Stem Cell Transplant Shows Promise for Immune Disorder Scleroderma

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stem cell transplants could offer new hope for people with a severe form of scleroderma -- a debilitating and deadly condition that affects the immune system, a new study suggests. "Scleroderma…

Hysterectomy May Have Long-Term Health Risks

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who undergo a hysterectomy are at greater risk for heart disease and other health issues -- even if they keep their ovaries, new research suggests. "Hysterectomy is the second most common…

Can Caffeine Levels in Blood Predict Parkinson's?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The way your body processes your morning cup of coffee might indicate whether or not you have Parkinson's disease, a new study says. Japanese researchers found that low levels of caffeine were…

Millennials Increasingly Strive for Perfection

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Perfectionism has reached new heights among young people, a new study suggests. This intense desire to succeed could take a toll on their mental health, the researchers speculated. The findings…

New Hope for 'Ringing' in the Ears

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For people with tinnitus, the persistent sense of ringing in the ears is mildly annoying at best and disabling at worst. But a new device may help ease the phantom noises, researchers report. The…

Prenatal Vitamins Tied to Lower Autism Risk in Kids, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Taking folic acid and multivitamins during pregnancy could reduce your child's risk of autism, a new study suggests. Kids were less likely to be diagnosed with autism if their moms took supplements…

Risky Teen Behavior May Up Odds for HIV in Adulthood

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Drug use, mental distress and exposure to violence in the teen years appears to raise the odds for later HIV infection, a new study suggests. Teens who engage in risky behaviors are more likely…

Risky Teen Behavior May Up Odds for HIV in Adulthood

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Drug use, mental distress and exposure to violence in the teen years appears to raise the odds for later HIV infection, a new study suggests. Teens who engage in risky behaviors are more likely…

Could Gene Therapy Someday Eliminate HIV?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Gene therapy may have the potential to eradicate HIV in people infected with the virus, new animal research suggests. The science centers around the use of "chimeric antigen receptor" (CAR) genes.…

Could Gene Therapy Someday Eliminate HIV?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Gene therapy may have the potential to eradicate HIV in people infected with the virus, new animal research suggests. The science centers around the use of "chimeric antigen receptor" (CAR) genes.…

Don't Let Baby Weight Linger Between Pregnancies

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Gaining too much baby weight is an issue for many pregnant women. What's more, if you don't lose those pounds, they could pose a problem during your next pregnancy, according to a study published…

Layer Up When Temperatures Plummet

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of the United States is grappling with bitterly cold temperatures as an Arctic front slides across the country, so one emergency doctor offers practical advice for those caught in the…