There is no clear link between the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism, according to a new study from researchers at The Lewin Group, a health care consulting firm in Falls Church, Virginia. For the study the researchers examined health records for about 96,000 kids, all of whom have older siblings.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a new guideline stating that women should begin having yearly mammograms at the age of 50. The new guideline updates a 2009 suggestion that says women should begin having mammograms every other year starting at the age of 50. This change, in fact, marks the third shift in thinking about mammograms in the last decade.
New research suggests that breast cancer rates in the U.S. may rise by 50 percent by 2030. A new study by the National Cancer Institute on cancer projections found that breast cancer rates would increase to an estimated 441,000 in 2030 (compared to 283,000 in 2011), with rates of estrogen-receptor positive cancers that had not spread to other parts of the body.
A new study ties antidepressants to a higher risk for first-time seizures in people being treated for depression. The study, presented at the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) 23rd Congress, says that the kinds connected to the worse odds of having a first seizure were SSRIs, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, SNRIs, or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors and others.
Acetaminophen has long been used to control minor pains but it may also dull emotions, according to a new study from researchers at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. For the study the researchers enlisted 80 college students to take either a 1000mg dose of the drug or a placebo. Each of the study participants were then shown a series of photographs.
Anger management problems may play a great role in violent gun crimes than major mental illnesses, according to a new studio from researchers at the Harvard Medical School. For the study the researchers examined data collected from over 5,000 participants as part of the National Comorbidity Study Replication.
New research suggests that an increased risk of malignant melanoma may be linked to cheap vacation packages. According to the new study, released by Cancer Research UK, approximately 5,700 retirees in Great Britain are diagnosed malignant melanoma each year, compared to 600 in the mid-1970s. The study also shows that older men in Great Britain are around 10 times more likely to be diagnosed.
A new study shows that military suicide rates are not linked to deployment or being near a war zone, as had been previously thought. The study examined 3.9 million U.S. troops who had served in the armed forces during the first six years after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Researchers found similar rates of suicide regardless of deployment status.
Drinking coffee regularly could help repair damage in the liver caused by drinking alcohol in excess, according to a new study from researchers at the World Cancer Research Fund. For the study the group reviewed data collected in 34 studies including more than eight million participants. For every cup of coffee consumed, there was a roughly 14 percent decreased chance of liver cancer.
Those with the highest levels of overall fitness at midlife may be at a lower risk to develop cancer later in life, according to a new study published in the Journal of the America Heart Association. The link was especially strong for men, who showed decreases in lung and colorectal cancers. For the study the researchers reviewed health records of just under 14,000 men between 1971 and 2009.
People who drink diet soda amass almost triple the amount of belly fat as those who don't drink it, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, analyzed, over the course of a period of nine years, data from 749 people ages 65 and older who were asked, every couple of years, how many cans of soda they drank a day, diet and/or regular.
Scientists are questioning the accuracy of breast biopsies in making correct diagnoses in cases of cancer or tissue abnormalities. In a new study, researchers examined the work of 115 pathologists and 240 breast biopsy specimens. They found that abnormal, precancerous cells were only identified half the time.
People who eat a vegetarian or mostly-vegetarian diet have a lower risk of colon cancer, a new study has found. Researchers at Loma Linda University in California surveyed over 77,000 men and women over seven years, tracking their diet and other health habits. They found that men and women who ate a vegan or vegetarian diet had a 22 percent lower risk of colorectal cancer.
Young people in rural American areas are at a higher risk of suicide than young people in urban areas. In a new study, researchers found that more than half of youth who committed suicide aged 10 to 24 between 1996 and 2010 did so with a firearm, with gun suicides three times more common in rural areas than in urban ones. The discrepancy has been credited to higher gun ownership in rural homes.