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NFL players who start young have more severe cognitive impairment

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

A recent study has found that NFL players who began playing football before they were 12 years old had more severe cognitive impairment. The study on former NFL players who cognitive and memory problems was led by Robert A. Stern, PhD, of the Boston University School of Medicine. Stern said, “Our study suggests that there […]

Polycystic ovary syndrome may be dangerous for healthy women too

Friday, January 30th, 2015

According to a new study, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be dangerous for healthy women, and not just for reproduction. The study tied PCOS with an increased risk in diabetes, uterine lining cancer, heart disease and various mental health conditions. The study researchers said that women may need more health resources given the increased risk […]

Testosterone treatment benefits outweigh risks

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

A new review has found that the benefits of testosterone treatment may outweigh its potential heart disease risks. Testosterone treatment has recently been scrutinized for its potential heart health risks. The review was led by Sandeep Singh, MD, a board certified internist and cardiologist on the medical staff at Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital. In […]

Dementia risk increased by anticholinergic medications

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

According to a new study, a high dose of anticholinergic medicines can increase dementia risk in older adults. The study was led by author Shelly L. Gray, PharmD, of the University of Washington in Seattle. Gray said, “Prescribers should be aware of this potential association when considering anticholinergics for their older patients and should consider […]

Smoking increases risk of prostate cancer recurrence

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

According to a new study, prostate cancer patients who had a smoking habit also had an increased risk of cancer recurrence and spreading. Also, past and current smokers had more radiotherapy side effects. The study was led by Michael J. Zelefsky, MD, of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, who said, […]

Postpartum depression severity may be tied to its time of arrival

Monday, January 26th, 2015

A new study has found that the severity of postpartum depression in women may be tied to the time when they begin to suffer from it during pregnancy and the reason for their depression. The study was led by Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, director of the Perinatal Psychiatry Program, Center for Women’s Mood Disorders, University of […]

Daily drinking increases cirrhosis risk

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

According to a new study, daily drinking can increase the risk of cirrhosis in men more than lifetime alcohol drinking and less frequent drinking. The study also found that wine increased the risk by a smaller extent than beer and liquor. The study was led by Gro Askgaard, MD, of Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark, […]

Coffee may reduce skin cancer risk

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

According to a new study, coffee may lower the risk of melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. More specifically, those who drank four or more cups a day had a lower risk of the cancer than coffee non-drinkers. The study was led by Erikka Loftfield, MPH, of the National Cancer Institute. The researchers concluded, […]

New research finds several pain remedies for women

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

A new research review has identified several new remedies for pain, some of which are specifically for women, like pain after breast cancer surgery or childbirth. The review of pain management methods was conducted by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) to raise awareness among women. Author Donna-Ann Thomas, MD, an ASA Committee on Pain […]

IVF outcomes show improvement

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

A new study has found that in vitro fertilization (IVF) has become safer and more effective in the last 20 years. The rate of premature birth or low birth weight among non-twin babies born out of IVF has declined significantly in this period, along with the rate of stillbirths among non-twin and twin babies. The […]

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