Most Viewed Medical Stories for the Week of May 26th

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)– Here are this week’s most viewed medical stories from our partners at Ivanhoe Communications.

1. Anti-Cancer Drug Reverses Alzheimer’s disease
(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health have found that an anti-cancer drug is effective in reversing the memory deficits in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model.

2. Say What!? The Invisible Hearing Aid
TUCSON, Ariz. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Hearing loss is the third most common physical condition after heart disease and arthritis. Hearing aids used to be the only option for those with moderate to severe hearing loss, but now an invisible device is giving patients a new choice.

3. Kidney Stone Smarts: The Truth About Cola and Calcium
DURHAM, N.C. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – If a sharp pain hits your back or side, beware, it could be a warning sign of a kidney stone. Every year one million people in the U.S. are treated for them and there’s a lot of mis-information about the masses.

4. Why Gaucher Patients Develop Parkinson’s Disease
(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Researchers have found that the process of removing unwanted cellular material may hold the key to links between Gaucher disease and Parkinson’s disease.

5. Cancer Killing Combo? New Lung Cancer Treatment
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — It’s the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women, higher than colon, breast, and prostate cancer. Each year, lung cancer strikes more than 220 thousand people. It will kill 160 thousand, but adding something to chemotherapy could help beat the disease.

6. Diabetes, Genetics, Ethnicity, Oh My!
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine Ethnic have found that a person’s background plays a large role in how diabetes develops on a cellular level.

7. Improve Cognitive Functions With Mental Arithmetic
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Researchers at the University of Oxford have found that improving one’s ability to manipulate numbers in the head, which is a task that 20 percent of people have trouble with, could help improve cognitive and brain functions.

8. Tag Team for Tickers! Hybrid Help for AFib
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — It hit more than two million people in 2010 and it’s expected to hit up to twelve million by 2050. Atrial fibrillation can make your heart beat out of whack and can cause some serious health problems. Now, doctors are doubling up to help patients beat it when other treatments can’t do the job.

9. Smartphone App Improves Colonoscopy Preparation
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Researchers at Arizona Digestive Health in Phoenix discovered that the use of a smartphone application, called the “Arizona Digestive Health app,” greatly improves patients’ preparation for a colonoscopy.

10. Myth Busters! Dieting Dos and Don’ts
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – At any given time, 50% of American women are on a diet. Last year, Americans spent almost 70 billion dollars on diet books, workout equipment, and specialty foods, but still 95% of all dieters will gain the weight back within five years. There’s one thing you can count on, diets come and diets go, and no matter how easy new diets might seem some basic diet moves endure the test of time.

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