BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)-- Here are this week's most viewed medical stories from our partners at Ivanhoe Communications.
(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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
(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.
(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.
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.
(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.
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.
A judge in Jefferson County has signed an order to dismiss a murder charge against the suspect accused of shooting and killing an 81-year-old in Trussville.
Pete Rose sounded bowled over.
Temperatures dipped down into the twenties Tuesday night in several spots across the Birmingham area.
An upscale Birmingham salon and spa was closed Wednesday after agents with the Internal Revenue Service raided the business a day prior.
Stocks are falling on Wall Street as traders react to disappointing earnings from U.S. companies.
Working-age military retirees would see fewer dollars in their federal pensions and the Pentagon would get some long-sought stability in spending under Congress' budget deal.
The NSA chief said Wednesday he knows of no better way his agency can help protect the U.S. from foreign threats than with spy programs that collect billions of phone and Internet records from around the world.
Southeastern Conference coaches have voted Auburn's Gus Malzahn coach of the year, and picked his star tailback Tre Mason as the top offensive player.