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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...
  • FDA sets path for key new diabetes device

    FDA sets path for key new diabetes device
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued new guidelines to medical device makers developing a potentially revolutionary device for type 1 diabetes, saying they should speed its delivery to patients. The guidelines reflect months...
  • Seeking the right recipe for food labels

    Seeking the right recipe for food labels
    You can give people all sorts of useful information, but that doesn't mean they'll use it. Case in point: the Nutrition Facts panels inscribed on nearly every can, box, jug, carton and plastic wrapper in which food has been sold since 1994. These small,...
  • PASSINGS: Mel McDaniel, Lou Gorman, Harley Allen

    PASSINGS: Mel McDaniel, Lou Gorman, Harley Allen
    Mel McDaniel Country music singer-songwriter Mel McDaniel, 68, a husky-voiced country music singer-songwriter who had a No. 1 hit with "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On," died of lung cancer Thursday at his home in Hendersonville, Tenn., the Grand Ole...
  • You're getting very relaxed …

    You're getting very relaxed …
    When Angel McNall arrived at the hospital in labor with her second son in February, she was in excruciating pain. The baby was facing her front instead of her back, in a posterior position, which can make labor more painful because the baby's skull pushes...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Supplements lack science, safety proof

    Supplements lack science, safety proof
    "Lost your essence after excessive lovemaking?" BioRay said it has a supplement for you. Autism? Allergies? Liver problems? BioRay said it can help. In fact, the supplement company established by Timothy and Stephanie Ray said it has products for just...
  • 10 things your cardiologist wants you to know

    10 things your cardiologist wants you to know
    Sure, you should keep your weight, cholesterol and blood pressure in check. But getting there — and staying there — includes a multitude of physical, nutritional and emotional components. Here are cardiologists' top 10 secrets for getting...
  • Hopefully, teen won't need more advanced treatments for ulcerative colitis

    Q: My 15-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (left-sided). She was prescribed Asacol to treat the inflammation. She's tolerated the dosage (three times a day) so far. Will she need to be on this drug all the time or only...
  • Hoarding: When keeping stuff gets out of hand

    Hoarding: When keeping stuff gets out of hand
    It's good to keep essentials on hand for the future. But some people take this to an extreme, acquiring and accumulating objects of dubious value (to others) in such large and disorderly quantities that their living space is filled and normal use of the...