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Acupuncture May Actually Work for Pain After All

Acupuncture May Actually Work for Pain After All

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Acupuncture may truly hold benefits for those suffering from certain forms of chronic pain, a new review of research suggests.In a review of 29 previous well-designed studies, which together looked at almost 18,000 p…

Painkillers May Pose Risks to Heart Attack Survivors

Painkillers May Pose Risks to Heart Attack Survivors

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A group of commonly used painkillers may increase the risk that first-time heart attack survivors will die sooner or have another heart attack, a new study released Monday suggests.The study does not represent the fi…

Bálint Syndrome: Woman With 20/20 Vision Can’t ‘See’

Bálint Syndrome: Woman With 20/20 Vision Can’t ‘See’

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Chicago woman with 20/20 vision hopes to one day “see again” after a series of strokes left her unable to process the scenes around her, according to a new case study. The 68-year-old woman, dubbed A.S. in the st…

Parents Can Let Sleepless Babies Cry It Out: Study

Parents Can Let Sleepless Babies Cry It Out: Study

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Nearly half of mothers with babies over six months of age report problems with their baby’s sleep. This common problem not only leads to sleepless nights for parents, but it also doubles the risk that moms will su…

Parents Can Let Sleepless Babies Cry It Out: Study

Parents Can Let Sleepless Babies Cry It Out: Study

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Nearly half of mothers with babies over six months of age report problems with their baby’s sleep. This common problem not only leads to sleepless nights for parents, but it also doubles the risk that moms will su…

Mother’s Depression Linked to Child’s Shorter Height

Mother’s Depression Linked to Child’s Shorter Height

iStockphoto/Thinsktock(BALTIMORE) — Mothers who report having symptoms of depression in the first year after giving birth may be likely to have shorter children, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers from Johns H…

Mother’s Depression Linked to Child’s Shorter Height

Mother’s Depression Linked to Child’s Shorter Height

iStockphoto/Thinsktock(BALTIMORE) — Mothers who report having symptoms of depression in the first year after giving birth may be likely to have shorter children, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers from Johns H…

Marijuana Use Tied to Testicular Cancer Risk

Marijuana Use Tied to Testicular Cancer Risk

iSrtockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Young men who use marijuana have a higher risk of testicular cancer, a new study found. The study of 455 Californian men found those who had smoked pot were twice as likely to have been diagnosed with testicular …

Marijuana Use Tied to Testicular Cancer Risk

Marijuana Use Tied to Testicular Cancer Risk

iSrtockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Young men who use marijuana have a higher risk of testicular cancer, a new study found. The study of 455 Californian men found those who had smoked pot were twice as likely to have been diagnosed with testicular …

Marijuana Use Tied to Testicular Cancer Risk

Marijuana Use Tied to Testicular Cancer Risk

iSrtockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Young men who use marijuana have a higher risk of testicular cancer, a new study found. The study of 455 Californian men found those who had smoked pot were twice as likely to have been diagnosed with testicular …

Study: Red Wine Minus the Alcohol Can Lower Blood Pressure

Study: Red Wine Minus the Alcohol Can Lower Blood Pressure

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wine lovers, get ready for a buzz kill.  A new study has found that drinking two glasses of red wine a day can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease — but only if the alcohol has…

Painful Memories May Be Erasable, Study Suggests

Painful Memories May Be Erasable, Study Suggests

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Bad memories are hard to shake. But a new study suggests some details can be intentionally forgotten, raising hope for people with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.Scottish researchers used words like …

Study Shows Veterans May Be at Risk for Aging at Accelerated Rate

Study Shows Veterans May Be at Risk for Aging at Accelerated Rate

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Men and women who serve their country come home every day only to suffer from mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.  And now there is increasing evidence that there are even more negati…

Drinking Pig Worms to Fight Crohn’s Disease

Drinking Pig Worms to Fight Crohn’s Disease

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Eight years ago, New Yorker Herbert Smith did the unthinkable — he swallowed thousands of pig whipworm eggs in a desperate bid to quell his advancing Crohn’s disease.The microscopic eggs, invisible to the naked eye,…

Drinking Pig Worms to Fight Crohn’s Disease

Drinking Pig Worms to Fight Crohn’s Disease

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Eight years ago, New Yorker Herbert Smith did the unthinkable — he swallowed thousands of pig whipworm eggs in a desperate bid to quell his advancing Crohn’s disease.The microscopic eggs, invisible to the naked eye,…

‘Ekso’ Robot Helps Wheelchair-Bound Patients Walk Again

‘Ekso’ Robot Helps Wheelchair-Bound Patients Walk Again

Jody Bank/Kessler Foundation(NEW YORK) — Chris Tagatac thought he would never walk again.  He fell 25 feet from his Vermont roof in July 2011, and was paralyzed from the sternum down.But six months later, with the aid of a wearable robot called “…

Unrecognized Heart Attacks Common, Deadly

Unrecognized Heart Attacks Common, Deadly

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BETHESDA, Md.) — For every heart attack that strikes with chest pain, shortness of breath and nausea, almost two more slide under the radar among older adults, a new study found.The imaging study of 936 elderly men and women in …

High Blood Sugar Levels Linked to Brain Shrinkage

High Blood Sugar Levels Linked to Brain Shrinkage

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — High blood sugar levels may take a toll on the brain, a new study found.The Australian study of nearly 250 non-diabetic men and women found those with high blood sugar levels tended to have shrinking in brain areas l…

Metabolic Problems Linked to Cognitive Deficits in Teens

Metabolic Problems Linked to Cognitive Deficits in Teens

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Growing waistlines may be associated with shrinking brains in teens, a new study found.The study of 110 American teenagers found those with metabolic syndrome — a combination of obesity, pre-diabetes, high b…

Metabolic Problems Linked to Cognitive Deficits in Teens

Metabolic Problems Linked to Cognitive Deficits in Teens

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Growing waistlines may be associated with shrinking brains in teens, a new study found.The study of 110 American teenagers found those with metabolic syndrome — a combination of obesity, pre-diabetes, high b…

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