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5 Things You Should Know About Cervical Cancer

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 07:15

Death rates from cervical cancer have fallen by more than 50 percent in the past four decades as women have learned more about their risk and as increasing numbers have had Pap tests, which help doctors screen for the disease, the experts noted.

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Could Your Coffee Habit Lengthen Your Life?

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:15

The finding, which applies to so-called "moderate" coffee drinking, stems from a review of more than 200 previous studies.

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Newborns in Pain Might Not Show It

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:15

Newborns display a stronger brain response to pain when they're under stress, but it isn't reflected in their behavior, British researchers found.

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Stronger Gun Laws Reduce Domestic Violence Deaths

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 07:15

Thirteen states and federal law prohibit people convicted of domestic violence from buying guns. But the study found that states that extended this ban to people convicted of any violent crime had 23 percent fewer domestic violence murders.

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Another Opioid Scourge: Dangerous Infections

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 07:15

ERs are seeing an increasing number of patients seeking care for severe infections resulting from injected use of heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone and the like, new research shows.

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Resistance to Popular Antibiotic Began Years Ago

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 07:15

Ampicillin, a broad-spectrum penicillin, is widely used to treat many bacterial infections, including bladder and ear infections, pneumonia and gonorrhea.

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Do Teens' Brains Show 'Smartphone Addiction'?

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 07:15

Teens fixated on their smartphones experience changes to their brain chemistry that mirror those prompted by addiction, a new study suggests.

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Changes to School Lunch Rules Slammed by Experts

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 07:15

The U.S. Agriculture Department announced the proposed new rule on Wednesday and said it would be introduced during the 2018-19 school year.

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60 Percent of U.S. Kids Could Be Obese by Age 35

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 17:15

The majority of children growing up in America today will be obese by age 35, a new computer analysis predicts.

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New Migraine Drugs Show Promise

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:15

The drugs were designed specifically to target a pathway believed to be important in these headaches.

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Recall: Chocolate Protein Bar Sold at ALDI

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:00

Fit & Active bars were distributed to 21 states.

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Does Marriage Help Preserve Your Brain?

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:15

A new research review suggests there's something about marriage -- or people who get and stay married -- that significantly lowers the risk of mental decline in old age.

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FDA Warns Biotin Can Distort Lab Tests

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 10:31

The FDA is warning that high doses of the vitamin B7, or biotin, in dietary supplements can interfere with hundreds of common lab tests—including some relied on by ER doctors to diagnose a heart attack.

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Science Says Dogs Are Smarter Than Cats

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 07:15

Dogs are smarter than cats, according to a new study that may settle a debate that's long had the fur flying between dog and cat lovers.

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Electrical Pulses May Ease Pain From 'Slipped' Disc

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 07:15

A new treatment that aims electrical pulses at irritated nerves around the spinal cord appears effective at relieving chronic lower back pain and sciatica, a preliminary study suggests.

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What You Don't Know About Drug Interactions Could Hurt You

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 07:15

Many older Americans take multiple medications -- but only about one-third ever discuss possible interactions between drugs, a new poll finds.

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What You Don't Know About Drug Interactions Could Hurt You

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 07:15

Many older Americans take multiple medications -- but only about one-third ever discuss possible interactions between drugs, a new poll finds.

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Many NFL Players Found to Have Enlarged Aortas

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 07:15

The aorta, the largest artery in the body, carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body.

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HIV Diagnoses Occurring More Quickly, CDC Says

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 13:18

The average time between HIV infection and diagnosis was three years in 2015, seven months earlier than it had been in 2011, according to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Don't Delay Hip Fracture Surgery. Here's Why

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 11:15

Having surgery within 24 hours decreases the risk of hip fracture-related death

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