Celeste Robb-Nicholson

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting the chemotherapy drug docetaxel at the same time as hormone therapy can improve survival for men with newly diagnosed, advanced prostate cancer, British researchers say.

    Currently, chemotherapy is generally given after hormone therapy st...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that adding radiation therapy to hormone therapy improves the chances of survival for men with prostate cancer that has spread to nearby lymph nodes.

    Hormone therapy for prostate cancer blocks testosterone's stimulation of t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common kidney function tests using blood or urine can help doctors identify hospitalized patients at risk for acute kidney injury, researchers say.

    Acute kidney injury is a sudden loss of kidney function that can develop within a few hours or ov...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Bariatric Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For obese Americans who are low on vitamin D, taking a supplement of the nutrient might help them lose weight, a new study suggests.

    According to an Italian team, led by Luisella Vigna of the University of Milan, prior research has shown that vitami...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that children who survive a measles infection remain vulnerable to other potentially deadly infections for as long as two or three years after the measles infection.

    The finding is yet another reason for children to get vacci...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Noroviruses -- those notorious stomach bugs that have infected scores of people and ruined countless cruise ship vacations -- can spread through the air and infect people several feet away, according to new research.

    These findings suggest that c...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infections with the superbug known as Clostridium difficile have been the most prevalent in the Northeast during the past decade, new U.S. research shows.

    University of Texas researchers looked at slightly more than 2 million cases of infect...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- After seeking medical treatment in the emergency room for an asthma attack, women are much more likely than men to need hospitalization, researchers report.

    Scientists analyzed the likelihood that 2,000 patients treated in the ER for asthma would n...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart surgeons are making regular and potentially dangerous "off-label" use of a suturing device in patients with abnormal heart rhythms, researchers report.

    Though the Lariat device can be used to tie off a part of the heart that raises stroke risk...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While electronic health records are touted as the holy grail of a transparent health care system, a new study finds they don't improve treatment results for some stroke patients in the United States.

    Patients fared about t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Pulmonology:

    MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A booster shot of the whooping cough vaccine that is given to preteens loses a large measure of effectiveness within a few years, new research reveals.

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigation may help explain a recent sur...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins for a year before getting a diagnosis of lung cancer was associated with a 12 percent lower risk of dying from that cancer, new research suggests.

    The researchers from Northern Ireland als...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have an increased risk of a certain type of eating disorder, according to a new study.

    The eating disorder is called loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES). As the name implies, people ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many rural residents with severe heart attacks drive or are driven to the hospital, but they have a better chance of survival if they call 911, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at 774 people in rural Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota who...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose mothers were very obese going into pregnancy may face an increased risk of emotional and behavioral problems, a new study suggests.

    Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that when moms were severely ...Full Article