Chris Kilham

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

    THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry common gene variants linked to breast cancer can still cut their risk of the disease by following a healthy lifestyle, a large new study suggests.

    In fact, lifestyle might be especially powerful for women at relatively high geneti...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fluctuations in blood pressure may be linked to faster declines in thinking skills among seniors, a new study suggests.

    Among older patients, those whose systolic blood pressure -- the top number in a blood pressure reading -- varied between doct...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the promise of an "easy and natural" treatment for skin cancer, home remedies such as black salve can actually make things worse, new research shows.

    People use black salve with the hope that it will remove skin cancers. But, this purported...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative & Complementary Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legions of arthritis sufferers try physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs to no avail. Now, a new study looks East for relief -- to the martial art tai chi.

    Researchers concluded that tai chi offers an alternative t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As baby boomers age, the number of Americans with vision problems and blindness is expected to double over the next three decades, a new study suggests.

    In 2015, slightly more than 12 million Americans had a vision problem. But by 2050, that num...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although people complain when their schedule gets too busy, new research suggests that being overbooked might actually be good for the brain.

    The study of older adults found that those with packed schedules tended to do better on tests of memory, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pain Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study sheds light -- literally -- on a potential means of easing migraine pain.

    Researchers in Boston exposed 69 migraine patients to different colors of light. They found that while blue light exacerbated headache pain, a narrow spectrum of...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Temporarily raising the body temperature of people who are depressed seems to ease symptoms for up to six weeks, a small new study finds.

    The treatment, known as whole-body hyperthermia, essentially gives patients a mild,...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about General Practice:

    MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Routinely attending religious services may confer a halo of better health around American women, a new study suggests.

    Harvard researchers found that women who went to religious services at least twice a week were one-third less likely to die over ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    SATURDAY, May 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who get their high blood pressure down to normal levels may substantially cut their risk of heart disease -- even if they're elderly or have already had heart problems, new research suggests.

    The study results, f...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Your ability to "smell" the foods you taste weakens as you age, new research suggests.

    Along with your nose, you can detect aromas through your mouth when you chew your food, which releases certain types of molecules, researchers explained.

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Emergency Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children are increasingly at risk from essential oils that are often used in natural remedies, a Tennessee poison center reports.

    Between 2011 and 2015, reports of toxic exposures to these oils -- such as tea tree oil -- doubled, the center said. ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors are at high risk for falls, but there are ways to reduce that risk, experts say.

    One-third of Americans aged 65 and older fall each year. And, falls are the leading cause of nonfatal and fatal injuries among older Americans, according to ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pain Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic pain may be a major driver behind the recent surge in addiction to prescription painkillers, a new survey finds.

    Opioid addiction and prescription drug abuse in the United States are among the country's biggest public health threats, the ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents swear their children's behavior changes when the moon is full, but new research suggests otherwise.

    "Our study provides compelling evidence that the moon does not seem to influence people's behavior," said Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput, f...Full Article