Celeste Robb-Nicholson

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens whose brain chemistry is less affected by stressful situations could be at increased risk for car crashes, a small Canadian study suggests.

    Safe-driving teens appear to have higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol, said study author Mar...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Hepatology:

    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking coffee may reduce the risk of death from certain types of liver cirrhosis, a large new study suggests.

    The study included more than 63,000 Chinese people, aged 45 to 74, living in Singapore. Starting in 1993, they provided information ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple urine test for people with high blood pressure could help doctors determine if patients aren't taking their medication as directed or whether their body isn't respond to treatment, a new study suggests.

    Using this test, British research...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people with high blood sugar at risk of type 2 diabetes, losing weight and exercising may lessen their chances of dying from heart disease or other conditions, a new long-term study suggests.

    People enrolled in the study on diabetes preventi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- College freshmen football players show signs of having stiffer blood vessels than their leaner peers who don't play football, according to new research.

    Exactly what that means for players' later heart health isn't yet clear.

    "The foo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recent research has raised the possibility that low-dose aspirin could add extra years to the lives of colon cancer patients. Now, a new study suggests that only certain patients may gain a survival benefit by taking aspirin after diagnosis.

    Th...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Providing drug therapy to HIV-positive prison inmates helped a significant number of them achieve suppression of the virus before they were released, a new study finds.

    HIV patients with so-called "viral suppression" are less likely to transmit t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study links heart disease with increased odds of developing dementia.

    Researchers found that artery stiffness -- a condition called atherosclerosis -- is associated with the buildup of beta-amyloid plaque in the brain, a hallmark of Alzheim...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    SUNDAY, March 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two studies find that an experimental cholesterol-lowering drug is effective when combined with statins and beats another add-on drug when it comes to helping hard-to-treat patients.

    The drug, evolocumab, is an injectable antibody that works diff...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Anti-cholesterol drugs known as statins may help impotent men have stronger erections, a new evidence review suggests.

    But typical effects appear to be much smaller than those caused by Viagra-like drugs, and it may be barely noticeable to many...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with celiac disease have a nearly twofold increased risk of heart disease compared to those without the chronic digestive disorder, according to a new study.

    Researchers analyzed data gathered from nearly 22.4 million people, aged 18 and...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Palliative care that minimizes suffering and improves quality of life should be provided to patients who've survived a stroke, experts say.

    The care should be a team effort involving patients, families, stroke specialists and health care provid...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests people with lower levels of vitamin D are more likely to suffer from coronary artery disease and to have more severe forms of the illness.

    While the findings aren't definitive, they add to recent research that indicates vi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Here's something that's sure to alarm the millions of Americans who have braved the fiercest, longest winter in recent memory: A new study shows that your cholesterol levels fluctuate seasonally and are at their worst during cold winter months.

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that hospitalizations for heart disease and stroke dipped slightly in Michigan after the state cracked down on smoking in bars and restaurants.

    But researchers can't say whether the smoking ban was directly responsible for the...Full Article