Chris Kilham

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with asthma may take longer to get pregnant and have a lower pregnancy rate than those without the lung disease, new research suggests.

    The study included 245 women, aged 23 to 45, who had unexplained fertility problems and were undergoing f...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New mental challenges might help your mind stay sharp as you age, according to a small study.

    The research, from the University of Texas at Dallas, included 39 older adults who were randomly assigned to high- or low-me...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While the risk of impotence -- erectile dysfunction -- increases with age, men should know it's not an inevitable part of growing older, experts say.

    About 30 million American men have erectile dysfunction. Worldwide, the number is expected to r...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. seniors may be developing dementia less often and at later stages of life, a decades-long study suggests.

    More than 5,000 people followed for almost 40 years starting in the mid-1970s experienced an average 20 percent reduction in their ri...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Interventional Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Along with reducing your flu risk, a flu shot may protect you from a common heart rhythm disorder that significantly increases stroke risk, researchers report.

    Their study of about 57,000 people in Taiwan found a significant association between...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It may come as little surprise to people who know and love horses, but the animals appear to be adept at identifying emotions on human faces.

    New research suggests horses can distinguish between positive and negative human facial expressions, a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine & Occupational Environmental Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution can increase the risk of premature death, even decades later, one of the longest running air pollution studies suggests.

    British scientists found the negative health effects of air pollution -- such as a higher risk of lung and heart...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Car crashes, shootings and drug overdoses, which cause more than 100,000 deaths a year in the United States, may explain why Americans' life expectancy is lower than in similar countries, a new study suggests.

    Americans' life expectancy is about t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy & Immunology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Allergy shots can still benefit seniors with allergies, a new study suggests.

    The study included 60 people with hay fever between the ages of 65 and 75 who were given either allergy shots or a placebo for three years.

    Those who received th...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy & Immunology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with respiratory allergies, asthma and the skin condition eczema may be less likely to develop glioma brain cancer, a new study suggests.

    The international team of researchers looked at more than 4,500 glioma patients and almost 4,200 people...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise reduces older men's risk of serious injuries from falls, a new study finds.

    "The physical activity program was more effective in reducing the rate of serious fall injuries in men than in women," said study author Dr. Thomas Gill,...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Meditation and music may reduce pain, anxiety and fatigue associated with a breast cancer biopsy, a new study suggests.

    Researchers from the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, N.C., evaluated 121 women who listened to recorded meditation or music, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mice lived more than one-third longer than normal after scientists eliminated a certain type of cell from their bodies, according to a new study.

    The finding might one day lead to ways to reduce age-related health problems in people, the researc...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking one of a class of anti-anxiety pills that includes Ativan, Valium or Xanax does not increase older adults' risk of dementia, a new study finds.

    However, experts note that these drugs -- collectively called benzodiazepines -- can have ot...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who give up driving may see their mental and physical well-being decline, a new research review finds.

    The review of 16 published studies found that seniors tended to show poorer health after they stopped driving -- particularly in ...Full Article