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Hand sanitizer may spare travelers illness abroad: survey

In a French survey of travelersto countries where diarrheal illnesses are common, the peoplewho used hand sanitizer while...

With high blood pressure, light to moderate drinking may protect heart

Drinking alcohol has been tiedin the past to a higher risk of high blood pressure, but in anew analysis of past studies,...

Self management may reduce blood pressure: study

Even people at significant riskfor heart attacks and strokes can take an active role inreducing their own high blood pressure,...

Men, substance users less likely to have weight-loss surgery

A one-size-fits-all approach toweight-loss surgery may be keeping obese men, substance usersand older people out of the operating...

CORRECTED-Peanut and almond butters recalled for possible salmonella

A natural food company is voluntarily recallingcertain peanut butters and almond butters because governmenttesting found...

Peanut and almond butters recalled for possible salmonella

A natural food company is voluntarily recallingcertain peanut butters and almond butters sold at Whole Foods,Trader Joe's...

More evidence adult daycare eases stress on dementia caregivers

The stress of caring for afamily member with dementia may take a toll on health over time,but a new study suggests that even...

Preventable hospital deaths after urological surgery rising: study

As more urological surgeries areperformed outside hospitals, deaths from preventablecomplications among men and women getting...

Tech investor gets five towns to join social-health experiment

Technology investor Esther Dysonthinks she has found the answer to America's growing healthconcerns, and has enlisted five...

Cancer screenings common among older, sick Americans

Despite potential risks andlimited benefits, many Americans are still screened for cancerstoward the end of their lives,...

NSAIDs tied to reduced breast cancer recurrence among obese

In overweight women, aspirin orother drugs that reduce inflammation might make certain breastcancers more treatable, researchers...

Religiosity associated with less depression in elderly: study

In a study of older adults,religious participation was correlated with better mood. People in the study who often attended...

Older people perform better in the morning, study finds

Older adults are better able toignore distractions and to perform demanding cognitive tasks inthe morning, a new study suggests....

Trouble sleeping could be a suicide risk factor for older adults

In a new study, people age 65and older who reported trouble sleeping were more likely tocommit suicide over the next ten...

Fish-eaters may keep more gray matter in old age

Eating baked or broiled fish atleast once a week may preserve parts of the brain that are hithard by aging, according to...

Regular exercise after menopause tied to lower breast cancer risk

Middle aged women who get a fewhours of activity each week, including walking or more vigorousexercise, are less likely to...

Singer Celine Dion takes career hiatus due to family, health concerns

Singer Celine Dion said on Wednesdaythat she had decided to put her career on hold indefinitely andhas cancelled her Asia...

GN Resound pins hopes on hearing aid for iPhone generation

Denmark's GN Resound is banking on ahearing aid packed with bluetooth-like technology that letsusers listen to calls and...

Many meds taken by seniors can raise risk of falls

Half of the 20 most commonlyprescribed medications taken by older adults may raise the riskof falls, according to new research....

For older colon cancer survivors, colonoscopies carry risks: study

After age 75, recurrences ofcolon cancer are rare and the risks of repeated colonoscopiesmay outweigh the benefits, according...

Silicon Valley startup launches self-insurance option for smaller firms

The founders of Collective Health,a Silicon Valley startup, say they can help employers save moneyby self-insuring rather...

Growing numbers sign up to Swiss right-to-die society

A Swiss organisation that helps peopletake their own lives and defends their right to refuse medicaltreatment says it has...

Diabetes-related amputations more common in poor areas

People with diabetes who live inthe poorest areas of California are about twice as likely to endup with their legs or feet...

New York teen wins $50,000 prize for invention aiding Alzheimer's patients

A New York teenager whose grandfathersuffers from Alzheimer's disease won a $50,000 science prize fordeveloping wearable...

Low vitamin D levels may predict dementia risk

Elderly people with less vitaminD in their blood may be more likely to develop dementia andAlzheimer's disease than those...

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej to return to hospital

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej willreturn to a Bangkok hospital for the first time since leaving ita year ago, the palace...

Scientific review finds aspirin significantly cuts cancer rates

Taking a small daily dose of aspirin cansignificantly reduce the risk of developing - or dying from -bowel, stomach and esophageal...

About half of heart procedure patients make end-of-life plans

Less than half of the patientswho underwent a risky heart surgery at one medical centercompleted advanced directives to guide...

Midlife high blood pressure tied to later-life mental decline

People with high blood pressurein middle age are more likely to experience cognitive decline -a common precursor of dementia...

Medicare raises U.S. hospital payment rates for FY2015

The U.S. government said on Mondaythat it will increase the operating payments that acute-care andlong-term care hospitals...

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