DEA Lookup.com Healthcare Industry News: 2013



Exercise Best Preventative Medicine For Physical And Mental Health
Researchers have found that exercise is the ”best preventative drug” for lots of health problems: heart disease, cancers, and anxiety disorders. More...


People Worldwide May Feel Mind-Body Connections in Same Way
A new study from Finland suggests connections between emotions and body parts may be standard across cultures. More...


Novel genetic risk associated with type 2 diabetes in Mexico, Latin America
New research into the genetics of diabetes revealed a previously unknown risk factor associated with type 2 diabetes in the Mexican and Latin American populations, according to a letter published in Nature. More...


Study: Concussions may lead to Alzheimer's later
Suffered a head injury in the past and had a momentary loss of consciousness? You could be at greater risk of Alzheimer's disease later in life. More...


You may not be better off after knee surgery
Patients who underwent simulated knee surgery fared just as well as those who got the real deal, according to a new study that’s raising eyebrows about the most common orthopedic procedure performed in the United States. More...


The Day You Are Most Likely To Die: Why Christmas Has More Fatalities Than Every Other Day In The Year
According to multiple data sources, however, it’s also the day you’re most likely to die, as research has found that more people die December 25th than on any other day of the year. More...


Hospital infection in pregnancy tied to higher risk of autism
A new study finds that hospital-diagnosed bacterial infections in pregnancy are associated with a higher risk of autism spectrum disorders. More...


Stroke Risk Linked to Anxiety
According to a new report published in the American Heart Association medical journal called Stroke, the more anxiety that people have, the greater their stroke risk is. More...


Youth-drug can 'reverse' aging in animal studies
Researchers used a chemical to rejuvenate muscle in mice and said it was the equivalent of transforming a 60-year-old's muscle to that of a 20-year-old - but muscle strength did not improve. More...


One Lot Of Gardasil Recalled Due To Risk Of Glass Particles In Vials
The recall affects 743,360 single dose 0.5mL vials which were distributed by Merck between August 20, 2013 and October 9, 2013. More...


Stress gene linked to higher risk for heart attack
A gene linked to high stress levels has now been discovered to also increase a person’s risk of having a heart attack, Medical News Today reported. More...


Most chicken sold in stores is contaminated
A report released Thursday indicates that just about all chicken sold in U.S. stores contains harmful bacteria, and nearly half are tainted with a so-called superbug that's resistant to antibiotics. More...


Mom didn’t lie: An apple a day proves to have numerous health benefits
Apples shown to be nearly as effective as statins in preventing heart disease. New research in the UK suggests that were adults aged 50 and over to consume an apple every day, it would prevent an estimated 8,500 heart-related deaths. More...


Sedentary behavior a risk for health problems
Some research says that sitting for long periods is harmful and the recommendation is that we should get up every 30 minutes. More...


3D-printed eye cells could cure blindness
3D-printed eye cells could 'aid in the cure of blindness' according to researchers at The University of Cambridge, who have successfully printed adult nerve cells for the first time. More...


NuvaRing Side Effects May Include Death
A growing number of women have come forward with allegations that the birth control device has caused blood clots and other severe side effects. More...


Hormone-disrupting chemicals found in water at fracking sites
A study of hydraulic fracturing sites in Colorado finds substances that have been linked to infertility, birth defects and cancer. More...


Low Vitamin B-12 Levels Tied to Bone Fractures in Older Men
Researchers measured the levels of vitamin B-12 in 1,000 Swedish men with an average age of 75. Participants with low levels of the vitamin were more to have suffered a fracture. More...


Glaxo to End Payments to Prescribing Doctors
Pharmaceutical giant first drug maker to adopt such a policy, report says. More...


Vitamin Combination With Supplement Slows HIV Progress
Patients taking a daily combination of vitamins B, C and E along with selenium for two years were able to delay their need for antiretroviral therapies by about half compared with those given a placebo, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. More...


Study Suggests 'Pothead' Stereotype Might Be Real
Teens who smoked or had smoked in the past had shrunken structures in areas linked to memory. More...


Vitamin D May Reduce Depression, Pain in Women with Type 2 Diabetes
During the course of the study, the participants took a 50,000 IU vitamin D2 supplement every week for 6 months. By the end of the study, the women’s depression levels had significantly improved following the supplementation. More...


Researchers unlock how vitamin D may benefit people with multiple sclerosis
Vitamin D may block damage-causing immune cells from migrating to the central nervous system, offering a potential explanation for why the so-called 'sunshine vitamin' may prevent or ease symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to new research in mice. More...


E-cig users sucking in more toxins than regular smokers - research
They are marketed as being healthier than conventional cigarettes, but new research suggests people who smoke electronic cigarettes could still be inhaling a host of dangerous chemicals. More...


FDA readies limits on antibacterial soap
The FDA's new measure takes aim at soaps suspected of promoting the development of bacteria resistant to eradication and of exposing consumers to hormone- disrupting chemicals. More...


Magnet approved by FDA for migraine treatment
The category of migraines targeted is those preceded by aura, which are sensory disturbances that occur just before an attack. Aura migraines occur in approximately one-third of migraine sufferers. More...


Scientists Discover Another Genetic Code
University of Washington scientists found that genomes use the genetic code to write two separate languages. This other DNA language went undiscovered for 40 years. More...


Contact sports may put athletes at higher risk of memory loss even without concussions
Cumulative hits to the head during one season of football or hockey could leave a lasting impact on the brain and cognitive abilities, a new study suggests. More...


Could worms, hot baths help treat autism?
One new trial that has shown some early success uses whipworms (Trichuris suis), a parasitic intestinal worm. Patients were less likely to engage in repetitive behaviors and found it easier to adjust to their surroundings when on the worm egg regimen. More...


20 dead in suspected plague outbreak in Madagascar
Local authorities in Madagascar say 20 people have died since last week because of what they suspect to be an outbreak of bubonic plague. More...


Half of psychiatrists don't accept health insurance, study finds
From 2005 to 2010, the percentage of private-sector psychiatrists who accepted private health insurance declined by 17 percent to 55.3 percent, and the proportion who accepted Medicare dropped by nearly 20 percent to 54.8 percent More...


Changes in diet can alter gut bacteria within 24 hours
The findings suggest the choices that people make on relatively short time scales could be affecting the massive bacterial communities that live inside of us. More...


Antacids linked to vitamin B12 deficiency
Vitamin B12 helps to keep the nervous system - consisting of the brain, nerves and spinal cord - healthy. More...

FDA Restricts Antibiotics Use for Livestock
FDA to phase out the indiscriminate use of antibiotics in cows, pigs and chickens raised for meat, a practice that experts say has endangered human health by fueling the growing epidemic of antibiotic resistance. More...

Study: Fathers Need to Eat Healthy Before Conceiving
The McGill research shows that the father's folate (B9) levels may be just as important to the development and health of their offspring as the mother's More...

Some breast cancer patients don't benefit from surgery or radiation
New research shows that patients with metastatic breast cancer who respond to chemotherapy can safely skip surgery and radiation. More...

Worth The Pricetag: Why Organic Milk Is Actually Better For You
A new study shows that organic whole milk contains over 60 percent more omega-3 fatty acids than conventional milk. More...

FDA approves $1,000-a-pill hepatitis C drug
Most patients will be treated with the $1,000-a-day drug for 12 weeks, resulting in a total list price of $84,000, according to Gilead spokeswoman Cara Miller. More...

Converting recycled plastics into disease-fighting nanofibers
Researchers from IBM and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology have converted common plastic materials like polyethylene terephthalate (PET) into non-toxic and biocompatible materials designed to specifically target and attack fungal infections. More...

The World Agrees: Technology Inspires Optimism for Healthcare
The 'Intel Healthcare Innovation Barometer,' found the majority of people believe that technology innovation holds the best promise for curing fatal diseases - more than increasing the number of physicians or additional funding for research. More...

Healthy eating costs you $1.50 more a day
Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health have put a dollar amount on the price of healthy eating. More...

Acetaminophen and Alcohol a Bad Mix, Study Suggests
Combining acetaminophen pain relievers, which include Tylenol, and even light amounts of alcohol can more than double the risk of kidney disease, new research suggests. More...

Obesity linked to early puberty in girls
Researchers have found that girls with higher body mass index, a ratio of height and weight, may start developing breasts more than a year before their thinner friends - perhaps as early as second grade. More...

A Third of Clinical Trials Aren't Published After 5 Years
A finding by researchers that may add to pressure on drugmakers to be more open about the outcomes of medical studies. More...

Depression Linked to Pasta
Harvard study finds those with carb-rich diets up to 41% greater risk More...

Scientists find possible link between BPA and breast cancer
More than 90% of Americans have BPA in their bodies, researchers say. More...

UC Davis study links chemical BPA to asthma
A study on the fetuses of pregnant rhesus macaque monkeys has shown that exposure to the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, led to changes in their lungs that increased the potential for developing asthma. More...

New surgical knife can instantly detect cancer
An experimental surgical knife can help surgeons make sure they've removed all the cancerous tissue More...

Exposure To Valproate In Womb Lowers IQ
The FDA is warning pregnant women not to use certain migraine prevention medicines, especially Valproate products, because exposure to these drugs in utero can lower a child's IQ. More...

Sex 'superbug' feared to be 'more infectious than AIDS'
The 'sex superbug' called H041 was first discovered in Japan in 2011. More...

Exposure to fire retardants during pregnancy linked to hyperactivity, lower IQ in kids
A new study showed that pregnant women who were exposed to Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) had an associated risk of having a child with lower IQ and more hyperactivity More...

Researchers say they may have treatment for gray hair
One of the classic signs of aging -- gray hair -- and covering it with chemical pigments -- hair dye -- may be a thing of the past, European researchers say. More...

Doctors blast ethics of $100,000 cancer drugs
Should a life-saving drug that can be profitably sold for far less cost more than $100,000 per year? More...

Vaccine developed to fight gut bacteria and autism symptoms
Brittany Pequegnat, a master's student, and Guelph chemistry professor Mario Monteiro created a carb-based vaccine, which protects against Clostridium bolteae - also known as C. bolteae. More...

Beetroot juice 'helps lower blood pressure'
A glass a day can reduce it by 7%, say researchers. More...

Fewer Hours for Doctors in Training Leading to More Mistakes
Giving residents less time on duty and more time to sleep was supposed to lead to fewer medical errors. But the latest research shows that's not the case More...

Infants Are Fed Solid Food Too Soon, CDC Finds
Many mothers appear to be introducing solid food well before their babies' bodies can handle it, says a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. More...

Antibiotics resistance a 'catastrophic' global threat, UK warns
Resistance to antibiotics is a 'catastrophic' global threat and should be ranked alongside terrorism as one of the biggest risks Britain faces, the government's chief medical officer said. More...

Sugary drinks linked to 180,000 deaths worldwide
One in every 100 deaths from obesity-related diseases is caused by drinking sugary beverages. More...

Too Many Colonoscopies in the Elderly
United States Preventive Services Task Force reviewed years of research and recommended against routine screening for colorectal cancer in adults over age 75 and against any screening in those over 85. More...

CDC: Deadly drug-resistant bacteria on rise in U.S. hospitals
These so-called 'superbugs' called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) kill one in two patients who develop bloodstream infections from them. More...

Caesarean rate differs by location: 7% to 70%
The rate of U.S. Caesarean section deliveries varies across hospitals nationwide from 7 percent to 70 percent, researchers say. More...

Researchers Identify States of Unconsciousness with EEG Data
Brain wave patterns show a clear transition to a coma-like state in patients under general anesthesia. More...

FDA Staff: Calcitonin Cancer Risk Appears Plausible
Calcitonin products include Novartis AG's Miacalcin injection and nasal spray and Unigene Laboratories Inc's nasal spray. More...

Higher cancer risk after Fukushima nuclear disaster: WHO
People in the area worst affected by Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident two years ago have a slightly higher risk of developing certain cancers More...

Sleep study shows a lack of sleep affects our genes
Researchers say a lack of sleep changes our genes, which means it affects our bodies and can even make us ill. More...

C-Section May Raise Child's Risk of Allergies, Asthma: Study
Babies born by cesarean section are more likely than others to develop allergies, a new study says. More...

Drug overdose deaths up for 11th consecutive year
Drug overdose deaths rose for the 11th straight year in 2010, federal data show, and most of them were accidents involving addictive painkillers. More...

Acupuncture may be antidote for allergies
Acupuncture already helps to relieve pain in some patients, and the latest study hints that it might relieve sneezing and itchy eyes as well. More...

Alcohol Consumption Linked To Cancer
Even moderate alcohol use may substantially raise the risk of dying from cancer, according to a study released Thursday offering the first comprehensive update of alcohol-related cancer deaths in decades. More...

World could face outbreak of 'virtually untreatable' TB after deadly strain is discovered in South Africa
Conventional antibiotics powerless to combat new disease. Medics fear repeat of New York outbreak which killed 90% of those infected. More...

Folic Acid May Lower Risk of Autism in Newborns 40%
This new study, published in the journal JAMA, provides further evidence of the benefits of folic acid; it could lower the risk of autism by up to 40 percent. More...

Flu Vaccine Ingredient Linked to Narcolepsy
Mounting evidence of a link between GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix flu shot and a spike in narcolepsy cases among children in Europe is putting one of the vaccine's key ingredients, AS03, under intense scrutiny. More...

After Online Petition PepsiCo Removes BVO from Gatorade
BVO (Brominated vegetable oil) was originally formulated for use as a flame retardant in plastics, and is banned for use in beverages in Europe and Japan. Studies suggest it causes heart damage. More...

Aspirin Use Linked to Macular Degeneration
Regular aspirin use was associated with an elevated risk for neovascular age-related macular degeneration, an Australian study suggested, but actual causality remains uncertain. More...

Childhood ADHD Diagnoses Jump 25 Percent Over Decade
From 2001 to 2010, the rate of ADHD diagnosis increased from 2.5% to 3.1%, according to Darios Getahun, MD, PhD, of Kaiser Permanente Southern California Medical Group in Pasadena, and colleagues. More...

Leprosy bacteria use 'biological alchemy'
Infectious bacteria have for the first time been caught performing 'biological alchemy' to transform parts of a host body into those more suited to their purposes, by a team in Edinburgh. More...

Children 'may grow out of autism'
Some young children accurately diagnosed as autistic lose their symptoms and their diagnosis as they get older, say US researchers. More...

Get Ready For An ObamaCare Tax Onslaught
ObamaCare taxes began on January 1. These new and higher taxes are being levied to partially pay for ObamaCare's massive new subsidies for private health insurance and expansion of Medicaid. More...

Still hungry? It could be that fructose in your drink
Experts say a small study adds evidence that fructose may play a role in overeating. More...


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