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December 7, 2012
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  • Study: Men face higher risk of cancer diagnosis, death than women
    Men are more likely than women to be diagnosed with cancer, and they were more likely to die of the disease in each of the past 10 years, according to a study published in The Journal of Urology. Comparing men and women with the same form of cancer, researchers found that men faced a 12% higher risk of dying. Reuters (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Unhealthy pregnancy diet linked to high glucose levels in infants
    Babies born to mothers who ate a diet high in carbohydrates and saturated fats during pregnancy showed high blood glucose levels and markers of insulin resistance in their cord blood, a study found. Researchers said the findings in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrate that curbing diabetes may start in the womb and highlight the importance of a healthy pregnancy diet in preventing the disease. eMaxHealth.com (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Combining talk therapy, drugs may work better for depression
    U.K. researchers tracked 469 patients who failed to respond to antidepressant treatments and found that 46% of those who continued their medication and received cognitive behavioral therapy experienced at least a 50% reduction in depressive symptoms compared with 22% of those who took antidepressants alone. CBT-treated patients were also more likely to experience remission and have fewer anxiety symptoms. The findings were published in The Lancet. Reuters (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Assisted reproduction linked to greater risk of childhood asthma
    U.K. researchers looked at more than 13,000 children and found that those born through assisted reproduction technologies were more likely to develop asthma by age 5 than those conceived naturally. They said that genetics might explain the link between fertility treatments and asthma risk. The findings were published in the journal Human Reproduction. BBC (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study links severe periodontitis to erectile dysfunction
    Men with severe periodontal disease had triple the risk of erectile problems compared with men who had healthy gums, according to a Turkish study of 80 men who had erectile dysfunction and 82 men without the condition. The study did not prove a causal relationship, and some medical and dental professionals questioned the findings, but they said the results are a reminder of how oral health affects the rest of the body. DoctorsLounge.com/HealthDay News (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Weight influences reaction to hypertension drugs, study says
    An analysis of data from an international trial, which compared the efficacy of a diuretic-benazepril regimen with a benazepril-amlodipine combo, showed that thin and obese people respond differently to blood pressure drugs. Researchers found that normal-weight patients who took diuretics had a 68% higher risk of heart attack, stroke and death than obese patients who took the same drugs. Patients treated with the benazepril-amlodipine combination did well regardless of their weight. The study appeared online in The Lancet. HealthDay News (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Governors urge Obama to loosen strings on Medicaid funds
    Governors meeting with President Barack Obama about avoiding automatic tax increases and spending cuts asked for more flexibility in their management of Medicaid and other federal-state programs. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, a Democrat, said that his state would have to revisit its plan to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act if the federal government reduces funding. CBS News (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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