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Patient positioning may impede accuracy of breast MRI

Patient positioning may impede accuracy of breast MRI

There’s proof that the position a woman is located in at some point of her pre-surgical breast MRI may want to have an effect on — for higher or worse — the scan‘s accuracy. The small look at, from radiologists at Brigham and girls‘s sanatorium in Boston, shows that MRI pix takenbefore breast cancer surgery [...]

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Most Americans are eating better

Most Americans are eating better

More than half of Americans were eating healthier in 2012 than they were in 1999, a new study finds. In fact, the percentage of adults with poor diets dropped from 56 percent to 46 percent during that period. By 2012, people ate more whole grains, fruit, nuts, seeds and fish while cutting back on sugar-sweetened [...]

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Exercise may help thwart ovarian cancer

Exercise may help thwart ovarian cancer

Lack of exercise is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and of death from the disease, two new studies suggest. “Women may be overwhelmed with mixed messages about physical activity or exercise recommendations and opt to be inactive because they feel that they cannot meet the recommended amount of physical activity,” said Kirsten [...]

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Blood test may rule out too many donor hearts

Blood test may rule out too many donor hearts

A blood test that’s used to check the health of a donor heart may not accurately predict if a heart transplant will be successful, a new study finds. Placing less emphasis on this blood test could increase the number of hearts available for end-stage heart failure, the researchers said. “Heart transplantation is an incredible therapy [...]

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Long work hours may hurt your health, study says

Long work hours may hurt your health, study says

Years of working long hours may help you climb the career ladder, but those hours may take a steep toll on your health — and that’s especially true for women, new research says. “People who habitually put in a lot of long hours for many years, even decades, are really running an increased risk of [...]

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Zika’s delivery via mosquito bite may boost its effect

Zika’s delivery via mosquito bite may boost its effect

The inflammation caused by a mosquito bite helps Zika and other viruses spread through the body more quickly, a new study in mice suggests. “Mosquito bites are not just annoying — they are key for how these viruses spread around your body and cause disease,” said senior study author Dr. Clive McKimmie. He is a [...]

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‘Love hormone’ gene may be key to lasting relationships, study says

‘Love hormone’ gene may be key to lasting relationships, study says

Lower activity of a specific gene may affect a person’s social behavior, including the ability to form healthy relationships, researchers say. The OXT gene is involved in the production of oxytocin, a hormone linked with a large number of social behaviors in people. It’s sometimes referred to as the “love hormone.” The University of Georgia [...]

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Specific diet plan works better than drugs for type 2 diabetes, study shows

Specific diet plan works better than drugs for type 2 diabetes, study shows

While general advice on how to improve diet to reduce diabetes symptoms and obesity can work, researchers in a recent study found a personalized, specific nutrition plan was far more effective for achieving health goals. Researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center found structured nutrition therapy helped patients reach health goals similar to those of medications [...]

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Report: Americans spending billions on alternative medicine

Report: Americans spending billions on alternative medicine

Americans spend a good chunk of their healthcare dollars on alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic care and natural supplements, a new government report shows. In fact, they paid more than $30 billion out of pocket in 2012 on chiropractors and other complementary health practitioners, as well as supplements and other forms of alternative [...]

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Study: Behavior woes hamper boys more than girls in school

Study: Behavior woes hamper boys more than girls in school

Behavior problems are more likely to hold boys back in school than girls, a new study shows. “When I compared 4- and 5-year-old boys and girls who had the same levels of behavior problems — including difficulty sustaining attention, regulating emotions, delaying gratification and forming positive relationships with teachers and peers — I found that [...]

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Study: Many male doctors may overlook female heart risks

Study: Many male doctors may overlook female heart risks

Many male primary care doctors regard heart disease as a man’s issue and don’t assess risk in female patients, a new French study finds. Many of these physicians “will be surprised by our findings, and I hope this will help them ensure they assess [heart] risk equally in their male and female patients,” said lead [...]

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Clinicians not more wasteful than doctors, study finds

Clinicians not more wasteful than doctors, study finds

Despite concerns aired by doctors that advanced practice clinicians are redundant and prescribe unnecessary tests and treatment, researchers suggest they could become a key part of healthcare as more and more people gain access to services. Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles found that, for a range of conditions and treatments, clinicians are [...]

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