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7:05 PM EDT May 11, 2016

Can psychological therapies help people who self-harm?

Latest research out today has found that psychological therapies, more commonly known as ‘talking treatments’, may help people who self-harm.

May 10, 2016

Breath Test May Help Diagnose Irritable Bowel Syndrome

There is currently no specific diagnostic test for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but now researchers have identified a combination of 16 different substances in the breath that, when measured together, can accurately distinguish IBS patients from people without the condition.

12:00 AM EDT May 09, 2016

Cancer May Drive Health Problems as People Age

A new study indicates that cancer may have negative impacts on both the physical and mental health of individuals as they age. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study suggests that cancer increases the risk for certain health issues above and beyond normal aging. This is likely due, in part, to decreased physical activity and stress associated with cancer diagnosis and treatment.

May 06, 2016

Surgeries for Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease Have Declined in Recent Years

Researchers have found that the rates of surgical operations for gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) in the United States have fallen rapidly in recent years, from 0.062 percent in 2009 to 0.047 percent in 2013. The numbers of overweight and obese patients having this surgery have increased, however. Also, women are more likely than men to have surgery for GERD.

May 06, 2016

Testosterone Undecanoate Improves Sexual Function in Men with Type 2 Diabetes and Very Low Testosterone

In a recent placebo-controlled study, long acting testosterone undecanoate (an ester of testosterone) improved erectile function, intercourse satisfaction, and sexual desire scores in type 2 diabetic men with severe hypogonadism,  a condition in which the body doesn't produce enough testosterone. Only sexual desire improved significantly with testosterone replacement therapy in those with mild hypogonadism.

May 05, 2016

“Biggest Loser” Study Reveals How Dieting Affects Long-Term Metabolism

While it’s known that metabolism slows when people diet, new research indicates that metabolism remains suppressed even when people regain much of the weight they lost while dieting.

May 05, 2016

New Method Helps Diagnose Neurological Disorder that Requires Early Treatment

Researchers have developed a quick and simple method for measuring bile acids in biological fluids that can be used to rapidly diagnosis a severe fat storage disorder that can lead to liver disease in infancy and neurological dysfunction starting in childhood or early adult life.

May 03, 2016

Many European Schools Face Barriers to Providing Mental Health Support to Students

In a cross-national study of what European schools are doing to support student mental health and well-being, 47% of surveyed schools indicated that mental health provision is a high/essential priority, but more than half did not implement a school policy regarding mental health.

May 03, 2016

Medical Conditions Are More Common in Women Who Are Sexually Abused

Researchers have found that a variety of conditions are more common in women before and after sexual assault.

May 03, 2016

Newspapers Often Publish False Depictions of Gout

A new analysis reveals that popular newspaper articles depict gout as a self-inflicted condition that is socially embarrassing and the focus of humor.

May 03, 2016

Obesity Rates Are Not Declining in US Youth

A clear and significant increase in obesity continued from 1999 through 2014, according to an analysis of data on United States children and adolescents age 2 to 19 years.

May 03, 2016

Ovary Removal May Increase the Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer may rise in women who have their ovaries removed, according to new research.

May 03, 2016

Patient-Physician Communication Is Critical for Prostate Cancer Survivors’ Health

For prostate cancer patients who had their prostates surgically removed, patient-physician communication was key for helping them cope with their disease and for improving their health-related quality of life.

May 03, 2016

Ultrasound-Estimated Fat Content in Muscles May Be an Indicator of Physical Health

Ultrasound-estimated percent intramuscular fat of muscles in the lower extremity was inversely associated with physical activity level and positively associated with body mass index in a recent study.

12:00 AM EDT May 02, 2016

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy May Help Reduce Memory Problems in Cancer Survivors Who Have Received Chemotherapy

A new analysis indicates that a type of psychotherapy delivered by videoconference may help prevent some of the long-term memory issues caused by chemotherapy. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings point to a noninvasive way to help cancer survivors manage some of the negative effects of their treatment.

April 29, 2016

Researchers Analyze Potentially Hazardous Dental Drill Debris under Composite Fillings

While dental drills, or burs, are used extensively in dentistry to mechanically prepare tooth structures for fillings, little is known about the bur debris left behind in the teeth and whether it poses potential health risks to patients.

12:00 AM EDT April 28, 2016

Rosacea Linked to a Slightly Increased Risk of Dementia

A new study has uncovered an increased risk of dementia—in particular Alzheimer’s disease—in patients with rosacea. Importantly, the risk was highest in older patients and in patients where rosacea was diagnosed by a hospital dermatologist. The findings are published in the Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society.

9:01 PM EDT April 26, 2016

Yoga may have health benefits for people with asthma

A new Cochrane Review, published in the Cochrane Library today, suggests that yoga may have a beneficial effect on symptoms and quality of life in people with asthma, but effects on lung function and medication use are uncertain. 

April 26, 2016

Aspirin May Help Prevent Bile Duct Cancer

Regular use of aspirin was linked with a significantly reduced risk of developing bile duct cancer, also called cholangiocarcinoma, in a recent study. The findings, which are published in the journal Hepatology, indicate that additional research on the potential of aspirin for preventing bile duct cancer is warranted.

April 21, 2016

Risk of Liver Cancer from Hepatitis B Persists Even after Clearing the Virus

Long-term infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) can cause liver inflammation and increase the risk of liver cancer.