Stem Cell Transplant May Help Some Aggressive MS

Stem Cell Transplant
By Amy Norton, HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A stem cell transplant may help some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) when standard drugs fail, a new clinical trial finds.The study focused on 110 patients with aggressive cases of MS: Their symptoms had flared up at least twice in the past year...

Diabetes Before 40, Mental Health Stays Linked

Diabetes Before 40
By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who develop type 2 diabetes before they turn 40 are twice as likely to be hospitalized for mental illness as those who develop the blood sugar disease after 40, a new study shows.About 37 percent of all hospitalization days in the under 40...

Are Some People Using Their Dogs to Get Opioids?

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- To fight America's opioid epidemic, lawmakers and regulators have clamped down hard on doctors' prescribing practices. But one avenue for obtaining prescription opioids appears to have been overlooked, according to a new study. Veterinarians are prescribing large quantities of opioids to pets, raising concern that...

Infographic: Reducing Your Alzheimer's Risk

WebMD's infographic details ways you can keep your brain sharp and reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Source link

More Teens Using Birth Control

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FDA Clears Epilepsy Smartwatch for Use in Kids

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Dog Food Recalled Due to Salmonella

From Our Sponsor 13 Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe Outdoors Jan. 15, 2019 -- One lot of A+ Answers Straight...

Why Your Heart Needs A Good Night’s Sleep

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Six hours: That's the minimum amount of sleep per night you need to help your heart stay healthy, new research suggests. The study found that chronic lack of sleep and poor sleep quality raise the odds of fatty plaque accumulation in arteries -- a condition known as atherosclerosis,...

Twins’ Study Looks At Gene’s Role in Disease

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Two of every five common diseases are at least partially influenced by a person's genetics, the largest U.S. study of twins ever conducted finds. Nearly 40 percent of 560 different diseases have a genetic component, while 25 percent are driven by environmental factors shared by...

Adult-Onset Food Allergies Increasing, Confusing

Jodi Duke, Springfield, VA. Lisa Gable, CEO, Food Allergy Research & Education, McLean, VA. Ruchi Gupta, MD, pediatrician, Lurie...

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