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  • Sep
    11
    Advanced Dementia Patients Often Given Unhelpful Meds Study
    (HealthDay News) -- A new national analysis of U.S. nursing home prescription patterns says that more than half of people with advanced dementia are prescribed medications that are of questionable benefit. "The main concern centers on the under-appreciated burden and personal cost of using questi Read Article »
    Sep
    10
    Anxiety Medications May Be Tied to Alzheimers Risk
    (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who habitually use sedatives for anxiety or insomnia may have a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. The drugs in question are benzodiazepines, a widely prescribed group of sedatives that include lorazepam (Ativan), diazepam (Va Read Article »
    Sep
    8
    Osteoporosis Drugs Work But Review Finds No Clear Winner
    (HealthDay News) -- Many osteoporosis drugs cut women's risk of suffering a bone fracture, though it's not clear whether any one medication works better than others, a new research review finds. Reporting Sept. 8 in Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers said that for women with the bone-thinni Read Article »
    Sep
    4
    More Evidence Ties Some BoneBuilding Drugs to Rare Fractures
    (HealthDay News) -- Taking osteoporosis drugs called bisphosphonates to help prevent fractures may carry a slight risk for unusual breaks in the thigh bone, Swedish researchers report. For those who took bisphosphonates for four to five years, the so-called "relative risk" was 100 times higher th Read Article »
    Aug
    26
    Heart Studies Dont Reflect RealWorld Patients Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- People who take part in clinical trials of new heart disease treatments are generally younger and healthier than the typical heart patient, a new study confirms. Experts said the findings, which appear in the Aug. 27 Journal of the American Medical Association, aren't surprisi Read Article »
    Aug
    11
    Bone Drugs Dont Lower Breast Cancer Risk After All Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Drugs known as bisphosphonates, commonly prescribed to treat the bone-weakening disease osteoporosis, don't appear to reduce the risk of breast cancer as previously thought, new research finds. "We found that postmenopausal women who took a bisphosphonate for three or four yea Read Article »
    Jul
    22
    Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer Study
    (HealthDay News) -- Removing the uterus with a minimally invasive procedure known as morcellation carries a risk of spreading undetected cancer, and now a new study pinpoints the likelihood more clearly. Twenty-seven of every 10,000 women who had the technique had undetected uterine cancer at the Read Article »
    Jul
    14
    Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Losing a spouse may be linked to multiple health issues, but dementia isn't one of them, according to a new study. For certain seniors, widowhood may even delay dementia, the researchers found. "For those who had a mild memory problem, losing the spouse was associated with Read Article »
    Jul
    9
    Obesity Epidemic Hitting Hispanics Hard Study Finds
    (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is a growing problem among Hispanic Americans, especially among young adults, a new study shows. After analyzing data from more than 16,300 Hispanics in Chicago, Miami, New York City and San Diego, the researchers found that 18 percent of women and 12 percent of men ha Read Article »
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