large studies in the U.S. and Canada have concluded.

Experimental treatment may desensitize allergic kids to peanuts

Nov 19 2018

(Reuters Health) - Peanut allergy can be life-threatening, but a new study suggests that peanut protein itself can be used to slowly dial down the intensity of the allergic reaction.

Fish oil cuts heart attack risk, vitamin D lowers odds of cancer death

Nov 12 2018

(Reuters Health) - A large U.S. study designed to gauge the health benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements concludes that the omega-3 oil can dramatically reduce the odds of a heart attack while vitamin D's benefits seem to come from lowering the risk of death from cancer.

Less-radical surgery may pose higher death risk in early cervical cancer

Oct 31 2018

(Reuters Health) - Women with early cervical cancer who opt for minimally-invasive surgery die sooner and are more likely to have their tumors reappear than those who have a conventional hysterectomy, according to two studies that could dramatically change treatment for the deadly malignancy.

Defibrillator vest fails test because many heart attack survivors wouldn't wear it

Sep 26 2018

(Reuters Health) - Patients who have just survived a heart attack and consequently have a dangerously-weak heart face a high risk of sudden death. Giving them a wearable defibrillator that can restart their heart doesn't improve their odds, according to the formal findings of a new study of 2,302 volunteers.

Electrode treatment, physical therapy combination lets two paralyzed people walk again

Sep 24 2018

(Reuters Health) - Doctors in Kentucky reported Monday that two of four paralyzed patients were able to walk again with limited assistance after treatment with electrical stimulation to the portion of the spinal cord cut off from the brain, combined with intense physical therapy.

Baby-aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderly

Sep 16 2018

(Reuters Health) - In healthy elderly people who never had a heart attack, the widespread practice of taking a baby aspirin every day may do more harm than good, according to a U.S.-Australian study of more than 19,000 volunteers.

Heart benefits of fish oil, aspirin questioned in diabetics

Aug 28 2018

(Reuters Health) - A new large study of fish oil and aspirin in people with diabetes has found that the oil supplements don't prevent first-time heart attacks or strokes, yet aspirin does, although the benefit of aspirin therapy is canceled out by a higher risk of unwanted bleeding.

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