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  • Patients reluctant to disagree with doctor's advice

    Patients reluctant to disagree with doctor's advice
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although most people who participated in a new survey preferred making medical decisions together with their doctor, the majority said they wouldn't speak up if what they wanted conflicted with their physician's...
  • Expensive, newer stents not better for all patients

    Expensive, newer stents not better for all patients
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many heart patients get newer, pricey stents inserted during artery-clearing procedures, even if it's not clear they'd be worse off with more basic models, a new study suggests. Along with being more costly, so-called drug-...
  • Meditation apps let the peace flow through the phone

    Meditation apps let the peace flow through the phone
    When it's time to meditate, sit comfortably, focus your attention … and reach for your smartphone? More and more people are doing just that, ifApple's iPhoneApp Store is any indication — a search for "meditation" results in more than 1,000...
  • A drop in pressure

    A drop in pressure
    Getting high blood pressure is the easy part — 76 million Americans already have it. But lowering it back down again doesn't have to be tricky either. Talk to your doctor and see if trying some of these ideas throughout the day can get you back on...
  • Early breast cancer screening may help some: study

    Early breast cancer screening may help some: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Starting breast cancer screening as early as age 25 may help women who carry a genetic mutation linked to a higher risk of cancer live longer, suggests a new study. "Results indicate that breast cancer deaths will decrease...
  • Many kids exposed to smoke despite parents' claims

    Many kids exposed to smoke despite parents' claims
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More than half of kids who were part of a new study from California tested positive for secondhand smoke exposure -- despite only a handful of their parents admitting to lighting up. Parents may think kids are only exposed...
  • What is a fatty liver?

    What is a fatty liver?
    It's not enough that we simply have to worry about the fat that's increasingly growing around our bellies. Americans should also be concerned about the fat that they can't see: the stuff that's filling up their livers, more commonly known as Nonalcoholic...
  • Getting through grief

    Getting through grief
    Losing a close friend or family member can be devastating. All the small details of daily life — getting out of bed, making meals, going to appointments, taking care of children, handling responsibilities at work — may seem monumentally hard...
  • Spinal taps may be useful in predicting brain disorders

    Spinal taps may be useful in predicting brain disorders
    A brief needle-in-the-back test could someday tell you, if you were inclined to know, whether you're likely to suffer from neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, and how bad the condition will be in your case. Researchers are using...
  • Cancer care services don't differ by neighborhood

    Cancer care services don't differ by neighborhood
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The worse outcomes among people with cancer who live in poor neighborhoods don't seem to be because they live in areas with fewer doctors and hospitals, according to a new study. Researchers found that poor neighborhoods in...
  • The doctor-patient relationship is evolving

    The doctor-patient relationship is evolving
    Until now, doctors have pretty much called the shots in the doctor-patient relationship. But change is on the way. Patients, say ahhhhh — it's about to be all about you. The new approach is called patient-centered care, and it's a very good thing,...
  • Mom's caffeine not linked to infant sleep problems: study

    Mom's caffeine not linked to infant sleep problems: study
    (Reuters) - A baby's sleep may not suffer just because its mother likes a daily cup or two of coffee, according to a Brazilian study based on nearly 900 new mothers. Studies over the years have come to mixed conclusions on whether caffeine during...