Male Pattern Baldness Tied to Prostate Cancer, Study Suggests

Tweet Male Pattern Baldness Tied to Prostate Cancer By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Men with male pattern baldness may face a higher risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer than men with no balding, a new study suggests. But, the study authors noted that it’s not clear yet whether men with this specific pattern of baldness...
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Nonsurgical Treatments Suggested for Women’s Urinary Incontinence

Tweet Female Urinary Incontinence: Nonsurgical Treatment By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Effective treatment options exist for women with urinary incontinence that don’t involve medication or surgery, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians. Exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, bladder training...
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U.S. to Lead International Effort to Stop Ebola

Tweet U.S. to Lead International Effort to Stop Ebola Sept. 16, 2014 — The U.S. Department of Defense will send up to 3,000 personnel to Liberia in the coming weeks in an effort to boost the international response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which has claimed thousands of lives and shows no signs of slowing. The mission, which will be called “Operation United Assistance,” will...
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Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss Play the Field in ‘Listen Up Philip’ Trailer

Tweet Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss play a couple who are pretty much sick of one another in the first full trailer for the dark comedy Listen Up Philip.  Schwartzman (Saving Mr. Banks) stars as the eponymous novelist who is invited by his favorite author to his home in the woods. This doesn’t exactly bode well...
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Not Everyone With Alzheimer’s-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study

Tweet Some May Compensate for Alzheimer’s-Linked Protein By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The human brain may have a way to compensate for the build-up of a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease. That could help explain why some older people who have beta-amyloid deposits do not develop dementia, California...
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Risks of Breast Cancer Screening in Women Over 70

Tweet Risks of Breast Cancer Screening in Women 70-Plus Sept. 15, 2014 — Including women ages 70 and over in a national breast cancer screening program does not lead to a large decline in advanced cases, and it may have certain consequences, a Dutch study says. In the Netherlands, the upper age limit for getting screened was extended from 69 to 75 in 1998. That allowed researchers from the...
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Want to Fight Ebola? CDC to Train Health Workers

Tweet Want to Fight Ebola? CDC to Train Health Workers Sept. 15, 2014 — The CDC is looking for a few good nurses and doctors — but especially nurses — to help fight the Ebola epidemic. In response to the critical needs for more health care workers in West Africa, the agency plans to launch a 3-day training course to teach qualified professionals to safely treat people with Ebola....
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Gates Foundation Gives $50M to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa

Tweet Gates Foundation Gives $50M to Fight Ebola By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Acting in response to the devastating Ebola outbreak in four West Africa nations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday that it has pledged $50 million to help combat the epidemic. The money will be made available to United Nations agencies...
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Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care, CDC Says

Tweet CDC: Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Most adults can remember the battery of health services they endured as kids: hearing and vision tests, dental exams, regular checkups and vaccinations. Many American kids growing up now won’t have those memories, because millions of infants and...
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Obese People May Be More Vulnerable to Food Cues

Tweet Obese People May Be More Vulnerable to Food Cues By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Obese people may be more vulnerable to environmental food cues than thin people because of differences in their brain chemistry, a new study suggests. This finding could explain why obese people tend to overeat in response to food triggers, such as...
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