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Posted 3:12 PM 11/1/2013
Nov. 1, 2013 (San Diego)- Women who drink one or more sugar-sweetened sodas a day might raise their risk of getting rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study that links RA risk to the sugary habit. The study does not prove cause and effect.
Posted 7:26 PM 10/31/2013
Oct. 30, 2013 (San Diego) -- Most experts agree it's best to treat rheumatoid arthritis early -- and some say aggressively -- as soon as the diagnosis is made.
But debate continues about what medications are best to use first, and in what combinations. Some experts think patients should use three medications, known as triple DMARDs (disease-modifying (More)
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Posted 4:52 PM 9/18/2013
Posted 5:51 PM 8/2/2013
Aug. 1, 2013 -- For people who often feel hungry right after eating, a recent finding about genetics and obesity was, if not welcome news, at least thought-provoking.
People who have two copies of a modified form (or variant) of a certain gene are much more likely to feel hungry after eating a meal, says researcher Rachel Batterham, MD, PhD, of the University College London.
Posted 3:34 PM 8/1/2013
Aug. 1, 2013 -- A federal advisory panel has voted to allow Nasacort AQ, an allergy nasal spray, to be switched from prescription to over the counter (OTC).
The 10-to-6 vote supported the Sanofi drug's switch to OTC status "for the treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis for the temporary relief of hay fever and other respiratory (More)
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Posted 7:52 PM 7/26/2013
July 26, 2013 -- Many people complain about poor sleep around the time of a full moon. Now, a study by scientists at the University of Basel in Switzerland offers some of the first convincing evidence to suggest that lunar cycles and people's sleep are connected.
Posted 5:35 PM 7/26/2013
July 26, 2013 -- Scientists say they're hopeful that a research breakthrough will lead to a cure for people who are allergic to cats.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge say they've figured out how a particular protein in cat dander triggers an allergic response in humans.
Many people are allergic to cats, dogs, and other animals. Typical symptoms include sneezing, itchiness, and a stuffed or runny nose.
Posted 9:14 PM 7/22/2013
July 22, 2013 -- It's a prince!
The newest addition to the royal family, the first child of the duke and duchess of Cambridge, was born at 4:24 p.m. London time and weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces.
An official announcement posted on an ornate, gold-colored easel inside the gates of Buckingham Palace says Kate Middleton was "safely delivered of a son." The brief announcement continued: "Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well."