February 21, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Stem Cell Transplants May Help Some With Multiple Sclerosis

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Stem cell transplants may halt the progression of aggressive multiple sclerosis (MS) in nearly half of those with the debilitating disease, but picking the right patients for the treatment is key, a new study suggests. Specifically,

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February 21, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Self-Checks Help Spot Melanoma’s Return

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Self-checks by melanoma skin cancer patients play an important role in detecting a return of the most deadly form of skin cancer, new research suggests. In the study, which covered the years from 1996 to 2015, investigators from Thomas Jefferson

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February 21, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness

Health Tip: Stay Safe During Winter Sports

Latest Exercise & Fitness News (HealthDay News) — Skiing and snowboarding are fun ways to exercise and make the most of winter. But safety is still a priority. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons advises: Always head out with a buddy when you participate in a winter sport. Make sure

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February 21, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Same-Sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicides

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A new study links the approval of same-sex marriage in American states to lower rates of reported suicide attempts among lesbian, gay and bisexual teens. “The findings suggest that same-sex marriage policies reduced adolescent suicide

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February 21, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Staying Socially Active Nourishes the Aging Brain

Latest Neurology News MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Socializing with lots of relatives and friends may help you stay mentally sharp as you age, a new report co-sponsored by AARP finds. “It’s not uncommon for our social networks to shrink in size as we get older,” said Marilyn

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February 21, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Does Mercury in Fish Play a Role in ALS?

Latest Neurology News MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Eating mercury-laden seafood may raise the risk of developing ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), preliminary research suggests. The report warns of possible harm from fish containing the most mercury, such as swordfish and shark. It doesn’t suggest a higher risk of

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