Items Tagged ‘HealthDay’

August 29, 2019

CBD is the rage, but more research and science on safety and efficacy is needed

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

HealthDay “There are many intriguing findings in pre-clinical studies that suggest CBD and hemp oil have anti-inflammatory effects and may be helpful with improving sleep and anxiety,” said Dr Brent Bauer, director of research for the Mayo Clinic Integrative Medicine programme. “But trials in humans are still limited, so it is too early to be […]

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Tags: CBD oils, Dr. Brent Bauer, HealthDay, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


August 22, 2019

When is it time for seniors to hand over the car keys?

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

HealthDayby Robert Preidt Driving is a source of independence for many seniors, so determining when they should hang up the keys requires careful consideration, an expert says. “Driving retirement is a normal part of aging, and should be carefully considered and discussed openly,” said Dr. Ericka Tung, an internist and geriatrician at the Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Dr. Ericka Tung, HealthDay, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Seniors and driving


July 12, 2019

Could computers, crafts help preserve the aging brain?

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

HealthDayby Steven Reinberg Losing memory as you age is a sign of mild cognitive impairment, which can be a gateway to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. But using your brain can help keep it sharp, and it’s never too late to start reaping the benefits, researchers say. Why keeping mentally active has this effect isn’t known, […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, brain health, dementia, Dr. Yonas Geda, HealthDay, mild cognitive impairment


April 18, 2019

More Alzheimer’s drug trial failures: Are researchers on the wrong track?

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

HealthDayby Dennis Thompson Researchers pulled the plug early on the latest failed clinical trial, after patients’ brain power continued to decline even though the amyloid beta blocker verubecestat successfully lowered amyloid levels in their brains and spinal fluid. The disappointing verubecestat results appear in the April 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, Dr. David Knopman, drug trials, HealthDay


March 22, 2019

Should you get pills or surgery for a-fib?

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

HealthDay by E.J. Mundell Many older Americans have the worrisome and potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, or “a-fib,” and they’re typically offered medicines or a surgery called ablation to correct it. Which works best? Two new trials may have the answer. Researchers say ablation and medicines perform similarly in protecting a-fib patients […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, Dr. Douglas Packer, HealthDay, JAMA


January 10, 2019

Too few women are getting cervical cancer screening

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

HealthDay by Robert Preidt The number of women in the United States who are getting the recommended screenings for cervical cancer is “unacceptably low,” researchers say. In 2016, just over half of U.S. women aged 21 to 29 and less than two-thirds of women aged 30 to 65 were up-to-date with cervical cancer screenings, according […]

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Tags: 2015 National Health Interview Survey, cervical cancer screening, Dr. Kathy MacLaughlin, HealthDay, Pap test, Pap-HPV co-test, Rochester Epidemiology Project


December 14, 2018

Incontinence drug may cut hot flashes in breast cancer survivors

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

HealthDay by Steven Reinberg Hot flashes, a common curse in menopause, can be especially bothersome after breast cancer. But a new study suggests an existing medication may help. The drug is oxybutynin (Ditropan XL), long used to treat urinary incontinence. The study found that women taking the medicine had an average of five fewer hot […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Dr. Charles Loprinzi, Dr. Roberto Leon-Ferre, HealthDay, hot flashes, menopause


April 27, 2018

Addictive opioids still overprescribed after surgery: study

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

HealthDay by Dennis Thompson Doctors continue to prescribe far too many opioid painkillers to patients following surgery, a new study indicates. In fact, one of every three patients prescribed an opioid, such as Oxycontin, didn’t take a single pill during their recuperation, said lead researcher Elizabeth Habermann. She is scientific director for surgical outcomes at […]

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Tags: Dr. Elizabeth Habermann, HealthDay, Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, opioids


January 5, 2018

Hysterectomy may have long-term health risks

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

HealthDay by Mary Elizabeth Dallas Women who undergo a hysterectomy are at greater risk for heart disease and other health issues — even if they keep their ovaries, new research suggests. “Hysterectomy is the second most common gynecologic surgery, and most are done for benign reasons, because most physicians believe that this surgery has minimal […]

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Tags: Dr. Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso, HealthDay, hysterectomy


November 3, 2017

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Editor, Karl Oestreich;  Assistant Editor: Emily Blahnik   CNN Emergency declaration is key to curbing opioid epidemic, experts say by […]

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Tags: ActionNewsJax, Alzforum, alzheimer's disease, Amy Davis, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, blood transfusion, Breast Cancer, breast cysts, Burlington Times News, BuzzFeed, C. Difficile, cancer screening


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