Prostate cancer: home urine test could ‘revolutionize diagnosis’

(Tim Newman/ Medical News Today) — Prostate cancer is common, affecting nearly half of males over 50. However, it tends to develop slowly, and in many cases, health professionals do not consider it clinically significant. … Read More

Avoid romaine lettuce from Salinas, Ca., Canadian officials warn
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(Canadian Press) — Canadian health officials are warning consumers to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, Calif., because of another food poisoning outbreak.

The notice comes almost exactly one year after a similar outbreak led to a blanket warning about romaine, ranging from whole heads to pre-cut salad mixes.

The Public Health  …

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World’s oldest people may have supercharged immune cells
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(Stephanie Pappas/ Live Science) — The secret to living past 110 may be an increase in killer cells in the bloodstream.

New research finds that “supercentenarians,” or people who make it to 110 years of age or older, have higher-than-typical concentrations of a particularly rare type of T helper cell in their blood.  …

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Doctors warn of danger of ‘feather duvet lung’
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(Nicola Davis/ The Guardian) — As winter approaches it might be tempting to curl up under a thick feather duvet, but experts have warned it might lead to more than just warm toes.

Doctors have reported a case of “feather duvet lung” – a lung inflammation caused by breathing in dust from the feathers in bedding – and have called for medical   …

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A new era for migraine relief
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(Greg Breining/ AAMC News) — 38 million Americans suffer from nausea, intense sensitivity to light, and some of the other debilitating symptoms of migraine headaches. Finally, there are new treatments to help them.

Jessica Ailani, MD, director of the MedStar Georgetown Headache Center, had been treating a woman for several years

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Colchicine cuts odds of new heart attack, stroke in heart attack survivors
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(Thomson Reuters) — The inflammation-fighting drug colchicine, already a treatment for gout, dramatically reduces the odds of future cardiovascular problems in people who have just survived a heart attack, a large new study has concluded.

While 7.1 per cent of patients who took placebo pills died, had a second heart attack, a stroke  …

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Literacy might shield the brain from dementia
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(Gary Stix/ Scientific American) — Socrates famously railed against the evils of writing. The sage warned that it would “introduce forgetfulness into the soul of those who learn it: they will not practice using their memory because they will put their trust in writing.”

He got a few things wrong. For one, people nurture Socrates’ memory  …

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Anti-inflammatory steroid drugs may increase diabetes risk after just a week of treatment, study
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(Rohini Krishnamurthy/ MEAWW News) — Individuals who take a commonly prescribed anti-inflammatory drug might have a higher risk of diabetes, according to a new study. In just after seven days of treatment, the drug could disturb the body’s handle over blood sugar, says the study.

Anti-inflammatory drugs such as prednisolone,  …

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Frequent pot smokers at greater risk of stroke, heart problems
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(Dennis Thompson/ HealthDay) — Smoking pot doesn’t do your heart or your brain any favors, a pair of new studies shows.

Frequent pot smokers are more than twice as likely to suffer a stroke compared with those who don’t partake, the first study found.

They’re also more likely to be hospitalized for a dangerously erratic  …

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Sleepless nights could raise heart risks
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(Robert Preidt/ HealthDay News) — Sleep problems could increase your risk for heart attack, stroke and other heart and brain diseases, a new study suggests.

It included 487,200 people in China, average age 51, with no history of stroke or heart disease. They were asked if they had any of these problems three or more times a week:   …

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