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Over 50? Checklist May Predict If You’ll Be Alive in 10 Years

Over 50? Checklist May Predict If You’ll Be Alive in 10 Years

A simple checklist could help doctors estimate whether an older patient will be alive 10 years from now, according to a new study. Researchers hope the findings, reported in the March 6 Journal of the American Medical Association, will help older adults and their doctors come to better decisions on health care. There currently are […]

March 6, 2013 | By More
Eye-Tracking Tool Might Quickly Spot Stroke

Eye-Tracking Tool Might Quickly Spot Stroke

Small, preliminary study found it could tell difference between vertigo, stroke with complete accuracy TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) — The key to correctly diagnosing when a case of dizziness is just vertigo or a life-threatening stroke may be surprisingly simple: a pair of goggles that measures eye movement at the bedside in as little […]

March 6, 2013 | By More
US doctors cure child born with HIV

US doctors cure child born with HIV

Medical history made with first ‘functional cure’ of two-year-old born with the virus but now needing no medication Atlanta: Doctors in the US have made medical history by effectively curing a child born with HIV, the first time such a case has been documented. The infant, who is now two and a half, needs no […]

March 5, 2013 | By More
Exercise, less sitting time, linked to better

Exercise, less sitting time, linked to better

Insomniacs looking for a good night’s sleep may want to hit the treadmill, take a walk or play a game of golf or tennis because a new report released on Monday shows exercise promotes good sleep and the more vigorous the workout the better. Just 10 minutes of exercise a day could make a difference […]

March 4, 2013 | By More
Flu shot link to rare sleep disorder

Flu shot link to rare sleep disorder

GlaxoSmithKline’s Pandemrix swine flu vaccine has been linked to cases of the rare sleep disorder narcolepsy in children in a scientific study in England that confirms similar findings elsewhere in Europe. The vaccine, more than 30 million doses of which were given during the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009-2010, contains a booster, or adjuvant, and […]

March 3, 2013 | By More
No clear benefits for kids’ blood pressure checks

No clear benefits for kids’ blood pressure checks

There’s no evidence that checking kids’ and teens’ blood pressure – and treating them if it’s high – can reduce their heart risks in adulthood, according to a new analysis. What’s more, researchers found blood pressure tests may not always be accurate among young people, or consistent from one reading to the next. “At this […]

March 3, 2013 | By More
Meditation fosters liberal attitudes

Meditation fosters liberal attitudes

Besides conferring health benefits, meditation also fosters liberal attitudes immediately after a session, say Canadian researchers. ”There’s great overlap between religious beliefs and political orientations,” says psychology researcher Jordan Peterson of University of Toronto. ”Inducing a spiritual experience through a guided meditation exercise led both liberals and conservatives to endorse more liberal political attitudes,” adds […]

March 3, 2013 | By More
Tips to make air travel safe for the pregnant

Tips to make air travel safe for the pregnant

If you have a straightforward pregnancy and are healthy, there is no evidence that the change in air pressure and decrease in humidity have a harmful effect on you and your baby, according to Dr Namita Pawar, Specialist Gynaecologist, Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah. – See more at:   “There is no evidence that flying causes early […]

March 2, 2013 | By More
Young Males with HIV Face Greater Risk of Hearing Loss

Young Males with HIV Face Greater Risk of Hearing Loss

Study finds infection doubles chances for aural complications in 18- to 35-year-olds  — HIV infection is significantly associated with an increased risk of developing sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), according to research published online Feb. 21 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Charlene Lin, of the University of California in Berkeley, and colleagues conducted a […]

March 2, 2013 | By More
AAD: Skin Changes Can Be First Sign of Underlying Condition

AAD: Skin Changes Can Be First Sign of Underlying Condition

Changes such as rash, growths, discoloration, and texture changes may indicate internal disease Skin changes, including new rash, new growths, discoloration, and changes in texture, could be among the first signs indicating an underlying medical condition, according to information presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, held from March 1 to […]

March 2, 2013 | By More