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Less Salt, Fewer Nighttime Bathroom Trips?

SUNDAY, March 26, 2017 — Lowering your salt intake could mean fewer trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night, a new study ...

Many Dialysis Patients Get Unnecessary Colonoscopies

FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 — Older Americans on kidney dialysis have high rates of colonoscopy screening for colon cancer, but most get little benefit from ...

New Technology Makes Gene Mapping Cheaper, Faster: Study

THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 — Scientists say they’ve developed a much cheaper and faster technology for mapping the genetic makeup of a living organism. They ...

‘Heads Up’ Football Program Tackles Concussion Danger in Kids

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 — A concussion prevention program that teaches young football players safer ways to block and tackle was tied to about a ...

Prostate Cancer Treatments Have Varying Side Effects, Study Shows

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 — The long-term side effects of different prostate cancer treatments vary — and knowing that may help men decide which one ...

How Doctors Decide to Treat a Ruptured Achilles

SATURDAY, March 25, 2017 — Whether your doctor recommends surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon may depend partly on your age and activity level, foot ...

Is MRI the ‘Mammography’ of Prostate Cancer Screening?

SATURDAY, March 25, 2017 — MRI screening might greatly reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer in older men, a preliminary study suggests. Compared to ...

Physical Therapy as Good as Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Study

FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 — Surgery is a common approach to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. But, physical therapy may work just as well, a new ...

Daily Glass of Beer, Wine Might Do a Heart Good

THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 — Having a drink each day may help protect a person’s heart against disease, a large-scale study suggests. But don’t bend ...

Suicide Often Leaves Mental, Physical Woes in Surviving Spouse

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 — The loss of a spouse is never easy, but the loss of a spouse to suicide may be even more ...

Do Energy Drinks + Booze = More Injuries?

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 — Mixing caffeine-loaded energy drinks and booze could be a recipe for trouble. That’s the word from a new study that ...

U.S. Sees Big Drop in Number of Babies Born With HIV

MONDAY, March 20, 2017 — The number of infants born with HIV in the United States has dropped dramatically over the past two decades, a ...

Health

Obesity May Not Compromise Knee Surgery Success

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Weight doesn’t seem to affect whether a common type of knee surgery will ...