Researchers report that exposure to three or more X-rays in childhood may double the odds that a child will develop a form of leukemia, although the overall risk remains small.
Women with epilepsy may be at increased risk of infertility, a study of women from India suggests.
The study included 375 women who planned to have a child, average age 26, who were followed until they became pregnant or for up to 10 years. During the study period, 62 percent of the women became pregnant.
TUESDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that cancer patients treated with bisphosphonate drugs such as Aredia or Zometa to reduce or delay bone complications from cancer may be at higher risk for the irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation and for a related event, stroke.
The use of inhaled corticosteroids, whether for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), increases the likelihood of diabetes onset and diabetes progression, a Canadian team has shown.
October 13, 2010 — Walking at least 6 miles per week appears to maintain brain volume and preserve memory in old age, according to new research.
Kirk I. Erickson, PhD, with the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and colleagues reported the findings in the October 13 online issue of Neurology.
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People with kidney disease are more likely to be added to the waiting list for a kidney transplant if they've had a previous heart, lung or liver transplant, a new study suggests.
Infants and preschoolers who don't get enough sleep at night are at increased risk for later childhood obesity, a new study suggests.
The researchers also found that daytime naps are not an adequate substitute for lost nighttime sleep in terms of preventing obesity.
For HIV-infected children in the developing world, treatment choices have been limited by concerns over the possible development of resistance to drugs they received as infants during failed attempts to prevent their infection in the first place.
In an article published in the Journal of Translational Medicine, Chinese stem cell research company Beike Biotechnology, reported positive safety data in 114 patients who were treated by doctors at Nanshan Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical College in Shenzhen, using Beike's proprietary cord blood stem cell transplantation protocol.