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April 28, 2015

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April 28, 2015

Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Which Is Best?

Apr. 27, 2015 — Intramuscular injection of testerosterone replacement therapy confers greater health benefits and lower cardiovascular risks than transdermal administration by skin patch or gel, a new study ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — An international team of scientists has discovered what amounts to a molecular reset button for our internal body clock. Their findings reveal a potential target to treat a range of disorders, from ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — In a study that looked at a handful of quality measures for chronic disease care, veterans who used both Veterans Affairs care and a Medicare Advantage plan during 2008 or 2009 did no better or worse ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers have trained a computer to crunch big biomedical data in order to recognize how genes work together in human tissues. Combining genomic data from 38,000 experiments, this research group ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — If you're finding it difficult to stick to a weight-loss diet, scientists say you can likely blame AGRP neurons -- hunger-sensitive cells in your brain. New experiments show these neurons are ... read more

Your Adolescent Brain on Alcohol: Changes Last Into Adulthood

Apr. 27, 2015 — Repeated alcohol exposure during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in the region of the brain that controls learning and memory, according to a research team that used a rodent model as a ... read more

HIV Prevention and Risk Behaviors Follow Weekly Patterns

Apr. 27, 2015 — The peak time for seeking information on topics related to HIV, such as prevention and testing, is at the beginning of the week, while risky sexual behaviors tend to increase on the weekends, ... read more

Study Links Insomnia to Impaired Work Performance in Night Shift Workers

Apr. 27, 2015 — A new study of night shift workers suggests that overnight occupational and cognitive impairment is more strongly correlated to insomnia than it is to ... read more

Potential New Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 27, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a way to prevent the development of multiple sclerosis in mice. Using a drug that blocks the production of a certain type of immune cell linked to inflammation and ... read more

Oil or Fat? Saturated Fatty Acids Might Directly Damage Your Heart

Apr. 27, 2015 — Olive oil is universally considered a much healthier alternative to meat fat. Plant-derived oils (such as olive oil, canola oil, and vegetable oil) largely consist of unsaturated fatty acids, whereas ... read more

Common Back Problems May Be Caused by Evolution of Human Locomotion

Apr. 27, 2015 — A common spinal disease could be the result of some people's vertebrae, the bones that make up the spine, sharing similarities in shape to a non-human primate. The research suggests that the ... read more

Bullying Leads to Depression and Suicidal Thoughts in Teens

Apr. 27, 2015 — High school students subjected to bullying and other forms of harassment are more likely to report being seriously depressed, consider suicide and carry weapons to school, according to findings from ... read more

Health Insurance Coverage Among Cancer Patients Varies Greatly by Demographics and Cancer Type

Apr. 27, 2015 — Among patients with cancer, rates of health insurance coverage vary by patient demographics and by cancer type, a new analysis has found. The researchers found that younger, non-white, unmarried ... read more

Detection of Critical Heart Disease Before Birth Lags Among Poor

Apr. 27, 2015 — While prenatal ultrasounds are doing a good job of identifying critical congenital heart disease, those living in poor or rural communities are less likely to find out their baby has heart disease ... read more

Outsmarting Smartphones: Technology Reduces Distracted Driving Among Teens

Apr. 27, 2015 — Technology can bolster efforts by parents, lawmakers and insurance companies to reduce distracted driving among novice teen drivers, according to a new ... read more

Two Thirds of the World's Population Have No Access to Safe, Affordable Surgery

Apr. 27, 2015 — Millions of people are dying from common, easily treatable conditions like appendicitis, fractures, or obstructed labor because they do not have access to, or can't afford, proper surgical care, ... read more

New Proton Therapy Technique Brings Hope of More Effective Treatment for Tumors Without Causing Collateral Damage

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers have succeeded in making a model of breathing movement that allows for the precise measurement of narrow beams to a dummy tumor in the lung by simulating the motion and physical ... read more

Prostate Cancer Patients Who Receive Permanent Radiotherapy Implants Twice as Likely to Be Free of Cancer After Five Years

Apr. 27, 2015 — Results from a randomised controlled trial to compare the use of permanent radioactive implants (brachytherapy) with dose-escalated external beam radiotherapy in patients with prostate cancer show ... read more

Despite Warnings, Health Food Stores Recommend Over-the-Counter Dietary Supplements to Minors

Apr. 26, 2015 — Fifteen year olds are not only able to buy over-the-counter dietary supplements from a sampling of health food stores across the country, the staff at those stores actually went so far as to ... read more

Serving Healthy Foods With a Smile May Entice Students to Eat Better

Apr. 26, 2015 — Labeling healthy foods with smiley faces and offering small prizes for buying nutritious items may be a low-cost way to get students to make healthy choices in the school lunch line, according to a ... read more

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