Stem Cell Transplant May Help Some Aggressive MS

Tweet Assess your MS self-care routine. By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A stem cell transplant may help some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) when standard drugs fail, a new clinical trial finds. The study focused on 110 patients with aggressive cases of MS: Their symptoms had flared up at least twice in the past year...
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Obesity Can Cut Years Off Your Dog’s Life, Too

Tweet From Our Sponsor 13 Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe Outdoors By Maureen Salamon                  HealthDay Reporter         WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Carrying extra pounds isn’t just bad for humans: New research indicates dogs‘ lives may be significantly shorter if they’re overweight. The study, which evaluated data from more...
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Keep Moving to Keep Brain Sharp in Old Age

Tweet By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Staying active in old age may help preserve your memory and thinking skills, a new study suggests. In fact, older people who were physically active kept their minds sharp, even if their brains showed signs of lesions or other markers linked to Alzheimer’s disease or other...
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Study: Climate Change Already Hurting Human Health

Tweet By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Climate change is already having clear effects on human health, according to a new review that describes the situation as a “health emergency.” “Climate change is causing injuries, illnesses and deaths now from heat waves, infectious diseases, food and water insecurity,...
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How Getting a Flu Shot Could Save Your Life

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s not too late to get your flu shot, which can protect you in ways that may surprise you. The flu vaccine can be a lifesaver for people with heart disease, according to infectious disease specialist Dr. Michael Chang, assistant professor of pediatrics at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. “Previous studies have...
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Steps to Reduce Hospital Sleep Disruptions Studied

Tweet By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Anyone who has cared for a hospitalized loved one knows that frequent nighttime sleep interruptions — caused by noise or nursing checks — are a big concern. But in a new study, a Chicago hospital adopted sleep-friendly measures for patients that led to fewer nighttime awakenings...
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Many Oncologists Unsure of LGBTQ Health Needs

Tweet FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Most cancer specialists are comfortable treating LGBTQ patients, but many aren’t confident in their knowledge about these patients’ specific health needs, a new survey finds. “Cancer care within the LGBTQ community is a largely ignored public health issue,” said Gwendolyn Quinn, a professor in the Departments of Obstetrics...
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Frailty a Risk Factor for Dementia

Tweet FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Frailty is associated with a higher risk of both Alzheimer’s disease and its crippling symptoms, a new study shows. “By reducing an individual’s physiological reserve, frailty could trigger the clinical expression of dementia when it might remain asymptomatic in someone who is not frail,” said study leader Dr. Kenneth Rockwood,...
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Is Type 1 Diabetes a Factor in Broken Bones?

Tweet FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Poor blood sugar control puts people with type 1 diabetes at increased risk for fragility fractures, a new study shows. A fragility fracture is a broken bone caused by a fall from standing height or less. For the study, researchers analyzed data on more than 3,300 people with type 1 diabetes and more than 44,000 with type 2 diabetes, in the United...
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Universal Flu Vaccine May Offer 1-Shot Protection

Tweet Tamar Ben-Yedidia, PhD, chief scientific officer, BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Jerusalem. Anthony Fauci, MD, director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. Rafi Ahmed, PhD, director, Emory Vaccine Center, Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta. ScienceDirect: “Hemagglutin.” CDC: “Flu.” National Institutes of Health: “Universal...
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