Health News

Hidden Benefits
Australian researchers have found that a specific type of osteoporosis treatment may extend the life of patients, in addition to being an effective treatment for bone loss.
Emergency: Why Am I Here?
When admitted to a hospital emergency department, elderly patients who suffer from dementia and delirium often do not understand why they are there. They also tend to not understand ER discharge instructions.
Stimulating Effects
Deep brain stimulation has proven beneficial for some treatment-resistant cases of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depressive disorders and Tourette syndrome.
FDA Approves Pain Reliever Abstral for Cancer Patients
The FDA has approved the use of Abstral for additional pain relief in cancer patients. The drug is an immediate release medication designed to help individuals already on regular opioid pain treatment.
Bad for the Bones
Past studies have established links between anti-epileptic drugs and bone density loss . Now, new research indicates that specific anti-epileptic drugs correspond to an increased risk of bone fractures in people 50 years of age and older.
Nevermind Mindfulness
Mindful meditation -- a combination of gentle yoga maneuvers and meditation -- doesn't appear to help those with the chronic pain condition known as fibromyalgia.
A Wheelchair that Sees
Researchers from Florida State University and the University of Pittsburg are developing a new tool that will help those in electric wheelchairs safely navigate difficult terrain.