Medical Breakthroughs

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: New Vape News + Dementia Treatment + New Year Weight Loss Trends

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there has been 2, 561 cases of lung injuries related to vaping since this summer Fifty-five people have died. New cases have been declining since a peak in September. Plus, a preventive treatment for dementia may be tested on humans after successful results on mice. Researchers at the University of California are…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: HPV vaccine + Diet could affect sperm + Colorectal cancer

Researchers from the University of Texas found one dose of the HPV vaccine could be just as effective as two or three doses. They said it’s still too early to do away with the recommended series of doses, but more clinical trials in the future could prove the need for only one dose. Plus, a research team in Sweden found…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Exercise may decrease cancer odds + Meditation may help prevent heart disease

Research tracking hundreds of thousands of adults suggests those who get two and a half to five hours of moderate intensity exercise a week are less likely to develop seven kinds of cancer. The physical activity was linked to a lower risk of colon cancer in men and a lower risk of breast, endometrial, kidney and other cancers in women….

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: How being healthy saves you $ + Teens & weed + How grandparents benefit from grandchildren

Simple changes to one’s diet might help save as much as 50-billion dollars in health care costs nationally. That’s according to a new study in Boston. Researchers found that increasing consumption of fruits, vegetables, and nuts… plus reductions in processed meats and sugary beverages … might cut nearly 20% of the risk and high cost related to heart disease, stroke…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Autism numbers + BMI & diabetes + Meaning of Life

A new study shows there are not enough therapists to treat children with autism. The number of children diagnosed with autism is rising. Currently, one in 59 children , up from 1 in 125 ten years ago. New research in Psychiatric Services showed a shortage in certified therapists across the country- although the Northeast has a significantly higher number than…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Flu Death + Help for Kidney Stones + New Liquid Health Check

The CDC reports flu activity continues to increase. The South and West are seeing the most cases, and another child death associated with the flu was reported this week, bringing the total to five this season. Plus, new treatment could help ease the passage of kidney stones. Researchers at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital found muscle relaxants delivered to the…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Dangers of Rheumatoid Arthritis + Sickle Cell Disease & Exercise + Kids Vision

A Mayo Clinic study found people with inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes or blood clots may be at increased risk of developing Rheumatoid Arthritis. Researchers also found patients who develop Rheumatoid Arthritis are at increased risk of developing heart disease, blood clots and sleep apnea. A new study found light to moderate exercise may benefit patients with sickle cell…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Concussion Laws + CT vs Cancer + Statins

High schools across the country are reporting challenges in implementing state concussion laws affecting student athletes. That’s according to researchers at nationwide children’s hospital in Ohio. Doctors found athletes’ unwillingness to disclose symptoms along with resistance from coaches and parents… are part of the problem. Plus, a new study suggests radiation from CT scans is associated with higher thyroid cancer…