April 21, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Immune-Based Therapy Shows Early Promise Against MS

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — An experimental immune-system therapy appears safe for people with progressive forms of multiple sclerosis. And it may ease symptoms in some, a preliminary study suggests. The findings are based on just six patients, and the Australian

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April 20, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness

Want a Longer Life? Try Biking to Work

Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Adding a few miles of biking each day to your commute might add years to your life span, new research suggests. The British study found that bicycling to work appeared to halve people’s odds for serious disease and

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April 20, 2017 by Contributor in Eyesight

Is Annual Eye Exam a Must for People With Type 1 Diabetes?

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Eyesight News WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People with type 1 diabetes face the risk of developing a disease that can cause blindness, so treatment guidelines have long called for annual eye exams. But new research suggests this one-size-fits-all advice is costly and

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April 20, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Study Cites Factors Linked to Suicide in the Young

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Teens and young adults who come from troubled backgrounds have a greater risk of killing themselves, a new study suggests. Kids exposed to suicide in the family, parental mental health disorders and substantial parental criminal behavior had the highest

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April 20, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

Body Temperature Might Give Clues to Coma

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Adjusting the so-called body clock might help severely brain-injured patients regain consciousness from a coma, researchers say. The preliminary study included 18 people with severe brain injuries. Their body temperature was continually monitored for one week, which enabled researchers to

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April 20, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology

FDA Approves Device to Help Curb Cluster Headaches

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Cluster headaches, though rare, are among the most severe forms of headache a person can face. But there’s new hope for at least some patients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it has approved a hand-held device to treat

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