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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Test vitamin D level, then you know how much you need to take it

March 25, 2012

Over the past several months, Vitamin D has been in the news, and it’s seemed like a magic bullet that can fight a range of life-or-death issues ranging from cardiovascular disease to colorectal cancer. And though the jury’s still out on whether those claims are definitively true, what’s unarguable is the link between low...
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Dietary Supplement Consumers Tend to Make Healthier Lifestyle Choices

March 25, 2012

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — When it comes to healthy habits, dietary supplement users appear to make healthier lifestyle choices overall than non-users, according to a recent study by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement industry. This is supported by previous studies-4 that suggest that...
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Male Fertility Test Debuts, Checks Sperm Count Level At Home

March 25, 2012

For couples struggling to conceive, tackling fertility issues often falls to the woman. But now there’s a new way to pinpoint fertility problems without leaving your home, Bloomberg News reports. Even more revolutionary, the test is for men. Dubbed SpermCheck Fertility, the new home kit allows men to determine whether or not their sperm...
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Vitamin D

March 25, 2012

  Yvetta Fedorova At least once a week, someone, usually a woman over 50, asks me about vitamin D. Perhaps a routine checkup has revealed a deficiency, prompting the doctor to recommend an over-the-counter supplement or, in severe cases, large prescription doses to correct the problem. Often, though, the concern is bone health. Without...
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Web-based program may help cancer fatigue

March 25, 2012

Cancer survivors who are still battling fatigue may find help from online counseling, a new clinical trial suggests. It’s known that cancer patients commonly have fatigue, and it can linger for years after treatment. Studies suggest that exercise can help, as can keeping a healthy sleep schedule, if possible. There’s also evidence that “talk...
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Antidepressants May Raise Risk for Pregnancy Complication

March 25, 2012

THURSDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women taking the antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) face a slightly increased risk of developing dangerously high blood pressure, Canadian researchers report. This condition, known as preeclampsia, can harm both mothers and their unborn infants, the researchers noted. However, this association may not be...
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Obese Women at Higher Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study

March 25, 2012

FRIDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) — Overweight and obese breast cancer patients are at increased risk for recurrence of the disease, a new study finds. The findings — which held true even though chemotherapy doses were adjusted for weight — provide further evidence that lifestyle factors can influence cancer patient outcomes, according to Dr....
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The truth about salt and high blood pressure

March 25, 2012
The truth about salt and high blood pressure

One in three adults in the United States has high blood pressure, and less than half have it under control. Salt intake can be a big factor in blood pressure, so today we start a two-part series by looking at who needs to be concerned about salt, and the best way to reduce sodium...
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Swapping protein for sugar may help blood pressure

March 25, 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Overweight adults who replaced some of the sugar in their diets with protein saw their high blood pressure drop slightly in a new study that leaves open the question of whether the cut carbs or the added protein produced the effect. Dutch researchers found that when they gave participants...
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Stem cell treatment could repair heart damage

March 25, 2012

CHICAGO – Patients with advanced heart disease who received an experimental stem cell therapy showed slightly improved heart function, researchers said at a major U.S. cardiology conference on Saturday. The clinical trial involved 92 patients, with an average age of 63, who were picked at random to get either a placebo or a series...
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Free home colon test kits available

March 22, 2012

WATERLOO, Iowa — Fear is no excuse to take risks when it comes to matters of health. That’s what Kendra Luze, 52, tells family members, loved ones, co-workers, anyone who will listen. Specifically, Luze, a unit secretary in the emergency room at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, tells them to get their colon...
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Soy-based S-equol supplement reduces metabolic syndrome risk factors

March 22, 2012

Washington, DC. (March 19, 2012) A 12-week treatment of the fermented soy germ-based nutritional supplement containing S-equol significantly lowered hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), LDL cholesterol and improved vascular stiffness, all factors that occur as part of metabolic syndrome, according to a first-of-its-kind peer-reviewed study reported in a poster at the Women’s Health 2012 annual meeting....
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Vitamin E pills fail to lower women’s heart failure risk

March 22, 2012

A new U.S. study indicates taking vitamin E won’t reduce a woman’s risk of heart failure, the latest research to debunk the long-held claim the supplement helps prevent medical problems in aging. However, the study, published in Tuesday’s American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure, did observe one heart-related benefit of vitamin E use...
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New Natural Herbal Product for Children with ADD/ADHD

March 22, 2012

Glencoe, Illinois (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 Dr. Sergei Shushunov, MD, the owner of Lev Laboratories, Ltd., a leading US developer and manufacturer of dietary supplements for infants and children under the brand name “4 healthy kids” has recently announced introduction of a new product for children with ADD/ADHD named Timeout®. Timeout® is a proprietary...
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LabsDirect Launches In The UK With STI, DNA, Allergy And Health Tests

March 22, 2012
LabsDirect Launches In The UK With STI, DNA, Allergy And Health Tests

LabsDirect offers an online alternative to a health centre or GUM clinic, providing a number of home sample collection test kits for various health concerns and conditions. London, UK (PRWEB UK) 21 March 2012 LabsDirect has been providing accurate and discreet home-based STI tests since 2011, having originally been known as STIClinic, and in...
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Daily aspirin linked to reduced the risk of cancer and death from cancer

March 22, 2012

Taking aspirin once a day may help prevent cancer, and perhaps even in some cases treat it, a growing body of research suggests. A new study finds that people who took a low-dose aspirin daily for at least three years were 25 percent less likely to develop cancer than people who didn’t take it....
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Renal denervation treating high blood pressure in clinical trial

March 22, 2012

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30 percent of American adults have high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. The standard treatment is medication, but some patients are unable to control their high blood pressure despite taking three or more medications. A team of...
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Diabetes seen as taking toll on women’s hearing, too

March 22, 2012

  Diabetes is associated with hearing loss in women, especially if the blood sugar disease isn’t well-controlled, new research indicates. The study, done by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, examined the medical records of 990 men and women who had hearing tests between 2000 and 2008. Patients with diabetes were divided into...
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Molecular Diagnostic Test, Early Warning Tool Against Diseases

March 21, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Despite numerous check-ups and diagnostic tests, his cancer was not detected until it was too late . . .” For thousands of Filipino families, this is a familiar statement regarding the nightmare of losing a loved one because of inaccurate and much-delayed medical diagnosis. Fortunately, a high-tech (yet affordable) solution is...
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Lightheadedness Upon Standing Could Signal Heart Risk

March 21, 2012

MONDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) — If your blood pressure drops suddenly when you stand up, leaving you feeling lightheaded or woozy, you may be at greater risk for developing heart failure, a new study suggests. This condition is known as orthostatic hypotension. According to the study, people with orthostatic hypotension were 54 percent...
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