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  • Caffeine may provide some Parkinson's relief

    Caffeine may provide some Parkinson's relief
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new, small study found people with Parkinson's disease who took caffeine pills saw slight but noticeable improvements in movement problems related to the condition. The findings warrant further study, Canadian researchers...
  • 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...
  • Color-coded nutrition system help make healthier choices

    Color-coded nutrition system help make healthier choices
    Homeland security uses a color chart to let you know the threat level facing America. Maybe the same thing could work for food. You know America has an obesity problem. Sure it’d be nice to eat healthier - but who can figure out the calorie...
  • Hot flashes may return after ending antidepressant

    Hot flashes may return after ending antidepressant
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For about a third of women taking antidepressants to treat menopause symptoms, hot flashes and night sweats will return after discontinuing the drug, according to a new study. "It's important for people to understand that......
  • Woman gives kidney to stranger

    Woman gives kidney to stranger
    After more than a year of suffering from Stage 5 kidney failure, Eddie Beatrice decided to look online for a kidney donor. "It was Jan. 1 [2013] and I said, 'Today is the day I'm going to take back control of my life,' " said Beatrice, 51, of North...
  • Don't Label Genetically Engineered Food

    Don't Label Genetically Engineered Food
    The recent call for labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients — especially on a state-by-state basis as in Connecticut — is unnecessary, unrealistic and uninformed. As someone who grew up and attended college in...
  • Men with big beer bellies likely to have weaker bones: study

    Men with big beer bellies likely to have weaker bones: study
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Men with excessive fat around their abdomen, commonly known as a "beer belly," are at an elevated risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, and now researchers are adding osteoporosis to the list of potential hazards. More than 37...
  • Spinal steroid shots may have little effect on sciatica

    Spinal steroid shots may have little effect on sciatica
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite the growing popularity of steroid injections to treat various kinds of back pain in recent years, a new review of past research finds the shots do little to alleviate sciatica, a common condition that causes leg and...
  • Teel Time: Boston Marathon bombing strikes at running's core

    Pete Watson runs, literally and figuratively, among the distance-running elite. He won bronze in the 5,000 meters at the 2001 Canadian national championships, and he coaches his brother Rob, a world-class marathoner. Monday the Watsons were in Boston,...
  • Some mothers can't breast-feed

     Some mothers can't breast-feed
    After struggling to breast-feed her first two children, Nyssa Retter was determined to do better with her third. She gave birth without painkillers, which may make newborns slightly drowsy. She chose a free-standing birth center staffed with lactation-...
  • Videos illuminate realities of end-stage procedures

     Videos illuminate realities of end-stage procedures
    End-of-life choices and treatment decisions are rarely discussed in the medical community, despite expert advice meant to encourage communication, studies suggest. As a result, many patients spend their final days receiving invasive treatments that they...
  • Young doctors: fewer hours means they're less tired, less prepared

    Young doctors: fewer hours means they're less tired, less prepared
    (Reuters) - Orthopedic surgeons-in-training said they were tired less often after rules regulating how much they could work went into place, according to a U.S. survey. But the results published in the Annals of Surgery found the trainee doctors didn't...