Many migraine sufferers wary of alcohol as a headache trigger. Many migraine sufferers avoid alcohol, saying it can trigger the severe headaches, a survey found. Reuters Health, 01/21/2019.
New breast cancer gene tests don't faze women. Women with breast cancer who get newer genetic tests to estimate their risk of recurrence may not be any more anxious about their test results than their peers who get older tests that focus on fewer genes, a recent study suggests. Reuters Health, 01/21/2019. (Also see Cancer)
Long-term exercise by older adults tied to lower risk of falls. Older adults who have exercised regularly for at least a year may be less likely to experience falls or related injuries than their less active peers, a research review suggests. Reuters Health, 01/19/2019. (Also see Coping Strategies)
Insomnia treatment may help ease depression during menopause. Women going through menopause may have fewer symptoms of depression when they get treatment for insomnia than when they don't, a recent experiment suggests. Reuters Health, 01/18/2019. (Also see Sleep Disorders and Depression)
Scientists Are Teaching the Body to Accept New Organs. Patients receiving new kidneys and livers must take damaging anti–rejection drugs for the rest of their lives, but now researchers hope to train the immune system instead of just tamping it down. New York Times, 01/22/2019. (Also see Dendritic Cells and Immunosuppressants)
Can a Nice Doctor Make Treatments More Effective? Having a doctor who is warm and reassuring actually improves your health and can make a difference for health outcomes. New York Times, 01/22/2019. (Also see Physician and Patient Relationships)
Scientists discover cocktail of cancer medication and plant–based supplement could halt body's decline. An anti–ageing drug may be on the horizon, research suggests, as scientists have discovered a drug cocktail that clears senescent – or 'zombie' – cells from the body. Mail Online, 01/09/2019.
Taking an aspirin each day does more HARM than good for healthy middle-aged adults. A major new study concludes the risk of major internal bleeding significantly outweighs the benefit of aspirin among those with no history of heart disease. Mail Online, 01/22/2019. (Also see NSAIDs)
To Fight Fatty Liver, Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks. Children with fatty liver disease sharply reduced the amount of fat and inflammation in their livers by cutting soft drinks, fruit juices and foods with added sugars. New York Times, 01/22/2019.
Helping Children Conquer Chronic Pain. There is strong evidence for using psychological treatment for chronic pain, but that does not mean the pain isn't real. New York Times, 01/22/2019. (Also see Pain Management)
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