Freezing Ovaries Before Cancer Treatment May...10/06/15
One-third of women who froze ovarian tissue before undergoing cancer treatment and later had it transplanted back ended up having babies, according to a study of women in Denmark.
Women Find A Fertility Test Isn't As Reliable As They'd...
It's hard to predict how quickly a woman's fertility will decline and if she'll be a good candidate for egg freezing. But doctors try to figure that out with something called an ovarian reserve test.
Missing Microbes Provide Clues About Asthma Risk
Researchers find that babies lacking four types of bacteria in their guts at 3 months appear to have a higher risk for developing asthma later in life.
Studies May Overstate The Benefits of Talk Therapy For...
Studies showing that a treatment works are more likely to be published than those with a negative result. So talk therapy and drug therapy for depression are probably less effective than thought.
Club Drug Ketamine Gains Traction As A Treatment For...
Doctors and patients are using ketamine to treat severe depression, even though the anesthetic and psychedelic club drug has not been approved by the FDA for that purpose. It's not without risks.
Could Delaying Retirement Be Great For Your Health?
Scientists have found that working in one's 60s and 70s is associated with better physical and mental health. Even part-time work may be enough to reap the benefits.
Surgeon Seeks To Help Women Navigate Breast Cancer...
Thirty years ago no one uttered the words "breast cancer" in public. Now there's no shortage of information, but the glut can make it hard for women to make choices about care.
Wherever You Go, Your Personal Cloud Of Microbes Follows
You're not just shedding microbes on every surface you touch. Research suggests you're actually walking around in an airborne plume of bacteria and other microscopic organisms that's unique to you.
FDA Revisits Safety Of Essure Contraceptive Device
It's the only available, nonsurgical permanent birth control option that's FDA-approved. But thousands of women have complained of serious side effects like severe pain, heavy bleeding and depression.
How Best To Teach A Troubled Teen? The Question Can Get...
A Connecticut teen who has enough credits to graduate from high school is still eligible for specialized services. The school district and his family are battling over what the services should be.
Caffeine At Night Resets Your Inner Clock
Late-night coffee, tea or cola does more than keep you up, scientists say. The amount of caffeine in a double espresso can delay the internal clock in cells throughout your body by about 40 minutes.
In Colorado, More People Are Insured But Cost Remains An...
Colorado has cut the number of people without health insurance in half, with 20 percent of state residents now on Medicaid. but out-of-pocket medical expenses can still be hard for families to afford.
School Nurses Stock Drug To Reverse Opioid Overdoses
With deaths from heroin and painkillers on the rise, more nurses at high schools and middle schools are prepared to intervene in the event of an overdose on school grounds.
FDA Orders 4 Cigarette Products Pulled From The Market
The Food and Drug Administration exercised its regulatory power to compel a tobacco company to stop selling cigarettes after the maker failed to show they don't raise new public health issues.
Panel Says Aspirin Lowers Heart Attack Risk For Some
Some adults at risk of heart attack or stroke can indeed benefit from taking a daily aspirin, a federal panel says. And it may also lower colorectal cancer risk. But the treatment has risks, too.
Mediterranean Diet With Extra Olive Oil May Lower Breast...
A study finds that women who ate a Mediterranean diet plus four tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil per day had a significantly lower risk of breast cancer compared with women on a low-fat diet.
Live-In Laboratory May Help Older Adults Live...
Instead of having to go to the doctors, how about a physical, every day, without having to do anything at all? We visit a live-in laboratory in Fort Worth, Texas, designed for senior citizens.
Good Quality Sleep May Build Healthy Hearts
Too much sleep, too little sleep or disrupted sleep may put people at risk for heart disease. A study finds a link between poor quality sleep patterns and a buildup of calcium in the arteries.
Aggressively Lowering Blood Pressure Saves Lives, Study...
A huge federal study was halted early when a preliminary analysis of the results found clear evidence that lowering blood pressure can slash heart attacks, strokes, heart failure and deaths.
Treatment From Brain Tissue May Have Spread Alzheimer's...
Eight people who received growth hormone treatments made from human brains died decades later from a rare disease. Some also had brain damage similar to that seen in Alzheimer's, autopsies reveal.
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