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C-Reactive Protein Independent Prognostic Marker in Melanoma Mar 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- C-reactive protein (CRP) levels are an independent prognostic marker in melanoma, according to a study published online March 16 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Shenying Fang, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and... Read More

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Rapid-Onset Bacterial Infection Reported After Laser Treatment Mar 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rapid-onset bacterial infections can occur after non-ablative fractional resurfacing with 1,550/1,927 nm laser, according to a case series published in the February issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Noting that non-ablative fractional laser procedures are considered minimally invasive with a... Read More

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WBC, Neutrophil Counts Predict Stroke Risk in Older Asian Men Mar 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher total white blood cell (WBC) and neutrophil counts are independent predictors of stroke in older Japanese-American men, according to a study published online March 4 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Ji Young Huh, M.D., from the University of... Read More

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Cardiovascular Screening in Men With ED Could Save Billions Mar 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Screening men presenting with erectile dysfunction (ED) for cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors can potentially cut future cardiovascular events and save billions of dollars over 20 years, according to a study published online March 2 in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Alexander W... Read More

Tagged In Men’s Health

Joint European, U.S. Statement Issued on Insulin Pump Safety Mar 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Modern insulin pump technologies could be further improved by adopting a more rigorous, standardized, and transparent approach to safety, according to a joint scientific statement from the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association. The statement was published... Read More

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Breastfeeding Linked to Improved IQ at Age 30 Mar 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breastfeeding is associated with improved performance in intelligence tests at age 30, according to a study from Brazil published in the April issue of The Lancet Global Health. Cesar G. Victora, Ph.D., from the Universidade Federal de Pelotas in Brazil, and colleagues... Read More

Tagged In Child Development and Parenting: Infants

Jyoti Meditation Program Effective for Chronic Neck Pain Mar 17, 2015

TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An eight-week jyoti meditation program is effective for patients with chronic neck pain, according to a study published in the January issue of The Journal of Pain. Michael Jeitler, M.D., from the Charité-Universitätsmedizin in Berlin, and colleagues examined the effectiveness... Read More

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Genetic Variation Impacts Aspirin/NSAID Link to CRC Risk Mar 17, 2015

TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been identified which confer differential benefit for aspirin and/or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use in relation to colorectal cancer risk, according to a study published in the March 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical... Read More

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More Than 16 Million Americans Have Gained Coverage Under ACA Mar 17, 2015

TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Obama Administration reported Monday the largest drop in the number of Americans without health insurance since the Johnson administration expanded health coverage through Medicare and Medicaid 50 years ago. The new report tracks gains in health coverage since the rollout of the... Read More

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Moderate Hypoglycemia Impacts Language Processing Mar 16, 2015

MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Moderate hypoglycemia is associated with deterioration in language processing in adults with and without type 1 diabetes, according to a study published online March 10 in Diabetes Care. Kate V. Allen, from the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, and colleagues... Read More

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