HealthWatch: Oxygen for Cancer

Researchers at Northeastern University say they may have found a way to dramatically increase the survival rate of patients with cancer. Researchers found that having a patient inhale supplemental oxygen can weaken immuno-suppression and “wake up” a person’s sleepy anti-tumor cells. That, in turn, could improve cancer immunotherapy and actually shrink tumors by unleashing anti-tumor … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Who’s More Narcissistic?

HealthWatch — Decades of data show that men tend to be more narcissistic than women. That’s according to researchers at the University of Buffalo School of Management. Researchers analyzed three decades worth of studies, articles, dissertations and technical manuals involving more than 475,000 individuals. They were looking for gender differences in narcissistic behavior, typically defined … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Harmonica Therapy for COPD

More than 11-million Americans suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – or COPD. That includes actor Leonard Nimoy….who died from COPD last week. One group of people in Aurora, Colorado has found a way to fight back – and it involves making music. They are called the Harmonicats. The members of the group suffer from … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Diabetes Care

CNN — Estimates are that more than 29 million Americans have diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes. Doctor Patrick Bowen from Emory Health Care says one of the most common complications is nerve damage, or neuropathy. There aren’t many effective medications to improve or restore nerve function. To avoid complications, the best thing you can do is … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Adults and the Flu

HealthWatch — New research shows adults may not get the flu as often as children. Researcher analyzed the blood of from volunteers, looking at antibody levels against nine different influenza strains that circulated from 1968 to 2009. They found children on average get the flu every other year, but adults over the age of 30 … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Heroin Overdosing Increases

As the nation struggles with an epidemic of pain pill addiction a new report says a related but growing problem is that more Americans are dying from an illegal drug. A new Centers for Disease Ccontrol report shows that, even as the prescription painkiller problem may be leveling off, the nation is facing a new … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Women’s Health Insurance

Oregon legislators are looking at a bill that would cover all women’s reproductive health issues. If passed, the bill would require health insurance companies to pay for contraception, abortion, pre-natal care, childbirth, and post partum care. Those who agree with the bill say they support most of the aspects of it, like insurance paying for … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Celiac Disease

CNN — Just mention the word “gluten”, and you’re likely to get a whole host of reactions. In the past few years it has become a dirty word to people who say they have a “gluten sensitivity.” Gluten’s a protein found in foods like wheat, rye and barley and for those with celiac disease, eating it … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Negative Napping and Kids

HealthWatch — A new study shows a midday nap may not be as beneficial to your child as originally believed. Researchers looked at 26 studies of nap time for children ages birth to 5 years old. They found the most consistent finding among the studies was that naps lead to short and poorer quality of … Continue reading »

Medford Seeks New School Health Center

MEDFORD — Every Medford high school has a nurse’s office for sick students. But the addition of a school-based health center would add all the resources of a medical clinic to students while they’re in class. The school based health centers that are already in Medford elementary schools offer medical, dental, and even mental health services. Now … Continue reading »

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