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Ocrevus Approved to Treat Severe Form of Multiple Sclerosis

March 29, 2017   ·   0 Comments

WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2017 — The injected drug Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with primary ...

Exercising 2.5 Hours a Week May Slow Parkinson’s Progression

WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2017 — Parkinson’s disease can cause tremors, stiffness and trouble with walking. But a new study suggests that regular exercise can slow ...

Many Women Who Get Breast Cancer Gene Test Don’t Need It

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 — An increasing number of American women who don’t have breast or ovarian cancer are being tested for BRCA and BRCA2 ...

Exercise: The Cellular ‘Fountain of Youth’

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 — High-intensity exercise may help older adults reverse certain aspects of the “cellular” aging process, a new study suggests. It’s no ...

Just 17 U.S. States Require Defibrillators in Some Schools

MONDAY, March 27, 2017 — Automated external defibrillators in schools save lives, but only about one-third of U.S. states require the devices in at least ...

Breast-Feeding May Not Lead to Smarter Preschoolers

MONDAY, March 27, 2017 — Breast-feeding may not make kids sharper or better behaved than their non-nursed peers over the long-term, a new study suggests. ...

Need More Zzzzz’s?

FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 — A good night’s sleep is often elusive, but there are things you can do to boost the odds of getting ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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