DNA test results may not change health habits

DNA test results may not change health habits

NEW YORK — If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn’t you work to stay healthy? You’d quit smoking, eat better, ramp up your exercise, or do whatever else it took to improve your odds of avoiding maladies like obesity, diabetes, heart disease or cancer, right? The scientific evidence […]

Can a blood test detect cancer earlier?

Can a blood test detect cancer earlier?

A new genetic blood test might pave the way for detecting early stage cancers that often prove fatal when caught too late, a new study suggests. The test scans blood for DNA fragments released by cancerous tumors, explained lead researcher Dr. Victor Velculescu. By reviewing these DNA fragments for mutations found in 58 “cancer-driver” genes, […]

Is it really Lyme disease? New test may be able to tell

Is it really Lyme disease? New test may be able to tell

WASHINGTON — Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early — using a “signature” of molecules in patients’ blood. It’s still highly experimental, but initial studies suggest the novel tool just might uncover early-stage Lyme disease more accurately than […]

Most contact lens wearers make one of these mistakes

Ashley Welch On Twitter» Ashley Welch covers health and wellness for CBSNews.com Source Article from https://www.cbsnews.com/news/most-contact-lens-wearers-put-themselves-at-risk-of-infection/Most contact lens wearers make one of these mistakes

Americans injure themselves grooming pubic hair

Americans injure themselves grooming pubic hair

Should you consider trimming or shaving “down there,” proceed with care — a new study finds injuries tied to pubic hair grooming are more common than you might think. Cuts, burns and infections are reported more than a quarter of the time, according to the online survey of more than 7,500 U.S. adults. “In another […]

Using music to help unlock Alzheimer’s patients’ memories

August 16, 2017, 6:46 PM| Music lights up many parts of the brain, and now is being used by a program called Music and Memory that helps those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook has reports on how the program helps connects Alzheimer’s patients with themselves. Source Article from […]

Using music to help Alzheimer’s patients

Using music to help Alzheimer’s patients

NEW YORK — Each week, the DJ spins oldies but goodies at the Todt Hill Senior Center on Staten Island. Also taking a spin is 74-year-old Carol Daly, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 12 years ago. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook has been following Carol and her husband Mike since 2008, charting […]

U.S. antidepressant use jumps 65 percent in 15 years

The number of Americans who say they’ve taken an antidepressant over the past month rose by 65 percent between 1999 and 2014, a new government survey finds. By 2014, about one in every eight Americans over the age of 12 reported recent antidepressant use, according to a report released Tuesday from the U.S. Centers for […]

White House says Obamacare payments will be made for August

Rebecca Shabad Rebecca Shabad is a video reporter for CBS News Digital. Source Article from http://www.cbsnews.com/news/white-house-spokesman-says-obamacare-payments-will-be-made-for-august/White House says Obamacare payments will be made for August

Express Scripts to limit opioid prescriptions

Express Scripts to limit opioid prescriptions

ST. LOUIS — The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans. But the new program from Express Scripts (ESRX) is drawing criticism from the American Medical Association, the largest association […]

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